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Max Scherzer Makes Second Rehab Start with Binghamton, Ponies with Timely Hitting Late to Knock off Yard Goats

June 30, 2022

HARTFORD, CT – Max Scherzer pitched four and two thirds innings, allowing four hits, three runs, two earned, with one walk and eight strikeouts on 80 pitches in his second rehab start with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies Wednesday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Ponies scored five unanswered runs, two

HARTFORD, CT – Max Scherzer pitched four and two thirds innings, allowing four hits, three runs, two earned, with one walk and eight strikeouts on 80 pitches in his second rehab start with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies Wednesday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Ponies scored five unanswered runs, two in the seventh and three in the eighth, to knock off the Hartford Yard Goats 7-3 and earn their first win of the second half.

Binghamton (1-1) got on the board first in the top of the third inning as Francisco Alvarez crushed a two-run homer to left, his team-leading 18th homer of the year. Alvarez is now tied with Ronny Mauricio for the team lead in RBI with 47. Mauricio finished the game 3-4 with a run scored.

Hartford (1-1) scored three in the bottom of the fourth via a two-run double from Aaron Schunk and an RBI single from Brenton Doyle to take a 3-2 lead.

In the seventh, the Ponies scored two on an RBI groundout from Jeremy Vasquez and an RBI triple from Matt Winaker to go back on top 4-3. In the eighth, Binghamton tacked on three more with a two-run double from Hayden Senger and an RBI single from Wyatt Young to make it 7-3.

Josh Hejka (4-1) earned the win in relief allowing two hits over one and a third scoreless frames with one walk and four strikeouts. Yeizo Campos, Antonio Santos, and Dedniel Nunez combined for three innings of scoreless relief over the final three innings.

The two teams have split the first two games and continue the series Thursday night with first pitch at 7:05 PM and pregame coverage getting underway at 6:50 PM on the WNBF Rumble Ponies Radio Network.

Postgame Notes: Young had his third straight multi-hit game and third straight game with at least one RBI…The Rumble Ponies have now won five of their last six games.