The Brooklyn Cyclones (41-32) got just what they needed in a huge seven run Seven Inning to get a key 11-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees (40-34) in New York-Penn League Action at MCU Park. It was an electric night at the Park as fans were able to enjoy Pete Alonso Bobbleheads and shirts, celebrate the hit TV show Parks and Recreation, as well as the current Playoff Hunt that the Cyclones are currently in.
Brooklyn was able to enjoy a boost from three players as some of the top 2019 Draft Picks in the New York Mets organization had a chance to shine in the victory over the Yankees. Fans had a chance to see Matthew Allan and Brett Baty play. Also the fans in attendance got one last treat as Mets Infielder and New York Sports star Robinson Cano was able to make a MLB Rehab Assignment start with the team.
Baty joins the team from the K-Mets and hails from Lake Travis High School in Texas. The Infielder had a .357 batting average with the K-Mets, with four doubles, one triple and two homers in the last 10 games. Brett becomes the 15th first round selection to play for the Cyclones and is tied for the Second Highest Selection to ever play for Brooklyn Behind Outfielder Michael Conforto (10th overall in 2014). Allan made his Cyclones debut after beggining his pro career with the GCL Mets, he held a 1.08 ERA with the team, striking out 11 and allowing five hits in over 8.1 innings.
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With the spotlight the brightest the Cyclones shined, but it took a while for the bats to break out. To start the game the New York-Penn League rivals had a 1-1 tie in the Bottom of the First Inning, and the Staten Island Yankees having a 2-1 lead going into the Third Inning. In the Bottom of the Sixth Inning Cano was able to record his first hit of the game. lacing a double to the outfield. Baty would drive Cano home on an infield groundout later on in the frame to improve the score to 4-2.
It was the Bottom of the Seventh that really got MCU Park rocking, as fans got to see hits by Bay, Luke Ritter, Jake Mangum, Wilmer Reyes, to add on to the Cyclones lead. The icing on the inning was a moonshot homer by Joe Genord, who blasted a shot to the Thunderbolt Rollercoster ride in left field to top an 11-2 inning.
On the mound the Cyclones saw Allen strike out three batters while only walking one to make an impressive good first start in the Brooklyn crowd. Dan Goggin fanned four batters and Mitch Ragan sat down three to keep the Staten Island Yankees off the board.
The Cyclones are still alive in the New York-Penn League Wild Card chase, but it is now down to the last two games of the season. The team will head on over to enemy Territory to continue the Battle of the Bridge in a 1:00 pm game at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Garrison Bryant (5-1, 2.18 ERA) takes the mound for Brooklyn to take on Anderson Munoz (7-2, 2.48 ERA).
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Robinson Cano shared his thoughts on his recovery which can be seen here:
Cyclones Manager Edgardo Alfonzo
Here are some other fun facts compliments of the Brooklyn Cyclones Public Relations Department:
The Quest for The Chip: Brooklyn is seeking its first playoff berth since 2012. As of 8/31 the team is 1.0 behind Aberdeen and Hudson Valley. Brooklyn holds the tie-breaker over Hudson Velly.
No Place Like Home: The Cyclones have the best home record in the NYPL as the team has a 22-14 mark at MCU Park, including 11-2 at home during the month of August.
Against the Staten Island Yankees: Brooklyn holds an all-time record 121-117 mark against the Staten Island Yankees and have more victories against the Baby Bombers than any other teams.
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