The Brooklyn Cyclones (31-28) split a Doubleheader with the Lowell Spinners (28-30) in Minor League Baseball Action on Thursday night at MCU Park.
Third baseman Jhoan Urena capped off a big day with a walk off single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Cyclones a 3-2 victory in game two. Urena, who had two RBIs in game two, went up to the plate with a positive outlook and it paid off.
“I just went up to the plate with positive attitude, you just have to go up to the plate with a positive attitude and think that you are going to get a hit,” the 19-year old all-star said.
Brooklyn opened up a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Urena singled which scored Amed Rosario. Lowell tied the game in the third on a RBI double from Danny Mars.
The Cyclones regained the lead in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single from catcher Tomas Nido. Brooklyn’s lead didn’t last long, as the Spinners tied the game up in the fifth on a RBI single from Aneudis Peralta. Neither team was able to find the plate until Urena struck in the eight on a single to right field, with that hit the young infielder was able to extend his hitting streak to nine games.
Manager Tom Gamboa knew he had a shot to win in the eighth because of the big time production in the heart of his order, Michael Conforto, Rosrio, and Urena.
“That was a real big win for us,” the Brooklyn manager said. “Fortunately in the eighth inning we had the right guys coming up. When you look at our stats generally when something happens hitting balls, Rosario, Conforto, and Urena. Their averages reflect it, that’s why they are hitting two, three, and four, and they all came through right there in the eighth.”
Brooklyn fell in game one of the double header against the Spinners 3-2.
The Lowell offense wasted no time getting on the board. After Cyclones starter Scarlyn Reyes retired the first two batters, the Spinners picked up three straight hits, including a RBI single by First baseman Francisco Tellez and a RBI double by the Designated hitter Jordan Procyshen, to go ahead 2-0.
In the third inning the Spinners were able to plate a run in the third by using their speed. After a single by center fielder Joseph Mongo, he stole second and later he stole third and the throw down to third from Cyclone catcher Adrian Abreu went into left field, which allowed him to score.
The Cyclones had opportunities to get in the game. In the fifth inning, Brooklyn had the bases loaded but Lowell Pitcher Williams Jerez got John Mora to fly out to center to end the inning. Jerez ,who is a native of Brooklyn and a Grand Street Campus Alum ,was able to earn his first New York-Penn League victory in this game.
Brooklyn cut into the Spinners lead in the sixth. With runners on second and third, Jhoan Urena grounded out to first which scored Amed Rosario. After Tomas Nido struck out, Michael Bernal ripped an RBI single to center, which scored Michael Conforto and made it 3-2.
The Cyclones had another chance in the seventh, but Lowell closer Carlos Pinales was able to get Conforto to strike out swinging to get the save and secure the win for the Spinners.
These two teams will play in the rubber game of the three-game set tonight (August 14) at MCU Park with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 P.M. Corey Oswalt, 5-1 2.54 ERA, gets the ball for Brooklyn, who is currently tied with the Connecticut Tigers for the Wild Card lead.
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