Binghamton 7 -- Trenton 1

Press Release:

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton snapped a season-long eight-game losing streak Thursday night in Trenton, scoring the game’s first seven runs in a 7-1 victory. Nabil Crismatt spearheaded the winning effort, tossing eight innings to end a string of back-to-back losing starts. The win caps the Rumble Ponies weeklong road trip to Hartford and Trenton. 

For the second time in the last nine games, Binghamton was first to score. Their first hit of the game arrived in the second inning as did their first run. John Mora took a 2-0 pitch from Brian Keller, sending over the right field wall for his third home run of the season. 

Already ahead 1-0, the Ponies provided plenty of support for Crismatt in the next two innings. Champ Stuart jolted the offense in the third inning by gracefully laying down a bunt on the third-base side for a single. After a Levi Michael walk, Kevin Taylor made it a 2-0 game by singling in Stuart. Josh Allen followed with a line drive up the middle that grazed Keller’s back before continuing into centerfield, earning the Ponies a 3-0 lead. With two outs and two on, Tomas Nido joined the party, singling home Taylor to make it 4-0. 

While Crismatt plowed through the Thunder lineup, the Binghamton bats continued to roll in the fourth. Jhoan Urena began the inning with his second home run of the road trip, this one from the left side of the plate to make it 5-0. Stuart reached on a one walk, before Michael pushed him to third with a single. Stuart would touch home with Taylor at the plate on Keller’s wild pitch, before Taylor brought in Michael with another single. The Rumble Ponies led 7-0 at the end of four frames.

Crismatt (8-4) twirled eight innings, allowing just five hits. His only blemish came in the sixth inning on Abiatal Avelino’s leadoff home run, Trenton’s only extra-base hit. The right-handed Colombian whiffed a season-best nine Thunder in the win.

Keller (5-5) only made it through four innings in his first appearance since a brief disabled list stint. In his second straight start against the Rumble Ponies, he coughed up seven runs on eight hits.

Corey Taylor finished the night by pitching a perfect ninth inning.

POSTGAME NOTES: Binghamton’s first win since June 10 (also a series-ender at Trenton)…Nabil Crismatt’s eight innings is the deepest a Rumble Ponies starter has gone this season…Josh Allen has a hit in each of his first six games with Binghamton 


Thomas Brennan said...

Crismatt dominant. nice.

Anonymous said...

In response to Mack's post today on how soon David Peterson could be up here a NY Mets starter...

I get the feeling that Mets starter David Perterson is probably going to be a lot better than the pitchers that you have mentioned (Verrett, Pill, Koch, Conlon, and Llanes) in this article today. Interestingly, Matt Koch was just sent down to the minors by Arizona. He really does not get that many strikeouts (I have noticed) and this could be the factor as to why.

I think that being called up is individualistic to each starter and probably not as much a wide-scale franchise policy of holding back decent starters as long as possible. None of the starters you use as examples are very good actually. All sort of meso-meso/ho-hum and marginal at best. That's why management wasn't really in any big rush to call them up I'd bet. In other words, each one lacked a major league level talent ingredient to being successful at this level and when called up to these NY Mets it became very obvious as to what each one was lacking.

This is precisely why I have stressed here (twice lately) to make Drew Smith a starter, although he has been used as only a reliever to date I believe.

Drew has a decent enough assortment of pitches to make this transition so early in his career, and if you scout through other alternative starters at the Mets AAA and AA levels, you will most likely find the cupboard is generally speaking pretty bare aside from Nabil Crismatt at AA Binghamton.

Sure, there are a couple of hopeful starters (I suppose) at these two MiLB levels, but lightning might have to strike them first or their pitches become invisible in order for them to stick once in MLB.

The one guy other than Drew Smith that could be transitioned into a starter I think is perhaps Gerson Bautista (still basically a unknown) if he can first develop two really good pitches to go with his 103 mph fastball. Otherwise, Gerson will probably be a closer/setup man with the Mets soon.

That's why I was saying here recently, that the Red Sox have two young really good lefty starters in Groome and Beeks, although now Groome is out Tommy John surgery. The other serviceable lefty pitcher that really does not get the playing time or recognition that he probably should on Boston, is Brian Johnson.

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