qmeme_1406645667164_655The Cyclones extended their winning streak to 3 last night, thanks to a 8-5 win in Lowell. The start of the game was delayed till about 8:15 due to rain.

Lowell got things going in the Bottom of the 1st off Alberto Baldonado. Danny Mars walked, then stole 2nd. Joseph Monge grounded. Mars stole 3rd. Sam Travis singled to score Mars. Baldonado got out of the ham by getting Aneudis Peralta & Cisco Tellez to line out to Tucker Tharp & Michael Conforto, respectively.

The Cyclones quickly struck back in the Brooklyn Top of the 2nd, thanks to a leadoff homer by Michael Bernal off starter Jake Drehoff.

Lowell retook the lead in the Bottom of the 3rd. Mars hit a 1-out single to right, but made a bad move testing the arm of Bernal, who nailed him at 2nd. Monge doubled to left, then scored on the next at bat on a single by Sam Travis.

Brooklyn blew it open in the Top of the 6th off reliever Rob Smorol. Amed Rosario led off the inning with a double. Jhoan Urena fouled out to 1B Cisco Tellez. Michael Conforto drew a walk. On ball 4, the pitch was wild & Rosario went to 3rd. Bernal went down swinging. Will Fulmer continued his hot hitting, as he doubled to left, allowing Rosario & Conforto to score and give Brooklyn a 3-2 lead. Tomas Nido singled to center, scoring Fulmer. Tucker Tharp singles to moving Nido to 2nd. Anthony Chavez hit his 2nd double of the night to score Nido & Tharp. Chavez went to 3rd on a bad throw. Adrian Abreu reached on an infield single to score Chavez. Rosario came up for the 2nd time in the inning, but grounded out to end it. The Cyclones scored 6 runs to make it 7-2.

The Cyclones added another in the 7th. Ellis Jimenez relieved Smorol and got Urena to line out before giving up a single to Conforto. Bernal reached on an error and both got an extra base on a throwing error by 2B Deiner Lopez. Fulmer walked to load the bases. Joe Tuschak finally returned after 10 games by pinch-hitting for Nido. Tuschak was hit by the pitch, scoring Conforto. Tharp hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.

Down 8-2, the Spinners would not go down without a fight. In the Bottom of the 7th, and Josh Prevost in for his 2nd inning of work, David Sopilka went down swinging & Mars flew out to left. Monge singled to right & scored on the next at bat, thanks to a triple from Sam Travis. Aneudis Peralta reached on an error, scoring Travis. Cisco Tellez singled to right, but Nick Moore grounded out to end the inning, with the scoreboard reading 8-4.

Lowell still made an effort in the Bottom of the 8th. Mauricio Dubon led things off with a single to right. Lopez grounded out, but moved Dubon to 2nd. Sopilka grounds out, moving Dubon to 3rd. Mars singled to center, scoring Dubon. Eddie Villasmil came in for Prevost and got Monge to go down looking to end the inning.

Lowell made one last effort in the Bottom of the 9th. With Shane Bay in to close it out, Travis led off with a single & Peralta did the same. Tellez grounded into a 4-6-3 double play that allowed Travis to go to 3rd. He would stay 90 feet from home as Nick Moore flew out to end the game and send the crowd of 2,863 home.

The Cyclones improved to 22-22 on the season. They are tied with the Tigers & Yankees for the Wild Card lead. They face the Spinners this afternoon before returning home.

BOX SCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY

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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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