Today’s news:

Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees

Yanks spank Clones

for The Brooklyn Paper

Staten Island Yankees 4
Cyclones 2

July 20 at MCU Park

Hated cross-Narrows rivals the Staten Island Yankees pounded Clones starter Luis Mateo as the pride of Coney Island fell at MCU Park.

Mateo — who allowed one hit and no runs in seven innings in his last appearance against the State College Spikes — gave up an RBI single to Baby Bombers third baseman Fu-Lin Kuo in the second frame. In the third, Yanks shortstop Claudio Custodio chopped a grounder up the middle for a single before Mateo walked outfielder Taylor Dugas and right fielder Exicardo Cayones to load the bases with no outs. Designated hitter Saxon Butler lined out, but first baseman Matt Snyder slapped a grounder out to right field, scoring Custodio and Dugas.

Clones catcher Kevin Plawecki put the Mini-Mets on the board in the fifth with an RBI single that drove in second baseman Richie Rodriguez, but Mateo surrendered a homer to Staten Island second baseman Jamiel Orozco at the top of the sixth to leave the score at 4–1. Brooklyn right fielder Eudy Pina smacked an RBI line drive to left field in the next inning, and relievers Beck Wheeler and Ernesto Yanez silenced the Yanks’ bats the rest of the game, but it was too little, too late.

Mateo still has a 2.21 ERA, while Pina is now tied with center fielder Brandon Nimmo at 19 RBIs for the season — the most on the team. The division-leading Cyclones remain one game ahead of the Hudson Valley Renegades.

The Cyclones are home again at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497,] tomorrow at 5 pm as they take on the hated Staten Island Yankees.

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.