Rumble Ponies Face Thunder in Trenton
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are in Trenton, New Jersey to begin a three-game series against the Thunder tonight at 7:00 P.M. (air at 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF).
The Rumble Ponies are looking to break their recent slump. Binghamton has now lost six straight which is the team's longest losing streak of the season. With the losing streak the Rumble Ponies fall to 34-34.
Trenton brings a record of 39-29 into tonight's action. Trevor Stephan gets the start for the Thunder and is 1-2 this season with an ERA of 3.15. Scott Copeland starts for Binghamton and is 4-1 with an ERA of 4.32.
Binghamton is trying to reposition its lineup after the promotion of its most productive hitters Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil. In that combination promotion Binghamton lost a total of 29 home runs and 95 RBI's. Currently, the Rumble Ponies' most productive regular is infielder Levi Michael who is batting .277 with six home runs and 18 RBI's.
Tim Tebow continues to draw plenty of attention for the Rumble Ponies. He heads into tonight's game with a .239 batting average along with four home runs and 21 RBI's. Tebow's biggest problem is making contact at the plate. In 180 at-bats he has gotten 43 hits. But, he has struck out 76 times or 42 percent of the time.