MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ troubles against the Hartford Yard Goats continued on Friday night, as New Hampshire saw its three-game winning streak dashed with a 4-2 loss to Hartford.
New Hampshire’s only lead of the night came in the third as Santiago Espinal and Patrick Kivlehan contributed RBI singles, negating Colton Welker’s homer in the first.
That lead was short-lived however, as Alan Trejo put the ‘Goats back out front with a two-run blast, bringing himself and Welker across the plate for the visitors.
Manuel Melendez took a high-and-inside first pitch deep to right in the sixth to extend Hartford’s lead, bagging his third long bomb of the year in the process.
Rayan Gonzalez (1-0) got the win for Hartford, striking out three during the fourth and fifth innings. The loser was Zach Logue (3-3), who left after a seven-inning start. Logue was on the hook for all three home runs, but gave up just one other hit during his appearance.
Welker and Trejo combined for five of Hartford’s seven hits while Kivlehan went 3-for-3 with a walk for the ‘Cats. Brock Lundquist also added a pair of walks during his 2-for-2 showing.
New Hampshire is now 3-13 against Hartford, a disparity they will seek to rectify on Saturday night. The Fisher Cats send Nate Pearson (0-0, 2.45 ERA) to the mound against Hartford’s Jack Wynkoop (3-5, 3.12 ERA).