The Binghamton Rumble Ponies begin a three-game series in Manchester against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats tonight at 6:35 (air at 6:20 on News Radio 1290 WNBF).  The Rumble Ponies hope to break out of their slump which has seen them drop four straight games and 11 of their last 14 contests. Following the three games in New Hampshire the Rumble Ponies return home for games against Richmond and Erie.

The Rumble Ponies will send David Peterson to the mound against  New Hampshire's Hector Perez.  Peterson is 2-2 while Perez comes in at 4-2.

The Eastern League has adopted a split season schedule this year.  The winner of each division clinches a playoff spot.  The first half of the season concludes tonight.  Heading into the action this evening there is a three-way tie for the top spot.  Trenton, Reading and Hartford  are in a virtual tie for first place.  The Rumble Ponies are 2.5 games behind.

In nine previous meetings this season the Rumble Ponies are 3-6 against the Fisher Cats. New Hampshire is the Eastern League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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