Category Archives: Eastern League

Another big inning by the visitor leads to sixth straight loss by the Yard Goats

HARTFORD, April 18 – Jaron Long pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the Harrisburg Senators rode a five-run third inning to a 9-2 Eastern League victory over the Hartford Yard Goats Tuesday night at Dunkin’  Donuts Park. The Yard Goats (3-9) suffered their sixth straight loss, before a crowd of 3,153.  Long, the sonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fans pour into new Yard Goats stadium and are still waiting for first victory

HARTFORD, April 15 – More than 18,000 fans have come to Dunkin’ Donuts Park over the past three days to see the Hartford Yard Goats play in their new 6,000-seat stadium. The hometown fans have yet to see a win. The visiting New Hampshire Fisher Cats sent 10 men to the plate in the secondContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Energy, excitement crackles as baseball and Yard Goats return to Hartford

HARTFORD, April 13 – As time marches on, we change. Our cities change. Our state changes. Once upon a time, there was a major league baseball team in Hartford – the Dark Blues who played two seasons in the National League in the late 19th century. For 14 years, an Eastern League called Hartford home withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Yard Goats shutout in final game before home opener Thursday in Hartford

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12 – Harrisburg’s Spencer Kieboom lowered the boom on the Hartford Yard Goats Wednesday afternoon.  The veteran right-handed hitting catcher, belted a two-run homer off the top of the left field wall in the fourth inning, leading the Harrisburg Senators to a 6-0 Eastern League victory before 2,549 fans.   Kieboom’s homerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thousands come to see Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford for themselves

HARTFORD, April 11 – It was 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning and Ellington’s Bob Olinatz was awake. And he couldn’t get back to sleep. Dunkin Donuts Park was on his mind. And he couldn’t put it aside. “I woke up thinking about and couldn’t wait to get here. I’ve been dying to get in hereContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Yard Goats finally coming to Connecticut with 9 games in Norwich beginning May 12

HARTFORD, May 5 — In April, the Hartford Yard Goats baseball team had the best record in the Eastern League (18-4) with the league’s best pitching staff. No one in Connecticut – unless they were willing to take a long drive — saw a single pitch of that performance. Since construction on Dunkin Donuts ParkContinue ReadingContinue Reading

This time, Yard Goats sparked by good hitting; Greenwood is sharp for Bees

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4  – The Hartford Yard Goats have the best pitching in the Eastern League. On Wednesday, Hartford used their bats to help and snap a two-game losing streak. The Yard Goats had 12 hits and scored a season-high nine runs to beat the Harrisburg Senators, 9-3 on Wednesday afternoon in Harrisburg. HartfordContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bees win in front of sellout crowd; Yard Goats win 7th straight game

NEW BRITAIN, April 27 – The kids loved the Bees Thursday morning. The first sellout crowd in team history saw New Britain beat the visiting Long Island Ducks, 5-2 in the initial “Baseball in Education” game. More than 3,500 school children from New Britain, Plainville and Meriden were among the sellout crowd of 6,253 thatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Red-hot Yard Goats sweep pair from Portland; Bees can’t convert in loss

PORTLAND, ME, April 23 – The Hartford Yard Goats continue to be impressive in their debut campaign. The Yard Goats swept an Eastern League doubleheader from the Portland Sea Dogs Saturday at Hadlock Field with victories of 6-0 and 2-1 to win for the 13th time in 17 starts. In the opener, Hartford hurler Kyle Freeland,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Bees, Yard Goats come up with tight, shutout victories

NEW BRITAIN, April 22 – Three New Britain pitchers combined to strike out 10 and allow just five hits to help the Bees earn their first-ever Atlantic League victory with a 1-0 win over the York Revolution Friday night at New Britain Stadium in front of 2,235 fans. The Bees (1-1) had just three hitsContinue ReadingContinue Reading