BINGHAMTON, N.Y.- Binghamton pitcher Erik Goeddel didn't allow an earned run. Yet, three runs were caused by his errors.
Thanks to a three-run third inning, the Curve held off Binghamton, 5-4, before 1,695 at NYSEG Stadium on Wednesday's night.
Goeddel made two throwing errors in the third inning that allowed three runs to score. He first allowed Carlos Paulino and Mel Rojas Jr. to score on one play, and then one batter later, Goeddel again committed a throwing error on Alen Hanson's sacrifice bunt that allowed Casey Sadler to score.
While Goeddel did allow the three runs, he didn't allow an earned run in the loss, his fifth this season.
Meanwhile, Sadler set a new season high, striking out six in six innings. Sadler (10-5) got the win, giving up just three hits - two of them homers.
All of Binghamton's runs came as a result of homers, including two from Wilfredo Tovar. In the second inning, Tovar opened up the scoring with a solo shot and added a two-run blast in the seventh inning.
Tonight: Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m.
Pitchers: Curve RHP David Bromberg (5-8, 3.71) vs. B-Mets LHP Darin Gorski (3-1, 2.08)
Covering the bases
LEADING OFF: Home plate umpire Nick Mahrley ejected both Binghamton CF Darrell Ceciliani and manager Pedro Lopez in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game. While the two were both tossed for arguing balls and strikes, Ceciliani had swung and missed on a 0-1 pitch. He was then ejected, and that was when Lopez came out to argue and was ultimately ejected.
SAFE AT FIRST: Lopez wasn't the only manager heated in Wednesday's game as Curve manager Carlos Garcia came out to argue in the seventh inning. Garcia was not ejected, though.
STEALING SECOND: RHP David Bromberg will be back in a Curve uniform tonight, the first time since being demoted from Triple-A Indianapolis in order to make room for Jameson Taillon on the Indians roster.
ROUNDING THIRD: Bromberg, who has spent time in Triple-A before this season, pitched twice for the Indians. With the Curve this season, Bromberg has appeared in 21 games with 16 starts, compiling a 5-8 record.
HEADING HOME: Tonight will be the last time the Curve and B-Mets square off this season. The B-Mets hold a 9-5 record entering today against the Curve. They have also outscored the Curve, 64-47, this year.
- Darian Somers
It was Sadler's second appearance since the All-Star Break after suffering a right knee contusion a few days before the break. Sadler leads the Curve with 10 wins and is the first pitcher to reach the double-digit mark this season.
Luis Sanz picked up his 14th save of the year, striking out one in the final inning.
The B-Mets pulled within one in the fourth inning, but Rojas tripled, driving in Paulino in the seventh inning. Rojas then scored on a sacrifice bunt by Andy Vasquez in the following at-bat.
Both Paulino and Rojas scored two runs, and Rojas picked up one of the Curve's two RBIs. Along with Rojas, only Hanson was able to collect two hits.
The win was the first for the Curve after dropping four straight.
Key player: SS Alen Hanson went 2-for-2 with his first Double-A triple.
Key play: LF Mel Rojas Jr. drove in a run on his triple in the seventh and later scored.
Key stat: The win snapped a four-game losing streak.
How they scored
Bottom 2nd: Tovar homered (0-1).
Top 3rd: Paulino walked, Rojas singled, both scored on throwing error by Goeddel (2-1); Sadler reached on a sacrifice bunt, scored on error by Goeddel (3-1).
Bottom 4th: Vaughn homered (3-2).
Top 7th: Paulino single, scored on Rojas triple (4-2); Rojas tripled, scored on Vasquez sacrifice bunt (5-2).
Bottom 7th: Taijeron walked, scored on Tovar homer (5-4).