STATEN ISLAND, NY- The Brooklyn Cyclones came into town to play the first of a three game set against the Staten Island Yankees. The Wednesday night game was the first game for both teams after the New York Penn League all-Star game that was played in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
The game started off with Brooklyn sending up Scarlyn Reyes to the mound in a pinch start against the Yankees. And he made it look easy through the first two innings allowing only a walk while striking out 1. Staten Island on the other hand did not have much luck on the mound with their starter.
Sean Carley, Staten Island’s starter, only lasted two innings. During those two innings he managed to hand the lead to Brooklyn and put the Yankees in a two run hole. Brooklyn’s runs came courtesy of a Tyler Moore solo homerun and an RBI single by Adrian Abreu.
Brooklyn’s lead would not hold though. Staten Island managed to plate nine runs over the third and fourth inning. The Cyclone’s starter Scarlyn Reyes was forced out of the game midway through the fourth as he was simply unable to find an answer to the Yankee rally. With the seven run fourth the Yankees were able to give their bullpen a huge seven run lead with which to work with to get the final 15 outs.
The Yankees were not content to just leave the scoreboard untouched though and put up another five runs in the Bottom of the Fifth against Brooklyn turning the opening game of this two game series into a blowout. After the five run fifth Staten Island held a fourteen to two lead over Brooklyn.
Brooklyn would manage to tack on two more runs over the final four frames but would still fall short against Staten Island by a long shot. The final score for the game was Staten Island fourteen, Brooklyn four.
Staten Island managed to gain some ground against the Brooklyn Cyclones in the race for the Wild Card spot in the NY-Penn league. The Yankees are now just two and a half games behind the Cyclones for the Wild Card with the two teams set to face each other six times over the final twelve games of the season.