6/30/18

Jannis Jabs Sea Dogs, Ponies Hang On in Portland

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PORTLAND, ME – Binghamton starter Mickey Jannis tossed seven strong innings to guide the Rumble Ponies past the Portland Sea Dogs, 3-2, on Friday night at Hadlock Field. Jannis kept Portland off the board in his final six frames, while Corey Taylor stranded two in the ninth to secure Binghamton’s second consecutive victory.

The Sea Dogs scratched out two runs against Jannis in the first inning on three hits and an error, but could not solve the Rumble Ponies knuckleballer after their early flourish. Starting with an inning-ending groundout in the first, Jannis retired 18 of the next 20 batters he faced, pushing into the seventh inning. Jantzen Witte’s double in the third and Tate Matheny’s two-bagger in the sixth were the only blemishes on Jannis’ tab during the stretch.

Portland’s last threat against the righty came in the seventh. Nick Lovullo poked a two-out single to left and stole second. With the potential game-tying run in scoring position, Jannis retired Johnny Bladel on a groundout to cap his night.

Binghamton’s offensive support was not flashy, but was enough. Kevin Taylor brought in the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the first. Joey Wong added a run-producing groundout in the second. In the fifth, Taylor broke a 2-2 tie by pulling a run-scoring double play to second, plating Levi Michael with the eventual game-winning run.

The Rumble Ponies bullpen carried Jannis’ momentum to the finish line. Daniel Zamora entered in the eighth and set down the heart of Portland’s lineup in order. In the ninth, Corey Taylor allowed three singles, but kept the Sea Dogs off the board to claim his second save.

Jannis (5-2) allowed two unearned runs on six hits over seven innings to collect his first win since May 25. He did not issue a walk and struck out six.

POSTGAME NOTES: Binghamton won back-to-back games for the first time since June 6 & 7…Mickey Jannis made his 58thcareer start with Binghamton (4th in franchise history)…Jannis earned his 16th career win, putting him tied for 14th in franchise history in career victories

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