New Hampshire 5 - Binghamton 4


Press Release - 

MANCHESTER, NH – The Rumble Ponies plated two in the ninth innings, but left the potential tying run on second in a 5-4 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Former Major Leaguer Craig Breslow slammed the door to send Binghamton to their sixth loss in seven games.
Trailing by three, the Ponies filled the bases to start the final inning against Fisher Cats reliever Andrew Case. Peter Alonso chased the righty from the game with a sacrifice fly. Patrick Mazeika greeted Breslow by blooping an RBI single to right, trimming the deficit to one. Breslow bounced back and struck out Matt Oberste to end the game.

The Ponies were forced to muster a comeback bid after New Hampshire grabbed the lead with a tiebreaking three-run sixth inning. With two aboard and the game tied at two, Luis Rojas summoned Johnny Magliozzi. The Rumble Ponies newest reliever hit Harold Ramirez before issuing a bases-loaded walk to Andrew Guillotte. Gunnar Heidt capped the game-changing inning by pulling a two-run single into left.

New Hampshire’s three-run inning halted any momentum the Rumble Ponies compiled after tying the game in the top of the sixth. After Fisher Cat starter Francisco Rios exited due to an apparent injury, Alonso stroked an RBI double against reliever Dusty Isaacs. Oberste supplied a game-tying sacrifice fly later in the inning.

Rios was sharp to open the game for New Hampshire. He retired 13 of the first 15 Ponies he faced, before stranding two in the fifth. The righty surrendered a single to John Mora in the sixth before exiting in the no-decision.

Tim Tebow extended his hitting streak to five games with a single in the fifth. The Rumble Ponies outfielder earned his first walk of the season in the ninth and scored.
Isaacs (1-0) allowed one inherited runner to score and surrendered a run of his own, but still picked up the win in an inning of work.

Joseph Shaw (0-2) took the loss after watching two of the runners he handed to Magliozzi score in the sixth. The Rumble Ponies starter was touched for four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 5-2/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.
The Rumble Ponies (4-6) conclude their first road trip of the season on 

Thursday morning at 10:35 AM. RHP Andrew Church takes the hill against RHP Jordan Romano in the series finale. 

POSTGAME NOTES: Joshua Torres struck out three over 1-1/3 innings of scoreless relief…Tim Tebow’s five-game hitting streak is the longest active streak among Rumble Ponies hitters…Rumble Ponies starters have failed to pick up the win in their last seven games


Thomas Brennan said...

Tebow on twice, no Ks - all you need to know. Tell Jose Reyes that Tebow is hitting .250.

Mack Ade said...

Queen Elizabeth is hitting above Jose

Anonymous said...

Who will be the good 2018 Mets player surprise?

Might be a few actually, that I can see. The biggest problem right now is consistency on offense. The next might be, the sorting out of the pitching staff and the Mets outfield which is still too many deep.

Knowing this, I just have the gut feeling that Brandon Nimmo has to be worked into the starting lineup, bat first. This team seems to click better when Nimmo leads off. Conforto is eventually this team's third batter most likely.

So Nimmo is one of the big surprises, if he gets in. Cabrera has been the largest surprise offensively thus far, but it is early. The offense tends to do as Cabrera does.

Beyond this Mets team looking to maybe the near future, possibly Senor Borenstein. The formulation of this Mets offense at current needs a power bat more off the bench, especially later inning. He could be the cure for this I think.

Bruce, Frazier, Gonzales are somewhat predictable and as such it's hard to predict one as a surprise. But they are good.

Pitching wise, I was hoping Gerson Bautista would solid in now here, but after last night it may be a premature notion on my part. We'll see. But you have to admit that any pitcher that can throw 101 mph is an intrigue. Drew Smith is looking like a potential wonderful surprise here. His stats suggest it. Look at his WHIP, OMG!

I think the Mets top four starters are solid. Harvey has to be willing to develop his secondary pitches to more perfection in order to stick in MLB. His reliance on his fastball has really taken a noticeable toll on his pitching arm speed and current success. But with Harvey, the question still remains with doing this type of pitch development work at the MLB level. He will need much more separation from his fastball speed with these secondary pitches in order to achieve this goal. It's up to him now.

The other offensive surprise might be 1B Peter Alonso actually, who is having a nice early on season. If he can somehow make it up to the Mets, I think that he will open eyes here. But the hurdles are many to regular playing time for him on these 2018 Mets.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to here recently, that the youngest Met player ever to make the NY Mets here (Steady Eddie Kranepool) is in dire need for a kidney transplant. Eddie is a gemstone, played hard every time, and still holds a Mets record or two.

Kidneys are tricky. Sometimes with malfunction and even apparent failure, the problem with the kidneys is actually blood flow thru the adrenal artery, which can get clogged up due adrenal stenosis from atherosclerosis plaque.

Let's all hope that Eddie Kranepool gets his kidney transplant really soon. He's a good man that Number 7!

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