Two errors in the ninth inning were the difference for the Cyclones, as they fell to the Lowell Spinners 2-1 on Saturday night. Brooklyn was in control after putting up a run in the first inning, but the Cyclones made two costly errors with two outs in the ninth that ended up deciding the ballgame. This was the first series Brooklyn has lost since getting swept by Oneonta on July 16-18.
The Cyclones used three first-inning singles to score their first run of the game. RF Seth Williams, 3B Jose Jimenez, and SS Juan Lagares all delivered hits in the opening frame, with Williams scoring on a single by Lagares. C Cesar Cordido, Williams, and Lagares all collected two hits apeice, including a double by Lagares in the fifth inning. CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and 1B Ike Davis also notched hits for the Cyclones.
RHP Jenry Mejia made his ninth start of the season for Brooklyn. Mejia (pictured, by George Napolitano) gave up just one hit and a lone walk in six shutout innings. It was the second time this season Mejia did not allow a run in one of his starts (7/20 vs. Staten Island). LHP Jimmy Johnson and RHP Stephen Clyne pitched scoreless seventh and eighth innings, respectively, before the two errors forced Clyne to give up an unearned run in the ninth inning.
The Cyclones will travel to Tri-City for a three-game series before they return home on Wednesday, August 27 to play the Oneonta Tigers at 7:00 pm when it will be Nut-Free Night.
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