Josh Fuentes’ eighth-inning, three-run home run propelled the Hartford Yard Goats to a 4-3 win over the Trenton Thunder.
With Hartford down 3-1 entering the bottom of the eighth, Max White started the inning with a single and Omar Carrizales drew a one-out walk, bringing Fuentes to the plate as the go-ahead run, and he took Thunder reliever Cody Carroll deep to left-center. Fuentes’ heroics should come as no surprise really, as clutch dingers do seem to run in the family.
The three-run blast was Fuentes’ second of the game, he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning off Trenton starter Domingo Acevedo, cutting the Yard Goats’ deficit to 2-1 at the time.
Credit also to Yard Goats starter Jack Wynkoop, who kept his team in the game with a solid start. He went six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Baby Cakes (cancelled, unplayable field)
Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB
Brian Mundell (No. 17 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB
Josh Fuentes: 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
Garrett Hampson (No. 13 PuRP): 3-for-4, R, SB
Sam Hilliard (No. 26 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI
Tyler Nevin (No. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, RBI
Vince Fernandez (No. 25 PuRP): 0-for-3, 2 BB
Sean Bouchard: 2-for-3, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB
Daniel Montano (No. 19 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 R
Triple-A: Ryan Carpenter vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m. MT
Double-A: TBD vs. Harrisburg Senators, 5:05 p.m. MT
High-A: Brandon Gold vs. Lake Elsinore Storm, 7:35 p.m. MT
Low-A: Matt Dennis vs. Augusta GreenJackets, 5:05 p.m. MT
Short-Season A: TBD vs. Everett AquaSox, 7:15 p.m. MT
Rookie: Logan Longwith at Helena Brewers, 7:05 p.m. MT
DSL: TBD vs. DSL Cardinals, 8:30 a.m. MT