OAKLAND, C.A. (WETM) – A former pitcher for the Elmira Pioneers earned a win for the New York Mets on Sunday.
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Former Elmira Pioneers pitcher Jimmy Yacabonis earned the win in relief for the New York Mets as they swept a three-game series on the road against the Oakland Athletics with a 4-3 win in ten innings. The right-handed pitcher got out of the bottom of the ninth inning in a 3-3 game after allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one batter. The reliever was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and now has a 5-6 career record in the big leagues with a 5.97 ERA in 119 innings.
Yacabonis pitched at Dunn Field for the Elmira Pioneers in 2012.