brickwall_01_2Now that the games do not matter, it looks like the Cyclones know how to win, as they are now 2-1 in the series against CT.

The Cyclones got things rolling in the Top of the 1st, as Alfredo Reyes led off the game with his 9th double of the season. Enmanuel Zabala singled to center, moving Reyes to 3rd. A balk by Tigers starter Ryan Castellanos scored Reyes and moved Zabala to 2nd. Desmond Lindsay lay down a sacrifice bunt that moved Zabala to 3rd. Jose Garcia grounded out, scoring Zabala to make it 2-0. Brandon Brosher flew out to end the inning.

Reyes continued to surge in the Top of the 3rd, as he hit a 1-out triple to right and Zabala singled him in.

The Tigers got a run in during the Bottom of the 4th. Shane Zeile led off with a walk. A wild pitch by Cyclones starter Tyler Badamo, sent Zeile to 2nd. Keaton Jones flew out to right, moving Zeile to 3rd. Steven Fuentes grounded out, scoring Zeile. Jacob Kapstein struck out to end the inning.

Reyes took one for the team in the Top of the 6th by getting hit by a pitch and a single by Zabala sent him to 2nd. Desmond Lindsay doubled to right, scoring Reyes and moving Zabala to 3rd. Jose Garcia grounded out, but Brandon Brosher singled to left scoring Zabala and moving Lindsay to 3rd. That would be all for Ryan Castellanos, as Michael Vinson came in to pitch and he struck out Hengelbert Rojas & Oswald Caraballo to end the inning.

The Tigers brought it within 2 in the Bottom of the 7th. Jose Zambrano hit a 1-out single to right off reliever Johnny Magliozzi. A wild pitch sent Zambrano to 2nd. A triple by Tanner Donnels scored Zambrano. Will Allen singled to right, scoring Donnels. Corey Baptist singled, Joey Havrilak flew out and Zeile drew a walk to load the bases, causing Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa to bring in Craig Missigman, who struck out Jones to end the inning.

Carlos Valdez came in during the 8th and, while he ran into trouble, got the save, giving Brooklyn a 5-3 win.



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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