SI Yankees Start Season Slow, But Manage Series Split with Brooklyn
The Staten Island Yankees lost their season opener to the Brooklyn Cyclones, but split a double-header on Sunday, winning the first game 2-1. They are now 1-2 at the beginning of the season.
The Baby Bombers are carrying 16 pitchers on their squad and are hoping to use their versatility in their bullpen to shut teams down this year. They are hoping to develop all of their players, while getting them valuable playing time.
The Yankees’ bats are looking to do damage this year, but lacked the ability to produce runs in the first three games, only scoring a combined six runs. They had 12 hits in three games, led by second baseman Jose Javier and first baseman Chris Breen who collected three each.
David Palladino returns this year as one of the Yankees’ main starters. Last year he pitched to a 4.67 ERA while going 3-3 in 12 starts.
After struggling to score in the first three games, Staten Island broke out Monday night in the series finale. With a 2-2 game heading into the seventh inning, Staten Island got to Brooklyn reliever, Gaither Bumgardner for two runs in the seventh and eight innings. They would add another run in the ninth to top Brooklyn, 7-2.
The Yankees will play a three game series against Aberdeen at home, Tuesday through Thursday.
Baby Bomber Notes
- Through three games the Yankees are batting .151—last in the New York- Penn League
- Pitcher Conor Mullee was sent down to Staten Island from the Charleston River Dogs
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