The Hartford Yard Goats (the Double-A team for the Colorado Rockies) were at home this past week against the Somerset Patriots (the Yankees’ Double-A team) and they split their six-game series.
They scored a total of 27 runs in the series for an average of 4.5 runs per game and they allowed 31 runs, for an average of 5.16 per game.
On the offensive front, Ezequiel Tovar continues to deliver for the Yard Goats at the plate.
Ezequiel Tovar has been great at the plate for the Hartford Yard Goats
Ezequiel Tovar just made his debut at the Double-A level with the Hartford Yard Goats two weeks ago but he has been phenomenal for the them at the plate.
In the series against the Patriots, Tovar went 7-for-24 (.292 average) with a double, two homers, four RBI, two walks, and a stolen base. Overall, he has played in 14 games and he has hit .283/.377/.547 with three homers, 10 RBI, seven walks, three stolen bases, and five doubles.
Tovar is the Rockies’ #6 overall prospect and their top prospect in Hartford.
In addition, catcher Willie MacIver (.998 OPS for the season) has continued to hit well and some others have picked it up at the plate in the last week. They include outfielder Jameson Hannah (9-for-16 in the series) and Michael Toglia (7-for-23 with three XBH).
For the pitching staff, their starters have struggled but the bullpen has done well.
Former Rockies 1st round draft pick Riley Pint has seen success in the Hartford bullpen since he has returned to baseball this year. He made three appearances this past week and he only allowed one baserunner in three innings (a walk). He also struck out five in that span.
Overall on the season, he has made seven appearances and in seven innings, he has allowed two hits, two runs, a walk, and 10 strikeouts. Batters are only hitting .095 against him. The only concerning stat is that he has hit three batters in that span.
The Yard Goats will head back out on the road to Harrisburg, Pa. after their off day on Monday for a six-game series.