Articles from July 2011
On Tuesday, August 2nd the Inflatamaniacs will make their Brooklyn debut when the Cyclones take on the Williamsport Crosscutters. In addition, after the game EVERYONE can run the bases. BUY TIX
On Thursday, August 4th the Cyclones will hold Dillon Gee Night when the team takes on the Williamsport Crosscutters. Gee, who spent the 2007 season in Brooklyn, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. BUY TIX
The Cyclones took the first game of twin bill by the score of 4-1, but fell in Game Two 5-4 to split the doubleheader with the Vermont on Sunday afternoon. READ MORE
Richard Lucas hit a solo shot in the sixth inning, but the Cyclones left 11 men on base in tonight's 12-1 loss. The Lake Monsters pounded out 15 hits and were 7-for-19 w/ RISP. READ MORE
"Doo Wop in the Ballpark" presented by "Baby It's You" returns to MCU Park on Saturday, July 30th with a new cast of your favorite singers from the Doo Wop era. Tickets for the concert are on sale now READ MORE
As the Coney Island Fireworks lit up the sky, Brian Harrison's two-out, two-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth provided all the offense the Cyclones would need as they shutout Connecticut 2-0 on Friday night. READ MORE
Travis Taijeron's solo blast in the bottom of the ninth gave the Cyclones a 2-1 victory over the Connecticut Tigers on Thursday. It was his sixth home run of the season and seventh walk off home run in franchise history. READ MORE
On Friday, the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cyclones Performance Shirt courtesy of Midwood Ambulance. There will also be post-game fireworks. Get your tickets now! BUY TIX
Xorge Carrillo's two-run home in the second inning gave the Cyclones a 2-1 lead, but they could not nail down the victory. The Cyclones chipped away at an 8-2 Tigers lead with a four-run seventh inning, but the rally fell short. READ MORE
Congratulations to Jeff Walters who was named the NYPL Pitcher of the Week for the period ending July 24th. Walters is the 20th Cyclones player to receive a NYPL Weekly Award. READ MORE
On Thursday, July 28th the Cyclones will take on the Connecticut Tigers at 7:00 PM. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a special Black & Blue Cyclones jersey as part of our Jersday Thursday. In addition, it will also be Country Western Night at the ballpark presented by Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York - America's Favorite Family Resort.
One lucky fan will win an all-inclusive 2 Night / 3 Day stay at the resort - including all accomodations, meals, full use of activities, nightly entertainment and other great ameninities. For more information, visit RockingHorseRanch.com
On Thursday, July 28th the Cyclones will host the Connecticut Tigers at 7:00 PM. It will be Jersday Thursday as the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Black & Blue Cyclones Jersey. BUY TICKETS
Travis Taijeron broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth inning by smashing a grand slam into the right field bleachers. In a back-and-forth game, Brooklyn came out on top, 9-5. READ MORE
July 24th- University Park, PA—The Brooklyn bats were silenced and a three-game winning streak was put to an end as the Cyclones (20-16) fell to the State College Spikes (11-26) by a score of 5-1 on Sunday night at Lubrano Park.
After amassing 32 runs in their past three victories, the Cyclones’ bats were unable to muster any sort of consistent offense. The bats collected seven hits but only one run showed for the effort. Brian Harrison finished 0-for-4 and saw his hitting-streak halted at seven games while Javier Rodriguez finished 3-for-4 with three singles.
The Spikes wasted no time getting a run on the board as Alex Dickerson doubled to left with two outs before he was brought home on another double by Chris Lashmet for a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. State College plated another run in the bottom of the third after Alex Fuselier leadoff the frame by tripling to center and was brought home in the very next at-bat on a single to left by Samuel Gonzalez.
The Cyclones narrowed the deficit to a run the following inning, the closest they would get, after Travis Taijeron hit a leadoff solo homerun to left off of Spikes’ starter Zack Dodson.
