Members of the Abingdon Elks lodge brought about 30 residents and staff of the Perry Point VA Medical Center to the Aberdeen IronBirds game Thursday evening to treat them to a night out from inpatient care.
The Aberdeen IronBirds got another pitching effort Monday night and unlike Sunday, they did not let it go to waste. The IronBirds (17-24) blanked the host Staten Island Yankees, 3-0, in McNamara Division play of the New York-Penn League.
The IronBirds failed in their first attempt to climb above .500 for the season, as Aberdeen fell to the visiting Staten Island Yankees, 5-3, in the first of a three-game series at Ripken Stadium Wednesday night.
Orioles' 2012 first-round draft pick Kevin Gausman makes start in Wednesday matchup with Staten Island, but big-league pitcher's two-inning appearance does not help the hosts, who dropped the contest, 9-5, after leading by four at one point.
The IronBirds fell to 1-12 for the year, and continued their worst start in club history, with a 5-1 loss to the host-team Brooklyn Cyclones on Wednesday night. The game was a near replay of Aberdeen's Tuesday loss to Staten Island, as the IronBirds watched a late-game, one-run deficit disappear when the opposition jumped on the bullpen for three runs.
Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Carl Yastrzemski and an outfielder for the Aberdeen IronBirds, has the baseball lineage, but, like the rest of his teammates trying to prove themselves at the Single-A level, he has a long way to go if he wants to leave the impression his grandfather did.