qmeme_1405703035573_410The Cyclones losing streak continued last night, as the Cyclones blew a 5 run lead in a game that moved very slowly.

Brooklyn got on the board in the Bottom of the 1st. With Marek Minarik on the mound for the Jamestown Jammers, Joe Tuschak led off with a single to right. Amed Rosario hit a double to give Brooklyn 2nd & 3rd. Jhoan Urena went down swinging, but Michael Katz got Brooklyn’s 1st run in by grounding the ball back to Minarik who threw him out at 1st, allowing Tuschak to score and Rosario to advance to 3rd. Tomas Nido grounded out to 3rd to end the inning.

For the first time in days, the Cyclones bats really exploded, this time in the Bottom of the 2nd. Michael Bernal hit a 1-out single then stole 2nd. Jeff Diehl hit a single to center that scored Bernal. Diehl advanced to 2nd on a passed ball, followed by a walk to Luis Arrizurieta. Tuschak grounded out, making it 2nd & 3rd with 2 gone. Rosario hit his 2nd double of the game, scoring Diehl & Arrizurieta. That would be all for Marek Minarik as Andres Mendoza came to relive him after 1.2 innings. Jhoan Urena then singled to right, scoring Rosario. Urena was thrown at trying to advance to 2nd, but the Cyclones were up 5-0.

Casey Meisner entered the Top of the 3rd with a 5 run lead, but couldn’t hold on to it. Carl Anderson led off with a double. Jordan Luplow singled him to 3rd. Michael Suchy grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Anderson. With 2 on & 1 out, Kevin Krause homered to make it 5-4. Meisner then walked Chase Simpson and gave up a single to Kevin Ross. With 2 on & 1 out again, Tom Gamboa had enough and pulled Meisner for Mike Hepple. Hepple threw a wild pitch that allowed Simpson to score and Ross to move to 2nd. Hepple then walked Tyler Filliben before getting Erik Lunde and Elvis Escobar to go down swinging.

Jamestown would take the lead in the Top of the 5th. Hepple gave up a lead-off walk to Kevin Krause. Hepple would then be pulled for Brad Wieck. Wieck got Simpson to go down looking before giving up an RBI double to Kevin Ross. Filliben went down looking and Erik Lunde hit a ball right at Joe Tuschak that would’ve ended the inning, had Tuschak not dropped it. So with Lunde on 1st and Elvis Escobar up for the Jammers, Wieck threw to 1st to pick off Lunde who was running to 2nd. 1B Michael Katz threw to Rosario who would’ve had him had he not dropped the ball like Tuschak. Wieck got out of the inning by getting Escobar to strike out looking.

Brooklyn did tie it up in the Bottom of the 5th, thanks to back-to-back singles by Tuschak and Rosario off new pitcher Julio Eusebio. Urena grounded out to 2nd, allowing Tuschak to score. Jammers 1B Kevin Ross made a bad choice by not firing home after, as he had a slight chance at getting Tuschak out. With a runner in scoring position, the 4 & 5 hitters Katz & Nido bot went down swinging.

The Jammers finally broke the tie in the Top of the 10th off Shane Bay. Filliben led off with a double and scored on a Lunde single. Lunde stole 2nd as Escobar went down looking. Anderson doubled in Lunde to make it 8-6 Jammers. Luis Rengel was called in to replace Bay. Luplow hit the ball to Urena who threw to Katz, who missed the catch, giving Jamestown 1st & 3rd. Rengel hit Suchy with the pitch to load the bases. With Kevin Krause up and the count 3-2, Rengel threw the ball. Home Plate Umpire Thomas Roche didn’t single strike 3, so Krause headed to 1st and the runners headed to the next base. However, Field Umpire Mac Dietz called Krause out on the appeal by C Luis Arrizurieta. This allowed Arrizurieta and Urena to get Anderson in a rundown to end the inning, much to the dismay of Jammers manager Brian Esposito.

Brooklyn entered the Bottom of the 10th down 2 with the top of the batting order due up. As usual, Tuschak swung at the 1st pitch he saw in the final inning of a game, this time grounding out to short. Rosario waited for his pitch and singled to center. Urena lined out to left and Michael Katz grounded into a fielder’s choice to give Brooklyn their 7th straight loss.



  • Tom Signore missed his 2nd straight game due to symptoms related to a concussion sustained while coaching in Las Vegas. Ron Romanick coached in his place.
  • Jack Voigt again coached 1st Base last night

About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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