Yankees take game 3 from Cyclones behind strong pitching performance from Mike O’Brien

Manager Wally Backman (left) and Darrell Ceciliani (right)

Staten Island, NY– This was simply a pitcher’s duel. The final score was 2-1 and the Yankees have Mike O’Brien to thank for that. O’Brien gave the Yankees 7 innings while only giving up 1 run on just 2 hits and 4 strikeouts to pick up his first win of the season. On top of that stellar pitching performance O’Brien can also field his position extremely well, a few come backers were hit his way and he made them all but one that hit off his foot and knocked his cleat off.  Preston Claiborne followed O’Brien out of the pen to pick up a hold and Chase Whitley came in to close out the top of the 9th. There were 3 errors in this game,2 committed by Staten Island, but the 1 error committed by the Cyclones was the straw that broke the camel’s back. On a bunt single the third baseman Jet Butler fielded the ball and threw it right over the first baseman’s head to allow the runner to get to third instead of second on what was intended to be a sacrifice. The play was scored a Sac Bunt and an E5. In the previous 2 games errors plagued the Yankees and led to their losses but the performance from O’Brien negated those errors today. If you remember the Yankees committed a lot of errors early last season as well but they still came back to win the championship. It is almost expected for them to have some chemistry errors considering this is the first time they have all been together as a team. Next Game: Monday June 21,2010 at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill,NY to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays).

Brooklyn
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Holliday, C LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
Ceciliani, D CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Vaughn DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .077
Flagg 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Brown 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Butler 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .400
Harris, R.J. RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Centeno C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Nieves SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Cuan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pinera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Harris, R.J. (1, O’Brien).
TB: Harris, R.J. 2; Nieves.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Centeno 2; Flagg.
S: Holliday, C.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Vaughn (1, 2nd base off O’Brien/Farnham, J).

FIELDING
E: Butler (1, throw).

Staten Island
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brown, I LF 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500
Sosa CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Urena, C 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Mahoney, K DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
De Leon RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083
Farnham, J C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mojica SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364
Lassiter 3B 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Parache 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333
O’Brien P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Claiborne P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Whitley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Brown, I 2 (2, Cuan, Cuan), Mojica (2, Cuan), Urena, C (2, Cuan), Parache (1, Pinera).
3B: Lassiter (1, Cuan).
TB: Brown, I 4; Urena, C 2; Mojica 3; Lassiter 3; Parache 2.
RBI: Brown, I (1), Parache (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mahoney, K 3; Brown, I; Farnham, J.
S: Sosa; Lassiter.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Urena, C (1, throw), Mojica (4, fielding).

Brooklyn
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cuan 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 0 1.50
Pinera (L, 0-1) 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.50
Staten Island
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
O’Brien (W, 1-0) 7.0 2 1 0 1 4 0 0.00
Claiborne (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Whitley (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

IBB: Sosa (by Pinera).
HBP: Mahoney, K (by Cuan).
Groundouts-flyouts: Cuan 8-7, Pinera 4-1, O’Brien 11-3, Claiborne 2-0, Whitley 0-0.
Batters faced: Cuan 24, Pinera 10, O’Brien 25, Claiborne 3, Whitley 3.
Umpires: HP: Kiff Kinkade. 1B: Aaron Reynolds. 2B: . 3B: .
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:05.
Att: 7,171.

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2 responses to “Yankees take game 3 from Cyclones behind strong pitching performance from Mike O’Brien

  1. Wow, I really know very little about this year’s team. Nice pitching by O’Brien, not that I’ve heard of him, haha. I guess I’m going to have to follow your blog very closely to learn about this team.

    • YanksYakkinBlog

      It seems to be a good team this season and although Brooklyn is out to their usual early lead I do not doubt that the Yankees can make the playoffs and make a 2nd half push especially with the ASG being in SI this season.

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