Baby Bombers Win Record 11th Consecutive Game

September 1, 2009 – The Staten Island Yankees swept the host Vermont Lake Monsters to set a new team record for longest winning streak in single season.  The previous record of 10 was accomplished three times, once in 2000, 2002 and earlier this season.

 Matt Richardson started the game for the Baby Bombers and had his best start since being called up from the Gulf Coast Yankees.  The young right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings allowing only a single run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. 

 Jimmy Paredes and Luke Murton lead the team in the hit column, each with two hits apiece in the contest.  Justin Milo, DeAngelo Mack, Zoilo Almonte, Kyle Higashioka, and Francisco Santana each had a hit in the game.

 The Yankees jumped on the board early plating two runs in the first inning with two outs.  With two outs DeAngelo Mack walked and went to third on a Luke Murton single.  Both runners would come in to score when Zoilo Almonte hit a double to center and give the Yanks a 2-0 lead.

 Staten Island added another in the third when Jimmy Paredes singled, stole second, moved to third on a ground out and scored on a 2-out single by Luke Murton.

 The Baby Bombers added their final two runs of the game in the fifth inning.  Francisco Santana led it off with a line drive double to right and moved to third on a ground out.  Justin Milo then hit an RBI single to center before coming home on a DeAngelo Mack triple.

 Ronny Marte got the win, coming in relief of Matt Richardso, Marte pitched 1.1 shutout innings allowing striking out 3 batters.  He was followed by Dan Miller and Michael Solbach who each shutout the Lake Monsters in their combined 3 innings of work.

 Notes:  Tomorrow night the Staten Island Yankees will return to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark to take on the Aberdeen Ironbirds.  The Yankees are eyeing first place with Adam Warren expected to take the hill.  Prior to the game Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the 7-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 27.  Also prior to the games this series left-fielder Justin Milo took the time to attend his classes at the University of Vermont where he will return after the playoffs.

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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