Staten Island, NY– The Staten Island Yankees were unable to overcome Brooklyn in one of the last games of the season and lost in blowout fashion to the Cyclones by a score of eight to two.
The Yankees had managed to compile a three game winning streak that was put on the line in this Tuesday night matchup. The Cyclones came out swinging in the Top of the Third managing to plate five runs on seven hits and take an early and commanding five to nothing lead.
The Cyclones would go on to plate another three runs with two coming in the Top of the Fifth and one more coming in the Bottom of Eighth to put the game away for good and increase their playoff chances.
The Cyclones would only need those runs though as their pitching staff managed to limit the Yankees to two runs on seven hits over the nine frames. The Yankees certainly did not help their cause by committing three errors during game.
Staten Island did rally for two runs. The first run came in the Bottom of the Fourth on a Ty McFarland RBI double that brought Chris Breen in to score from third. The Yankees would tack on another in the Bottom of the Eighth on a Chris Breen single.
With the loss on the night the Yankees managed to snap their three game winning streak and lost a game in the standings slipping down to 3.5 games behind the Cyclones for the NY-Penn league wildcard. The Yankees will get one more chance to try and gain some ground tomorrow as the Yankees will take on the Cyclones in Brooklyn.