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Brooklyn Cyclones Wrap-Up July 23

Hat and Glove of one of the Brooklyn Cyclones Players. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Brooklyn Cyclones hold a 20-16 record as they are on the road for three games against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Brooklyn will not be at MCU Park again until July 30, when they host the Tri-City Valley Cats.

The Cyclones were able to win two games against Aberdeen during the week of July 11, before winning two games against Williamsport and Tri-City. The final game the Cyclones had before today’s break was against the Lowell Spinners.

In the first game on July 17, Jose Medina smashed two homers and Christian James did well on the mound to lead Brooklyn to a 11-5 victory.

Here are some of the big moments compliments of the Brooklyn Cyclones

  • Jose Medina went 2-4 with a pair of home runs, including a three-run opposite field blast and a 404-foot solo shot to left-center field in the eighth inning.
  • Christian James struck out five over six innings of three-hit ball, surrendering a three-run home run to Alex McKenna to tie the game in the bottom of the first 3-3.
  • Anthony Dirocie pushed Brooklyn’s lead to 3-0 in the first with a two-run single against Tri-City reliever Juan Pablo Lopez.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jose Medina: 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • Christian James: W, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K
  • Anthony Dirocie: 2-4, 3 RBI, BB
  • Manny Rodriguez: 2-5, 2 R 

NEWS & NOTES

  • With Wednesday’s win, Brooklyn has won its past three series after dropping four straight.
  • Jose Medina has hit a career-high three home runs this season, and leads the team with 19 RBIs.
  • The Cyclones collected double-digit hits for the fifth time in the past seven games, and has scored in the first inning four of the past five games.

The Cyclones Split the series against Lowell on July 22, by finals of 3-2 and 4-0.

BIG MOMENTS

  • Ross Adoph’s sacrifice fly against Hunter Haworth in the sixth broke a tie, giving the Cyclones a 3-2 lead.
  • Nick Meyer tied the game at 2-2 with an RBI single in the fifth.
  • Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the second, Carlos Cortes singled in a run to put Brooklyn on the board.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Nick Meyer: 2-4, RBI, R
  • Carlos Cortes: 1-4, RBI
  • Ross Adolph: 1-3, SAC, RBI 

BIG MOMENTS

  • Jaison Vilera twirled 5 2/3 scoreless innings en route to the victory. The righty struck out five, allowing five hits and three walks.
  • Walter Rasquin’s RBI groundout opened the scoring in the third, making it 1-0 Brooklyn. He added a run-scoring single in the fifth, pushing the advantage to 3-0.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jaison Vilera: W, 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • Walter Rasquin: 2-3, 2 RBI, R
  • Brian Sharp: 1-2, BB, R
  • Chase Chambers: 2-3 

NEWS & NOTES

  • Jaison Vilera has won three starts in a row, having allowed just two runs over 26 2/3 innings in July.
  • Brooklyn’s win in game one Sunday snapped Lowell’s franchise-record 11-game winning streak.
  • The Cyclones have won four consecutive series for the second time this season.

Starting the series for the Cyclones against Mahoning Valley will be RHP Christian James (2-0, 2.52 ERA) v TBA.

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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