RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: EDCS Game 2 - Rumble Ponies (1-0) vs. Thunder (0-1) - 6:35 PM


(New York Mets)
(New York Yankees)

Eastern Division Championship Series  Game 2  Binghamton leads 1-0
Thursday, September 7, 2017  6:35 PM
NYSEG Stadium  Binghamton, NY

RHP Ricky Knapp (0-0, ---) vs. RHP Brody Koerner (0-0, ---)
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PONIY PITCHING LEADS TO GAME 1 WIN: RHP Corey Oswalt tossed seven innings, retiring 17 of his final 19 batters, in Binghamton’s 4-1 win over Trenton in Game 1 of the Eastern Division Championship series. After falling behind 1-0, the Ponies used a pair of two-run doubles from Peter Alonso and Matt Oberste to generate their offense.

BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Ricky Knapp makes his first appearance of the postseason after four Double-A starts in 2017. The 25-year-old was assigned to Binghamton from Triple-A Las Vegas on August 15. He’s tossed at least seven innings in three of the four starts and allowed more than one run just once. Knapp is slated to face Trenton for the first time in his five-year pro career.

TRENTON STARTER: RHP Brody Koerner gets the ball in Game 2 after posting a 6-3 mark with a 4.08 ERA in 12 Eastern League starts. The Double-A rookie started his season with High-A Tampa, where he sported a 4-1 record and a 2.45 ERA in 6 starts. On August 1 at NYSEG Stadium, Koerner was slapped with the loss after allowing three runs over 6.0 innings.

FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME: Binghamton’s Game 1 win was their first postseason win in nearly three years. The last win was the B-Mets title-clinching victory over Richmond on September 12, 2014.

NINE AND COUNTING: The Rumble Ponies stretched their season-long winning streak to nine gameson Wednesday. After winning their final road game of the season in Portland, Binghamton returned home to sweep Erie and Hartford to conclude the regular season. It’s the longest winning streak since 2006.

ONE AND DONE: The Rumble Ponies collected seven hits in Wednesday’s win from seven different players. No Pony recorded a multi-hit game for the first time since August 18 in game one of a doubleheader against Portland.

BASHLOR PARTY: RHP Tyler Bashlor locked down his first postseason save on Wednesday by striking out three straight Thunder hitters.

POWER ‘PEN: Binghamton’s bullpen has tossed 29.1 straight scoreless innings during Binghamton’s nine-game winning streak. They’ve struck out 33 and walked five during the stretch. They have not given up a run since August 26.

ROLLING ON THE MOUND: In their last 36 games, the Rumble Ponies pitching staff has compiled a 2.36 ERA (301.0 IP, 79 ER).

THUNDERSTRUCK: Wednesday’s Game 1 win was Binghamton’s first postseason win against Trenton in franchise history. The only other playoff meeting came back in 2013, when the division-winning Binghamton Mets were swept by Trenton.


Thomas Brennan said...

Knapp has been getting it done since leaving Vegas - I am expecting a win.

Thomas Brennan said...

Knapp was .rap last night as the Yanks evened the series at 1-1.

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