RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: Game #73 - Rumble Ponies (35-37) vs. Yard Goats (35-37) - 6:05 PM

(35-37), T-3rd Eastern Division, 8.0 GB
(New York Mets)
Hartford Yard Goats
(35-37), T-3rd Eastern Division, 8.0 GB
(Colorado Rockies)

Saturday, June 23, 2018  6:05 PM
NYSEG Stadium  Binghamton, NY
RHP Mickey Jannis (4-1, 4.40) vs. LHP Jack Wynkoop (2-6, 6.30)
Broadcast: NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF, MiLB.TV

RAMOS & YARD GOATS GRAB SERIES OPENER: Roberto Ramos hit two home runs to help Hartford top Binghamton 6-1 Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Justin Dunn tossed six innings in his third Double-A start, and was outlasted by Peter Lambert for the second time in a week. The Rumble Ponies lone tally was a Tim Tebow home run.

BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Mickey Jannis prepares for his 11th Eastern League start of 2018 and second in a row against Hartford. The knuckleballer gave up one run over six innings on June 17 in Binghamton’s 4-3 extra-inning loss at Dunkin Donuts Park. At the plate, Jannis finished 1-for-1 with a sacrifice bunt. 

TEBOW’S BLAST: Tim Tebow’s fifth home run of the season was sent over the left field wall on the first pitch of the third inning. It was his first longball since May 13 against Erie and all five have been hit at NYSEG Stadium.

GOT YOUR NUMBER: Hartford has beaten Binghamton in six straight games and has pulled into a tie with the Rumble Ponies for third place in the Eastern Division. Binghamton’s only win over Hartford was on May 7, the first meeting of the season.

PRESTINE ‘PEN: The Rumble Ponies relievers have not allowed a run over the last two games. They’ve tossed four innings, striking out six batters without issuing a walk. Tyler Bashlor pitched two scoreless innings in Friday’s loss.

THREE-WAY TIE: Binghamton, Hartford, and Reading are locked a the top of the Eastern League with 70 home runs this season. The Fightin Phils recent string of longballs has pushed them to a six-game winning streak, three games behind Binghamton and Hartford.

STOLEN BASES: The Yard Goats notched three stolen bases on Friday and lead the league with 96 thieves this season. Binghamton, meanwhile, is last in the league with just 21 stolen bases.

DÉJÀ VU PT. 2: For the second straight night, the pitching matchup features a pair of hurlers who met just six days prior. When RHP Mickey Jannis squared off against LHP Jack Wynkoop on June 17 in Hartford, neither Jannis nor Wynkoop earned a decision in the Yard Goats 4-3 extra-inning win. Both starters went six innings, allowed eight hits, and coughed up two runs.

FEED THE FANS: Binghamton’s last win at NYSEG Stadium came as part of a doubleheader sweep on June 3 against New Hampshire. Since then, the Rumble Ponies have posted an 0-4 mark at home and 4-8 on the road. Binghamton has just seven wins in June, fewest in the league. 


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