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2017 Mets Minor League Review: Binghamton Rumble Ponies

We look back the the first season in which the Mets’ Double-A affiliate in Binghamton went by the name Rumble Ponies.

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Season Record: 85-54 (Eastern League Eastern Division, 2nd Place)

Not only did new manager Luis Rojas have big shoes to fill, as his predecessor, Pedro Lopez, was one of the most winning managers in Binghamton baseball history, but with the club having been rebranded from the Binghamton Mets to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, it was his duty to start things off on the right foot. Rojas did that and more, guiding the Ponies to 85-54 record, good for a playoff berth.

Binghamton won the first game against Trenton, but lost the next three, getting knocked out of the Eastern League playoffs. Game three stands out in particular, as Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield and farmhand Taylor Widener combined to no-hit the Rumble Ponies, the first time since 2013 that Binghamton was no-hit and the first time that a no-hitter was thrown in the Eastern League playoffs since Bill Pulsipher no-hit Harrisburg in Game 2 of the Eastern League Championship Series in September 1994.

TOP HITTER

David Thompson

Games Plate Appearances AVG OBP SLG HR BB K SB BABIP
Games Plate Appearances AVG OBP SLG HR BB K SB BABIP
133 529 .263 .325 .429 16 40 92 8/14 .291

RUNNER-UP

Luis Guillorme

Games Plate Appearances AVG OBP SLG HR BB K SB BABIP
Games Plate Appearances AVG OBP SLG HR BB K SB BABIP
128 558 .283 .376 .331 1 72 55 4/7 .316

TOP PITCHER

Corey Oswalt

Games/Games Started Innings Pitched ERA FIP Walks Strikeouts Hits HR BABIP
Games/Games Started Innings Pitched ERA FIP Walks Strikeouts Hits HR BABIP
24/24 134.1 2.28 3.31 40 119 118 9 .290

RUNNER-UP

Chris Flexen

Games/Games Started Innings Pitched ERA FIP Walks Strikeouts Hits HR BABIP
Games/Games Started Innings Pitched ERA FIP Walks Strikeouts Hits HR BABIP
7/7 48.2 1.66 2.67 7 50 28 4 .203