In case you were blitzed by the overflow of sports from Tuesday night, the Somerset Patriots did something they have not done since becoming the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Patriots scored 17 runs against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the most runs they have scored in a game since becoming an affiliate.
In fact, Somerset entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing 7-4 before rallying for five runs in the seventh and eight runs in the eighth to stun the Fisher Cats.
Every player in the Patriots lineup got on base, with Jession Rosario being the only one to not get a hit since he walked four times. Every Patriot scored a run except Josh Donaldson, who was in Somerset Tuesday working on a rehab assignment for the Yankees. Donaldson went 1-for-3 before being lifted in the fifth inning.
Meanwhile, the Martian landed in Somerset as Jasson Dominguez crushed his first homer of the year to right in the seventh inning that tied the game.
TO MARS!👽@Yankees No. 2 prospect Jasson Dominguez launches his first home run of the 2023 season to tie up the game in the 7th. pic.twitter.com/OD8I0GMvfZ— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 19, 2023
Anthony Seigler then gave Somerset the lead for the first time since the early stages.
SEIGS FOR THE LEAD!— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 19, 2023
Anthony Seigler caps a five-run 7th inning with a go-ahead two-run single. pic.twitter.com/RCeaCdPt7s
In the eighth, T.J. Rumfield hit his first homer as a Patriot, a grand slam home run to be exact.
T.J. Rumfield's first Double-A home run is grand and gives Somerset a 16-9 lead in the 8th! pic.twitter.com/lpdkxWdxNn— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 19, 2023
Finally Trey Sweeney put the icing on the cake.
IT'S AN 8-RUN 8TH INNING!@Yankees No. 7 prospect Trey Sweeney's third hit of the game caps the big inning for the Patriots. pic.twitter.com/BQ1piquVKy— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) April 19, 2023