The Cyclones return home from their road trip in Burlington, Vermont to take on the Aberdeen Ironbirds in Coney Island for the final time this season. The team will be having 2 giveaways, an early game and honor our city’s greatest heroes before heading up to Hudson Valley.
Sunday, July 31st, 4:00 PM
PITCHING MATCHUP: LHP Thomas Szapucki (1-0, 0.00) vs Keegan Akin (0-1, 3.38)
The Cyclones open the homestand with the popular Wilmer Flores “From Tears to Cheers!” Bobblehead, It is a double-sided bobblehead that, with one side if Flores tipping his hat to the crowd while crying, an homage to last season when he thought he was being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers along with Zach Wheeler for Carlos Gomez. The other side is Flores grabbing his jersey, as he celebrates a walk-off homer against the Washingon Nationals a few nights later after the trade fell through, showing his loyalty to the New York Mets.
It will be a popular item with only 2,000 fans getting bobbleheads, so be in line early when the gates open at 2:15 for Season Ticket Holders and 2:30 for everyone else. If you are going to Citi Field to get the Mike Piazza bobblehead before coming to Coney Island, make sure to leave plenty of travel time.
It is also Harry Potter Night, leading some to think about certain connotations from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone. There will be a Quidditch match on the field before the game. After the game, kids can run the bases.
Monday, August 1st, 7:00 PM
PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Erik Manoah (4-1, 4.21) vs. LHP Alex Wells (3-3, 2.09)
Following last Monday’s rainout, the team rescheduled the giveaway portable iPod Speaker to this Monday. The giveaways are not electronic and work on most cell phones or portable media players by reverberating the sound.
The game presented by St. Francis College. It is also NYPD Appreciation Night at MCU Park where the team will honor New York’s Finest.
Following the game, all fans can run the bases.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 11:30 AM
PITCHING MATCHUP: RHP Gabriel Llanes (2-4, 3.56) vs RHP Matthias Dietz (0-0, 4.50)
Tuesday brings a day game as it is Camp Day at MCU Park. This will be the only Camp Day in 2016.