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Brooklyn Cyclones Wrap-Up August 6th

Manny Rodriguez. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports

Brooklyn Cyclones hold a 26-23 record as of August 6, the team most recently picked up two out of three wins at MCU Park against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Notes compliments of the Brooklyn Cyclones

Brooklyn was able to hit their way to a 13-6 Victory on August 2


  • Walter Rasquin went 2-4, including a three-run, bases-clearing double in Brooklyn’s six-run first inning to take a 6-1 lead.
  • Brooklyn native and current Cyclones shortstop Manny Rodriguez clobbered his first professional home run in the third, pushing the lead to 10-1.
  • Wagner Lagrange smacked a two-run double in the third inning to give the Cyclones a 12-1 advantage. Lagrange finished with three RBIs.


  • Walter Rasquin: 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, R
  • Wagner Lagrange: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, 2 R
  • Manny Rodriguez: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R
  • Nick Meyer: 3-4, RBI 


  • Nick Meyer, the Mets’ sixth round pick out of Cal Poly, collected a career-high three hits.
  • Brooklyn scored 13 runs for the second time this season (other: June 29 at Vermont).
  • Each player in Brooklyn’s lineup reach base safely at least once.

In game 2 the Cyclones suffered a 5-4 Extra Inning Loss on August 3


  • In extra-innings, Aberdeen scored the go-ahead run when J.C. Escarra scored from third base on a wild pitch by Yeudy Colon.
  • Down 4-2, Brooklyn tied the game with a pair of runs in the eighth, scoring on RBI singles from Brian Sharp and Walter Rasquin.
  • Brooklyn jumped out to a 2-0 first-inning lead against Ironbirds starter Jimmy Murphy. Ross Adolph scored on a groundout and Carlos Cortes scored on Murphy’s balk.


  • Wagner Lagrange: 2-3, 2 BB, R
  • Walter Rasquin: 2-3, RBI, HBP
  • Brian Sharp: 1-5, RBI
  • Billy Oxford: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, K 


  • Brooklyn’s Christian James allowed two earned runs Friday. The righthander has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in eight of nine starts this season.
  • Wagner Lagrange has reached base safely in seven of 10 plate appearances this series.
  • The Cyclones played their second extra-innings game of the season, and are 0-2 in those contests (both at MCU Park).

The Cyclones were able to wrap up the series with a 4-3 Victory on August 4


  • Ross Adolph broke a 3-3 tie with a sac fly in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the Seinclones a 4-3 lead.
  • Trailing 2-1, the Cyclones took a one-run lead in the sixth on Carlos Cortes’ RBI double into the right field corner.
  • J.C. Escarra’s two-run blast into the bleachers in right field gave the Ironbirds a 2-1 lead in the sixth, while Robbie Thorburn’s run-scoring single tied the game 3-3 in the seventh.


  • Ross Adolph: 1-3, 2B, RBI, SAC, R
  • Carlos Cortes: 1-4, 2B, RBI
  • Ryley Gilliam: SV, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K
  • Yeizo Campos: 6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K 


  • Saturday’s sellout crowd of 7,758 marks the highest home attendance for the Brooklyn Cyclones this season.
  • Brooklyn enters Sunday’s series at Hudson Valley 2.5 games behind the Renegades for first place in the McNamara Division.
  • Ryley Gilliam has not allowed a run over his first eight professional outings, collecting three saves. 

The Cyclones are currently on the Road for a three game set against Hudson Valley, in which the Renegades won the first game 6-5.


  • Hudson Valley rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Brooklyn on a walk off. Marvin Malone’s RBI single tied the game, and Allen Smooth scored from third base on Yeudy Colon’s balk.
  • Chase Chambers blasted a two-run home run in the top of the first inning against Renegades starter Easton McGee, giving Brooklyn a 2-0 lead. Carlos Cortes added a two-run blast in the fifth, pushing the lead to 5-1.
  • Hudson Valley rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the Brooklyn lead to 5-4. Adrian Rondon’s run-scoring single highlighted the rally.


  • Chase Chambers: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
  • Carlos Cortes: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, R
  • Ross Adolph: 2-5, 2B, 2 R


  • Jaison Vilera snapped his scoreless streak at 29.1 innings, allowing a season-high four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • With the loss, the Cyclones fall to 3.5 games back of first place Hudson Valley with eight head-to-head games to play.
  • Brooklyn hit two home runs in a game for the third time this season.

The series at Dutchess Stadium continues tonight at 7:05 pm with RHP Eric Hanhold (MiLB rehab) taking the mound for Brooklyn vs. RHP Michael Mercado (1-1, 5.20).

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