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Cyclones Hand SI Yanks First Home Loss of 2017 in Game One

Jorge Guzman did not have his best stuff and the Cyclones took advantage, scoring three times off of the Staten Island Yankees top pitching prospect in a game where Guzman only topped out at 100 MPH.

The Yankees only managed to get five hits off of three Brooklyn Starters with Oswaldo Cabrera, Dom Thompson-Williams, Kendall Coleman, Jason Lopez and Many Argomaniz each recording a base hit.

Of the three runs given up by Guzman, two were earned but he also struck out five batters in five innings of work and did not walk anyone.  He was lifted for David Palladino who pitched the sixth and seventh inning for the Yankees.  Palladino allowed a run on four hits and struck out four in his two innings of work.

The Cyclones got off to an early lead in the top of the first, plating two runs on two hits and an error.  Staten Island responded with one in the bottom of the second and one in the bottom of the third to tie the game.  The game remained tied until the fourth when Guzman gave up a home run to put Brooklyn ahead for good.

Kendall Coleman rounds the bases after his home run. (Robert M. Pimpsner)

The first Yankees run came off of the bat of Kendall Coleman who launched the ball over the right-center-field fence for his first home run of the season.

Staten Island’s second run came the old fashioned way, Manny Argomaniz doubled to start the bottom of the third.  Then he moved to second on a ground out by Cesar Diaz before scoring on a sharp single by Oswaldo Cabrera.

The Yankees would remain unable to plate any more runs in the game.  Brooklyn took the lead for good in the top of the fourth and added insurance in the top of the seventh to hand the Yankees their first loss at home in 2017.

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