MMN Recap: Cyclones Season Ends, Binghamton Drops Game Two

By John Flanigan

September 8, 2017 6 Comments

Trenton Thunder (1-1) 9, Binghamton Rumble Ponies (1-1) 6 Box Score

Ricky Knapp took the mound in Game 2 against the Thunder. Knapp struggled early as he allowed a pair of runs in the first inning. Conlon continues to excel out of the bullpen for Binghamton. Smith allowed just the third home run of his career.

The Rumble Ponies struggled to capitalize with runners in scoring position in Game 2. In total, Binghamton went 3-for-14 with RISP. Kevin Kaczmarski was on-base four times as he finished a home run shy of the cycle. Kaczmarski also scored a run and drove in a pair. Pete Alonso singled twice, drove in a run, and scored a pair of runs. Alonso has reached base five times, scored three runs and drove in three in the two playoff games.

Staten Island Yankees (46-29) 8, Brooklyn Cyclones (24-52) 4 Box Score

  • RHP Noah Syndergaard (L, 0-1, 13.50) 2.0 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Trent Johnson (5.95) 2.0 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Tony Dibrell (5.03) 2.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K
  • RHP Connor O’Neil (3.28) 1.0 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 K
  • RHP Trey Cobb (2.63) 1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K
  • RHP Stephen Villines (1.89) 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K
  • RHP Gregorix Estevez (3.77) 0.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H

Noah Syndergaard tossed two innings in his first rehab start. Syndergaard allowed three runs on three hits, walked two and struck out two. Trent Johnson allowed four runs on six hits over two innings. Tony Dibrell pitched a pair of scoreless innings and struck out three. Connor O’Neil allowed a run in his inning of work, and Trey Cobb struck out two in a scoreless inning. Stephen Villines and Gregorix Estevez combined for a scoreless ninth inning.

The Cyclones struggled with runners in scoring position, only going 4-for-13. Wagner Lagrange picked up two hits including a triple and drove in a run. Scott Manea drove in two of the Cyclones four runs. Franklin Correa singled twice and drove in a run.