Hartford 1, Reading 0
Game recap: Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Casey Golden hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to snap a scoreless tie and lift the Yard Goats over the Fightin Phils in the opener of a six-game Double-A Northeast League series.
Reading starter Colton Eastman threw four perfect innings, striking out five before being removed after throwing 54 pitches. Josh Hendrickskon (3-4) allowed three hits, including Golden’s home run, over four innings. He struck out six.
Dalton Guthrie, just back off the injured list, had two of Reading’s seven hits off four Hartford pitchers. Yoan Aybar (2-6) pitched the eighth inning and got the win. Nate Griep pitched the ninth for his third save.
Phillers: Infielder Madison Stokes was placed on the injured list. … Philadelphia outfielder Matt Joyce joined the Fightin Phils on a rehabilitation assignment.
On deck: The Fightin Phils and Yard Goats play the second game of their series tonight at 7:05 at Dunkin’ Donuts Field.
Source: Berkshire mont