The Cyclones one-hit the Spinners and shut them out on Thursday, winning by a score of 2-0 to move back into a tie for second place in the McNamara Division. For the second consecutive game, Brooklyn did not allow a run behind superior starting pitching and timely hitting. It was the fourth shutout of the season for Brooklyn and the second of the season away from KeySpan Park. The win improves the Cyclones' record to 26-23, three games out of first place.
RHP Chris Schwinden (2-1) made his third start of the season and gave Brooklyn his second consecutive tremendous performance. Schwinden (pictured, by George Napolitano) hurled seven dominant scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out a season-high 12 batters. RHP Yury Santana replaced Schwinden to set up RHP Stephen Clyne, as Clyne came on to secure the win and pick up his seventh save of the season.
Brooklyn continued their offensive attack, as they picked up a total of ten hits in the ballgame. 2B J.R. Voyles, DH Jose Jimenez and 1B Ike Davis each had a pair of hits. Jordan Abruzzo, Eric Campbell, Sean Ratliff and Matt Smith also each added hits for the Cyclones.
The Cyclones conclude their series against Lowell on Friday. They return home on Saturday, August 9 at 6:00 pm to take on the Batavia Muckdogs. On Saturday, the first 2,000 fans will receive baseball caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, bobbleheads, books, and just about everything but the kitchen sink as part of the Garage Sale Giveaway. It will also be Deaf Awareness Night, and BIONICLE (R) Battle Night, as well.
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