Bats Continue to Struggle as Staten Island Yankees Kept Off Scoreboard
Four Aberdeen pitchers flew the Ironbirds to victory, combining for nine shutout innings yesterday against the Staten Island Yankees, 1-0. The baby bombers fall to 3-3 and the Ironbirds pick up their first win, snapping a five-game skid.
Andy Burseford threw four scoreless innings for the Yankees, yielding two hits and striking out a pair, in his first start of the season. The UNLV product is in his second year with the club and will be counted on for big starts, after being called upon from the bullpen last year.
The Ironbirds scored what would become the winning run in the sixth inning, after Alex Murphy doubled to right field and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Manny Hernandez then singled to center, scoring Murphy.
Conor Mullee took the loss for the Yankees, pitching two innings and giving up the only run in the game.
They collected five hits in the game bringing their hit total on the season to 28, last in the New York-Penn League.
The Yankees’ bats have lacked power through their first six games; they are without a homerun and only have 11 RBIs.
As the bats stay dormant, the pitching cannot seem to sleep, being their main weapon in every game. The teams’ ERA is 2.29, ranking them fifth in the Penn League.
The Yankees will face off against the Ironbirds again tonight at 7:00pm at home. David Palladino will make his second start for the Yankees, coming off a rough outing, where he surrendered six runs in 3.1 innings.
Baby Bomber Notes
- Chris Breen is currently third in the league in batting, sporting a .429 batting average.
- The Yankees lead the league in walks with 28
- The pitching staff has struck out 66 batters, putting them number one in the league
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