It was on this day in 2001 the Brooklyn Cyclones brought professional baseball back to the Borough. Sadly though the home team were unable to celebrate with a victory dropping a tough 2-1 decision to the Connecticut Tigers on Thursday.
Just having won a thrilling 2-1 Extra Inning game, it goes to show how baseball truly is a game of give and take sometimes.
Getting his first start at MCU Park was Tyler Badamo (0-1) looked sharp but suffered a tough loss, allowing just two runs over 6.2 innings, while walking one and striking out five.
The Cyclones Offense only saw four hits Branden Kaupe (pictured above) had a triple, while Zach Mathieu, Jose Garcia and Jeff Diehl all recorded hits in the game.
In the Bottom of the Seventh the 6,774 in attendance at MCU Park were in for a treat as David Thompson took his first swings for the Cyclones. Thompson was selected by the New York Mets in the Fourth Round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of the University of Miami.
Thompson also stayed at third for the rest of the night making several fielding plays and is projected to make the start at Third Base when the Cyclones take on the Tigers on Game Two of this Three game Series on Friday.
Game Two between the Cyclones and Tigers is set to start at 7:00 p.m. Gaby Almonte (0-1) takes the hill for Brooklyn to take on Eudis Idrogo.
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