qmeme_1441293990627_30The Cyclones snapped 2 streaks last night. They snapped a 3-game losing streak and a streak of 14 winning seasons, as they split a twinbill in Connecticut.


qmeme_1441294055909_240The Tigers took an early lead in the Bottom of the 2nd off Cyclones starter Edioglis Villasmil when Shane Zeile hit a 2-out double to left and Tanner Donnels singled him in.

The Cyclones bounced back in the Top of the 4th off Tigers starter Josh Heddinger. Vinny Siena & David Thompson hit singles with 1 out. After a strikeout by Diehl, Zach Mathieu drew a walk to load the bases. Desmond Lindsay singled to left, scoring Siena & Thompson, but Mathieu was nailed at 3rd. scores. Zach Mathieu out at 3rd to end the inning.

The Cyclones added more in the Top of the 5th. Jose Garcia reached on an error and Hengelbert Rojas singled him to 2nd. Oswald Caraballo finally did something useful, laying down a sac bunt that made it 2nd & 3rd. Alfredo Reyes singled to left, scoring Garcia and moving Rojas to 3rd. Siena hit a sac fly that scored Rojas. Reyes was caught stealing to end the inning.

The Cyclones removed the save situation in the Brooklyn Top of the 6th off reliever Matt Davenport. Thompson reached on an error and Diehl singled him to 2nd. Zach Mathieu grounded into a force out that moved Thompson to 3rd & got Diehl at 2nd.

Lindsay went down strikes out swinging, but Garcia doubled to left, scoring Thompson & Mathieu. Rojas reached on an error, moving Garcia to 3rd. A wild pitch score Garcia & moved Rojas to 2nd. Caraballo walked, but Reyes flew out to end the inning with Brooklyn up 7-1.

PJ Conlon closed out the game for Brooklyn, snapping the losing streak.


qmeme_1441294109540_407 GAME 2

The Cyclones were unable to complete the sweep in game 2.

The Cyclones took an early 1-0 lead in the Top of the 2nd, thanks to Jeff Diehl’s 5th home run of the season.

Cyclones starter Jose Celas gave it back in the Bottom of the 2nd. Shane Zeile led off the inning by reaching 1st on a strikeout and error by C Brandon Brosher. A fielding error by Celas moved Zeile to 2nd and allowed Tanner Donnels to reach base. Celas would pick off Donnels, but walked Keaton Jones. Jacob Kapstein doubled to left, scoring Zeile and moving Jones to 3rd. Celas got Patrick Mackenzie to ground out, ending the inning.

After 3 innings, Nicco Blank came in to pitch and gave up the game in the Bottom of the 7th. Kapstein drew a 1-out walk and Mackenzie singled him to 2nd. Jose Zambrano grounded out, making it 2nd & 3rd. Will Allen singled to right, scoring Kapstein for the win, and giving the Cyclones loss #39 on the season, snapping a 14 year streak of finishing .500 or better.



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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