Mangum and Gordon Earn MILB Weekly Honors
Last week was a successful one for the Binghamton Rumble ponies as a team as they took 5 of 7 games against Portland. It was also a very positive one individually for a couple Ponies players.
Center fielder Jake Mangum won the MILB Player of the Week while starting pitcher Cole Gordon claimed the MILB Pitcher of the Week award for the Northeast League.
Last week Mangum hit to a .520 average with a home run, three doubles, a triple, 7 RBI and 12 runs scored. He had three consecutive three hit games and carried an 11 game hit streak into August 8th. Mangum has also been spotless in the field not committing an error all season. In 2021 Mangum is batting .271, with 5 homeruns, 31 RBI and a team leading 47 runs scored and 9 stolen bases.
Gordon pitched lights out on Friday against Portland allowing 1 hit over 7 scoreless innings of work with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Over his last 2 starts Gordon has allowed just one hit, one walk and struck out 18.
Both Mangum and Gordon were teammates at Mississippi State and were selected by the Mets in the 2019 draft.
They are the second pair of Binghamton teammates to claim these awards in the same week this season as Mark Vientos and Josh Walker also did back in June.