One night removed from a five homer, 12-run performance, the SeaWolves were shut out by the Hartford Yard Goats, 3-0, on Wednesday night at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
The Yard Goats broke a scoreless tie in the last of the fourth inning against SeaWolves starter Beau Burrows. Brian Mundell walked with one out and Dom Nunez followed with a two-run home run to right for a 2-0 Hartford lead.
Hartford added a run in the last of the fifth. Chris Robago led off with a triple off the wall in left and scored on a Wes Rogers bloop single for a 3-0 lead.
The SeaWolves offense was limited to just three hits in the game, a pair of infield singles from Kenny Wilson and Danny Woodrow and a ninth inning double from Jake Rogers.
The 'Wolves best scoring chance came in the seventh inning when Hartford reliever Mitch Horacek walked the bases loaded with one out. Scott Griggs came in and induced an inning-ending double play ball to retire the side.
Goats starter Evan Grills (1-1) earned the win hurling five scoreless innings, allowing a pair of hits with a walk and six strikeouts.
Three Hartford relievers combined to keep Erie off the board over the final four innings of the game. Matt Pierpont earned his league-leading 16th save throwing a scoreless ninth.
Burrows (5-5) took the loss and dropped to 0-2 with three no-decisions in his past five starts. He allowed three runs on four hits with three walks and a strikeout in five innings.
Matt Hall and Adam Ravenelle combined to keep the Goats silent over the three innings in relief of Burrows.
The SeaWolves will look for a series win over the Yard Goats on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. RHP Anthony Castro (0-0, 4.00 ERA) takes the mound for the SeaWolves against RHP Ryan Castellani (3-3, 5.01 ERA)
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