April 14, 2018
Final: New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Hartford Yard Goats 2
WP: Sean Reid-Foley (2-0)
LP: Peter Lambert (1-1)
SV: Connor Fisk (2)
First Pitch Temp: 39 degrees, 11 mph wind
Yard Goats Denied Third Straight Win, Lose 5-2
Manchester, NH- The Hartford Yard Goats (2-7) were defeated by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (7-2) by the score of 5-2 on Saturday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was the second game of a three-game weekend series which concludes with a day game tomorrow. Fisher Cats starter Sean Reid-Foley retired the first 16 Yard Goats to come to the plate and was perfect for 5.1 innings before getting reached for a run in the sixth inning. His no-hitter was broken up by a single by Yard Goats third baseman Myles Jones in the sixth inning. Peter Lambert who allowed three runs in the third inning was tagged with the loss for Hartford. The Fisher Cats win denied the Yard Goats of their first three-game win streak of the season and New Hampshire has defeated Hartford in five of six meetings.
The Fisher Cats scored three runs in the third inning off Hartford starter Peter Lambert to take a 3-0 lead. The right hander, who walked two batters in the frame, allowed a two-run single to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the early lead. Guerrero's 12 RBI's leads the Eastern League.
The Yard Goats got on the board with a run in the sixth inning on Yonathan Daza's RBI single scoring Myles Jones to make it 3-1. Hartford scored again in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game. After a leadoff double by Brian Mundell, Dom Nunez knocked him in on an RBI single and it was 3-2. However, the Fisher Cats scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 5-2 edge.
The Yard Goats continue their two-city seven game road trip and play the final of a 3-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 PM. RHP Parker French will start for Hartford while RHP Jon Harris will counter for New Hampshire. The game will be broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and streamed on newsradio.1410.com and MiLB.com.
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