Staten Island, NY - July 27th - After being shut out last night, the Staten Island Yankees fell once again to the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday night, 3-2.
Starting pitcher Rookie Davis went 4.2 innings, allowing one unearned run off three hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Sam Agnew-Wieland, who came into the game in relief, suffered his second loss after allowing two unearned runs in 2.1 innings.
Miller Diaz, who started for Brooklyn, earned his third win of the season. He pitched 6.0 frames and surrendered two earned runs off five hits and four walks. Kevin McGowan then came in to throw the final 3.0 innings and pick up his second save.
The Cyclones took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Patrick Biondi began the game with a single to left before moving to second when Gavin Cecchini also singled. A fly out by L. J. Mazzilli put Biondi at third; and he came home when Jared King reached on a fielding error by shortstop Jose Rosario.
Staten Island retaliated in the fifth, scoring two runs on three hits. Isaias Tejeda led off the frame with a walk. Derek Toadvine grounded out to short before a wild pitch put Tejeda at third. Jose Rosario then singled, knotting the game at 1-1. With Brandon Thomas batting, Brooklyn starter Miller Diaz threw another wild pitch, putting Rosario into scoring position. Thomas then plated Rosario on a single to centerfield.
But the Cyclones made a comeback with two outs in the seventh. Colton Plaia reached on a fielding error by second baseman Derek Toadvine before Juan Gamboa singled on a line drive to left. With Plaia at second, Biondi singled; and a fielding error by left fieder Daniel Lopez allowed both Plaia and Gamboa to cross the plate.
The Yankees will take on the Aberdeen Ironbirds tomorrow at 4:00PM. They will complete the June 25th game that was blacked out, picking up in the bottom of the fifth inning. The teams will then play the regularly scheduled Sunday game afterwards. Tickets are on sale now by calling 718-720-9265, visiting the box office at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, or CLICKING HERE.
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