No-Hitter Culminates Double Header Sweep for Somerset in Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut – The Somerset Patriots (78-48) threw their second no-hitter in franchise history as the nightcap in a double header sweep of the Hartford Yard Goats (72-55) at Dunkin' Donuts Park on Wednesday night. Yankees No. 12 prospect RHP Yoendrys Gomez started the game with five hitless innings and
Hartford, Connecticut – The Somerset Patriots (78-48) threw their second no-hitter in franchise history as the nightcap in a double header sweep of the Hartford Yard Goats (72-55) at Dunkin' Donuts Park on Wednesday night.
Yankees No. 12 prospect RHP Yoendrys Gomez started the game with five hitless innings and the no-hit effort was finished off with two perfect innings by Yankees 2021 Rule 5 Draft pick RHP Steven Jennings.
Somerset ceded only one baserunner in the game, a two-out walk dealt by Gomez in the fourth inning. Somerset won the game 5-0, as Gomez' season-high five hitless innings resulted in his first win of the season.
🚨NO HITTER ALERT🚨— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) September 8, 2022
The Patriots have pitched a combined no hitter against the @GoYardGoats❗️❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/PWECJOaQ5J
Rodolfo Duran caught the no-hitter, went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and supplied Somerset with the game-winning hit, a two-run home run (8) in the fourth inning. Max Burt (11) added a home run later that inning to give Somerset a 3-0 lead.
The Patriots won the game 5-0, after winning the first game of their double header 6-2. The first game was started by RHP Luis Severino, as part of a rehab assignment for the Yankees.
On August 8, 2021, Severino also started the first no-hitter in Somerset Patriots franchise history with four perfect innings. In this game, Severino gave up a two-run home run to Grant Lavigne in the first inning, then proceeded to retire the next 10 batters in order with four strikeouts.
Luis Severino was happy with his command tonight and says he feels "Ready to go"💪 #RepBX pic.twitter.com/PsscXriqsw— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) September 7, 2022
Tanner Myatt earned the win for Somerset with two scoreless innings, before Nelvin Correa pitched the final inning to solidify the 6-2 win.
Andres Chaparro and Elijah Dunham each went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and a walk. Chaparro stockpiled 4 RBIs and Dunham scored three times.
Somerset has now swept each of its last three double headers, improving to 8-2 in twin bills this season. Now 78-48 on the season, the Patriots are a season-high 30 games above .500 with the best record in all of Double-A baseball.
The 2022 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on Thursday night in Hartford with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch at Dunkin Donuts Park.
Fans can follow the action live as Steven Cusumano calls the play-by-play on MiLB.tv and FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:50 p.m.
About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Eastern League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.