The Binghamton Rumble Ponies host  the Trenton Thunder, the best team in the Eastern League in a three-game series starting tonight at NYSEG Stadium.

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All three games are slated for 6:35 starts with air at 620 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.

The Eastern Division-leading Thunder brings a record of 72-34 into tonight's contest. Binghamton counters at 59-45 which is good for second place in the East.  That gives Trenton a 12 game lead over the Rumble Ponies and a 14.5 game advantage over the Reading Fightin Phils.

This is a huge series for the Rumble Ponies.  With the regular season down to just over one month Binghamton has the chance to whittle down Trenton's big lead.  Binghamton certainly needs to win two of the three games if not sweep the series to keep hopes alive for a move into the top spot.  The top two teams in each division qualify for the post-season playoffs.

Both the Rumble Ponies and Thunder have gone 7-3 in their past ten games.  Tonight Robert Gsellman makes his second rehab start with Binghamton while Brody Koerner counters for Trenton.  He is 3-2 and makes his sixth start of the season.