The Brooklyn Cyclones snapped their 2-game losing streak last night, thanks a season high 14 hits and 7 doubles.

Michael Bernal hit a 2-out double, his 10th off the season, in the Top of the 1st for Brooklyn, but the Cyclones did not capitalize.

Michael Bernal

Michael Bernal

Brooklyn would get on the scoreboard in the Top of the 3rd. With Kevin Steen on the hill for the Spinners, Alfredo Reyes led off with a single to center. Tucker Tharp grounded out, moving Reyes to 2nd. Reyes would steal 3rd for his 4th stolen base of the season. Vinny Siena drew a walk to make it 1st & 3rd. Bernal hit a sac fly to center to score Reyes to give Brooklyn a 1-0 lead. Jeff Diehl hit his 6th double of the season to make it 2nd & 3rd. However, Brandon Brosher looked at Strike 3 to end the inning.

Kyri Washington led off the Bottom of the 3rd with a single and stole 3rd two batters later, but the Spinners did not score.

The Cyclones would get another in the Top of the 4th. Enmanuel Zabala led off with his 3rd double of the season. Jose Garcia reached on an infield hit to send Zabala to 3rd. Will Fulmer grounded into a 6-3 double play that scored Zabala to make it 2-0. Reyes grounded out to end the inning.

Kevin Canelon

Kevin Canelon

The Spinners would take the lead in the Bottom of the 4th off Cyclones starter Kevin Canelon. Andrew Benintendi led off with a single to right. The next batter, Victor Acosta, hit into a fielder’s choice, getting Benintendi at 2nd. Tucker Tubbs singled to center, moving Acosta to 2nd. Chad De La Guerra drew a walk to load the bases. Tate Matheny doubled to center, scoring Acosta & Tubbs and sending De La Guerra to 3rd. Washington hit a sac fly to right, sending De La Guerra home and Matheny to 3rd. Canelon got out of the jam by getting Alixon Suarez to take strike 3 looking, but the Spinners led 3-2.

The Cyclones got 2 hits in the Top of the 5th, but couldn’t take advantage of it.

Canelon ran into more trouble in the Bottom of the 5th. Jeremy Rivera reached on a 1-out single, due to an infield mix-up. Benintendi reached on an infield hit, sending Rivera to 3rd. Acosta singled to right, scoring Rivera and sending Benintendi to 2nd. With Tubbs up, a bad pickoff by Canelon sent Benintendi to 3rd. That would be costly, as a Tubbs sac fly send Benintendi in to score. Acosta would steal 2nd, but De La Guerra flew out to end the inning with Lowell now up 5-2.

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia

The Cyclones would not take it lying down, as they immediately got back on the board in the Top of the 6th off reliever Daniel Zandona. Brosher hit a 1-out double to center. Zabala fouled out to left, but moved Brosher to 3rd. Garcia singled to left, scoring Brosher, making it 5-3. Fulmer grounded out to end the inning.

Canelon gave up a hit in the Bottom of the 6th, but didn’t allow a run to score.

The Cyclones bats really came to life in the Top of the 7th. Reyes led off with a single to center and would go to 2nd on a wild pitch. Tharp went down swinging, but Siena doubled to left, scoring Reyes to make it a 1-run game. Zandona would be pulled for Taylor Nunez. Nunez immediately gave up a double to Bernal, his 2nd of the game and 11th on the season, sending Siena home to tie it. Diehl doubled to center, scoring Bernal to give Brooklyn the lead. Nunez hit Brosher with a pitch and a wild pitch in the next at bat made it 2nd & 3rd. Zabala went down swinging, but Garcia drew a walk to load the bases. Tom Gamboa sent David Thompson to hit for Fulmer. Thompson got hit with a pitch to score Diehl and moved Brosher & Garcia up a base. Alfredo Reyes went down swinging to end the inning, but the Cyclones led 7-5

Vinny Siena

Vinny Siena

Nicco Blank came in to pitch the Bottom of the 7th and retired the side in order.

Bobby Poyner came in to pitch the Top of the 8th and matched Blank for a 1-2-3 inning.

Alex Palsha

Alex Palsha

Corey Taylor came in to pitch the Bottom of the 8th and gave up a leadoff double to Tubbs. De La Guerra reached on an infield hit to Reyes, but didn’t advance Tubbs. Matheny bunted the ball in the air that Diehl caught. Garcia would pickoff De La Guerra out at 2nd, which allowed Tubbs to go to 3rd. Washington singled to center, scoring Tubbs. Mitchell Gunsolus pinch-hit for Alixon Suarez. A bad catch on a pickoff attempt sent Washington to 2nd, but Gunsolus went down swinging to end the inning.

Alex McKeon struck out all 3 Cyclones in the Top of the 9th. Alex Palsha came in to get the save. After getting the 1st 2 guys out, Benintendi tripled to right. With the tying run on 3rd, Palsha struck out Acosta to give Brooklyn a 7-6 win, sending the crowd of 3,074 home upset and giving Palsha his 10th save of the season.





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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