07/21/2008 7:24 PM
The Cyclones scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the Staten Island Yankees 4-1. The Yankees made three errors in the game, RHP Stephen Clyne picked up his third save of the season, and RF John Servidio led the team in hits with, of course, three. Brooklyn now improves to 4-2 on the season against Staten Island, who they will play in a four-game series during the next two weekends.The Cyclones return home on Tuesday, July 22 when they begin a four-game homestand, starting with a three-game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters. Tuesday is Country Western Night and kicks off Fireworks Week, with spectacular post-game shows all week long! So y'all come on down, sit back, relax, and enjoy a full week great games and great entertainment, ya hear? Yee haw!
The Cyclones' outfielders did most of the damage, as Servidio, LF Sean Ratliff, and CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis went a combined 6-for-11, including three hits from Servidio. DH Jordan Abruzzo broke the game open in the top of the eighth with a two-run home run, his second in three games against Staten Island. After a double by Ratliff in the eighth, 3B Eric Campbell added double of his own to score Ratliff and give the Cyclones a 4-1 advantage. 1B Ike Davis also singled for the Cyclones, and now has hits in 21 of his first 24 games.
RHP Pedro P. Martinez made his seventh start of the season for Brooklyn. Martinez, who leads the team in innings pitched with 35.2, worked 4.1 innings, allowing one run on six hits with two strikeouts. After RHP Wendy Rosa relieved Martinez in the fifth and recorded a strikeout, LHP Matias Carrillo came on to pitch 1.2 innings of scoreless relief with a strikeout. RHP Brandon Moore then entered the game in the top of the seventh and got a pop out and a strikeout to end the inning, which was enough to earn him the win. Stephen Clyne picked up his third save for Brooklyn by pitching the eighth and ninth innings. Clyne only surrendered a walk in his two innings, striking out three batters.
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