Rain KO’s Ponies….Again
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the rest of the Eastern League have had a tough time escaping rain this season. Another chapter in the soggy saga occurred yesterday as the Ponies and Akron RubberDucks were scheduled to complete a suspended game and then play an additional seven-inning game. Heavy rains that lashed the area forced postponement of those games.
With yesterday's postponements the teams move to later today where they begin play at 5:35 (air at 5:20 on News Radio 1290 WNBF). Play begins with the finish of a suspended game with the RubberDucks leading 6-3 in the bottom of the third inning. When that game ends the teams will play a seven-inning contest.
The rained out game from last night will have to be played as part of a doubleheader in Akron at a date to be announced. The teams meet for the final time this season in Binghamton with a twinbill tomorrow beginning at 12:05.
How tough is it to get games in this season ? The Rumble Ponies have had 13 games postponed due to inclement weather. Nine of those games were scheduled home games. With a home record of 20-18 in 38 games the nine rainouts loom large. The franchise record for postponed games in a single season is 15 which occurred in 1992 the first season for the Binghamton Mets.