BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS
Brooklyn Wins Series 3-1
I - BK 2; SI 0
II - BK 4; SI 1
III - BK 7; SI 2
IV - SI 8; BK 1
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Brooks Win Opening Series 3-1. Staten Island Wins First Game in Final Try.
Kids of Summer Outlast Yanks on Opening Day
Brooks Dump On Staten Island's Home Opener
After the Brooklyn Cyclones denied the Baby Bombers their first home victory in two tries, the Staten Island Yankees avoided an Opening Day four game series sweep by taking Thursday evening's final game in Coney Island. Brooklyn outscored the Yanks by a 13-3 margin over the first three games. But Staten Island unloaded against the Brooks for an 8-1 win; their first of the season.
Hansel Robles started on the mound for Brooklyn, and pitched rather brilliantly. Over five full innings, he allowed one earned run on four hits. He walked one and struck out seven. Once out of the game, the Yanks started to make their way against Richard Ruff. The first man out of the 'Clones' pen walked three and allowed a run in one inning of work. Coach Donnelly then called on Beck Wheeler. He fared worse. Wheeler surrendered four earned runs while unable to complete a full inning.
The Cyclones' lone run came in the seventh, on Phillip Evans' first home run of the season.
Brooklyn visits the Aberdeen Iron Birds this weekend.