Local Sports – May 16th

Local Sports

The Yankees and Nationals game was suspended because of rain, 3-3 after 5½ innings. They’ll finish that game today at 5 weather permitting. The Yankees face the Nationals today at 7. Noah Syndergaard won for the first time in five weeks, knocking in two early runs against the team that traded him to rouse a sluggish New York Mets offense Tuesday night during a 12-2 rout of the Blue Jays. The Mets face the Blue Jays today at 1:10.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Back to back home runs with two outs in the ninth sent the rumble ponies past the Seawolves, 6-5.
Jeff McNeil and Peter Alonso launched back-to-back home runs with two outs in the ninth inning, sending the Rumble Ponies past the SeaWolves, 6-5. The Ponies (19-17) wrap up their three-game series with Erie tonight at 6:35.

Syracuse Chiefs
Dropped the series opener to the Rochester Red Wings, 9-1. The Chiefs are at Rochester tonight at 7.

Cortland Crush
Host the Syracuse Spartans Friday, June 1st at 6.

Sports News
The Seattle Mariners will be without All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano for 80 games. Cano was suspended for violating the league’s rules against performance enhancing drugs. Cano said the substance was given to him by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic to treat a medical ailment and he didn’t realize it was banned.

Boston Red Sox reliever Carson Smith suffered a dislocated right shoulder when he threw his glove in the dugout Monday night. Smith was placed on the 10-day DL, but will likely be out much longer.

The Phoenix Suns won last night’s NBA draft lottery. It’ll be the first time the Suns have had the first overall selection. Phoenix lost a coin flip for the top pick in 1969 to Milwaukee, who took Kareem Abdul-Jabbar while the Suns selected Neal Walk. The Suns had the NBA’s worst record this season at 21-61.

The wife of golfer Lucas Glover was arrested for domestic violence on Saturday night after allegedly attacking him and his mother. Glover told police his wife routinely becomes verbally abusive when he plays poorly, but added that they’re “working through” things.

Jaromir Jagr isn’t ready to hang his skates up just yet as he’s announced that he’ll return to the Czech Republic’s Kladno Knights to play his 30th pro hockey season at the age of 46.

NASCAR handed down another rear-window violation penalty following last weekend’s race in Kansas. Kyle Larson’s team was among those penalized for rules violations and was hit with the usual fines and points deductions. NASCAR says they may increase the penalties in the near future.

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