The Brooklyn Cyclones (32-27) were certainly glad to return to MCU Park to take on the Tri-City Valley Cats (25-34) in a Three Game Series. The team currently holds a 17-13 record, outscoring opponents 123-109, the Cyclones hold a .241 batting average as a team, while opponents are batting just .203.
On Star Wars night it seemed as if the Force and some Weather was not with them as the game was suspended in the Top of the Sixth Inning. It was around the Fifth Inning that a fog drifted into the ballpark thickening up and halting what was an instant classic between the two teams.
Prior to the start of the game tonight the Cyclones had a tough stretch losing four straight games, tying their longest streak of the season. In that stretch the Cyclones have been outscored 36-17 over the span. In the last series against the Vermont Lake Monsters the team suffered a three-game sweep. Brooklyn is 7-36 (.194) with RISP over the last four games. Brooklyn holds a 1-7 record in the last eight road games
Here are some News and Notes from the Cyclones Public Relations Department as the Team Celebrated Star Wars Night on August 17:
Luke I am Your Father: Luke Ritter has been swinging a hot stick as the Second Baseman is batting .327 (16-49) with runners in scoring position. Ritter has 19 RBI in these spots as well.
Against the ValleyCats: The Cyclones hold a 49-44 record against the Tri-City ValleyCats. Brooklyn took 2-of-3 from the ‘Cats at MCU Park earlier this season and lost 2-of-3 on the road. So far Brooklyn has not been able to win the season series from Tri-City since 2010 and went 2-7 against the ‘Cats during the 2018 season.
Fonze for 100: Cyclones Manager Edgardo Alfonzo currently has 96 wins as the manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones.
The Cyclones and the ‘Cats will resume this game at 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 18, as the action starts with both teams being scoreless in the Top of the Sixth Inning. Then the Cyclones will send RHP Michel Otanez (1-1, 3.24) who will take the mound for Brooklyn in Game Two, as he takes on RHP Kyle Serrano (0-3, 7.94 ERA).
Fans are encouraged to get to the park early as the first 2,000 fans recieving a bobble head of the famous Rocky Balboa from the classic Rocky movie series.
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