The Staten Island Yankees starting pitching again put on a stellar performance, as Charlie Isaacson (3-3) pitched six strong innings, giving up one run on four hits and striking out seven, as the Baby Bombers defeated the Lowell Spinners, 4-2, Thursday night.
The Yankees managed just four runs on four hits against a pitching staff that is twelfth in the league in pitching with a 4.36 ERA and in hits allowed with 468.
With the win, coupled by the Crosscutters loss to
Vermont, the Yankees now have a share of first place in the McNamara Division. Brooklyn and New Jersey also lost tonight, putting an additional game cushion on the Yankee lead.
Staten Island got on the board early, plating two runs in the bottom of the first when Gabe Lopez scored on a fielderŠs choice and Ferdin Tejeda crossed home on a ground out by Jayson Drobiak.
Lowell did not get to Isaacson until his last inning of work when Eric West reached on a fielderŠs choice, stole second, and scored on a single to center by Greg Stone in the sixth.
The Yankees added two more in the fifth when Bronson Sardinha delivered a one-out double to score Lopez with the eventual game-winning run. Sardinha then advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a single by Omir Santos.
Matt Brumit pitched through a ninth inning rally by Lowell, giving up one run on two hits, walking one and striking out one for his league-best 15th save.