The Staten Island Yankees opened up their season last night falling to the Brooklyn Cyclones by the score of 2-0. It was a nailbiter that was not decided until the final frames.
Right-hander Taylor Morton got the start for the Baby Bombers, Morton was making a return to Staten Island since he spent some time there last season. Morton’s velocity was around 90MPH during his six full innings of work. The Cyclones batters only mustered up four hits and a walk.
New Jersey native Conor Mullee was next up on the hill for Staten Island. Mullee who is returning from Tommy John surgery pitched a shutout inning of relief, allowing a hit but also recording his first strike out of the year.
Mullee was followed by James Pazos who was making his professional debut. The Arizona native was touched for two runs on a hit and three walks to record the loss.
On the offensive side of things Exicardo Cayones lead the Yanks with two hits including a double as well as a stolen base. Shortstop Claudio Custodio and Matt Snyder had a hit a piece.
Tonight the two rivals will travel across the bridge to Staten Island with Gabriel Encinas taking the hill for the Yankees.