ValleyCats Blank Yankees in Home Opener
Much like the "real" Yankees, who couldn't score in Houston last night, the Staten Island Yankees couldn't muster any offense either, falling 6-0 to the Tri-City ValleyCats at Joe Bruno Stadium.
It was the New York-Penn League home opener for the ValleyCats, who moved to 4-3 with the win. It was a more than capacity crowd, as more than 5,000 people turned out to see it.
The 'Cats dominated the game in every fashion, as pitchers David Paulino, Zach Davis, Trent Thornton, and Juan Santos combined to throw a one-hitter.
Paulino started the game, tossing 4.1 innings and fanning six. ValleyCats hurlers combined for 11 strikeouts on the evening.
Offensively, the 'Cats put the pressure on Staten Island early, scoring three times in the second inning. They added insurance runs in the fourth, sixth, and eighth.
Four 'Cats registered multi-hit games, including Johnny Sewald, who went 3-4.
For the Yanks, Griffin Gordon had the only hit.
The two teams play tonight at 7:00 at Joe Bruno Stadium.