Fresh off a doubleheader sweep on Sunday, the NY Knights mercied the Tri-Village Yankees 12-0. The game was stopped after the Yankees' turn in the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.
The Knights are fortunate to have been able to play the game at all. At 8:40 PM, twenty-five minutes after the scheduled game start time, the eighth Knight, Frank, arrived, allowing the game to start. This was only possible with the use of Mark, the new Knights "ringer" (with not one inning of baseball experience - in fact, he had to play left field in Capezzios) for the first inning until Sean McGuire appeared in the second inning.
But what a first inning...
Before the second out was recorded, the Knights had slammed three home runs (Pat Conway, John Bosch and Bobby Gruttadauria), possibly the first time in team history the team has hit three home runs in one inning.
Dan O'Shea (2-0) pitched four shutout innings. McGuire pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth, his first appearance for the Knights as a pitcher.
The Knights are now 4-2. So please, for god's sake, buy their raffle tickets. $2 for one, $5 for 3. If you win, you're pimping on the town at either a Mets game, a Yankees game, or your favorite play, even if it features three blue men.