The Binghamton Rumble Ponies continued their continuous stretch of ball games Wednesday evening with yet another doubleheader, their 7th of the season and second in three days.
However, their scheduled starting pitcher for game one was scratched at the last minute, but for a good reason.
Harol Gonzalez was called up to Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday.
Gonzalez appeared in 12 games this season for Binghamton, going 3-3 with a 3.41 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 66 innings of work.
This season was a complete 180 from the last, as he went 0-9 with a 7.79 ERA in 2018.
Despite not being in Binghamton last year to see Gonzalez work first hand, Ponies manager Kevin Boles gave his perspective on the changes in Harol’s game that helped lead to this moment in his career.
“I just think, once guys settle in, they get a little bit comfortable, and they gain some momentum. I think one thing that he’s done, he’s pitched down. He has given up some home run contact throughout the season, but he’s been able to minimize the damage. I think that’s the big difference because, I think last year, there was some momentum in the opposite direction where he was getting some negative results and he just couldn’t find a way to stop the bleeding. But, this year, he definitely pitched well in games. He’s given us some length at the starting position, and done a terrific job,” said Boles.