While the Cyclones continued their strong pitching, they were unable to hold off the Hudson Valley Renegades on Monday, losing 3-2. Monday's loss drops Brooklyn to a 4-3 record and tie for first place in the McNamara Division.
The Cyclones were limited to four hits in the game. 3B Brandon Richey delivered a triple down the right field line, and was able to score on an RBI groundout to shortstop by SS Matt Bouchard. C Ralph Henriquez (pictured, by George Napolitano) continued his hot hitting with a double to right field. Bouchard and DH Mike Parker started off the bottom of the sixth with base hits, which led to an RBI fielder's choice by CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
RHP Tim Stronach worked 4.2 innings for the Cyclones, allowing three runs on eight hits with a strikeout. LHP Matias Carrillo kept Brooklyn in the game with four innings of strong relief, allowing four hits and no runs with three strikeouts. RHP Wendy Rosa came on in the top of the ninth and was able to strand a runner on third with two outs, getting a fly ball to right field on the very first pitch, which led to a great diving catch by RF John Servidio.
The Cyclones travel to Hudson Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, before returning home on Thursday at 7pm to face the Aberdeen IronBirds. On Thursday, the Cyclones will host Pirate Night (aarrr!). In addition to eyepatches and earings, fans will be treated to a treasure hunt, and may even be forced to walk the plank.
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