The weather wasn't the only thing that was cold on Thursday night in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats' home opener. The Fisher Cats were held to four hits by five Binghamton pitchers and fell to the Rumble Ponies 5-2 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.
Opening night attendance was listed at 3,770.
Both of New Hampshire's runs were unearned, in the third and seventh inning. The second of those runs closed the gap to 3-2 before the visitors plated two insurance runs on Jason Krizan's two-run single.
Prospect Kevin Smith had New Hampshire's lone extra-base hit, a leadoff double in the eighth inning. Smith was left stranded at third.
Fisher Cats starter Patrick Murphy took the loss in his Eastern League debut, working four innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits. He walked three and fanned five.
Joshua Torres, who pitched 1 1/3 innings, picked up the win. Stephen Villines pitched a scoreless ninth for Binghamton and earned the save.
The Rumble Ponies finished with six hits.
The teams are scheduled to play the second game of the four-game series tonight at 6:35 p.m.