RUMBLE PONIES GAME NOTES: Game #79 - Rumble Ponies (38-40) at Sea Dogs (29-49) - 6:00 PM


(38-40), 4th Eastern Division, 8.0 GB
(New York Mets)
(29-49), 6th Eastern Division, 17.0 GB
(Boston Red Sox)

Saturday, June 30, 2018  6:00 PM
Hadlock Field  Portland, ME
RHP Scott Copeland (5-2, 4.30) vs. RHP Mike Shawaryn (3-6, 3.97)
Broadcast: NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF, MiLB.TV

MICKEY SO FINE IN SERIES OPENER: Binghamton made it back-to-back wins by taking a 3-2 final at Hadlock Field Friday against Portland. Mickey Jannis tossed six shutout innings after allowing two unearned runs in the opening inning, whiffing six Sea Dogs without issuing a walk. John Mora was the only Rumble Pony with more than one hit; he also swiped his second bag of the season.

BINGHAMTON STARTER: RHP Scott Copeland readies for his ninth Eastern League start of the season and first against Portland. In his last start, Copeland twirled seven shutout innings in a win against the Thunder. He tied a career-high nine strikeouts  in the winning effort, tossing a season-high 101 pitches.

YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR: Tim TebowLevi MichaelNabil CrismattDaniel Zamora, and Patrick Mazeika will represent the Rumble Ponies at the All-Star Classic, hosted by the Trenton Thunder on July 10 & 11. It marks the second straight season Binghamton sends five to the All-Star Game. All five Ponies will enjoy their first trip to the Eastern League All-Star Game. Zamora and Mazeika played in the FSL All-Star Game last year.

ONE-RUN FUN: Friday night’s one-run game was just Binghamton’s second since June 5, a loss at Harrisburg. The last time the Rumble Ponies won a one-run game prior to last night was June 2 in game one of a doubleheader against New Hampshire at NYSEG Stadium.

NICE TO BEAT YOU: The Rumble Ponies series-opening win over the Sea Dogs is their first against a team other than Trenton since June 7. That’s also the last time Binghamton put together back-to-back wins (June 6 & 7 Harrisburg). The Ponies last four wins had come against the Thunder.

A LITTLE SOMETHING MORA: John Mora finished 2-for-4 on Friday night, his 18th multi-hit game of the season. He’s tied with Levi Michael for the team lead in two-hit performances with 17.

DANNY BOY: LHP Daniel Zamora has not allowed a run in 17 of his last 21 appearances. His scoreless eighth inning earned him his eighth hold of the season, tied for second in the Eastern League. The 40th-round draft pick is a Mid-Season All Star for the second straight season (Bradenton, 2017).

MICKEY MAKING HIS MARK: On Friday, Mickey Jannis made his 58th career start with Binghamton, fourth most in franchise history. His 16th career win ranks 14th in franchise record books.

CLOSE CALLS: After playing in seven straight games decided by four or more runs, the Rumble Ponies have competed in three straight contests decided by three or fewer runs.


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