qmeme_1441636088454_766The Brooklyn Cyclones looked like they could help Aberdeen Ironbirds pull ahead of the Staten Island Yankees, but a late inning throwing error from Pedro Perez cost them the game.

Cyclones starter Raul Jacobson gave up his 1st run in the Top of the 5th. Junior Valera led off with an infield single. After striking out Brandon Wagner, Jacobson gave up an RBI double to Jhalan Jackson to make it 1-0. Jacobson got out of the inning when Jake Hernandez lined into a 6-4 double play.

Yankees starter Kolton Mahoney threw 4 perfect innings before giving up a hit to Zach Mathieu. He was lights out through 7 and was replaced by Josh Roeder in the Bottom of the 8th. Jose Garcia led off with a single to right and a swinging bunt ground out by Oswald Caraballo sent Garcia to 2nd. Pedro Perez flew out, but a double from Manuel Hilario tied the game at 1. Roeder struck out Alfredo Reyes to end the inning.

The game went into the Top of the 9th and Corey Taylor replaced Craig Missigman who came in to pitch the 8th. Taylor immediately gave up a homer to the hot hitting Trey Amburgey to give Staten Island the lead, as a number of fans began to leave MCU Park. Taylor would get out of the inning with no further damage.

As the game went to the Bottom of the 9th, Enmanuel Zabala led off with a double to left and Desmond Lindsay singled him in to tie the game at 2. Jonny Drozd was called in to pitch for the Baby Bombers. Mathieu popped out and Lindsay was picked off. Brandon Brosher walked, but Garcia grounded out to end the inning.

As the game went into extras, PJ Conlon came in to pitch. Jake Hernandez led off with a single and Danienger Perez ran for him. Kyle Holder lay out a sacrafice bunt, something Gamboa never has his team do, and he moved Perez to 2nd. Thairo Estrada singled to left, making it 1st & 3rd. Jeff Hendrix went down swinging and PJ Conlon intentionally walked Amburgey to load the bases.

Ryan Krill hit the ball right to Pedro Perez for what looked like an inning ending ground out, but the throw from Perez was so offline, it went right into the dugout, scoring Perez and Estrada and making it 2nd & 3rd. Conlon got Valera to fly out, but the Yanks had a 2-run lead, which they would keep, as the Cyclones fell 4-2 in 10.

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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