Monday, July 22, 2013

Staten Island Yankees Game Recap For 7/22

Yankees defeated by Muckdogs 8-2




Staten Island, NY – July 22nd – Centerfielder Mike O’Neill led the Yankees’ offense, going 2-for-4 on Monday; however, Staten Island fell to the Mahoning Valley Muckdogs 8-2.


The Scrappers scored first on a throwing error in the top of the first inning. Cody Ferrell led off the game with a single to left before moving to third on a single off the bat of Juan Herrera. Nellie Rodriguez then reached on a throwing error by Yankees’ starting pitcher David Palladino; and Ferrell crossed the plate on the play.


In the following frame, Staten Island took a 2-1 lead. Bubba Jones hit a one-out single before Isaias Tejeda walked. Up next, John Murphy hit an RBI single to center. A fielding error by centerfielder Ferrell and a wild pitch by Dace Kime put runners, allowed Tejeda to score and Murphy to move to third.


Claudio Bautista began the third inning with a home run over the centerfield wall – his third of the year. Herrera was then called out on strikes before Rodriguez doubled. He later scored on a single to right off the bat of Josh McAdams.


Mahoning Valley picked up another run in the sixth. MartinCervenka walked on four pitches and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Joel Mejia. Cervenka scored when Bautista grounded into a force out.


In the seventh, the Scrappers’ lead was extended to 6-2. Rodriguez began things as he reached on a throwing error by Derek Toadvine. Rodriguez crossed the plate when Garcia singled on a line drive to right. Paul Hendrix – who walked – also scored later in the frame when Cervenka hit a sacrifice fly ball to centerfield.


The Scrappers hit Staten Island for two more runs before the game was through. In the eighth, Hendrix singled to right-center to score Bautista; and in the ninth, Cervenka scored on a single off the bat of Mejia.


Mahoning Valley reliever Matt Whitehouse earned his second win after throwing 2.1 scoreless innings and allowing two hits.Palladino suffered the loss for Staten Island. He pitched the first 2.2 frames and surrendered three earned runs off six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.


The Yankees will travel to Connecticut tomorrow to play the first of a three-game series against the Tigers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM. RHP Giovanny Gallegos (2-1, 2.53ERA) will toe the mound for the Yankees, while LHP Joe Flattery (1-02.70 ERA) is expected to get the ball for theTigers.


The Yankees will return home to Staten Island on Friday, July 26 to face the rival Brooklyn Cyclones. Tickets are on sale now by calling 718-7-9265, visiting the box office at Richmond County Bank Ballpark or






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