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Game Notes: GM #34 - Rumble Ponies (21-12) vs. Altoona Curve (18-19) - 10:35AM

May 15, 2019 - Eastern League (EL) - Binghamton Rumble Ponies News Release

Binghamton Rumble Ponies

(21-12), 1stEastern Division

(New York Mets)

ALTOONA CURVE

(18-19), 3rd Western Division

(Toronto Blue Jays)

Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 10:35AM

NYSEG Stadium- Binghamton, NY

RHP Harol Gonzalez (3-0, 2.88 ERA) vs. LHP Sean Brady (0-3, 9.00ERA)

Broadcast: NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF, MiLB.TV

THIS MORNING: The Rumble Ponies close out their 5-game homestand against the Altoona Curve this morning on "Baseball in Education" Day. 45 different schools will be represented at NYSEG Stadium, with over 6,000 children and teachers in attendance to cheer on the Rumble Ponies! This is the 21st straight year where there has been at least one "Baseball in Education" day in Binghamton.

GONZALEZ NAMED EL PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Monday, the Eastern League announced Right handed Pitcher Harol Gonzalez has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (5/6-5/12). Gonzalez pitched six and two third no-hit frames Wednesday night against the Senators and combined with Ryder Ryan to pitch the first Binghamton no-hitter in nearly 13 years (7/23/06).

MORE HAROL: Gonzalez allowed only two baserunners via walks and struck out six in Harrisburg . He is now 3-0 on the year with a 2.88 ERA. He is slated to take the mound Wednesday night in his first start since throwing the no-hitter.

JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR KAY: Yesterday's Game 1 starter Anthony Kay threw a 3-hit shutout (over 7 IP)...with one walk and 8 strikeouts on 87 pitches. He moves to 3-2, with an ERA of 1.24 (2nd in Eastern League) . Hitters are also batting only .148 against him, the lowest in the Eastern League.

MAZEIKA'S FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC: Patrick Mazeika had the walk-off grand slam in Game 2 of the doubleheader...giving the Ponies a 5-1 win. Mazeika extends his hitting streak to a team-high 13 games. Mazeika also had a two-run double in Game 1, finishing with 6 RBI for the day! This past Saturday Mazeika also had a game-tying two-run homer (his 1st of the year) in the 8th inning against the Fisher Cats.

SUCCESS AGAINST THE WEST: The Ponies are now 13-2 against Western Division teams this year, and 8-1 facing them on the road. Altoona is the fourth Western Division team the Rumble Ponies have faced this season (Akron, Erie, and Harrisburg are the other three).

WELCOMING THE CURVE: This is the first series this season between the Curve and the Rumble Ponies. Last season, Altoona was 8-1 against Binghamton. The Curve finished with a 78-60 record record in 2018, winning their second straight Western Division title. They fell in the opening round of the Eastern League playoffs to the Akron RubberDucks in four games.

COMING UP: The Rumble Ponies open up a seven-game road trip facing the Thunder for four games, and the Baysox for three games in Bowie. Binghamton is 14-5 on the road this year.


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