With minor league sports, it can sometimes be very difficult to continue to put a winning team out on the field, court, or ice.
However, that is the task on hand for Luis Rojas and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
This year, that has been a challenging one.
After having a stacked lineup and rotation last year that led the team to the Eastern League playoffs, that has reversed this season.
The Ponies are eight games under .500, and are reeling from losing players either to injuries or call-ups.
One thing you can say about Binghamton is that they’ve shown they’re more than capable of preparing their players to play at the next level.
Levi Michael has become yet another in the line of Rumble Ponies that have been promoted this season.
On the heels of Jeff McNeil heading to the show, the Mets made another move and called Michael up to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Michael joins some familiar faces in the desert from this year’s Ponies roster, including Peter Alonso and Nabil Crismatt.
Levi was enjoying a ton of success in Binghamton.
He leaves with a .308 batting average, 10 home runs, 35 RBI’s, and 27 doubles.
He was in the midst of an 11-game hit streak as well.
Since his call-up on Saturday, Michael has gone 2-for-5 in two games with the 51’s, with both hits being doubles.