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Burt's Blast Not Enough to Win Thursday Matinee

August 11, 2022



Bridgewater, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots (64-40) lost 4-2 to the Hartford Yard Goats (62-42) in their Thursday matinee.

Max Burt hit his career-high 10th homer of the season to tie the game in the sixth inning, but the Patriots bullpen ceded the go-ahead run one half-inning later to give Hartford its second and final lead of the game.

Will Warren started the game for Somerset and allowed two runs over six innings on eight hits. The Yard Goats took their initial lead on the first of Daniel Cope's career-high-tying three hits in the game.

Cope's first of two RBI-singles came in the second inning. The second Hartford run came home on a groundout in the fourth.

Emmanuel Ramirez was tagged for the loss, giving up the game-winning double to Isaac Collins in the seventh inning. The hit snapped a 12-game scoreless streak for Ramirez in the Eastern League, the second-longest streak in the league this season.

The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Thursday with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch against the Hartford Yard Goats at TD Bank Ballpark. Tickets are available at

Yankees No. 22 prospect RHP Deivi Garcia will get the start for Somerset opposite RHP Mike Ruff for Hartford.

Fans can follow the action live as Steven Cusumano calls the play-by-play on and FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball, with pregame coverage beginning at 10:50 a.m.

About the Somerset Patriots

The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Eastern League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.