Dickerson responded with a two-out solo homerun of his own in the bottom of the fifth inning off of Brooklyn starter Eduardo Aldama (2-1). The strikeout artist, who entered the night with a 40 punchouts, struggled in his eighth start of the season allowing three runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings.
Nursing a 3-1 lead, the Spikes’ added two more unearned runs off in the bottom of the sixth inning off of reliever Eric Beaulac on a single to left by Carlos Mesa and a fielding error by Richard Lucas that scored Mesa who had reached third by way of two stolen bases.
Josh Poytress (1-2) earned the win in relief after adding 2.1 innings of scoreless relief while Mitchell Fienemann retired the side in order for his fifth save of the season. Fienemann entered in the bottom of the eighth inning with two outs and the bases loaded but a force out by Nelfi Zapata ended the threat.
Brooklyn will conclude a three-game set with the State College Spikes tomorrow at 7 PM. The Cyclones will return to Coney Island on Wednesday for the first of a three-game series with the Connecticut Tigers. Carlos Vazquez (2-2, 3.66 ERA) will battle Nicholas Kingham (1-2, 3.60 ERA). The Cyclones will welcome their 3,000,000th fan to MCU Park on Wednesday and they will have a chance to win $30,000. Get your tickets now by calling 718-507-TIXX, logging on to BrooklynCyclones.com or at the MCU Park box office.
Brian Harrison led the Cyclones offense with a 3-5 effort as Brooklyn defeated State College 8-4 on Saturday night. It was Brooklyn's third straight win, and their fifth straight game with double digit hits. READ MORE
Andy Cooney - The Irish Music Sensation - will make his first trip to Coney Island when we performs at MCU Park on Sunday, July 24th. Tickets are just $35 and are on sale now!!! READ MORE
Because of the sky rocketing temperatures in NYC that kept many fans in the AC all day, those with tickets for Friday's game vs. Aberdeen can exchange them for FREE Tickets for August 2nd or August 4th. READ MORE
July 22nd -- Brooklyn, NY -- The Brooklyn Cyclones (19-15) defeated the Aberdeen IronBirds (10-25) by a score of 11-1 on a hot, humid Friday night at MCU Park. The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot in Coney Island as the blazing Brooklyn bats outscored Aberdeen, 24-1, in the two game set at MCU Park. The piping-hot pitching staff was back at it again tonight as well, holding Aberdeen to just five hits for the second night in a row. The Cyclones have now defeated the IronBirds in all five of their games at MCU Park this season. Reliever Todd Weldon (3-0) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, picking up the win after starter Randy Fontanez scattered two hits and three strikeouts in 4.0 shutout innings.
With two outs in the top of the third, Aberdeen put the first runner in scoring position of the game, but a diving catch on a bloop pop fly to right field by Charley Thurber erased the threat.
Richard Lucas’ RBI-single in the top of fourth ignited a two-out, four-run rally. The single plated Danny Muno, who was nearly left stranded after leading off the inning with a double. After Lucas advanced to second on a wild pitch, Thurber brought the Jacksonville native around to score on the second double of the inning. Unsatisfied with the 2-0 lead, Brian Harrison launched his first home run of the season well over the left field wall. The hot-hitting Harrison, who extended his hitting streak to six games on the homer, was only cooled down by the post-game Gatorade bath.
The Cyclones one-upped their four-run effort with a five-run fifth inning – four of which came before an out was recorded. Brooklyn strung together three consecutive singles to begin the inning, the third of which brought in two runs and caused Aberdeen to pull their starting pitcher. His replacement did not fare any betteras he walked his first batter and then served up an RBI-double to Javier Rodriguez. The two-bagger was his 12th of the season, which ties the NYPL-lead. The IronBirds reliever then uncorked a wild pitch to allow Brooklyn’s eighth run to score and move J-Rod over to third. After a fielding error by the third baseman kept the no-out rally alive, Thurber picked up his second RBI of the game on a groundout to give the Cyclones an 8-0 lead. With the no-out rally over, Aberdeen induced a double-play to end the inning.
