Yard Goats Drop Series in New Hampshire with 4-2 loss

By Hartford Yard Goats | August 27, 2017 4:33 PM ET


Manchester, NH- The Hartford Yard Goats were defeated by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by the score of 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester New Hampshire. Jon Harris worked seven solid innings allowing just two runs on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts to earn his seventh win. He retired 15 straight batters from the first through sixth innings. The Fisher Cats broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the fifth inning to win the series, taking three of four against the Yard Goats this weekend. Hartford has dropped seven of eight games since winning back-to-back games last homestand against Reading. Yard Goats pitching combined for 10 strikeouts in the loss.  

The Yard Goats scored the first run of the game in the first inning with a two out rally. Drew Weeks ripped a double off the right centerfield fence and Correlle Prime followed with an RBI single, scoring Weeks and giving the Yard Goats a 1-0 lead.


However, the Fisher Cats tied the game with a run in the bottom half of the first inning. Jonathan Davis led off the inning with a single off Hartford starter Nick Additon and went to second base on a wild pitch. Anthony Alford followed with a double, scoring Davis from second base to tie the game at 1-1.


New Hampshire broke the tie with a pair of runs in the fifth inning off Additon. Gunner Heidt started the inning with a single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Alex Monsalve followed with an RBI single, scoring Heidt to give the Fisher Cats a 2-1 lead. Later in the inning, Richard Urena's sacrifice fly scored Monsalve from third base to make it 3-1 New Hampshire.


The Yard Goats made it a 3-2 game with a run in the sixth inning off Harris. The Fisher Cats righty retired 15 straight batters from the first through the sixth innings before Drew Weeks reached on a strikeout/wild pitch. Correlle Prime followed with a single, putting runners at the corners with two outs. The Yard Goats executed the double steal with Weeks stealing home and making it a 3-2 game. Jan Vazquez then singled to right field but Prime was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second base on the hit which ended the inning.


New Hampshire added a run in the eighth inning to take a 4-2 lead. Emilio Guerrero cracked a two out triple off reliever Shane Broyles. He later scored on a throwing error by Jan Vazquez, giving the Fisher Cats a two-run lead.           


The Yard Goats return home for the final homestand of the 2017 season on Monday night (7:05 PM) and play the first of four against the Boston Red Sox affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs. RHP Ryan Castellani will pitch for the Yard Goats and former Red Sox LHP Henry Owens will start for the Sea Dogs. The broadcast can be heard on AM 1410 WPOP or on iheart radio.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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