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Pitching Troubles Continue to Haunt Rumbletown

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The Hartford Yard Goats won their seventh straight game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, earning a 7-2 win on Saturday night at NYSEG Stadium. Hartford plated all seven runs in the first three innings, doing so before Binghamton scored once. The start of the game was delayed 33 minutes due to rain. 

For the ninth time in the last 11 games, the Rumble Ponies opponent broke the seal, scoring the game’s first run. With Mickey Jannis on the bump, Forrest Wall drew a game-starting walk, before Jannis whiffed two Yard Goats. Mylz Jones, though, provided the game’s first run by collecting a two-out single to score Wall from second. 

One night after scoring four runs in the fifth inning, the Yard Goats utilized a six-run seven-hit third inning. Hartford would send 10 batters to the plate in the big inning, with the first six reaching on hits. After singles from Roberto Ramos and Jones, Dom Nunez doubled home both baserunners to make it 3-0. The rally continued with back-to-back RBI doubles from Ryan Metzler and Nelson Molina. The string of six straight hits ended when starting pitcher Jack Wynkoop laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up a bag. Wall followed the pitcher’s spot by singling in Molina, making it 7-0 Hartford. 

Jannis (4-2) allowed 11 hits over his 5-1/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs. He struck out five and walked two in his second straight start against the Yard Goats

Wynkoop (3-6), meanwhile, held Binghamton in check most of the night. The only tallies on his card came in the fifth inning in the Rumble Ponies four-hit two-run rally. The Rumble Ponies broke Wynkoop’s shutout by collecting three straight one-out hits – a Levi Michael single, a Kevin Taylor double, and then a run-scoring Josh Allen single. Tomas Nido pushed home Taylor with a two-single to make it 7-2.

Wynkoop tossed six innings and allowed two runs against Binghamton for the second time in six days. He issued two walks and struck out three Rumble Ponies.

Binghamton (35-38) finishes their three-game series with Hartford on Sunday afternoon. RHP Scott Copeland gets the ball against Yard Goats LHP Evan Grills with first pitch at NYSEG Stadium scheduled for 2:05 PM.The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 1:50 PM and can be heard on NewsRadio 1290 WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.

POSTGAME NOTES: Binghamton’s fifth straight series defeat…Tim Tebow has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time this season…Josh Allen finished 2-for-5, his first hits at NSYEG Stadium…Binghamton bullpen has not allowed a run in three games (7.2 IP)…Rumble Ponies sit alone in fourth place for the first time since May 25.

Courtesy: Binghamton Rumble Ponies