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Fourteen Hits, Seigler Homer Not Enough in Thursday Loss

June 20, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
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Anthony Seigler of the Somerset Patriots awaits a pitch
Anthony Seigler of the Somerset Patriots awaits a pitch
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The Somerset Patriots fell to the Erie SeaWolves 9-7 on Tuesday night in game three of a six-game series at TD Bank Ballpark.

RHP Blane Abeyta (5 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 K) took the loss in his 13th start of the season.

2B Anthony Seigler (2-for-4, 3 RBI, HR, 2B, 2 R, BB) put Somerset on the board with an RBI double in the 2ndinning, before his two-run homer in the 9th inning cut the deficit to two runs. Seigler's 7 HR this season, all of which have come over his last 15 games, match his single-season high set in 97 games in 2022. Seigler, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Thursday, has reached base in eight of his last nine games. Over his last 15 games, Seigler has posted a 1.006 OPS with 7 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 8 BB. All seven of Seigler's home runs this season have come at home, where he owns a .794 OPS compared to a .529 OPS on the road.

C Jesus Rodriguez (2-for-6, RBI) tallied his first Double-A hit and RBI in the contest with an RBI single in the 9th. Playing in his second Double-A game on Thursday, Rodriguez put together his first multi-hit performance with Somerset and his 22nd total multi-hit game this season. Rodriguez leads the Yankees farm system with a .329 AVG and 72 H, while his .411 OBP places second.

SS Alexander Vargas (2-for-5, RBI, R, 3B) recorded his fourth multi-hit game at the Double-A level. Over his last seven games, Vargas is 7-for-21 (.333) with 1 HR, 2 RBI, and 5 R.

CF Spencer Jones (2-for-5, RBI, BB, SB) added a pair of hits including an RBI single in the 7th. In the month of June, Jones is slashing .286/.354/.486 with 3 HR, 17 RBI, and 13 R. Jones stole his team-leading 17th base in the contest, which is T-3rd most in the Eastern League. The Yankees No. 2 prospect recorded his 14th multi-hit game of the season and third multi-hit game over his last five.

DH Elijah Dunham (2-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB) clocked in his eighth multi-hit performance of the season. Dunham has reached base in each of his last five games, over which he is 7-for-18 (.388) with 5 R, 5 RBI, 5 BB and 4 XBH. In eight games with Somerset in June, Dunham is slashing .296/.424/.519 with 1 HR and 6 RBI.

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