Aberdeen got on the board in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch, but Brooklyn answered right back in the bottom of the frame with J-Rod’s RBI-groundout. Muno, who scored on the play, reached base on his second of the double of the game.
Brooklyn added another run in the eighth on an RBI-single by Ismael Tijerina.
Tyson Seng, who worked the seventh and eighth innings, tossed a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.
Brooklyn begins a three-game series at State College tomorrow, Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. RHP Marco Camarena (1-3) will oppose RHP Ryan Hafner (0-2). After an off-day on Tuesday, the Cyclones return home to MCU Park for a three-game series vs. Connecticut. The first game begins on Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and be purchased by calling 718-507-TIXX, visiting the MCU Park box office, or logging onto BrooklynCyclones.com. Because of the sizzling temperatures that have taken over NYC, the Cyclones are offering fans with tickets for tonight's game, tickets to either the Tuesday, August 2nd or Thursday, August 4th game for FREE. Whether you made it to the game tonight or not, all you need to do is present the ticket for tonight's game at the MCU Park box office. August 4th is a Jersday Thursday with post-game fireworks.
As of Friday, July 22nd the Cycloneds have welcomed 2,990,274 fans to MCU Park since 2001. On Wednesday, July 27th the Cyclones will eclipse the 3,000,000 mark with one lucky fan winning BIG! READ MORE
The Cyclones have announced two new fireworks shows, added a Brooklyn Pride T-Shirt and rescheduled the Cyclones visor giveaway READ MORE.
The Cyclones will host their 5th Annual Brooklyn Charity Golf Outing at Dyker Beach Golf Course on Tuesday, July 26th at 1:30 PM. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Red Cross and NYPL Charitable Foundation READ MORE.
On Saturday, July 23rd, MCU Park will host the Disco in the Park concert featuring The Trammps, Stayin' Alive and Rochelle Fleming. Come dressed in your favorite 70s attire for a musical trip down memory lane READ MORE
It was high-fives all around as the Cyclones punded out 20 hits -- a new season high and two short of the all-time single game record. Jeff Walters added 6.0 shutout innnings to dismantle the IronBirds. READ MORE
The Cyclones rallied from a 5-0 defecit to push the game into extra innings, but fell 6-5 to the Aberdeen IronBirds on Wednesday evening. Brandon Brown hit his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort. READ MORE
The Cyclones won a wild one in Aberdeen on Tuesday night rallying from an early defecit for a 12-5 win over the IronBirds. Javier Rodriguez went 3-5 with three runs scored and two RBI for Brooklyn. READ MORE
On Thursday, fans are encouraged to help our armed forces by participating in Operation Brooklyn Shoe Box. To see what you can bring as a donation to help our soldiers READ MORE.
The Cyclones will host FDNY Appreciation Night on July 22nd. The team will wear special jerseys that will be raffled off for the World Police & Fire Games coming to NYC on August 26. BUY TICKETS
On Thursday, July 21st the Cyclones will take on the Aberdeen IronBirds and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Red Cyclones Jersey courtesy of Verizon. READ MORE
He may call California home, but in a few short weeks Danny Muno has given Cyclones fans every reason to adopt him into the Brooklyn family. READ MORE.
The Cyclones will honor those who are serving our country, as well as those who have already served, on Military Appreciation Night, Thursday, July 21st. Active or retired service members receive a special discount READ MORE.
