On Sunday, August 12, 2012, the Harrisburg Senators hosted the Binghamton Mets at Metro Bank Park on City Island in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This was the third game in a three game series. Going into the game, the two teams had each won one of the two previous games. Unfortunately for fans of the Senators, the Senators lost the game by a score of 7-2.
In the first game of the series, held on Friday, August 10, the Mets got a shutout victory over the Senators. In the fifth inning, the Mets got on the board in two plays when Jefry Marte and Raul Reyes made it to home plate. The inning ended with the Mets up 2-0. In the top of the eighth inning, both Juan Centeno and Dustin Martin made it home to take the Mets up to 4-0. In the ninth, the Mets got one more run in from Centeno to make the final score 5-0.
In the second game, the Mets came out strong. In the top of the first inning, Martin, Wilmer Flores and Allan Dykstra all scored for the Mets to make the score 3-0 at the end of the half. During the top of the second, Armando Rodriguez made the score 4-0. In the bottom of that inning, however, the Senators begin their comeback. Thanks to a homerun by Sean Nicol, Nicol and Destin Hood reduce the Met's lead and make the score 4-2. In the bottom of the fifth, eighth and ninth innings, Justin Boxom, Tim Pahuta and Jose Lozada each got a run. In the end, the Senators got the victory by a score of 5-4.
Finally, on Sunday, for the third game of the series, the Mets had a big third inning. In that inning, the Mets took control of the game thanks to a single run from Sean Kazmar and a triple homerun from Centeno that got Centeno, Flores and Dykstra home. At the end of the third, the Mets were up by a score of 4-0. In the bottom of the fifth, the Senators finally got on the board, and avoided the shut out, when Brian Broderick made it to home plate and brought the score up to 4-1. The Mets matched that run during the top of the sixth when Kazmar made the score 5-1 and during the top of the seventh, the Mets added one more thanks to a home run from Reyes. During the bottom of the seventh, Jimmy Van Ostrand got a home run for the Senators that made the score 6-2. During the top of the eighth, Kazmar got one more for the Mets and the final score was 7-2.
With the playoffs looming, it is looking less and less likely that the Senators will be making another playoff appearance. With just over 20 games left to play in the 2012 season, the Senators are behind by 14.5 games and have an elimination number of 16. The Senators have a 56-65 record and are just one spot out of last place in the Western Division of the Eastern League. At 53-66, only the Erie SeaWolves have a worse record. In contrast, the Akron Aeros have managed to take a commanding lead with a record of 70-50.
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