The Rockies AA Hartford affiliate remains a fan favorite. The Yard Goats are within reach of breaking the team's all-time attendance recrod. They have a paid attendance of 341,627 with 11 home games to play. The record was set last year at 408,942.
On Sunday, the Yard Goats had their record 10th consecutive sellout at Dunkin' Donuts Ballpark, the 40th sellout overall this home season.
In Sunday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (51-68) extended it's winning streak to four games with a 6-5 victory against Round Rock (Rangers). No-hit for seven innings, the Isotopes scored five runs in the eighth, sparked by a three-run triple from Pat Valaika (.313). Dom Nunez (.244) provided the walk-off home run in the ninth. Yency Almonte (2-3, 4.20) worked a perfect ninth, striking out one, for the win. Antonio Senzatela had his first strong outing since being demoted, allowing one run in six innings.
AA Hartford (22-27, 59-57) won 5-2 against Binghamton (Mets). Heath Holder (7-4, 2.93) allowed one run on two hits, striking out six in six innings. Carlos Herrera (.168) hit a two-run home run to put the Yard Goats up 2-1 in the fifth, and Brian Serven delivered a two-run home run. Scott Griggs (3.86) was credited with his 11th save.
Advanced A Lancaster (26-24, 60-58) lost 11-10 to Visalia (D-backs). Casey Golden (.272) was 3-for-4 with four RBI, three on his 22nd home run, tied for the California League lead. Luke Morgan (.271) hit his first home run at Lancaster, and also had a two-run single, giving him four RBI. Tommy Doyle (2-3, 2.76) suffered a blown save, giving up three runs in the ninth, the last of which scored on a wild pitch. Lucas Gilbreath (5.70) started and allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and five walks, striking out five.
A Asheville (27-22) moved back into a a tie for first in the South Atlantic League Southern Division with a 9-3 win at Greensboro (Pirates). Nick Bush (6-9, 4.37) allowed three runs, two earned, striking out nine in 7 1/3 innings for the win. Niko Decolati (.273) was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and his fifth home run.
Short-season A Boise (8-9, 23-32) lost 17-3 to Spokane (Rangers). Nick Motley (.217) hit a two-run home run in the ninth. Luke Chevalier (0-3, 4.37) allowed five runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Rookie Grand Junction (7-5, 26-24) was cancelled because of weather at Great Falls (White Sox).