Max Scherzer K’s 8 in second rehab start as Ponies beat Yard Goats 7-3 with watch party at Mirabito
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - Max Scherzer made his second rehab start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies as the team came back late in Hartford to beat the Yard Goats 7-3.
In the start, Scherzer pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits with eight strikeouts.
The Ponies got the scoring started in the third inning when Francisco Alvarez hit his 18th homer of the year to put Binghamton up 2-0.
Then in the fourth, Hartford plated three runs off hits from Aaron Shunk and Brenton Doyle giving the Yard Goats a 3-2 lead.
Binghamton then started to come back in the seventh when they retook the lead off RBI hits from Jeremy Vasquez and Matt Winaker. The Ponies then extended their lead to 7-3 in the 8th after Hayden Senger and Wyatt Young each drove in runs.
Meanwhile in Binghamton fans gathered to watch Mad Max pitch -- as the Rumble Ponies hosted a watch party at Mirabito Stadium -- where fans sat on the party deck to watch the Mets ace pitch on the jumbotron --
Scherzer’s second rehab start came at the perfect time for the Ponies. This year the Eastern League is splitting the season into two halves with this weeks series against the Yard Goats kicking off the second half for Binghamton.
After finishing the first part going only 28-41 the Ponies now have a fresh start. Records were wiped clean to 0-0 this week giving Binghamton a second chance to earn a playoff spot and looking at their roster they have the talent to do it.
“Mauricio, Baty, and Alvarez. We’ve got a nice great young prospect team that finished strong last week in Reading. By winning quite a few games there. Now for the Eastern League the second half starts now so I really expect big things for these guys,” said Rumble Ponies General Manager JB Bayne.
The Rumble Ponies return to action Thursday night when they continue their series in Hartford at 7:05 p.m.
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