Baby Bombers struggle in series finale with Cyclones, 6-0

By Jose Rivera/WSIA / Staten Island Yankees | August 28, 2017 10:22 AM ET


The Staten Island Yankees (40-24) loss the final game of this weekend's series to the Brooklyn Cyclones (17-47) by a score of 6-0.


When Jorge Guzman (L, 4-3) takes the mound, it usually means the Baby Bombers have a good shot to win the game. But on Sunday afternoon Guzman did not get off to the best of starts and his teams defense did little to help him out.


Guzman ended the day with a bizarre pitching line as he was able to rack up seven strikeouts in four innings pitched. Guzman allowed six runs to score on seven hits. Only three of the six runs he allowed were earned as the team made three errors behind him. Overall it was a day filled with missed opportunities for Staten Island.


The Cyclones scored early and often as they scored at least one run in the first four innings of play. Walter Rasquin had a huge day for Brooklyn as he went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Newcomer Wagner Lagrange also contributed a huge day against the Baby Bombers as he went 2-for-4, with an RBI and a run scored.


The Yankees had their chances to battle back while they were down by six, but when batting with runners in scoring position it was not very clutch. The team went 2-for-9 with RISP and left a total of 11 men on base. They had left the bases loaded on two different occasions.


Some positives to take away from the game were Keith Skinner continuing to stay hot. He went 2-for-3 and extended his hit streak to nine games. Ryan Krill also had a great game going 3-for-4.

The Yanks now take a three-game road trip to Lowell to take on the Spinners before returning home Thursday to take on the Tigers for a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. The Baby Bombers still have the best record in the New York-Penn Leage and have a three-game lead over the Hudson Valley Renegades in the McNamara Division.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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