All three Cyclones that came to bat in the Top of the 1st and starter Jake Cosart struck them out.
With Tyler Badamo on the hill for Brooklyn, Luis Alexander Basabe led off the Bottom of the 1st with a double to center. Andrew Benintendi went down swinging, but Chad De La Guerra singled to right, scoring Basabe. However, Michael Bernal nailed De La Guerra at 2nd as he tried to make it a double. Badamo got out of the inning by striking out Tucker Tubbs.
Enfember Martinez came in to pitch the Top of the 2nd. He gave up a leadoff walk to Jeff Diehl, but got David Thompson to hit into a 5-4-3 double play and Brandon Brosher to ground out to 3rd.
The Spinners got a 1-out single in the Bottom of the 2nd from Mitchell Gunsolus, but Badamo struck out Austin Rei & Hector Lorenzana to keep the inning scoreless.
The Cyclones threatened in the Top of the 3rd, as Alfredo Reyes hit a 2-out single to center and Tucker Tharp drew a walk. However, Vinny Siena lined out to leave them stranded.
The Cyclones ran into some back luck in the Bottom of the 3rd. Brandon Magee reached on an error by Bernal and would go all the way to 3rd. Basabe went down swinging, but Benintendi hit a sac fly to right scoring Magee. However, on the play, Badamo injured his groin and had to leave the game. Ruben Reyes came in and after warming up, he got De La Guerra to hit into a ground out
The Brooklyn bats showed some life in the Top of the 4th. Bernal led off with a walk and a double by Diehl sent him to 3rd. Thompson hit a sac fly to CF Benintendi to score Bernal and send Diehl to 3rd. Martinez got out of the jam by striking out Brosher & Zabala
The Spinners would get 2 in the Bottom of the 4th With 1 out, Josh Ockimey was hit by pitch. Gunsolus looked at strike 3 for out #2. A passed ball sent Ockimey to 2nd. Austin Rei drew a walk and Hector Lorenzana was hit by pitch, loading the bases. Brandon Magee reached on an error by Siena, scoring Ockimey & Rei, sending Lorenzana to 3rd. Basabe drew a walk to load the bases, but Benintendi flew out to center to end the inning with the Spinners up 4-1.
The Cyclones threatened in the Top of the 5th, but once again wasted an opportunity. Zach Mathieu led off with a double to left. Alfredo Reyes reached on an error, sending Mathieu to 3rd. Tucker Tharp flew out to center and the throw from Benintendi nailed the slow running Mathieu at home plate, giving Lowell an 8-2 double play. With Siena up, Alfredo Reyes stole 2nd, but Siena would fly out to end the inning.
Ty Williams would make his debut after missing the 1st half due to a shoulder injury. He ran into some trouble in the Bottom of the 5th, as he gave up a 1-0 walk to Tubbs, who would steal 2nd and score on an error by Enmanuel Zabala.
The Cyclones would load the bases in the Top of the 6th, causing Spinners manager Joe Oliver to pull Martinez for Edwar Garcia. However, Garcia would get the weak hitting Zach Mathieu to look at strike 3 to end the inning.
Nicco Blank came in to pitch the Bottom of the 6th. Magee drew a 1-out walk and a single by Basabe sent him to 3rd, as Basabe went to 2nd on the throw. Andrew Benintendi hit the ball to Blank and Magee would eventually be tagged out after getting caught in a run down. De La Guerra struck out to end the inning.
The 7th inning saw neither team have a runner reach base. The Cyclones would load the bases in the Top of the 8th, but once again, Zach Mathieu killed a rally by striking out swinging.
Carlos Valdez would pitch a scoreless Bottom of the 8th. The Cyclones would get runners to 2nd & 3rd in the Top of the 9th thanks to a Siena single and a Bernal double, but Jeff Diehl look at strike 3 to end the game, giving Brooklyn a 5-1 loss that sent the crowd of 2,504 home happy.
The Cyclones went 1-for-11 with RISP and left 12 men on base. With the loss, they fall to 23-20, half a game behind the Staten Island Yankees.
They will look to take 2 outta 3 from Lowell tonight, as it’s a matchup of the Almonte’s. RHP Gaby Almonte (5-2, 2.27) will take the hill for Brooklyn while RHP Jose Almonte (2-2, 4.50) starts for Lowell.
David “the Wolf” Pecoraro, will be in the Press Box covering the game for Brooklyn Baseball Banter.