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Staten Island takes Two of Three Games from Brooklyn in Battle of the Bridge

MCU Park. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

The Staten Island Yankees (6-12) took two of three games against the Brooklyn Cyclones (11-7) in the Second Edition of the Battle of the Bridge. The 2018 edition of the New York-Penn League rivalry is currently tied a three game apiece.

Game One  Staten Island won 3-1 on July 1

Andres Chaparro cranked a tie-breaking, two-run home run against Mac Lozer in the top of the ninth inning to give Staten Island a 3-1 lead. 

• Cyclones starter Kyle Wilson spun a career-high-tying six innings of one-run ball, allowing one run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. 

• Staten Island’s Roansy Contreras struck out five over 5 2/3 innings, surrendering one run on three hits and three walks. 

News and Notes for the Cyclones

Mac Lozer allowed his first runs of the season, yielding the third home run of his career. 

• The Cyclones lost consecutive games for the first time this season, and have dropped three of their past four contests. 

• In the “Battle for the Bridge,” the Cyclones and Yankees have split the first four of 12 meetings this season.

Game Two Brooklyn Won 7-4

  • Ross Adolph went 2-4, including a two-run home run in the top of the second inning to give Brooklyn a 2-0 lead. He added a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning, making it 4-4.
  • The Cyclones broke a 4-4 tie, scoring a run when Chase Chambers hit into a double play with the bases loaded.
  • Jose Medina added insurance for the Cyclones, crushing a two-run double into left-center field in the eighth to push the advantage to 7-4.
  • Relievers Billy Oxford, Ryan Selmer, and Yeudy Colon combined to twirl 5 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Colon earned his first save, collecting the final six outs.

News and Notes for the Cyclones

  • Brooklyn snapped its two-game losing streak, improving to 11-6.
  • The Cyclones relief core provided 5 1/3 scoreless innings, the first such scoreless game since June 24 vs. Lowell.
  • Ross Adolph mashed his first professional home run, and owns a team-leading 15 runs batted in.

Staten Island’s offense was led by Junior Soto and Jackson Thoreson

Game Three Staten Island won 5-1

  • Nolan Martinez turned in 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts in a rehab start. Martinez finished his outing retiring 12 of his final 13 batters.
  • Brian Sharp’s second home run of the season, a solo blast, gave Brooklyn the early 1-0 lead in the third inning.
  • Staten Island scored five runs over the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings against reliever Joel Huertas. Andres Chaparro’s solo blast and Jerry Seitz’s two-RBI single highlighted the damage.

News and Notes for the Cyclones

  • With Tuesday’s loss, the Cyclones have dropped consecutive series after beginning the season winning four sets in a row.
  • Both infielder Carlos Cortes (0-4, 2 K) and reliever Tommy Wilson made their professional debuts.

Up next for the Brooklyn Cyclones is a three game series against Aberdeen IronBirds starting today (Wednesday, July 6) at MCU Park with the first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Scheduled to pitch for the Cyclones is RHP Briam Campusano (2-1, 2.19 ERA) vs. RHP Jimmy Murphy (1-0, 1.69 ERA).

The Staten Island Yankees will be in action at Richmond County Bank Ballpark tonight to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7:00 p.m.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video chat with Cyclones Manager  Edgardo Alfonzo, who shared his thoughts on the final game between the Staten Island Yankees on July 3 at MCU Park. What to watch for from the Cyclones this season, his introduction into the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame and more:

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