The last time he took the mound, Marcus Stroman struck out 13 batters to tie an existing franchise mark. On Sunday, the Blue Jays 1st round draft pick was part of another record setting game for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
When the dust had settled at Northeast Dental Stadium in Manchester, the Cats had thoroughly thrashed the Binghamton Mets to the tune of 16-5 allowing Stroman to pick up his 5th Win of the season.
Although the 16 Runs Scored are impressive, it’s the Fisher Cats 8 Run, 7th inning that will earn this 2013 squad a place in New Hampshire’s baseball lore.
To recap the memorable frame, recently promoted Infielder Andy Burns, hammered his 1st Double-A Home Run of the season leading off New Hampshire’s half. Burns was followed by Designated Hitter Jon Talley, connecting for a 3 Run shot later on in the inning putting the Cats up by 10.
With the Mets 1 out from escaping the frame without any further damage, Right Fielder Brad Glenn, sent an Adam Kolarek delivery over the fence for the inning’s second 3 Run Home Run bringing Andy Burns back up to the dish with a chance at hitting his way into the clubs history books.
Burns would go on to club his second Home Run of the inning to put New Hampshire up 16-2 while making the Fort Collins native the first player in Fisher Cats history to hit 2 Home Runs in a single inning.
In front of 4173 fans, the Fisher Cats would hit 4 Home Runs in a single inning for the first time in franchise history. The 8 Runs plated would match the total of Runs scored in the previous 5 frames helping the Cats lock up their 42nd win of the season.
New Hampshire follows up Sunday’s slugfest with the 4th and final game of this series, a 12:05 start that will be broadcasted online via MiLB.com.
On the hill for New Hampshire will be the lefty, Sean Nolin, who has rebounded well following his May 24th
shelling at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles.
With the Fisher Cats, Nolin has recorded a 5-2 record to go with a 2.71 ERA across 10 Double-A starts (51.2 IP).
Although a return to the Big Leagues is likely out of the question for Nolin in 2013, his name is one of interest following Chein-Ming Wang’s recent demotion to Triple-A Buffalo.
With the Blue Jays strapped for pitching depth and Todd Redmond currently penciled in as the teams #5 Starter, Nolin is be a guy that Blue Jays fans should keep a close watch on as he continues to progress throughout the Minors.
Interesting enough, both Redmond, who picked up his first Major League Win by taking a no hitter into the 5th inning and Wang ( 7 IP, 1 ER), turned in impressive starts on Sunday.
You can find the audio for this game
here starting at 12:00 PM.