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Despite Recent Struggles, SI Yankees Clinging to First Place

(Photo by Wendell Cruz - Double G Media)

(Photo by Wendell Cruz – Double G Media)


With a win over Aberdeen last night, The Staten Island Yankees avoided falling out of first place for the first time this season. This was a much needed win, as the Yankees have been slumping, losing six out of their last 10 games. On the other hand, the Hudson Valley Renegades have won seven of their last 10 games and are only one game back from the Yankees.

Aberdeen got ahead early on as Alejandro Juvier hit a sacrifice fly to left field, allowing Kirvin Moesquit to score. The score would remain 1-0 in favor of Aberdeen until the top of the 5th as Drew Bridges and Angel Aguilar doubled back to back. Staten Island would take the lead in the top of the 6th on Dalton Blaser’s 2nd home run of the season. Abderdeen countered with two runs in the bottom half of the same inning.

Heading to the top of the 8th inning and trailing 3-2 the Yankees would rally to score 2 runs to go up 4-3. Timmy Robinson would homer in that inning, his second of the year. David Palladino would come in for the save in the bottom of the 9th. He got two quick outs before walking Kirvin Moesquit and Ryan McKenna. Cole Billingsely would single tying the game at four. The game would go to extra innings.

Both teams would score in the top of the 10th as the Yankees blew two saves in back to back innings. The Yankees were finally able to break free as they put up three runs in the top of the 11th. They racked up four hits in the inning and were able to come up with the victory. Palladino would get the win despite blowing two saves. He is now 3-2 on the year.

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