Mets top Baysox, 1-0, to come away with split Bowie captures opener, 10-9

June 10, 1993|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Staff Writer

The Bowie Baysox and Binghamton Mets combined for 27 hit in last night's resumption of Tuesday's suspended game, but Erik Schullstrom and Denny Harriger would have none of that in the regularly scheduled game.

Baysox right-hander Schullstrom made one mistake, but it cost him the game as the Mets won the second game, 1-0, on Chris Buttersfield's home run to the left-field corner in the third inning before 2,041 fans at Memorial Stadium.

"It was a dead fastball right down the middle to a fastball hitter," said Schullstrom, whose three-game win streak ended. "The first time through the lineup, I like to throw as many fastballs as I can. If it was a perfect world, I would have thrown him a changeup."

In the completion of Tuesday's game, which had been suspended in the fifth inning by thunderstorms with the score tied 8-8, Bowie defeated Binghamton, 10-9, on an two-out, RBI single by Jimmy Roso in the ninth inning.

The Baysox (32-21) racked up 17 hits in the first game, but managed just six hits and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position against the worst pitching club in the Eastern League in the second game. Bowie also stranded Kyle Washington at third in the ninth inning.

The Mets' pitching staff sits at the bottom of the league in both hits and ERA (4.79), but Harriger (4-4) dazzled Baysox batters in his first start against them and finished by retiring 11 of 13 in his first complete game.

Schullstrom (3-3) also remained consistent as he faced the minimum number of batters in four of the game's seven innings.

"I'm not happy with my performance. I don't like to walk anybody," said Schullstrom, who walked four. "The way I was throwing, I was lucky that it was just one run."

Binghamton stayed in last place in the league with a record of 20-35.

In the first game, backup catcher Jimmy Roso hit a two-out ninth-inning single to left to win the game for the Baysox. Binghamton had intentionally walked Brad Tyler to get to Roso.

The at-bat was only the 32nd of the season for Roso, who plays behind Gregg Zaun, the Eastern League's fourth-leading hitter.

Roso, who has the second-worst batting average on the Baysox, was starting back-to-back games for the first time all season. It was only his fourth RBI this year.

Baysox right-hander Chuck Ricci pitched the five innings last night improve to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in five games against Binghamton.

Mets reliever Bryan Rogers (2-4) took the loss and has surrendered four runs in just over five innings against Bowie this season.

NOTES: Bowie SS Tim Holland was promoted to Triple-A Rochester last night. Holland will replace Manny Alexander, who is out for at least a week because of an ankle injury. Holland was hitting .260 with five home runs and 26 RBI. . . . Bowie travels to league-leading Harrisburg to begin a four-game series tonight. The second-place Baysox are 7 1/2 games behind the Senators.

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