Mets’ pitcher Tylor Megill makes rehab start, Rumble Ponies lose 5-4 to Patriots

Published: Jun. 5, 2022 at 6:41 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill made a rehab start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, but the team couldn’t overcome a late surge from the Somerset Patriots and lost 5-4.

The Patriots got the scoring started early as Josh Breaux hit a solo home run in the top of the first to give them the lead.

But Binghamton quickly responded as Ronny Mauricio tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run himself in the bottom of the inning.

Then, in the third, Elijah Dunham hit a sacrifice fly RBI to give Somerset the lead once again.

In the bottom of the inning, Francisco Alvarez gave Binghamton their first lead of the game as he hit a two run home run. Then, on the very next pitch, Mauricio hit his second solo shot to extend the Ponies lead to 4-2.

In the fourth, Megill left the game as he reached 54 pitches, one away from his pitch limit. He finished with 3.2 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, 2 earned runs, and 5 strikeouts.

Finally in the fifth and sixth, Somerset got home runs from Chad Bell and Brandon Lockridge to give them the lead for good and win 5-4.

After his start, Megill gave an update on his injury saying, ““Overall just feeling it, getting back into pitching. It’s probably the second time now in four weeks, that I got to throw to batters again so it feels good. Everything is feeling natural right now, so I’m happy. "

As a former member of the team he added “Good thing is that I know a good group of guys here still from playing in the minors. Coming here is very welcoming. Seeing all the guys that I came up with and then obviously a new part of the group.”

Binghamton returns to action on Tuesday when they host New Hampshire at 6:35 p.m. at Mirabito Stadium.

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