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Four Rumble Ponies Represent Binghamton in Eastern League All-Star Game

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Richmond, VA - Four Binghamton Rumble Ponies will represent Binghamton in Wednesday's Eastern League All-Star game. Five players were selected, tied for the 2nd most in the Eastern League. However, Sam Haggerty will not play after just recovering from injury.

The Rumble Ponies haven't had a great start to the second half of the season, finding themselves at the bottom of the Eastern League with a 8-13 record.

Development and individual play hasn't been stellar for the Ponies either, but having five players named to the All-Star roster has been a bit of a bright light.

Catcher and 1st baseman Patrick Mazieka has been with Binghamton for the last three years, making back-to-back Eastern League All-Star games. Mazieka is hitting .250 with Binghamton and leads the team with 46 RBI and 10 HR.

Quotes courtesy: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

"Last year, I was just looking to spend time with the best players in the league. It's three days where the stats don't matter so you get to relax. Your're playing baseball and just having fun"

Although Braxton Lee would rather be in the majors like he was last year with the Miami Marlins or in Syracuse, where he was a few weeks ago, he's excited for his second Double-A All-Star game.

The 25-year-old has been consistent in the outfield and at the plate all season long. Lee is 13th in the Eastern League with a .274 average.

Quotes courtesy: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

"I've just been making sure I'm getting in the cages and doing what I need to do in the outfield. Talk to the coaches about hitting because hitting is the hardest part. So, I've been doing what I need to do as a player and showing up and playing to the best of my ability."

Starting pitcher Harol Gonzalez and relief pitcher Adonis Uceta will be making their All-Star game debuts tonight in Richmond.

Adonis has shut the door on teams all season long, posting a 1.91 ERA with 26 K's.

Gonzalez has made a huge turn around from last season. The twenty-four-year-old  made history with the Ponies this season, combining for a no-hitter on May 8th. The rightie is posting a 3.68 ERA with a 4-3 record.

Quotes courtesy: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

"It feels special to be part of the All-Star game" said Gonzalez. "I worked for it this year. I'm excited to meet all the players because they deserve to be an all-star. I'm excited to be the best."

The All-Star game is tonight in Richmond, Virginia, home of the Flying Squirrels at 7:05 p.m.