On the 4th of July, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies welcomed in 7,124 fans at NYSEG Stadium.
That was the third-largest crowd in the franchise’s history.
Those in attendance were treated to a fireworks display post-game, but also got quite a show during the game as Binghamton beat Erie 7-5, their 10th win of the season over the SeaWolves.
However, the Ponies lineups have looked different over the course of those 10 wins, with a large part of it being due to call-ups.
Having seen big names like Peter Alonso, Jeff McNeil, and now, Nabil Crismatt getting called up to Las Vegas, it can make things difficult on Rumble Ponies Manager Luis Rojas to put a winning team on the field.
As difficult as it may make his job sometimes, he said that it’s about helping further their careers first and foremost.
And that it isn’t necessarily about the winning here in Binghamton, rather helping the New York Mets get the best possible players from within their system so they can compete and, ultimately, win a World Series.
“Regardless of how much they’re contributing for us to get wins, it’s mission accomplished. We’re full of joy giving them the news. It’s not like ‘Oh my god’. That’s not the way we see things. We see it in the angle where, you said it, that it’s going to help the big league team and they’re moving forward. And they’re closer to what our goals as an organization is. So, I’m proud that they’re over there, they’re doing great,” Rojas said.
Working with the team he has, Rojas helped lead Binghamton to a big win Wednesday.