Staten Island Yankees lineup card? Check.
Sean and I headed to Norwich yesterday to catch a 4pm game between the Yankees and Connecticut Tigers. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Yankees led the Tigers by 1.5 games for the New York Penn League’s wild card playoff spot heading into the game, although both teams are still in the running for a possible division title, too.
The game was pretty straight forward. The Tigers won 3-1, thanks in large part to a 6th inning throwing error by Staten Island shortstop Angel Aguiar on a potential double-play ball. The Tigers scored what would turn out to be the winning run later that inning.
Sean and I walked around the stadium, and among other balls, found a 2016 FL Spring Training ball that has seen better days.
Since the Tigers keep their lineup card and we did not already have a Staten Island lineup card, we settled in near the Yankee dugout late in the game and had no problem getting the Staten Island lineup card.
Yankee second baseman Nick Solak was the New York Yankees’ 2nd round draft pick in the amateur draft this past June and is hitting .309.
Connecticut closer Bryan Garcia was the Detroit Tigers’ 4th round pick in June and left fielder Jacob Robson was their 6th round pick. Robson is hitting .370 after recently being called up from the Gulf Coast League.
We have now gotten lineup cards from 18 new teams this year: Tulane, Portland Sea Dogs, Hartford Yard Goats, Baltimore Orioles, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Yale, Harvard, New Britain Bees, Quinnipiac, Long Island Ducks, U. of Central Florida, CCSU, Alexandria Aces, Bethesda Big Train, State College Spikes, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, York Revolution and the Staten Island Yankees.
2016: 45 lineup cards (34 dugout/bullpen; 11 “official batting order”)
Lifetime: 108 lineup cards (81 dugout/bullpen; 25 “official batting order”; and 2 “relief pitcher usage”)