September 4, 2009 – The Staten Island Yankees winning streak has come to an end. In front of a sold out crowd the Baby Bombers fell to the visiting Vermont Lake Monsters, 5-2. The loss means the Yankees will have to wait one more day to clinch the McNamara Division.
The Baby Bombers fell behind the Vermont Lake Monsters early on in the contest when Vermont plated three-runs on a three-run homerun off of starter Caleb Cotham. Cotham kept them at bat for the next 2 innings, throwing 67 pitches in 3 innings allowing just those 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He also struck out 4 batters.
Staten Island would finally get on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. Zoilo Almonte earned a 1-out walk before Kyle Higashioka double to center field to bring in the first Yankee run of the game.
After Vermont plated two more runs in the top of the seventh the Yankees added another one of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Kyle Higashioka singled to start it off then moved to second when Mike Lyon was hit by the pitch. Both runners then advanced 90 feet on a wild pitch. Hector Rabago then grounded into an RBI ground out to the third baseman bringing home Higashioka.
That would be all the Yankees would score as they fell to the Vermont Lake Monsters to open up the final series of the regular season. Tomorrow night these two teams will continue their series with game time scheduled for 7:00pm.