It hasn’t been a good 2017 for Sean Reid-Foley so far, and Reid-Foley’s difficult start continued Thursday night.
The four runs Reid-Foley (1-3) allowed in the first inning would give the Binghamton Rumble Ponies a lead they would never relinquish in their 9-4 victory against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Reid Foley’s difficult start lasted for only eight batters in the first, recording only two outs, walking three and allowing a trio of singles to Rumble Pony batters.
Kender Villegas came in to get the final out of the first in his first Double-A outing, but he would only last until the fourth, leaving after allowing walks to Jio Mier and Colton Plaia.
They would both come home later in the inning, with the Ponies adding two more runs in the fifth and another in the seventh.
Overall, the Fisher Cats walked 10 batters and hit two, narrowly missing the team-record of 13 free passes
Casey Delgado (1-4) pitched five innings to earn the win, giving up runs from a solo shot to Raffy Lopez in the second and a bases loaded walk to Richard Urena in the fourth.
Delgado struck out seven while scattering five hits and walking four over his showing.
Derrick Loveless would add a two-run RBI double in the seventh, a double that would give Loveless his first ever multi-day game at the Double-A level.
Outside of Loveless, the only Fisher Cat with a multi-hit day was Lopez, who went 3-for-5. Binghamton received two hits apiece from Plaia, Kevin Taylor, Patrick Biondi, Tomas Nido and Luis Guillorme.
The series continues with a doubleheader on Friday, starting at 5:35 p.m. Franciso Rios (3-2, 3.32 ERA) will take the mound for the Fisher Cats in Game 1, followed by Conner Greene (0-2, 4.08 ERA) in Game 2. Starting pitchers have not yet been announced for the Rumble Ponies.