MMN Recap: Binghamton Loses Despite Gem From Conlon

By John Flanigan

May 12, 2017 1 Comment

Omaha Storm Chasers (15-17) 5, Las Vegas 51s (15-19) 1 Box Score

Our own Jennifer Nieves was at the game and has the full recap here.

Akron RubberDucks (14-17) 1, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (18-12) 0 Box Score

P.J. Conlon followed up his one hitter with his longest outing of the season. Conlon pitched a season high eight innings and allowed only one run. He also struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. Ben Grist struck out one in a perfect inning in relief.

The Rumble Ponies offense was shutout for the second time this season. Binghamton walked a total of five times, and left seven men on base. Catcher Tomas Nido lined his fifth double of the season, for one of the only two Rumble Ponies hits.

Jupiter Hammerheads (14-21) 4, St. Lucie Mets (15-20) 2 Box Score

Justin Dunn was roughed up for the second straight start. He allowed four runs on five hits and walked two and struck out three over 5.1 innings. The fires round pick has now allowed a combined ten runs in his past two appearances. Austin McGeorge and Craig Missigman tossed a combined 2.2 scoreless innings in relief.

The Mets were only able to manage two runs out of their ten hits on the night. Jeff Diehl smacked a solo home run to cut the lead in half. John Mora created a run with his legs as he stole third base, and scored on an over throw. The Mets went a total of 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position.

Columbia Fireflies (17-16) 7, Delmarva Shorebirds (15-18) 4

Columbia only played Game 1 of the doubleheader due to inclement weather. Game 2 will be made up Friday May 12 as part of a doubleheader.

After being named South Atlantic League player the month for April, Merandy Gonzalez put forward another solid effort. He allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, on four hits, and struck out seven. Relievers Matt Blackham and Adonis Uceta only allowed one run in relief, Uceta picked up his third save of the season.

Dash Winningham smacked a solo home run, his second in three games. Over the past three games, he has six hits and eight RBIs. Ali Sanchez and Milton Ramos both sparked a pair of rallies, and had a multi-hit game. The Fireflies have now won three games in a row.

  • blue_and_orange

    Another great outing for Conlon. I want to believe, but I also remember being excited about Darrin Gorsky. Anyone has thoughts on how Conlon’s different/better? Thanks