Editor’s note: The Brooklyn Paper’s esteemed editor in chief Vince DiMiceli, who usually edits the world’s best Cyclones coverage, is on vacation, and deputy editor Nathan Tempey knows only slightly more than nothing about America’s pastime. Sure, he can tell a home run when he sees one, but mention a passed ball or a can of corn to him and you’ll get a blank stare. So bear with us as we weather this trying time, and let Tempey know what he is getting wrong in the comments.
June 28 in Staten Island
Two big innings for the hated Staten Island Yankees led to a Cyclones defeat as the Clones faced their rivals across the Narrows on Saturday night.
Joe Tuschak started the night off early with a single in the leadoff spot and scored on a fielding error, which would be the only Cyclone run until the top of the fifth inning.
The Yankees came up big in the first, scoring five runs off of Carlos Valdez, who pitched two-thirds of an inning, giving up three hits and walking two with no strikeouts. One of the hits was a two-run homer to Chris Breen.
The Yankees batted big again in the third inning against Gaither Bumgardner, scoring four goals on four hits, including a Bubba Jones homer. Bumgardner stayed in the game, finishing the day after four innings giving up six hits, five runs, and two walks, and stiking out one.
The Cyclones mounted a comeback attempt in the seventh, with Michael Bernal hitting his second homer of the season, a three-run bomb to score Michael Katz and Jhoan Urena. But it just was not enough.
The Cyclones bring it back to the beach tonight, as they welcome back Dillon Gee for a second rehab start. Game time is 5 pm.