Binghamton Mets 4, Altoona Curve 1[box]This pitching duel lasted only 2 hours and 4 minutes, as the Curve posted just 6 hits and the Mets only 5. Jared Hughes took his second loss of the season. He gave up 3 runs in the first two innings, then pitched 4 scoreless innings. A walk and a solo home run gave Binghamton 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st. Another walk and two singled brought in their third run in the 2nd inning. Hughes retired all but one of the next 13 batters he faced over the next four innings -- the batter he hit with a pitch was the same one who had hit the home run off him. Curve reliever Tim Alderson took over for Hughes in the 7th inning, and he allowed 2 hits in 2 innings. The first hit was a solo homer to the fir...
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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.