Curve Tops Ponies in Homestand Finale
The Altoona Curve got some dominating pitching from starter Eduardo Vera and defeated the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 9-2 at NYSEG Stadium on Wednesday night. Vera was outstanding as he raised his record to 7-3 this season. He is 6-0 over his last eight starts on the mound. Vera yielded just three hits in seven innings pitched and struck out seven Binghamton batters.
Harol Gonzalez started and took the loss for the Rumble Ponies. He falls to 0-7. Altoona controlled the series against Binghamton rolling up an eight games to one advantage in nine meetings. Tomas Nido ripped a long home run to left-centerfield and drove in another run with a double to account for both Binghamton runs.
The Rumble Ponies head out on the road for nine consecutive games starting with tonight's 7:05 (air at 6:50 on News Radio 1290 WNBF) game in Hartford against the Yard Goats. The Ponies have just 11 games to go on their schedule with three at NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton hosts Portland on Labor Day weekend and will close out the season on Labor Day (9/3) with an afternoon game at NYSEG Stadium.