The Binghamton Rumble Ponies return to NYSEG Stadium on Tuesday after being on the road since July 23.
In the course of that time, Tim Tebow underwent season-ending surgery, Levi Michael was called up to Triple-A Las Vegas, and the team went 2-and-6 over their eight-game road trip.
However, they did see two new faces join the team in Bowie and Altoona.
Will Toffey was acquired from a trade from the Oakland A’s, while the Mets promoted their top overall prospect, Andres Gimenez to Binghamton.
Toffey has come out firing since joining Binghamton, including homering in his first game.
I asked him how that early success has helped with his transition to the Double-A level.
“Well, I mean, it’s baseball. I’ve already had ups and downs here. I’ve played fine, and I’ve played every day, pretty much. It’s been good, and this past week has helped me relax and kind of get in the flow of things,” Toffey said.
As for Gimenez, he struggled at first, going 0-for-13 before collecting eight hits after that.
With Ponies Bench Coach Luis Rivera translating, Gimenez talks about his first week with the club.
“It was up-and-down, but we’ve been working hard. And after working hard, it’s been better results, and I’ve been able to help the team,” he says.
Toffey, Gimenez, and the Ponies kicked off a seven-game homestand with a double header on Tuesday against the Hartford Yard Goats.