qmeme_1405868411636_200The Cyclones were hoping to snap their 7 game losing streak tonight while facing the Jammers. Jamestown quickly got on the scoreboard in the Top of the 1st. With Carlos Valdez on the mound for Brooklyn, the team was hoping to get their 1st win in over a week.

Valdez did not get off to a good start, as he hit Carl Anderson with a pitch. Jordan Luplow hit a sacrifice bunt back to Valdez, who misplayed it, giving the Jammers 1st & 2nd. The Jammers then executed a double steal to make it 2nd & 3rd. Taylor Gushue went down looking. Michael Suchy hit a sacrifice fly to RF Michael Bernal, scoring Anderson and advancing Luplow to 3rd. Kevin Krause drew a walk. Kevin Ross singled to right, scoring Luplow and moving Krause to 3rd. With the score 2-0 Jammers, Valdez got out of the inning by getting Aponte to strike out swinging.

Brooklyn finally managed to get the offense going in Bottom of the 4th off Jammers starter Tyler Epper. Cyclones Manager Tom Gamboa made some changes to the lineup, which included having Adrian Abreu lead off. Abreu led off the 4th with a double to left. Amed Rosario singled to center, scoring Abreu. Jhoan Urena hit his 10th double of the season to move Rosario to 3rd. Michael Katz grounded out, scoring Rosario. Tomas Nido went down swinging. Joe Tuschak hit the ball to 1B Kevin Ross who misplayed it, allowing Urena to score. Michael Bernal went down swinging to end the inning, but the Cyclones has a 3-2 lead.

One of the biggest issues with the Cyclones this season has been pitchers pitching with a lead. For the 2nd straight night, the Cyclones starter got run support, only to give it all back. So in the Top of the 5th, Valdez got Tyler Filliben to ground out before giving up 3 straight walks to Erik Forgione, Carl Anderson & Jordan Luplow to load the bases. That would close the book on Valdez as Gaither Bumgardner came in. Gushue hit a single, scoring Forgione and Anderson to give the Jammers a 4-3 lead. A wild pitch by Bumgardner allowed Luplow to score from 3rd and move Gushue to 2nd. Suchy singled. Then Bumgardner got out of it by getting Krause to go down looking and Ross to hit into a fielder’s choice.

The Cyclones, however, would not stand for it. Jeff Diehl led off the Bottom of the 5th with a single to center. Will Fulmer doubled him to 3rd. Adrian Abreu singled allowing Diehl to score and moving Fulmer to 3rd. Rosario grounded out, scoring Fulmer and moving Abreu to 2nd. Urena grounded out, moving Abreu to 3rd. Katz walked. Tyler Epper threw a wild pitch, scoring Abreu and moving Katz to 2nd. Nido continued to struggle at the plate, as he grounded out to end the inning, but the Cyclones led 6-5.

Carl Anderson would be the man to tie and take the lead in this game. Anderson led off the Top of the 7th with a single, stole 2nd, moved to 3rd on an error by Abreu and scored on a groundout. He drew a leadoff walk in the 9th, stole 2nd again and advanced to 3rd on Abreu’s error. Luplow reached on an error by Fulmer, allowing Anderson to make it 7-6.

With the Cyclones trailing in the Bottom of the 9th, Will Fulmer hit his 1st home run of the season to tie it up at 7-7. With the crowd of 5,429 on their feet cheering, Abreu, Rosario & Urena would all ground out to 2nd, sending the game to extras for the 2nd straight night.

After no scoring by either team thru the next 5, the Jammers would blow it open in the Top of the 15th. With Eddie Villasmil on the mound, Gushue singled to left. Suchy doubled him to 3rd, leading David Andriese to be intentionally walked. Kevin Ross doubled in Gushue & Suchy and moved Andriese to 3rd. Francisco Aponte was intentionally walked. Urbina came in to pitch, getting Lunde to go down swinging. Forgione singled to center, scoring Andriese scores. Kevin Ross to 3rd. Francisco Aponte to 2nd. Anderson flew out to left. Luplow singled to right, scoring Ross & Aponte. Urbina got out of the inning, getting Gushue to go down looking

Down 12-7, Brooklyn had no offense in the Bottom of the 15th, as they went down in order. After 5 hours of baseball, the Cyclones were handed their 8th straight loss.

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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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