Portland, Maine- The Hartford Yard Goats slammed the Portland Sea Dogs by the score of 13-8 on Wednesday night at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. The Yard Goats have won four of their last five games on the road. The Yard Goats scored 13 runs over the first three innings, highlighted by a grand slam home run by OF Omar Carrizales. After scoring four runs in the second inning, Hartford scored eight runs in the third, its most productive inning in franchise history. 2B Ashley Graeter ripped a pair of two-run doubles in the win. RHP Ryan Castellani pitched five innings for his second win in the Eastern League.
The Yard Goats scored the first run of the game in the first inning. Max White led off the contest with a double off Sea Dogs starter Travis Lakins and later scored on 3B Ryan McMahon's infield grounder to make it 1-0. Hartford added four more runs in the second inning and sent Lakins to the showers. SS Anthony Phillips had an RBI single and 2B Ashley Graeter chipped in with a two run double, giving the Yard Goats a 5-0 lead.
The Sea Dogs made it a 5-3 with a three runs in the second inning off Hartford starter Ryan Castellani. LF Danny Mars drove in a run with a single and 2B Josh Tobias followed with a 2 RBI double, pulling Portland to within two runs.
However, the Yard Goats rallied to score 8 runs in the third inning, the most runs scored in a single inning in franchise history. Hartford loaded the bases on three walks and then Omar Carrizales cranked a home run to right field, his first of the season, lifting the Yard Goats to a 10-3 edge. Later in the frame, Ashely Graeter cracked another two run double, making it 12-3.
The Yard Goats wrap up the 4-game series on Thursday morning (11AM) at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. LHP Jack Wynkoop will start for the Yard Goats while LHP Jalen Beeks will start for the Sea Dogs. The broadcast can be heard on AM 1410 WPOP or on iheart radio.
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