SI Yanks Leave Nine on Base in Loss

In front of a crowd of 5,007 fans at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark the Staten Island Yankees fell to the Brooklyn Cyclones.  The theme of the night for the Baby Bombers was that they were unable to get things done with runners on base or in scoring position.

The Yankees hit a combined six hits off of the Brooklyn pitching and worked six walks but were just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left a total of nine runners on base.  Garrison Lassiter was the only one with a multi-hit game raising his season average to .321 with two hits.  Eduardo Sosa and Jose Mojica each had a double while Shane Brown and Luis Parache had a base hit.  The only Yankee RBI of the night belonged to Kevin Mahoney who got it on a ground out.

Staten Island plated their only run of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning.  Luis Parache singled to start it off then Eduardo Sosa walked.  After a pitching change Shane Brown laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners over for Kevin Mahoney who grounded out to second to plate Parache.

Baby Bomber starter Shane Greene took the loss, his third of the season.  He allowed two runs on three hits and six walks while striking out two over five innings.  He was followed by Manny Barreda who threw two shutout innings walking one and striking out two before Richard Martinez came in.  Martinez allowed a run on a hit and two walks while striking out one.  The Yankees pitchers held the Cyclones hitless for six innings after the second inning.

Tomorrow the Staten Island Yankees will enjoy a rare off day.  The Baby Bombers will spend the day up in the Bronx and take in the New York Yankees before taking the field Wednesday morning for an 11:00am camp day against the new Connecticut Tigers.

Robert M. Pimpsner

Robert joins Gotham Baseball after spending 7 1/2 years as the owner and senior writer for providing independent coverage of the Staten Island Yankees and their alumni for thousands of visitors. In July of 2009 he joined Gotham Baseball, bringing his coverage of the Baby Bombers.

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