Ugly end to Curve winning streak

From Mirror reports

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve came here playing well, winning four of five, but endured a rough night pitching and hitting Tuesday.

Binghamton rumbled past Altoona, 10-2, at NYSEG Stadium in the first meeting between the teams this season. The Rumble Ponies scored twice in the first inning and broke it open with four runs in the fifth off Curve starter Tanner Anderson.

The lone bright spot for Altoona was that second baseman Kevin Kramer went 2-for-3 with a triple to reach base for the 31st consecutive game. He’s now just two shy of the franchise record, shared by Ronny Paulino and Steve Pearce, and Kramer has reached base in every game he’s played to start his Double-A career.

Kramer also continues to lead the Eastern League in hitting at .368. Edwin Espinal drove in Altoona’s first run and scored the second after he doubled in the eighth, coming in on a single by Wyatt Mathisen.

Binghamton pounded 13 hits, seven off Anderson (2-3) in five innings. The Rumble Ponies added two runs each off relievers J.T. Brubaker and Luis Heredia.

Casey Delgado (3-4) won for Binghamton, allowing one run on four hits in 61/3 innings.

Brubaker was just added to the active roster Tuesday after a stint on the disabled list. Infielder Chris Diaz was placed on the roster of short-season West Virginia to make room for Brubaker.

Game recap

Key player: LF Kevin Taylor went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs for Binghamton.

Key play: Taylor’s two-run homer in the fifth capped a four-run inning that gave Binghamton a 6-0 lead.

Key stat: 2B Kevin Kramer reached base for the 31st straight game, two shy of the Curve record.

How they scored

Bottom 1st: Kaczmarski reached on fielder’s choice, scored on Oberste single (0-1); Taylor walked, scored on Thompson single (0-2).

Bottom 5th: Biondi singled, scored on Plaia double (0-3); Kaczmarski single scored Plaia (0-4); Kaczmarski scored on Taylor two-run homer (0-6).

Top 6th: Kramer tripled, scored on Espinal groundout (1-6).

Bottom 6th: Nunez singled, scored on Plaia lineout (1-7).

Bottom 7th: Kaczmarski reached on fielder’s choice, scored on Oberste single (1-8).

Top 8th: Espinal doubled, scored on Mathisen single (2-8).

Bottom 8th: Biondi walked, scored on Kaczmarski bases-loaded walk (2-9); Plaia singled, scored on Taylor groundout (2-10).

Next stop

Tonight: Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m.

Pitchers: Curve RHP Austin Coley (1-1, 2.76) vs. Rumble Ponies RHP Mickey Jannis (3-1, 3.74)

Record: 21-14

From Mirror reports

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve came here playing well, winning four of five, but endured a rough night pitching and hitting Tuesday.

Binghamton rumbled past Altoona, 10-2, at NYSEG Stadium in the first meeting between the teams this season. The Rumble Ponies scored twice in the first inning and broke it open with four runs in the fifth off Curve starter Tanner Anderson.

The lone bright spot for Altoona was that second baseman Kevin Kramer went 2-for-3 with a triple to reach base for the 31st consecutive game. He’s now just two shy of the franchise record, shared by Ronny Paulino and Steve Pearce, and Kramer has reached base in every game he’s played to start his Double-A career.

Kramer also continues to lead the Eastern League in hitting at .368. Edwin Espinal drove in Altoona’s first run and scored the second after he doubled in the eighth, coming in on a single by Wyatt Mathisen.

Binghamton pounded 13 hits, seven off Anderson (2-3) in five innings. The Rumble Ponies added two runs each off relievers J.T. Brubaker and Luis Heredia.

Casey Delgado (3-4) won for Binghamton, allowing one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Brubaker was just added to the active roster Tuesday after a stint on the disabled list. Infielder Chris Diaz was placed on the roster of short-season West Virginia to make room for Brubaker.

SUBHD: Game recap

Key player: LF Kevin Taylor went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs for Binghamton.

Key play: Taylor’s two-run homer in the fifth capped a four-run inning that gave Binghamton a 6-0 lead.

Key stat: 2B Kevin Kramer reached base for the 31st straight game, two shy of the Curve record.

SUBHD: How they scored

Bottom 1st: Kaczmarski reached on fielder’s choice, scored on Oberste single (0-1); Taylor walked, scored on Thompson single (0-2).

Bottom 5th: Biondi singled, scored on Plaia double (0-3); Kaczmarski single scored Plaia (0-4); Kaczmarski scored on Taylor two-run homer (0-6).

Top 6th: Kramer tripled, scored on Espinal groundout (1-6).

Bottom 6th: Nunez singled, scored on Plaia lineout (1-7).

Bottom 7th: Kaczmarski reached on fielder’s choice, scored on Oberste single (1-8).

Top 8th: Espinal doubled, scored on Mathisen single (2-8).

Bottom 8th: Biondi walked, scored on Kaczmarski bases-loaded walk (2-9); Plaia singled, scored on Taylor groundout (2-10).

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