The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are hopeful of two things happening or not happening tonight when they host the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 P.M. at NYSEG Stadium.  One thing they hope will not happen is rain.  The latest National Weather Service forecast does not include rain in it tonight or tomorrow.  Yesterday, Binghamton and Hartford were rained out.  This was the ninth overall weather postponement of the season for the Rumble Ponies.  Yesterday's rainout will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 31st at NYSEG Stadium.

Binghamton has dropped nine of its last ten games  and now is in fourth place in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.  The Rumble Ponies are 35-38 and 8.5 games behind first place New Hampshire.  The Thunder, the New York Yankees' Double-A affiliate, brings a record of 42-32 into play tonight.  Currently, Trenton is in second place in the East  and two games out of first place.

Scott Copeland (4-2) starts for Binghamton tonight while Trenton's scheduled starter is Trevor Stephan (2-2).  The Rumble Ponies are 2-4 in six previous meetings with the Thunder this season.

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo  All four games versus the Thunder in this series start at 6:35 (air at 6:20 P.M. on News Radio 1290 WNBF).