Thursday, June 20, 2013

Staten Island Yankees Recap For June 19th



Staten Island, NY – June 19th – After a rainout in Brooklyn last night, the Staten Island Yankees defeated the rival Cyclones 5-2 at home on Monday, improving their record to 2-0.


Staten Island was first on the board, scoring two runs in the bottom of the second on a two-out double by third basemanFrancisco Rosario. DH Kale Sumner and first baseman Bubba Jones scored on the play after both having singled to reach base.


The Yankees picked up three more runs in the next frame, extending their lead to 5-0. The inning began with back-to-back singles by second baseman Derek Toadvine and left fielderMike O’Neill. Toadvine advanced to third as centerfielderBrandon Thomas reached on a fielder’s choice. Right fielderYeicok Calderon then struck out swinging before catcher IsaiasTejeda got to second on an error by the left fielder that allowed two runs to score. Following, Sumner hit one up the middle to plate Tejeda.


Threatening again in the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees loaded the bases with two outs, but were unable to score. After getting hit by a pitch from Cyclones’ reliever David Wynn, Sumner reached base for his third time of the night; however, Jones went down swinging to end the inning.


The Cyclones were held scoreless until the top of the sixth when first baseman Matt Oberste singled to right to score second baseman L.J. Mazzilli who had doubled and then moved to third on a wild pitch. Brooklyn had just one hit after Oberste’s single – a solo home run in the ninth – also off Oberste’s bat.


Reliever Stefan Lopez earned the win after throwing 2.0 innings and allowing one earned run of four hits with three strikeouts. Starting pitcher Jairo Heredia hurled 4.0 scoreless innings, giving up just one hit, walking none, and fanning four. Brooklyn’s starter Miller Diaz suffered the loss after 4.2 innings on the mound. He surrendered five runs (two earned) off seven Yankees hits, walked one, and struck out four.


Toadvine and Sumner led the Yankees’ offense, both going 2-for-3 and scoring a run.


The Yankees will begin a three game series at home against the Hudson Valley Renegades tomorrow night at 7:00PM. Rookie Davis is expected to toe the mound for Staten Island, while BenGriset will get the start for Hudson Valley. Tickets are on sale now by calling 718-720-9265or visiting the box office at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.


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