The Cyclones overcame Staten Island’s early two-run lead, scoring two in the sixth to tie it up last night, before giving up a solo homer to the hated Yanks that cost our boys the game.
Staten Island put its first run on the board in the second, when Yankee Junior Soto singled in Kyle Gray after he reached on a fielder’s choice and moved to second on a wild pitch from Brooklyn hurler Christian James.
The Evil Empire scored again in the fifth, when Frederick Cuevas singled to bring in Alex Junior, who had walked and moved to third on a base hit.
Brooklyn evened the tally in the sixth, when with two outs and the bases loaded, Yankee shortstop Eduardo Torrealba’s throwing error with Chase Chambers at bat allowed Chambers to reach first, and Jose Miguel Medina and Carlos Cortes to score from third and second base respectively, tieing the game at 2–2.
But Soto answered back with a home run in the bottom of the eighth, putting the Yanks one ahead, and the Cyclones failed to work magic with their bats in the top of the ninth, sealing Staten Island’s win.
With the loss, Brooklyn still holds a second-place tie with Aberdeen in the New York-Penn League McNamara Division, with 11-11 records each.
The Clones will attempt to defeat the Yankees today — with “Thor” on the mound — at MCU Park at 4 pm.