Rumble Ponies Find Consistency On Road TripPosted: Updated:
Binghamton, N.Y. - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies open up a 6-game homestand tonight against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats after putting up impressive numbers during their nine-game road trip.
"Everything worked out pretty well" said Rumble Ponies manager Kevin Boles. "Our guys are doing a terrific job, they compete well. We love what we see out of these guys. Very excited about the group we have."
Binghamton has won 9 of their last 11 and they are now tied for 1st place in the Eastern Division with Trenton, and also hold a 14-5 on the road. Numbers suggest this is the best baseball Binghamton has been playing all season and Kevin Boles is pleased with the consistency but even more so with their work ethic.
"It doesn't matter what the situation is, these guys compete" said Boles. "In twenty-years time I've never had a club compete like this for the first month I've never seen anything like these guys. We have some future Major League players in this club house, I'm very impressed on how they go about it."
Pitching has been the biggest bright light in the Ponies early season. Over the three-game series in Harrisburg Anthony Kay, Harol Gonzalez, and David Peterson combined to pitch 18 2/3 innings allowing only two runs. That also includes Wednesday night when Harol Gonzalez and Ryder Ryan combined to pitch the first Binghamton no-hitter in nearly 13 years.
"That no hitter was incredible" said Rumble Ponies pitching coach Jonathan Hurst. "They stuck to the plan."
"How poised they are has been impressive" said Hurst. "Their poise and focus. They have been so focused on concentrating on what they need to do and getting deeper into ball games."
The Rumble Ponies host the New Hampshire Fisher Cats tonight at 7:05 p.m.