The Hartford Yard Goats had to weather the storm on Tuesday night before coming through with some late game heroics and a big one run victory over Binghamton.
Correlle Prime led the way with two extra base hits and the game winning run in the 9th inning and the bullpen arms of Jerry Vasto and Matt Carasiti slammed the door to give the Goats a hard fought victory.
Raimel Tapia continued to torment Eastern League pitching with a 2-for-5 day, adding an RBI and a run scored. Tapia's .330 average leads the Eastern League, and the 22-year-old may be staring a September call up in the face if he can avoid injury and/or a cavernous slump.
German Marquez gave up 12 hits and five runs in the game, three of those runs came in the seventh inning, as Marquez struggled to get the final out. The Eastern League All-Star continued to show good swing and miss stuff with five Ks and only one walk in the performance. The Yard Goats improved to 50-42 with the win.
Other news and notes from the affiliates:
David Dahl (No. 2 PuRP): 1-for-3, BB, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Harrison Musgrave (No. 23 PuRP): 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 K, 2 BB
Dustin Garneau: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI
Raimel Tapia (No. 6 PuRP): 2-for-5, RBI, R
German Marquez: 6 2/3 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 K, 2 BB
Jerry Vasto (Bobby DeMuro): 2/3 IP, 1 K
Omar Carrizales (No. 26 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
Drew Weeks: 4-for-5, HR, 4 RBI
Brendan Rodgers (No. 4 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B
Yonathan Daza: 2-for-4, HR
Garrett Hampson: 2-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Willie Abreu: 2-for-4
Javier Medina: 5 IP, 4 K, 3 H, 1 R
Colton Welker: 2-for-4
Ty Culbreth: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 K, 2 R
Triple-A Albuquerque: Christian Bergman (1-2, 4.34 ERA) vs. Nashville
Double-A Hartford: OFF
Class-A Advanced Modesto: Jack Wynkoop (2-1, 3.42 ERA) vs. Stockton
Class-A Asheville: Ryan McCormick (0-2, 18.90 ERA) vs. Lexington
Class-A Short Boise: Michael Zimmerman (0-6, 7.88 ERA) vs. Salem-Keizer
Rookie Grand Junction: Alejando Requena (1-2, 5.84 ERA) vs. Great Falls
DSL Rockies: TBD vs. DSL Angels