Curve slip 11 under .500
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Instead of possibly losing two games on Tuesday, the Curve only lost and played one.
The Curve, who were originally scheduled to finished a suspended game from Monday and play a seven-inning game, only wrapped up the suspended game, falling, 4-2, to Binghamton before 2,841 at NYSEG Stadium.
During the day on Tuesday, the two teams decided to play the originally scheduled game when the Curve visit Binghamton in August.
The game that was completed started on Monday but was suspended due to rain in the first inning, and after another delay before the start, the game finally got underway.
The loss is the Curve’s sixth in the last eight games.
When the game resumed on Tuesday, Jameson Taillon picked up where Nick Kingham left off.
Taillon restarted the game, pitching 4 innings and struck out four. The appearance was Taillon’s first official relief appearance in his career.
While the Curve jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a two-run third, Binghamton answered with two, two-run innings.
Taillon surrendered two runs in the fifth inning, including Blake Forsythe’s solo homer. Daniel Muno later drove in Wilfredo Tovar to tie the game.
Taillon has not got a decision since May 24 when he got a win against Richmond at home.
In the sixth inning, Quinton Miller gave up two bases-loaded walks, including one drawn by Muno.
Muno finished the game driving in two runs and went 3-for-3. He also stole a base.
Darin Gorski (2-0) earned the win after striking out three. Jeff Walters picked up his 21st save.
The Curve, who have not played back-to-back games on back-to-back days in more than a week, will finish what is now a two-game series tonight with Binghamton before returning home on July 4 for five games.
The Curve are now 11 games under .500. The season-low is 13 games under .500.
Key player: Binghamton 2B Daniel Muno went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
Key play: RHP Quinton Miller walked in the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Key stat: The Curve have not played back-to-back nine inning games on back-to-back days since June 22 and 23.
How they scored
Top 3rd: Maggi singled, scored on Polanco ground out (1-0); Santos doubled, scored on Dickerson ground out (2-0).
Bottom 5th: Forsythe homered (2-1); Tovar singled, scored on Muno single (2-2).
Bottom 6th: Dykstra walked, scored on Hughes walk (2-3); Ceciliani reached on wild pitch, scored on Muno walk (2-4).