Fisher Cats Drop Another Game To Yard Goats In Hartford

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On Tuesday night, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats were handed their seventh loss in May, falling 5-3 to the Hartford Yard Goats.

Drew Weeks started off the scoring for the Yard Goats in the first, bringing home Ryan McMahon on a two-out double. Weeks would come home on the next at-bat thanks to a Dillon Thomas single, the first of his three hits on the night.

New Hampshire (10-21) tied things up half an inning later, but Hartford (12-17) would regain their lead in the third, once again thanks to a Thomas single.

Hartford's Dillon Thomas
Hartford’s Dillon Thomas

Thomas was brought home later in the inning by Josh Fuentes, and that would be enough for the Yard Goats, as the Fisher Cats could only muster one more run over the next six innings.

Ashley Graeter would add another run for the Yard Goats in the seventh with a sacrifice bunt that would bring home Luis Jean.

Shane Dawson (1-4) pitched six innings in the loss, allowing four runs and seven hits, with a pair of walks and a pair of strikeouts.

Parker French (2-2) got his first win in three appearances against the Fisher Cats this year, going 6 1/3 innings, scattering eight of New Hampshire’s nine hits on the night.

The last hit was allowed by James Farris, who struck out two of the four batters he faced in the ninth to get his fourth save of the year.

Ryan McBroom, Emilio Guerrero and Mike Reeves each had two hits for the Fisher Cats. Anthony Alford also had a hit, returning to the lineup after an injury on Sunday.

For Hartford, Fuentes joined Thomas in the three-hit game club, nearly matching his 4-for-5 day against Portland on May 2.

The Fisher Cats will try to get their third win of May on Wednesday with the final game of their current series at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Sean Reid-Foley (1-3, 7.80 ERA) will take the mound for New Hampshire against Hartford’s Sam Howard (0-2, 2.40 ERA).

Along with four of the other five Eastern League games on Wednesday, the game will be a matinee, with first pitch scheduled for 10:35 a.m.