The Cyclones tailspin continued last night, as the Cyclones lost their 6th straight. With a crowd of 8,848 on hand for CUNY Night, the fans were shown another display of bad hitting from the Cyclones.
The Cyclones started things off in the Bottom of the 2nd off Jammers starter Frank Duncan. Michael Katz led off with a single & moved to 2nd on a wild pitch. Tyler Moore popped out, but Tomas Nido hit a single, moving Katz to 3rd. Michael Bernal hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Katz. Joe Tuschak went down swinging to end the inning, but the Cyclones led 1-0.
However, that lead did not last long. In the Top of the 3rd and Brandon Welch on the mound, Kevin Ross grounded out to start off the inning. Tyler Filliben singled to center and Erik Lunde hit a triple to score him. Elvis Escobar doubled to right, scoring Lunde. Jordan Luplow singled to left, scoring Escobar. Taylor Gushue flew out to right. Jordan Luplow stole 2nd, which allowed him to score on a Michael Suchy double. Kevin Krause grounded out to end the inning, but the damage was done and the Cyclones were down 4-1. That would also be Welch’s last inning as he would get charged with 4 earned runs on 6 hits for the night.
Brooklyn did strike back in the Bottom of the 3rd. Anthony Chavez led off with a double, for his 4th hit of the season and improving his average to a meager .129. Tucker Tharp went to down swinging. Amed Rosario reached on an infield single. Jhoan Urena hit his 9th double of the season scoring Chavez. With the Cyclones down 4-2, the 4 & 5 hitters didn’t produce, as Katz went down looking & Moore flew out to center.
In the Top of the 6th, Alberto Baldonado came in for Luis Mateo, who threw 2 shutout innings. Suchy and Krause drew two walks to start the inning. Chase Simpson flew out to Tharp, which moved Suchy to 3rd. Krause stole 2nd on the next at bat. Kevin Ross grounded out, allowing Suchy to score. Tyler Filliben grounded out to end the inning, but the Cyclones were down 5-2.
It would stay that way, as the Cyclones failed to get a hit after the 5th inning. After starting the season off 11-4, the Cyclones have gone 4-13 since. They are now 15-17 for 3rd place in the McNamara Division, 8 games behind the Hudson Valley Renegades.
- Pitching Coach Tom Signore was not at the game. Mets Pitching Coordinator Ron Romanick coached in his place.
- Former Cyclones Hitting Coach and now Roving Instructor Jack Voigt was at the game last night and coached 1st.
- The Cyclones lead the NYPL with 294 strikeouts on the season, an average of 9.1 a game, or 29.4% of the time.