Binghamton, NY- Eastern League mid season All Star Shane Broyles came on to get the final two outs with the bases loaded on a fly out and a ground out to help the Hartford Yard Goats to a 7-3 win over Binghamton, Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Broyles 11th save made a winning pitcher of another EL mid season All Star Yency Almonte.
Dillion Thomas continuing his torrid hitting with four hits and three RBI, as the Yard Goats took two of three from the Mets' affiliate.
The Yard Goats wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, scoring three runs in the first inning. Omar Carrizales opened the game with a lead off double into the left field corner and moved to third, when the left fielder fumbled the ball. He then scored on a ground out by Josh Fuentes. Two outs later, Brian Mundell doubled, Dom Nunez walked and Thomas brought them home with a double off the wall in dead center field.
After Binghamton scored a run in the last of the first on an RBI double by Luis Guillorme, Hartford made it 4-1, when Thomas knocked in Mundell with a single to right center in the fourth inning. The Rumble Ponies made it 4-3 on a run scoring single by Guillorme and an RBI ground out by Matt Oberste in the seventh inning.
Hartford tacked on an unearned run in the eighth inning and added two runs in the ninth on an RBI double by Jan Vasquez and sacrifice fly by Luis Jean.
Thomas led the Hartford attack with four hits and three RBI, while Carrizales and Mundell each had two hits.
Almonte pitched six innings to improve to 4-3. He allowed one unearned run on five hits, walked one and struck out five.
Following a three-day break for the Eastern League All Star game in New Hampshire, the Yard Goats will return home to Dunkin' Donuts Park to open a four-game series against the Yankees' affiliate Trenton, Thursday night, July 13 at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard on AM 1410 WPOP and on iHeart Radio.
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