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Yard Goats Prepare for Final Homestand of 2017 Season



    Yard Goats Prepare for Final Homestand of 2017 Season
    Hartford Yard Goats pitcher Yency Almonte throws the first official pitch at Hartford's new Dunkin' Donuts Park on opening day, April 13, 2017. The 6,000 seat stadium opened opened after a year of construction and legal delays.

    The Hartford Yard Goats are preparing for the final homestand of the inaugural season at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford.

    The Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, have four games remaining at its new ballpark before the end of the 2017 season.  The team will play those games against the Portland Sea Dogs, the affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

    Monday's game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. with Eastern League strikeout leader Ryan Castellani slated to get the start.  The theme for Monday is "Hero Night!" with fans being encouraged to dress as their favorite hero.  Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

    The games on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are also scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. each night.  

    Tuesday will feature an appearance by the Flippen' Out Trampoline Pros.

    Thursday is Fan Appreciation Day and will include post-game fireworks from Atlas, along with a concert from hip-hop legend and pioneer Kurtis Blow.

    The team has had a well-attended season with the Yard Goats selling out 27 games, including the past 17 home games and 22 of the last 26 game days, according to a team press release.  The Yard Goats were the second fastest team in the Eastern League to reach 350,000 fans, which was a mark set on August 21.

    Tickets are available for the remaining games through the team's website or from the box office at the ballpark.

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