Fisher Cats get homer happy in 16-5 rout of Binghamton
After striking out 13 in a losing effort on Tuesday night, Marcus Stroman was not going to be denied a win yesterday. The Fisher Cats (42-46) bashed five home runs en route to a 16-5 victory over the Binghamton Mets (53-32).
Clint Robinson (4-for-4) began the slugfest with a grand slam in the third inning. Ryan Schimpf, Brian Van Kirk and Jon Talley (3-for-5) put together three straight run-scoring hits in the fifth, before things got explosive in the seventh. Andy Burns led off with his first Double-A homer, Talley and Brad Glenn added three-run shots, and Burns finished with his second homer of the inning for a 16-2 lead. Burns became the first Fisher Cat to ever hit two homers in a single inning.
Stroman (5-2) tossed a career-best seven innings, giving up two runs on a pair of solo homers. He struck out eight without walking a batter.