Jose Reyes was 1-for-3 with a double and a run, but the Spinners used three home runs to defeat the Cyclones, 11-5 READ MORE
Call in sick from work on TODAY and head to MCU Park to see Jose Reyes, "The Claw" and the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Lowell Spinners at Noon. BUY TIX
For the second night in a row, the Cyclones bullpen shut down the Lowell Spinners and Brooklyn rallied for a 4-1 victory to win their fourth straight game. READ MORE
After falling behind 4-0 in the second inning, the Cyclones bullpen combined to pitch 7.1 scoreless innings. Brooklyn rallied behind Nelfi Zapata's three doubles and go-ahead run in the sixth to win 5-4 READ MORE
Toodee from Nick Jr.'s hit show Yo Gabba Gabba will be stopping by MCU Park on Sunday to entertain the crowd. Fans can also have a catch on the field pre-game and kids can run the bases post-game BUY TIX.
Another day in the office OR a hot dog at the ballpark while an ocean breeze blows across your face? Yeah I thought so. Day Baseball at MCU Park on Monday, July 18th at noon. BUY TICKETS
Call in sick from work on Monday, July 18th and head to MCU Park to see Jose Reyes and the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Lowell Spinners at Noon. BUY TIX
Carlos Vazquez retired the first 11 batters he faced and struck out four over 5.0 innings while Brooklyn's bats pounded out 14 hits in a 10-4 win over Auburn on Friday night. READ MORE
Cole Frenzel's two-RBI single proved to be all the offense the Cyclones would need as the Cyclones defeated the Auburn Doubledays 2-0 on Thursday night. READ MORE
Charley Thurber extended his hitting streak to four games, and has an RBI in three straight, but Brooklyn fell below .500 for the first time since 2008 following their 9-3 loss to the Auburn Doubledays. READ MORE
On Thursday, the Jersday Thursday series continues with a Red, White and Blue Cyclones jersey for the first 3,000 fans in attendance courtesy of St. Francis College. Get Tickets
On Wednesday, July 13th the Cyclones will host NYPD Appreciation Night and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive an Officer Sandy Bobblehead courtesy of Municipal Credit Union. BUY TICKETS
Two errors and two wild pitches from the Cyclones led to three runs for the Connecticut Tigers as they took the rubber game of a three game set on Monday Night, 5-3 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. READ MORE
On Thursday, July 14th, the Brooklyn Cyclones will wear special white and red pinstriped jerseys which will be raffled off to benefit the American Red Cross of Greater New York BUY TICKETS.
Javier Rodriguez collected his fourth multi-hit performance in his last five games, but the offense only mustered one run. Jeff Walters allowed just two runs in 5.0 innings. READ MORE
Danny Muno continued to sport the hot bat, finishing 2-for-4 and adding a key two-run double in Cyclones' 3-2 win over the Connecticut Tigers on Saturday night at Dodd Stadium. READ MORE
The Beach Bums add fun and excitement with their energy and dance routines during each Cyclones home game. Now you can learn from the pros with the Beach Bum dance clinic READ MORE
On Friday, July 8th the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Cyclones Visor courtesy of Pepsi Max. Then, following the game fans can enjoy the Coney Island Fireworks right from their seats. BUY TICKETS.
Brandon Brown hit his team-leading fourth home run to take an early lead, but Brooklyn ultimately fell to Vermont, 5-4. A total of 30 strikeouts were recorded by both teams. READ MORE
Jersday Thursday returns to MCU Park for the first time in 2011 on July 7th for Irisn Heritage Night. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a green jersey courtesy of Budweiser. BUY TICKETS
The Brooklyn Cyclones will take on the Vermont Lake Monsters on July 7th during Irish Heritage Night. The team will wear special hats and jerseys - which will be raffled off during the game. To get your tickets now CLICK HERE.
Jonathan Clark (above) went 2-5 and made two outstanding defensive plays in center field, but Brooklyn commited three errors which led to Vermont runs as the Lake Monsters defeated the Cyclones 5-2 on Wednesday. READ MORE
On Wednesday, July 6th beginning at 5:30 PM the first 50 people at MCU Park to check in on their phones using Facebook Places will receive $10 in Cyclones Cash as part of "Social Media Madness" READ MORE
On July 6th fans who tweet their seat locations and use the @BKCyclones tag will have a chance to win signed photos, concert tickets, and the chance to take batting practice on the field at MCU Park. READ MORE
You "like" us. You really "like" us. On Friday the Cyclones welcomed their 15,000th fan on the official Brooklyn Cyclones Facebook page. As a thank you we will host Social Media Madness on July 6th. READ MORE
Reggy the Purple Party Dude will be bringing his zany antics to MCU Park on Wednesday, July 6th when the Cyclones take on the Vermont Lake Monsters. Get your tickets now BUY TICKETS.
