07/08/2009 6:12 AM
The Brooklyn Cyclones (16-3) lost by a score of 5-4 in extra innings on Wednesday night, losing to the Aberdeen IronBirds (6-13) in twelve innings. The loss snapped a ten-game winning streak for the Cyclones and put an end to an undefeated record (now 9-1) at home this season.
Starting pitcher RHP Wes Wrenn threw six solid innings in his longest outing of the season. Wrenn (pictured, by George Napolitano) allowed one run on seven hits with three strikeouts and did not issue a walk. Cyclones’ starting pitchers have allowed only one walk in the last five games.
The Cyclones led 3-1 through six innings but surrendered the lead in the seventh when RHP Sam Martinez relieved Wrenn. Martinez faced four batters and did not record an out. LHP Matias Carrillo entered the game with the bases loaded in relief of Martinez, and two more inherited runners crossed the plate. Carrillo pitched two innings and allowed one hit and struck out one batter. RHP Erik Turgeon relieved Carrillo in the ninth, and went one inning, allowing three walks with one strikeout.
In the ninth inning, the Cyclones rallied to tie the game. LF Alex Gregory, who had two hits in the game, led off the inning with a double. C Dock Doyle pinch hit for 2B Matt Gaski in the ninth inning and doubled to score Gregory and tie the game at 4-4. RHP Michael Powers relieved Turgeon in the tenth and pitched three innings. Powers’ first two innings were nearly flawless, but in the twelfth inning he would surrender the go-ahead run for Aberdeen after a wild pitch advanced the runner to third base. It is Powers’ first earned run of the season. In three innings he allowed three hits, one run and struck out one.
In the first inning, CF John Servidio led off with a solo home run (ties the league lead with four home runs) over the left field wall. Servidio went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBI. The Cyclones scored their third run on a fielding error by the Aberdeen third baseman. 1B Sam Honeck had three hits, LF Alex Gregory notched two of his own and 2B Matt Gaski and C Juan Centeno contributed with a single apiece.
The Brooklyn Cyclones face the Aberdeen Ironbirds in the rubber-game of the series at 7pm. Thursday July 9th the Cyclones honor the United States Armed Forces for "Calling All Guards" night.
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