Last night’s game could only be defined as “ugly.” Both teams combined to score 18 runs, amass 24 hits & commit 10 errors.
Brooklyn scored first in the Top of the 2nd off starter Sean Carley, thanks to a 1-out homer by Tyler Moore, which is also his 1st professionally. Pedro Perez reached 2nd on an error 2 batters later. Adrian Abreu singled in Perez to make it 2-0. John Mora popped out to end the inning.
The Cyclones problems began in the Bottom of the 3rd. With Scarlyn Reyes on the mound, Nathan Mikolas drew a 1-out walk. Jose Javier singled, followed by a double by Luis Torrens that scored Mikolas and sent Javier to 3rd. Ty McFarland singled to right, scoring Javier and moving Torrens to 3rd. Reyes got out of the jam when Isaias Tejeda hit into a 4-6-3 double play.
The Bottom of the 4th turned the game from bad to ugly. Austin Aune led off with a single, then stole 2nd. Chris Breen walked and Connor Spencer struck out swinging. Vicente Conde singled to left, scoring Aune, moving Breen to 3rd, and Conde went to 2nd on an error by Michael Conforto. Mikolas reaches on an error by Adrian Abreu.
That would be all for Reyes, as Mike Hepple was called in to pitch. Javier reached on an error by Tyler Moore that scored Breen. Torrens hit a bases loaded single to right, which scored Conde & Mikolas, advanced Javier to 3rd & allowed Torrens to go to 2nd on the throw. McFarland doubled to center, scoring Javier & Torrens. Tejeda doubled to left scoring McFarland. Hepple struck out Aune and got Breen to ground out to end the inning, but the Yanks had scored 7 and led 9-2.
Staten Island added insult to injury in the Bottom of the 5th. With Luis Rengel in to pitch, Conde drew a 1-out walk. Mikolas singled to center, moving Conde to 2nd. Jose Javier went down swinging. Luis Torrens popped it up to short, but Amed Rosario dropped the ball, which allowed Conde & Mikolas to score. McFarland singled to right, moving Torrens to 3rd. Tejeda walked to load the bases. Aune singled to center, scoring Torrens & McFarland and sent Tejeda to 3rd. Aune went to 2nd on a throwing error by Mora. Brandon Welch came in to pitch and a wild pitch scored Tejeda and moved Aune to 3rd. Breen walked, but the inning ended when Spencer grounded out. The Cyclones now trailed 14-2.
Brooklyn got one across in the Top of the 6th off Jordan Cote. Tomas Nido singled to center, and went to 2nd when Tyler Moore walked. Abreu singled to left, scoring Nido. Mora singled to load the bases, and they would be left loaded as Amed Rosario grounded out to end the inning.
Brooklyn got one more in the Top of the 8th off Sam Agnew-Wieland. Perez hit a 1-out single. Abreu reach on an error. Another errored scored Perez, moved Abreu to 3rd & allowed Mora to advance to 2nd. Agnew-Wieland got the next 2 out to end the 8th with Staten Island up 14-4.
This loss drops the Cyclones to 35-29 on the season. The Cyclones caught a break, as the Lowell Spinners rallied in the 9th to beat the Connecticut Tigers 5-4. This drops the Magic Number to 12.
- Last night’s game had 3 umpires, 1 more than the norm.
- Only 3 of the 14 runs given up by Brooklyn were earned.
- Alfredo Reyes made his Cyclones debut, wearing #8. He struck out in his only at bat.