The Force was definitely with the Cyclones tonight, as they bounced back from a tough loss last night, thanks to a great pitching performance from Kevin Canelon.
With a reported 7,015 at MCU Park for Star Wars Night, Brooklyn finally got on the scoreboard in the Bottom of the 2nd. With right-hander Jean Cosme on the hill for Aberdeen, David Thompson led off with a walk and Brandon Brosher singled Thompson to 2nd. Zach Mathieu went down swinging, but Thompson & Brosher pulled off a double steal. Oswald Caraballo lined out to 2nd, but Pedro Perez singled to left, scoring Thompson & Brosher. Alfredo Reyes went down swinging to end the inning.
The Ironbirds would get their lone run off Cyclones starter Kevin Canelon in the Top of the 4th when Drew Turbin lifted a homer to the Right Field bleachers. Canelon would only give up 2 hits and strike out 4 to get his 2nd win of the season.
The Top of the 7th saw Carlos Valdez come in for Canelon. Valdez threw 1.2 shutout innings, giving up a hit while striking out 2.
The Cyclones got two runners on in the Bottom of the 7th, but once again were unable to widen their lead, as Ironbirds RF Yariel Vargas nailed Brosher at home plate.
Tom Gamboa called on closer Alex Palsha to close out the game. Palsha earned his 5th save of the season, as he got Drew Turbin, DJ Stewart and Randolph Gassaway to all ground out, giving Brooklyn a 2-1 win in just 2 hours and 21 minutes.
The Cyclones will face off against the IronBirds tomorrow at 5pm. RHP Tyler Badamo (1-1, 1.35) will face off against LHP Travis Seabrooke (1-1, 4.25). There is plenty going on at MCU Park, so CLICK HERE, to see what’s going on.