RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: Game #18 - Rumble Ponies (9-8) vs. Fisher Cats (7-12) - 7:05 PM


(9-8), 4th Eastern, 2.0 GB
(New York Mets)

(7-12), 6th Eastern, 5.0 GB
(Toronto Blue Jays)

Friday, April 28, 2017  7:05 PM
NYSEG Stadium  Binghamton, NY
RHP Casey Delgado (0-3, 9.69) vs. LHP Shane Dawson (0-2, 5.82)
WNBF 1290 AM

BINGHAMTON TAKES RUBBER GAME FROM RUBBERDUCKS: Prior toThursday’s league-wide off day, the Rumble Ponies beat Akron, 4-1, in the series finale. Despite collecting a season-low five hits, Binghamton swiped five bases and added aDavid Thompson home run. Corey Oswalt received the win for the second straight start, while Rumble Ponies pitching held the RubberDucks to five hits.

BINGHAMTON  STARTER: RHP Casey Delgado looks for his first win of the 2017 season Friday against New Hampshire. After facing Portland in his first start, Delgado made back-to-back appearances against Erie. The 26-year-old Miami native has allowed 14 earned runs in 13 innings in his three starts. In his lone start against the Fisher Cats last season, Delgado lasted seven innings, giving up just three earned runs in a 4-2 Binghamton loss at NYSEG Stadium.

NEW HAMPSHIRE STARTER: LHP Shane Dawson searches for his first victory of the season on Friday. A 17th round pick in 2012, Dawson has tossed consecutive quality starts without much offensive support. The southpaw held Trenton scoreless through six innings in a 1-0 New Hampshire loss on April 17, before being hit with the loss in a 3-2 defeat against Hartford on April 22. Against the Yard Goats. Dawson allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings. The six-year pro made two starts against Binghamton in 2016, allowing two earned runs in ten total innings.

DAVID BOMB-SON: David Thompson launched his first home run of the season inWednesday’s 4-1 win at Akron. Thompson’s solo shot marked the first time he’s hit a long ball since 9/2/16, when he hit two with St. Lucie. The 2015 fourth-round pick holds the Florida State high school record for home runs in a season (55), a record previously held byPrince Fielder.

TRIPLE CROWN: Champ Stuart had three stolen bases on Wednesday, giving him an Eastern-League best nine thieves in 2017. The speedster has collected 110 stolen bases and has been caught just 15 times in his Minor League career.

NEED FOR SPEED: Binghamton stole five bases on Wednesday for the first time since August 5, 2015. Champ Suart, Luis Guillorme and Patrick Biondi swiped all five bases in the first three innings. The Rumble Ponies and Fisher Cats are tied for second in the Eastern League with 22 stolen bases, trailing only Hartford (23).

SIX STRAIGHT SCORELESS: Rumble Ponies RHP Tim Peterson has not allowed an earned run this season in eight innings (six appearances). It is the longest such streak to start a season in Peterson’s six-year professional career. The 26-year-old picked up his first save of the season in Wednesday’s win, the eighth of his Minor League career.

UP NEXT: The Rumble Ponies continue their three-game set with the Fisher Cats on Saturday, when Binghamton RHP Mickey Jannis faces New Hampshire’s RHP Sean Reid-Foley. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05.


Thomas Brennan said...

It is clear we don't have the depth of starting pitching in the minors that we had in years past: the 4 Mets starters tonite are a combined 1-9, with a combined ERA of about 7.50.

Mack Ade said...

Tom -

You are correct.

Thomas Brennan said...

33 runs allowed in those 4 games. No surprising.

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