Binghamton, NY - Tim Lopes and Gunnar Heidt each drove in runs with multi-hit efforts, but it wasn't enough as the Fisher Cats dropped game two of a three-game series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7-3 on Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium.
It was all Rumble Ponies from the outset. The New York Mets affiliate got to 'Cats starter Sean Reid-Foley (L, 1-2) for five runs - four earned - over the first three innings to take an early 5-0 lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Binghamton knuckleballer Mickey Jannis was outstanding through the first six innings. The 29-year old was perfect until there were two outs in the fifth, when he walked back-to-back hitters. He didn't allow a hit until the sixth but was eventually tagged for two runs when New Hampshire plated a pair in the seventh courtesy of RBI knocks from Lopes and Heidt.
Trailing 7-2 in the ninth, Heidt added another RBI single to his line after Emilio Guerrero worked a one-out walk and took second on defensive indifference, but that would be all as the Fisher Cats fell 7-3.
The series concludes tomorrow afternoon in Binghamton. Conner Greene (0-2, 3.52 ERA) will oppose P.J. Conlon (2-1, 2.82 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
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