HARTFORD- With the sons of three major league players and two former major league pitchers contributing, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats throttled the Hartford Yard Goats, 4-1, Saturday night, before 4,328 at Dunkin' Donuts Park. The Yard Goats have dropped their first three games of the 2018 season.
Bo Bichette, the son of former major league player Dante Bichette knocked in two runs with a double in the third inning off of Jesus Tinoco to give New Hampshire a 2-0 lead. Cavan Biggio, the son of former major leaguer and Hall of Fame player Craig Biggio, added a hit and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted a double and scored a run. He is the son of Vladimir Guerrero, who will be inducted into the Hall this summer.
Nick Tepesch, who has made 44 major league starts, pitched six innings and struck out six to record the victory. He allowed one run on three hits. Connecticut native and ex-big league reliever Craig Breslow recorded the final two outs to put away the Yard Goats.
Hartford scored its only run in the third inning on a double by Ryan Metzler and an RBI-single by Yonathan Daza, who had two hits.
Bichette's two hits and two RBI paced the visitors.
The series wraps up Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Colorado Rockies second round draft pick Peter Lambert will make his Hartford debut, while Sean Reid-Foley will pitch for New Hampshire in a battle of right handed hurlers. The game can be heard on News Radio 1410 AM and on the iHeart Radio app. The game will be televised by Vantage SportsNet and video stream of the game can be viewed on MiLB.tv
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