The Cyclones finished up their 3-game series at Ripken Stadium with a 3-2 win over the Aberdeen Ironbirds, winning the series 2 games out of 3. They were helped out by a player who has begun to find his stride in the past games.
The Ironbirds would be the first to get on the scoreboard off Cyclones starter Edigolis Villasmil, as Ryan Mountcastle hit a 2-run homer in the Bottom of the 2nd that scored Mike Odenwaelder.
The Cyclones would slice the lead in half in the Top of the 4th. With Jean Cosme on the mound, Jeff Diehl drew a 1-out walk and a wild pitch sent him to 2nd. Zach Mathieu doubled to left, scoring Diehl. Enmanuel Zabala went down swinging, but Brosher singled to left. The Cyclones were unable to tie, as Mathieu was thrown out at home to end the inning.
The Cyclones would tie it up in the Top of the 6th off reliever Patrick Baker. Diehl hit a 2-out double to right & Mathieu singled him in to even the score.
In the Bottom of the 7th, Edioglis Villasmil was pulled after 82 pitches for Jose Celas, Celas threw a shutout inning.
The Cyclones took the lead in the Top of the 8th. Branden Kaupe drew a leadoff walk. Vinny Siena popped out, but Diehl would single and the ensuing error made it 2nd & 3rd. Ryan Meisinger was called in to replace replaces Garrett Cleavinger. Mathieu singled to cenrer, scoring Kaupe and sending Diehl to 3rd. A wild pitch allowed Mathieu to go to 2nd. Zabala went down swinging and Brosher grounded out, but the Cyclones led 3-2.
PJ Conlon pitched a scoreless Bottom of the 8th and Carlos Valdez closed out the game for his 4th save of the season to give Brooklyn a huge divisional win.
The Cyclones return home for a stretch of home games with a road game. They will take on Hudson Valley, with RHP Tyler Badamo (3-6, 3.53) facing off against LHP Michael Velasquez (2-4, 4.14) at 7:00 PM