NO SOUP FOR US! CYCLONES FALL ON SEINFELD NIGHT
The Cyclones entered Saturday night’s Salute to Seinfeld game with great weather, an energetic crowd of 8,241 fans, and a hope to break a four game losing streak. However, what was a memorable night for the Seinfeld fanatics, turned out to be a night to forget for the Cyclones, as the IronBirds dominated the game to win 18-2 and extend Brooklyn’s downward momentum.
The Cyclones lacked in all areas Saturday night. Their defense committed five errors on the night, which allowed Aberdeen to put up seven unearned runs throughout the game. Two errors came from second baseman Anthony Chavez, and one from Amed Rosario at short, Michael Bernal in right and Jhoan Ureña at third.
Casey Meisner made his fourth start of the season for the Cyclones, pitching 3.1 innings and giving up nine hits and nine runs. The IronBirds were able to put their leadoff batter on base every inning through the first five innings, giving them a chance to stir things up. The damage started to unfold in the top of the first when Aberdeen put up their first run of the night, thanks to an error that allowed Gonzalez to make his way around the bases and an RBI single from Alex Murphy.
The IronBirds put up three more runs in the top of the third in similar fashion. Gonzalez led off with a single and Murphy was able to drive him home again with his second RBI of the night. With just a runner on first, Jamill Moquete hit a pop up to shallow right that should have been a routine play for second baseman Anthony Chavez. However, Chavez was unable to make the catch. With runners still circling the bases, right fielder, Michael Bernal, pick up the ball and launched it across the field, passed the cut off man. The two-error play allowed Aberdeen to score another run to make the score 4-0.
In the top of the fourth, the floodgates opened, as Aberdeen batted through their entire lineup and tacked on seven more runs. With a combination of four hits and a walk, the IronBirds extended their lead to 7-0 off Casey Meisner. Juan Urbina came in from the bullpen with one out in the third to relieve Meisner. However, the IronBirds continued to cause destruction. Moquete drove in two more runs with a double that soared over third baseman Jhoan Ureña to make it 9-0. A walk to Wilkerson and a single from Riley Palmer up the middle, knocked in Aberdeen’s tenth run. Lacking control in Saturday’s game, Urbina went on to throw two wild pitches, advancing Palmer and third base and eventually home.
Urbina wiggled out of the top of the fourth, but failed to find his groove again in the fifth. Dealing a walk, double, triple, and another wild pitch, Urbina gave up five more runs, including an unearned run due to Chavez’s second error of the night. With bases loaded, right-handed pitcher, Mike Hepple, comes in with two outs to try to stop the bleeding. Hepple finished the inning with ease, but Aberdeen would lead 16-0, going into the bottom of the fifth. Hepple was able to keep the IronBirds scoreless in the sixth, but gave up two runs in the seventh, pushing Aberdeen’s run total to 18.
The Cyclones put up two runs during the game- one in the bottom of the fifth and one in the bottom of the sixth. Jeff Diehl rocketed two singles and a double to go three for four on the night with a run scored and a run batted in.
Baseball will continue at MCU Park on Sunday, during a special day game, starting at 1:00 PM. It will be the third game of the series, as the Cyclones look to avoid a sweep from the IronBirds. Sunday’s game will be Family Funday and Jewish Heritage Day at the park. Tykeclones can participate in a pre-game catch on the field and all kids can run the bases after the game. To purchase tickets, you can call 718-507-TIXX, visit the MCU Park Ticket Office, or log into BrooklynCyclones.com.
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