Erie got a disciplined start by Jesus Rodriguez. The right-hander spun six innings for his longest start of the year with the ‘Wolves. Despite allowing seven hits, Rodriguez was only tagged for one run, a solo home run by Manny Rodriguez to start the third inning.
Out of the bullpen, Joe Navilhon blew a save opportunity in the seventh inning, allowing Binghamton to tie the game at two with a pair of base hits. Chavez Fernander tossed a pair of scoreless frames to keep the game tied, stranding the winning run for Binghamton at third base in the ninth inning.
The SeaWolves held the lead first in the top of the third inning when Dylan Rosa knocked his fifth home run of the year to right field, breaking a five-game hitless skid.
Mets farmhand Jose Butto was brought up to start the game for his Double-A debut, and he was able to toss six innings. Erie capitalized on a leadoff walk from Butto in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Ryan Kriedler advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a single by Andre Lipcius to give Erie their brief 2-1 lead.
Binghamton reliever Yeizo Campos kept Erie scoreless over the final three innings to force extras.
Erie failed to pick up a hit in the 10th inning, stranding their free runner at second base. Binghamton loaded the bases against Ruben Garcia, and the Erie reliever hit Luis Carpio to force in the winning run.
Erie and Binghamton continue their series on Thursday night at Mirabito Stadium in Binghamton. A.J. Ladwig will get the start for the SeaWolves, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.