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RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: Game #8 - Rumble Ponies (4-3) vs. SeaWolves (4-3) - 7:05 PM Inbox x

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BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES
(4-3), T-2nd Eastern, 1.0 GB
(New York Mets)
ERIE Seawolves
(4-3), 2nd Western, 0.5 GB
(Detroit Tigers)


Friday, April 14, 2017  7:05 PM
NYSEG Stadium  Binghamton, NY
RHP Corey Oswalt (0-1, 9.00) vs. RHP Artie Lewicki (0-0, 9.82)
WNBF 1290 AM

BINGHAMTON BEGINS NEW ERA VICTORIOUS: In their first game at NYSEG Stadium, the Rumble Ponies galloped past the SeaWolves, 7-5,Thursday night. Behind a strong performance from starting pitcher P.J. Conlon, Binghamton brought in seven runs in the first four innings. Cody Decker collected three hits and drove in two runs in his Rumble Ponies debut, while Albert Baldonado finished off Erie for his first save of the season.

BINGHAMTON  STARTER: Right-hander Corey Oswalt gets the ball for Binghamton. In his first Double-A start, Oswalt allowed four runs in four innings against New Hampshire and was ultimately slapped with the loss in an 8-3 contest. Last year, the Californian spent most of the season with St. Lucie, primarily as a starter. Despite making 13 starts for the High-A Mets, Oswalt never pitched against Lakeland, the High-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The 6th--year pro went 4-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 2016.

ERIE STARTER: Artie Lewicki makes his second start of the season. The righty lasted 3.2 innings against Trenton on Sunday, allowing four earned runs and three walks in the effort. Lewicki was bailed out by the Erie bats, which strung together 10 runs in a 10-9 extra-inning win. Last season, Lewicki made 12 starts for Erie, including one against Binghamton. On the final day of the season (Sept. 5), Lewicki gave up four earned runs in six innings at NYSEG Stadium.

BIG NIGHT IN BINGHAMTON: The first home game in Rumble Ponies history brought 4,681 fans to NYSEG Stadium. That total marks Binghamton’s largest home-opener since 2009 and the second-largest April crowd in the last 10 seasons.

BALDONADO BLOWS ‘EM AWAY: Alberto Baldonado earned his first save of the season in Thursday’s win, retiring all six batters he faced. Through three appearances (5 innings), the 24-year old has not allowed a run, walked just one, and struck out nine. Baldonado began the season in St. Lucie and allowed his first run to cross in his first inning of the season. Thursday’s save was the 11th in his MiLB career.

LOUIE LOUIE: INF Luis Guillorme followed up his second career five-hit performance by driving in two runs on two more base knocks. Over the past two games, Guillorme has raised his batting average .188 points (.235 to .423). He has hits in six of seven games this season.

MAS NIDO: Tomas Nido’s second-inning blast on Thursday was the first-ever Rumble Pony home run at NYSEG Stadium and the 18th in Nido’s MiLB career. Last season, it took the catcher 23 games before connecting on his first long ball.

STACKING THE DECK: Cody Decker collected three hits, including a two-run double, in his Rumble Pony debut. Decker, a former San Diego Padre, hit fourth in the lineup.

UP NEXT: Binghamton and Erie wrap up the three-game set with Binghamton’s RHP Casey Delgado opposing Erie’s LHP Matt Crouse at 1:05.

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