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Brooklyn Cyclones Wrap-Up July 8

Jose Medina. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

The Brooklyn Cyclones hold a 11-11 record heading into a three game series against the Staten Island Yankees on July 7.

Brooklyn Dropped a tough first game by a final score of 3-2 at Richmond County Bank Ballpark here are some notes from the team:

BIG MOMENTS

  • Junior Soto’s solo home run against Cyclones reliever Billy Oxford in the bottom of the eighth gave the Yankees a 3-2 advantage.
  • Brooklyn tied the game 2-2 in the top of the sixth, scoring two runs on a Staten Island throwing error.
  • Staten Island scored the first two runs, taking the lead with Junior Soto’s RBI single in the second and doubling the lead with Frederick Cuevas’ run-scoring base knock in the fifth.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Carlos Cortes: 3-4, R
  • Ross Adolph: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 SB
  • Mac Lozer: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K 

NEWS & NOTES

  • With Saturday’s loss, the Cyclones have dropped five consecutive contests.
  • Carlos Cortes collected his first-career three-hit game, tallying three singles. Ross Adolph has stolen a team-best five bases.
  • The Yankees have taken the series advantage in the “Battle for the Bridge,” having won four of the seven head-to-head matchups.

WHAT’S NEXT

Brooklyn vs. Staten Island, Sunday 4 p.m.

MCU Park – Brooklyn, NY

Probables: RHP Noah Syndergaard (ML rehab) v. RHP Roansy Contreras (0-0, 1.62 ERA)

Prior to the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ the Cyclones dropped three game set against the Aberdeen IronBirds at MCU Park.

Brooklyn lost Game 1 on July 4 by a final of 7-1

BIG MOMENTS

  • Trailing 1-0, Aberdeen rallied to take a 2-1 lead on Doran Thurchin’s two-run home run against Cyclones starter Briam Campusano in the third. Alexis Torres added a two-run single against Campusano in the sixth, pushing the lead to 5-1.
  • David Miranda’s RBI single in the bottom of the second inning gave the Cyclones a 1-0 advantage.
  • Aberdeen starter Jimmy Murphy struck out five over five innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk for the victory.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • David Miranda: 2-3, RBI
  • Ross Adolph: 0-3, BB, R
  • Carlos Cortes: 1-4

NEWS & NOTES

  • The New York Mets announced Wednesday that RHP Noah Syndergaard is schedule to make a rehab start with Brooklyn Sunday vs. Staten Island.
  • Brooklyn played at home on the fourth of July for the sixth time in the 18-year history of the franchise.
  • In three of the past four games, the Cyclones have lost despite taking the first lead of the game.

The struggles for  Brooklyn continued as they lost Game 2 on July 5 2-1

BIG MOMENTS

  • Jaison Vilera threw seven innings of two-run ball, striking out a career-high-tying eight batters. He allowed five hits and a walk, and faced the minimum over his first four innings.
  • Angel Manzanarez cut the deficit in half with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh, getting the Cyclones on the board.
  • Aberdeen’s Doran Turchin doubled home two runs in the top of the fifth, giving the Ironbirds a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the frame, Turchin threw out Chandler Avant at the plate to complete an inning-ending double play. 

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jaison Vilera: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  • Chandler Avant: 3-4
  • Angel Manzanarez: 1-2, SAC, RBI 

NEWS & NOTES

  • Jaison Vilera became the first Cyclones starter to compile seven innings this season.
  • With Thursday night’s loss, Brooklyn has dropped each of the past three series after winning the first four of the season.
  • Chandler Avant collected a career-high three hits, while Angel Manzanarez has driven in six runs in seven games.

It was another thriller for the Cyclones, who dropped the finale by a final of 5-4

BIG MOMENTS

  • Jose Medina poked a run-scoring single in the ninth inning, cutting the Ironbirds’ lead to 5-4. Medina homered in the first, putting the Cyclones on the board.
  • Trailing 3-2 in the sixth, Aberdeen’s Nick Horvath blasted a two-run home run against Cyclones starter Kyle Wilson to take a 4-3 advantage.
  • Nick Meyer’s two-run single in the first inning put the Cyclones ahead 3-2.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jose Medina: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, R
  • Nick Meyer: 2-4, 2 RBI, R
  • Chandler Avant: 2-5, R
  • Kyle Wilson: 6 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K

NEWS & NOTES

  • With Friday’s loss, the Cyclones suffered their first sweep of the season. Brooklyn has lost four consecutive games for the first time this season.
  • Jose Medina blasted his first home run of the season.
  • Brooklyn (11-10) and Aberdeen (11-10) are now tied for second place in the McNamara Division.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video interview:

Spotlight Series Interview with Infielder Brian Sharp

For more information on the Brooklyn Cyclones and for tickets to upcoming games fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://brooklyncyclones.com/home/

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