qmeme_1438002568507_16The Cyclones finished off their long 6 game road trip by falling to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers by a score of 6-2.

After a rain delay of nearly an hour, the Cyclones looked to salvage their road trip by taking the series from the Scrappers, but had little luck.

The Scrappers would get their 1st run of the game in the Bottom of the 1st when Willi Castro homered off Cyclones starter Andrew Church. The Scrappers would get runners to 1st & 3rd in the inning, but Church got out of the jam.

Church would run into trouble in the Bottom of the 2nd, making it 2nd & 3rd, but got out of the inning.

Hengelbert Rojas led off the Top of the 3rd with a double. He would go to 3rd two batters later on a fly out by Alfredo Reyes, but would be stranded there.

Ka’ai Tom led off the Bottom of the 3rd for Mahoning Valley with a single to right. Mark Mathias singled to right, scoring Tom, as a fielding error by Michael Bernal sent Mathias to 2nd. Daniel Salters grounded out, moving Mathias to 3rd. After getting Nathan Winfrey to go down swinging, Church walked Silento Sayles & Austin Fisher to load the bases. Church got out of another jam by getting Jodd Carter to fly out to CF Tucker Tharp.

Scrappers starter Casey Shane took a 2-0 lead now into the 4th. Vinny Siena led off the Top of the inning with a single to center. Bernal reached on an error by SS Willi Castro, sending Siena to 2nd. David Thompson grounded into what looked like a 4-6-3 double play, but the throw to 1st was offline, Thompson reached 1st, scoring Siena. Shane got out of the inning by getting Brandon Brosher to fly out and Hengelbert Rojas to hit into a fielder’s choice.

Church did not fare well in the Bottom of the 5th, as he gave up two straight singles to Salters & Winfrey. Sayles flew out, but moved both of them up a base. Tom Gamboa pulled Church from the game and called on Dawrin Frias to pitch. Fisher singled to left, scoring Salters and moving Winfrey to 3rd. A wild pitch by Frias scored Winfrey and moved Fisher to 2nd. Carter singled to center, scoring Fisher from 2nd. Frias did get out of the inning by getting Castro to hit into a fielder’s choice and Sam Haggerty to ground out, but the Cyclones now trailed 5-1.

The Cyclones would bring the game back to a save situation in the Top of the 6th. With Cortland Cox in for Shane, Will Fulmer led off the inning with a walk. Cox struck out Siena & Bernal, but gave up a double to Thompson to that scored Fulmer. Cox ended the inning when Brosher lined out to 1B Nathan Winfrey.

Luis Mateo came in and pitched a 1-2-3 Bottom of the 6th. He would run into trouble in the Bottom of the 7th. Winfrey led off the frame with a walk. Sayles grounded into a fielder’s choice. Fisher singled to center, sending Sayles to 3rd. Carter hit a sac fly to CF Tucker Tharp to score Sayles and move Fisher to 2nd. Castro grounded out to end the inning, but the Cyclones trailed 6-2.

The Cyclones would get runners on in the last 2 innings, but none of them would score, causing the Cyclones to lose 6-2 and end their road trip 1-5.


 The Cyclones will enjoy another off day before heading up to Hudson Valley on Tuesday.


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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