RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: Game #17 - Rumble Ponies (8-8) at RubberDucks (8-10) - 6:35 PM


(8-8), 4th Eastern, 1.5 GB
(New York Mets)
(8-10), 5th Western, 2.0 GB
(Cleveland Indians)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017  6:35 PM
Canal Park  Akron, OH
RHP Corey Oswalt (1-2, 4.24) vs. RHP Nick Pasquale (1-1, 3.06)
WNBF 1290 AM

JIO’S GIANT DOUBLE PROPELS PONIES TO WIN: An eighth-inning RBI double by Jio Mier proved to be the winning hit as Binghamton beat Akron, 4-3, Tuesday night. The Rumble Ponies snapped a six-game losing streak to the RubberDucks, while RHP Donovan Hand tossed 6.1 innings in his first Eastern League start of his career. Corey Taylor and Alberto Baldonado finished off Akron in the final innings, earning the win and save, respectively.  

BINGHAMTON  STARTER: RHP Corey Oswalt gears up for his fourth start of the season. After tough first innings in his first two starts, the Double-A rookie put together a complete outing on April 21 at Erie. The 6th-year pro went seven innings and allowed just three hits and one earned run. Oswalt earned his first Eastern League win in an 8-3 Binghamton victory. Oswalt has received 4.3 runs/game from the Rumble Ponies offense, tied for most of any Binghamton starter (P.J. Conlon - 4.3 runs/game in 4 starts).

AKRON STARTER: RubberDucks RHP Nick Pasquale   is fresh off of his first and only win of the 2017 season. He tossed six innings of two-run baseball on April 21 against Altoona in a 3-2 RubberDucks win. A 20th round pick of the Indians in 2012, Pasquale is in his 6th professional season, and second full season with Akron. In 2016, Pasquale made 13 starts for the RubberDucks, posting a 4-7 record with a 4.22 ERA. He has never faced Binghamton in his Minor League Career.

TAYLOR TO 11 GAMES: Rumble Ponies OF Kevin Taylor extended his team-high hitting streak to 11 games with a 2-for-5 effort on Tuesday night. Taylor’s streak is tied for the third-longest active streak in the Eastern League, behind Bowie’s Austin Wynns (12 games) & Akron’s Francisco Mejia(14 games). Taylor’s batting average has increased after each game of the streak, now up to .364, 9th in the Eastern League.

UNCLE ALBERT: LHP Alberto Baldonado extended his scoreless streak to 9.2 innings (6 appearances) to begin the season. Both of his saves in 2017 required at least five outs. The 24-year-old has struck out 13 while walking four.

SEESAW SEASON: Over the last seven games, Binghamton has traded wins and losses, never winning or losing back-to-back games. The Rumble Ponies have not sunk more than a game below .500.

GIVE HIM A HAND: 31-year-old RHP Donovan Hand put Binghamton in position to win on Tuesday night, tossing 6.1 innings of three-run baseball. Hand wouldn’t earn a decision in his Rumble Ponies debut, his first Double-A start since 2011.

RUMBLIN’ DOWN THE STRETCH: Tuesday’s win marked the first time this season that Binghamton won a game when tied after seven innings. The Rumble Ponies have not squandered a late-game advantage, sitting at 8-0 when leading after seven.

UP NEXT: The Rumble Ponies begin a three-game set against New Hampshire at NYSEG Stadium on Friday at 7:05 PM.


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