Today, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies begin the All-Star break, giving them a few days for some much-needed rest.
After the departure of pitcher Nabil Crismatt to Triple-A Las Vegas, the Ponies saw another pitcher take his place at the All-Star Game, reliever David Roseboom.
He has a 2.06 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 25 appearances for Binghamton.
As for the big league team, the New York Mets are calling on two former Rumble Ponies to make two-consecutive starts.
In game two of tonight’s doubleheader with the Phillies, the Mets will call on last year’s Eastern League Pitcher of the Year, Corey Oswalt.
Oswalt has made two starts for the Mets, owning a 7.94 ERA and is search of his first career win against Philadelphia on Monday.
On Tuesday, he’ll be followed up by the man who was the Ponies Opening Day starter this year, Drew Gagnon.
That was Gagnon’s only appearance in Binghamton this year.
The 28-year old righty threw six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out five in a 6-0 win over Portland.
While in Las Vegas, Gagnon has gone 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 17 appearances with the 51’s before his call-up.