Game 79 at Binghamton: Lineup and Notes

GAME NOTES 06/30/2017



The Senators make their first and only visit to Binghamton, New York for a four game series against the Rumble Ponies. The Senators dropped four out of five games to Reading in their last series, falling in the series finale 7-1 after they managed just three hits. The Rumble Ponies are coming off a split of a four game series against the Hartford Yard Goats. The Ponies took two of three in the only prior meeting between the two clubs June 9 to June 11.


Pitcher John Simms, catcher Raudy Read and infielder Jose Marmolejos were named to the Eastern League Western Division All-Star team. All three players are first time selections to the Eastern League Mid-Summer Classic, with Marmolejos the only player to have participated in an All-Star game in affiliated baseball when he played in the New York Penn League All-Star game in 2014. The Eastern League All-Star game will be played at North East Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire on Wednesday July, 7 at 7:05 P.M.


Yadiel Hernandez finished the Reading series five for nine with two home runs, a double and two RBI. Over his last 13 games Hernandez is hitting .325 with a .425 on base percentage.


Austen Williams gets the ball in the series opener for the Senators. Williams was just added to the roster prior to Friday’s series opener after Taylor Hill was added to Triple-A Syracuse’s roster. Williams started the season in the Senators rotation and he made nine starts for the club before being placed on the disabled list on June 1. The 24-year-old is 1-6 with a 7.01 ERA and 33 strikeouts and 11 walks.

The Ponies counter with starter Mickey Jannis. The right-hander is 5-3 with a 4.17 ERA across 12 starts this season. Jannis pitched against the Senators on June 9 and allow five runs but just one earned run over four and two-thirds innings. The knuckleballer was originally drafted in the 44th round of the 2010 draft by Tampa Bay before spending four seasons in independent league baseball. The Mets signed him as a minor league free agent on July 2, 2015.

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