Manchester, NH- The Hartford Yard Goats were shutout by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by the score of 2-0 on Saturday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester New Hampshire. It was the third time the Yard Goats have been shutout in their past seven games. Fisher Cats starter Ryan Borucki hurled seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits with seven strikeouts and relievers Dusty Isaacs and Andrew Case recorded the final six outs as New Hampshire claimed the Plymouth Rock Assurance Cup (season series between Yard Goats and Fisher Cats) for the 2017 season. Yard Goats starter Jack Wykoop was the tough luck loser as he turned in his fourth consecutive quality start and his seventh in eight games dating back to July 1st. The lefty recorded his second complete game of the season, going eight innings and allowing just two runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
The game was dominated by starting pitching over the first seven innings as both teams were held to just six hits over that span. The Fisher Cats scored the first run of the game in the third inning against Hartford starter Jack Wynkoop. Gunner Heidt led off the inning with a triple and scored on sacrifice fly by Jonathan Davis, giving the Fisher Cats a 1-0 lead.
Meanwhile, New Hampshire starting pitcher Ryan Borucki was very impressive early on and did not allow a hit over the first four innings, while recording six strikeouts. Ryan Metzler got the Yard Goats first hit of the game, a two-out infield single in the fifth inning. Hartford had baserunners in each of the first six innings against Borucki but could not push across a run.
The Fisher Cats added a run in the eighth inning off Wynkoop on Jonathan Davis' RBI double in the eighth inning, scoring Gunner Heidt to make it 2-0 New Hampshire.
The Yard Goats and Fisher Cats will play the final game of a four game series on Sunday afternoon (1:35PM) in Manchester, New Hampshire. LHP Nick Additon will start for the Yard Goats while RHP Jon Harris will pitch for the Fisher Cats. The broadcast can be heard on AM 1410 WPOP or on iheart radio.
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