BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Stolmy Pimentel probably wishes the calendar only had 11 months so he could skip May.
Pimentel's poor pitching in the fifth month of the year continued as he allowed four runs and 10 hits while Binghamton came from behind to beat the Curve, 6-4, before 3,798 fans at NYSEG Stadium on Thursday morning in the series finale.
Even though Pimentel didn't get a decision, he gave up a 3-0 lead, allowing all four runs in the fifth and sixth innings. It was the second time in the series the B-Mets came from behind to win.
Pimentel's ERA in May is 7.15, sky-rocketing to 3.92 overall from 0.30 in April. He has not earned a win in six starts, going 0-3 in May.
The Curve jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second, but the B-Mets scored runs in the fifth and sixth inning to tie the game at 4-4. Andrew Lambo's homer in the sixth inning had made it 4-2 Curve.
Pimentel was taken out at the end of the sixth, and Quinton Miller (0-1) took the loss when he gave up two runs in the eighth inning.
Covering the bases
LEADING OFF: 1B Andrew Lambo and 2B Jarek Cunningham both hit solo homers in the Curve's loss to Binghamton on Thursday. The two hit just five home runs combined in April, but in May, the duo has hit 15. The home runs were the 11th and ninth for Lambo and Cunningham, respectively.
SAFE AT FIRST: C Miguel Perez started his first game since Sept. 3, 2012 on Thursday, giving C Charlie Cutler a rest. Normally, Cutler and Carlos Paulino trade time behind the plate, but Paulino is day-to-day after being hit by a pitch on the left forearm.
STEALING SECOND: No Binghamton player hit a homer in the Curve's 6-4 loss. It was the first time in 11 games that no opposing player hit a home run off the Curve's pitching staff.
ROUNDING THIRD: It was officially announced that the Curve will hold a Father's Day Fantasy Camp on Sunday, June 16. The camp will include a softball game and a one-hour picnic. Participants will also receive a replica hat, jersey and two tickets to the game later that night. The camp begins at 2 p.m. and cost is $85. Call 877-99-CURVE or go to the box office to sign up.
HEADING HOME: The Curve open up a three-game road series with Portland tonight at 6. It is the only time the Curve travel to Portland and is just one of two series between the teams.
- Darian Somers
Pimentel allowed 10 of the 12 hits Binghamton collected.
The Curve struggled offensively, as well. The team had just one hit after the second inning - Lambo's home run - finishing the day with four.
Binghamton's Adam Kolarek (2-1) got the win in two innings of relief, and Jeff Walters earned his 13th save.
The Curve are 1-4 in their last five and 2-8 in the last 10, and they are 11 games under .500.
Key player: 2B Josh Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs for Binghamton.
Key play: Rodriguez knocked in the fifth run in the bottom of the eighth on a single.
Key stat: RHP Stolmy Pimentel allowed 10 hits for the second time this season and has surrendered 25 earned runs in his last five starts. He allowed just three runs in his first six starts.
How they scored
Top 2nd: Cunningham homered (1-0); Ngoepe reached on error by Lucas, scored on error by Muno (2-0); Maggi reached on an error by Muno, scored on Vasquez single (3-0).
Bottom 5th: Mazzoni singled, scored on Rodriquez triple (3-1); Rodriguez tripled, scored on Puello single (3-2).
Top 6th: Lambo homered (4-2).
Bottom 6th: Ceciliani singled, scored on Lucas double (4-3); Lucas doubled, scored on Bonfe sacrifice fly (4-4).
Bottom 8th: Harris pinch ran, scored on Rodriguez single (4-5); Muno hit by pitch, scored on Puello single (4-6).