The Brooklyn Cyclones are off to a great start to the 2019 season, currently holding a 2-1 record. The Baby Bums defeated the Staten Island Yankees in a two game series before dropping a game to the Aberdeen IronBirds on Sunday (yesterday). Aberdeen scored the first four runs of the game, but yet somehow the Cyclones were able to walk away with the victory.
Pitcher Mitch Ragan made his debut for the Cyclones in the game against Aberdeen on Sunday, tossing one scoreless inning of relief and Angel Manzanares went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
In the game on Monday, the Cyclones were able to blast away the IronBirds to improve to a 3-1 record on the season. Brooklyn plated the first run of the game in the Bottom of the First Inning as Joe Genord hit a sacrifice fly to plate Ranfy Adon. The Cyclones scored again in the Bottom of the Third Inning, cashing in on some sloppy overall play by the IronBirds. Anthony Dirocie scored for Brooklyn on throwing error by the Catcher.
Later in the inning Luke Ritter hit a bomb to left field that caused a bit of controversy if you were an Aberdeen fan, as it may have hit the foul pole for those who were fans of the visiting team. In the end of the day though the call stood and Brooklyn took a defining lead.
Starting pitcher Nathan Jones did well in his first professional start with the Cyclones. The righty pitched two scoreless innings, while striking out five batters and only giving up one walk. The Brooklyn Bullpen took the rest of the game holding the IronBirds to one run to earn the victory in front of an energetic crowd of 5,487 at MCU Park.
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News and Notes from the Brooklyn Cyclones…..
In the game on Friday night versus the Staten Island Yankees first baseman Joe Genord became the first player from the entire 2019 MLB Draft class to collect a hit.. Prior to the homer in the fourth inning, ’19 Draft Selections had gone 0-for-33 with 12 strikeouts according to the MLB Pipeline.
There are six players on the Cyclones roster who have played for the team previously, including three players who have been New York-Penn League All-Stars. Yeudy Colon, Jaison Villera, Jose Medina, Guillermo Granadillo, Anthony Dirocie and Angel Manzanarez have all played for the Cyclones.
The New York Mets have announced they have come to terms with their First Round Selection 3B Brett Baty. Baty is expected to join the GCL Mets, who begin play on June 25.
New Faces to Brooklyn…..
There are 11 players from the recent MLB Draft that will be in uniform for the Cyclones this evening. Four position players Nic Gaddis, Joe Genord, Luke Ritter and Zach Ashford. Pitchers Justin Lasko, Andrew Edwards and Mitch Ragan all made their debuts.
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