qmeme_1466781344099_138The Cyclones woes continued last night, as a game that once looked like it could be a no-hitter, turned sour, as the team left 8 men on base and failed to overcome a 3-run deficit.

The Cyclones threatened in the Top of the 2nd, as Ali Sanchez & Jay Jabs led off the inning with hits off of Tigers starter Alfred Gutierrez. Brandon Brosher flew out, and Darryl Knight walked to load the bases. The hitless wonders, Arnaldo Berrios & Dale Burdick came up, and both proceeded to get out (Berrios: strikeout & Burdick: pop out) to end the inning with the bases jammed.

Harol Gonzalez took the mound for Brooklyn and managed to keep the Tigers from getting a hit for a few innings.

Dale Burdick ended his hitless slump in the Top of the 5th, as he singled to improve his batting average from .000 to .042.

In the Bottom of the 6th, Harol Gonzalez still had a no hitter going. After striking out Keaton Jones to start the inning, Will Savage drew a walk and Sam Machonis was hit by pitch. Joey Havrilak grounded out to make it 2nd & 3rd and a wild pitch scored Savage and moved Machonis to 3rd. Gonzalez struck out Blaise Salter to end the inning.

Arnaldo Berrios (c) Pat Sanchez

Arnaldo Berrios (c) Pat Sanchez

Arnaldo Berrios, ended his hitless streak, as he finally got his 1st hit in the Top of the 7th.

Gonzalez’s no-hitter was broken up in the Bottom of the 7th. With 1-out in the inning, Cole Bauml was hit by pitch and Josh Lester singled to left for the Tigers for hit of the game. Andres Sthormes struck out swinging, but a wild pitch moved the runners to 2nd & 3rd. That would all for Gonzalez, as Taylor Henry was called in to pitch.

Jones singled to right, scoring Bauml & Lester, but Jones was nailed at 2nd trying to get an extra base, ending the inning.

Jay Jabs (c) Pat Sanchez

Jay Jabs (c) Pat Sanchez

Down 3-2, the Cyclones got on the scoreboard in the Top of the 8th. With Jose Fuentes in to pitch, Jacob Zanon led off with a walk. Colby Woodmansee flew out, but Sanchez singled to move Zanon to 2nd. Jabs singled to score Zanon and move Sanchez to 3rd. Down 3-1, Brosher hit a sac fly to center to score Sanchez and make it a 1-run game. Knight ended the rally when he grounded out.

The Cyclones had one last chance in the Top of the 9th, but closer Eduardo Jimenez retired the side in order, giving Brooklyn another loss on the season.


The Cyclones look to avoid a sweep tonight. RHP Merandy Gonzalez (0-0, 0.00) will face off against LHP Locke St. John (0-0, 0.00) at 7:05 PM in Dodd Stadium.


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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