August 18, 2018
Final: Hartford Yard Goats 1, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0
WP: Scott Griggs (4-0)
LP: Taylor Hill (1-6)
SV: Reid Humphreys (4)
Yard Goats Win 1-0 with Great Pitching & Drew Weeks Home Run
Richmond, VA- The Hartford Yard Goats shutout the Richmond Flying Squirrels by the score of 1-0 on Saturday evening at The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. Drew Weeks blasted a first inning solo home run and Sean Nolin and four relievers combined on Hartford's sixth shutout win this season. The homer came against Richmond starter Taylor Hill who had pitched in the Major Leagues with the Washington Nationals. The Yard Goats are now 3-2 on the current road trip and look to win consecutive series for first time since June 22-28 with a victory in the rubber game tomorrow afternoon.
The Yard Goats took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Drew Weeks solo home run. Weeks cranked a line drive shot over the left field fence off Richmond starting Taylor Hill, first homer since joining the Yard Goats late last month.
Sean Nolin started the game for the Yard Goats and hurled four scoreless innings permitting just three hits, including a bunt single. He retired seven of the final eight batters faced and left with a 1-0 lead.
Richmond loaded the bases against reliever Scott Griggs on two singles and a walk in the fifth inning but failed to score. Mitch Horacek worked a perfect sixth inning and Brian Moran hurled a scoreless seventh with two strikeouts. Moran also pitched the eighth inning and worked around a leadoff single. Caleb Gindl singled to start the inning and tried to get to second base on a flyout by Ryan Howard. However, he was thrown out by Yard Goats right fielder Sam Hilliard. Reid Humphrys fired a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to register his fourth save in five changes.
The Yard Goats continue their road trip and play the final of three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon (1:05 PM) in Richmond, Virginia against the San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The game will be broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and streamed on newsradio.1410.com and MiLB.com.
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