The Brooklyn bats exploded on Monday as Brian Harrison (left) and Charley Thurber (right) each had three hits and the Cyclones snapped the Yankees 13-game winning streak with a 10-3 win. READ MORE
July 3rd -- Brooklyn, New York -- For the second night in a row, Staten Island rallied late as Brooklyn fell to the Yankees (14-2) 3-2 after the start of the game was delayed by 23 minutes due to rain. Staten Island extended their winning streak to a franchise-best 13 games.
The Cyclones put two on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Hot-hitting Ismael Tijerina, who entered the day batting .351, began the frame with a double on a line drive to right field before Luke Stewart deposited a 1-1 offering well into the rightfield bleachers for a two-run lead off of Baby Bombers’ starter Bryan Mitchell.
The Yankees narrowed the deficit to a run in the top of the third inning which was the first time starter Carlos Vazquez had given up a run before the fifth inning in his four starts. Bobby Rinard doubled with one-out to left field before Mason Williams doubled in a run on a line drive just in front of Charley Thurber.
With a runner on second and one out in the top of the fifth inning, Cito Culver chased Vazquez with a line drive double to left, scoring Williams who had doubled to start the rally. Vazquez finished with five strikeouts and a walk on seven hits before being replaced by Steven Winnick with one out in the fourth.
Second round pick Cory Mazzoni made his Cyclones’ debut by throwing an inning of scoreless relief in the top of the seventh walking one and striking out two.
Staten Island scored the deciding run in the top of the ninth inning when Rinard began the frame by reaching base on a fielding error by Cyclones short stop Ish Tijerina. Mason Williams placed a bunt down the third baseline that Richard Lucas fielded cleanly but on the play Rinard was able to make it all the way to third as the Cyclones left the base unattended. Cito Culver brought home the go-ahead run on bloop fly ball that landed just out of the reach of a pair of Cyclones
In the ninth, Brandon Pinder retired the Cyclones in order for his league-leading fifth save of the season.
The series resumes on the road tomorrow at 7:00 PM as Jeff Walters (0-1, 2.70 ERA) battles William Oliver (1-0, 3.29 ERA) before Brooklyn returns home for a three game series with the Vermont Lake Monsters beginning Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Reggy the Purple Party Dude will make an appearance and fans can run the bases at the conclusion of the game. Tickets are still available by calling 718-507-TIXX, at the MCU Park box office, or at BrooklynCyclones.com.
Devon, Bully Ray and the rest of the TNA Stars lived up their names by providing fans at MCU Park on Friday with Total Nonstop Action. READ MORE
On Sunday, July 3rd the Cyclones will partner with the ACS for the 7th Annual Take Your Base Run/Walk on the famous Reigelmann Boardwalk on Coney Island. To find out how you can be a part of this amazing fund raising event CLICK HERE.
After every Sunday home game all children are invited to run the bases. This Sunday we have post-game fireworks, pre-game catch on the field and the rivalry of the Cycones and the Staten Island Yankees BUY TICKETS.
To vote for Brandon Brown text "A", for Javier Rodriguez text "B", for Chris Hilliard text "C" and for Richard Lucas text "D" to 51684 for your chance to win a signed Ike Davis photo. READ MORE.
Spend part of your holiday weekend at MCU Park and see the Cyclones take on the Yankees at 6:00 PM on Sunday. Come early for a catch on the field, stay late for post-game kids run the bases and fireworks. READ MORE