4/22/17

RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: Game #13 - Rumble Ponies (6-6) at SeaWolves (7-6) - 4:05 PM

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BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES
(6-6), 3rd Eastern, 1.5 GB
(New York Mets)
ERIE SeaWolves
(7-6), 3rd Western, 1.5 GB
(Detroit Tigers)


Saturday, April 22, 2017  4:05 PM
UPMC Park  Erie, PA
RHP Casey Delgado (0-2, 6.30) vs. LHP Matt Crouse (1-0, 5.19)
WNBF 1290 AM


RUMBLE PONIES RETURN WITH ROUT OF ERIE: After two rain-induced off days, Binghamton returned to baseball with a bang, topping Erie, 8-3, at UPMC Park on Friday night. Cody Decker drove in four runs and Corey Oswalt fired seven strong innings to earn his first career Double-A win. The victory marks the Rumble Ponies’ fourth series-opening win in just five tries this season.

BINGHAMTON  STARTER: Making his third start of the season, Casey Delgado tries for his first win. The right-hander has allowed nine earned runs over eight innings in 2017, posting an 0-2 record. The 26-year-old faced the SeaWolves in his last time out on April 15 at NYSEG Stadium. Delgado lasted three innings after giving up four earned runs on seven hits. The Miami native is in his third professional season and second with Binghamton.

ERIE STARTER: SeaWolves LHP Matt Crouse faces the Rumble Ponies lineup for the second time in seven days. The southpaw  opposed Casey Delgadoand the Rumble Ponies on April 15, earning the win in a  5-1 Erie victory. Crouse allowed just one Rumble Pony to score in five innings. In his season debut, Crouse gave up 10 hits and six earned runs against Bowie.

DOUBLE DECKER: Rumble Ponies INF Cody Decker launched his first home run of the 2017 season on Friday night. The long ball, the fourth Binghamton home run of 2017, served as Decker’s 174th in his professional career. The Rumble Ponies marks the ninth different team that Decker has hit a home run with in his nine-year professional career. Binghamton sits in last place in the Eastern League in total home runs this season.

PLEADING THE FIFTH: In Friday’s fifth inning, Binghamton scored five runs. Binghamton’s best offensive inning of the season was a seven-run fifth inning against New Hampshire on April 8.

MIDDLE MEN: In Friday’s win, Binghamton’s 2-3-4 spots in the batting order, combined to go 6-for-12 with three RBI and two extra-base hits. David Thompson, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Matt Oberste each collected multi-hit games, going 2-for-4.

TAYLOR’S TOUCH: Kevin Taylor’s 3-for-5 effort on Friday extended his hitting streak to eight games, a team-high. The 25-year-old recorded his first multi-hit game of the season, after recording exactly one hit in the first seven games of his hitting streak.

SEARCHING FOR POWER: Despite collecting four extra-base hits on Friday, the Rumble Ponies still rank last in the Eastern League with a .325 slugging percentage as a team.

WELCOME BACK, KYLE: Rumble Ponies reliever Kyle Regnault struck out three in a perfect eighth inning on Friday in his first game with Binghamton since returning from a stint with the 51’s.

UP NEXT: The Rumble Ponies conclude their three-game series with Erie when RHP Mickey Jannis opposes SeaWolves LHP Anthony Vasquez on Sundayat 1:35 PM.

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