You can chalk 2016 up as another failed season, as last night’s sweep in Lowell made it very clear that for the 4th straight season, the Brooklyn Cyclones will not be making the playoffs.
Gene Cone led off the game with a single to center off Spinners starter Michael Shawaryn. Newest member of the Cyclones Luis Carpio began his Cyclones career like so many others by striking out. Cone swiped 2nd and Desmond Lindsay singled, moving Cone to 3rd. Colby Woodmansee hit into a force out, scoring Cone and nailing Lindsay at 2nd. Woodmansee stole 2nd, allowing him to take 3rd on a hit by Blake Tiberi. Tiberi was caught trying to steal 2nd to end the inning.
Merandy Gonzalez got the start for Brooklyn and ran into trouble in the Bottom of the 1st. Chris Madera flew out to right and C. J. Chatham reached on a fielding error by Woodmansee. Tyler Hill singled to right, moving Chatham to 3rd. Ryan Scott singled to center, scoring Chatham and moving Hill to 3rd on the throw. Bobby Dalbec singled to center, scoring Hill and moving Scott to 2nd. Tyler Spoon singled to center, loading the bases. Merandy struck out Tucker Tubbs and was pulled from the game for Alejandro Castro. Castro got Yoan Aybar to fly out, ending the inning with Brooklyn down 2-1.
Lowell had a chance to score in the Bottom of the 2nd, but failed. However, they didn’t waste any time in the Bottom of the 3rd off reliever Dillon Becker. Scott was hit by pitch and Dalbec blasted his 6th homer of the season over the CF wall to make it 4-1.
Becker walked two Spinners to start the Bottom of the 5th before being pulled for Gabriel Feliz. A groundout by Dalbec made it 2nd & 3rd. Spoon whiffed at air, but Tubbs reached on an error that scored Hill & Scott before taking 2nd on a second error on the play. Feliz struck out Aybar to end the inning, with the score now 6-1.
The Cyclones got two on in the Top of the 6th, but failed to score.
With Austin McGeorge pitching the Bottom of the 7th, Dalbec hit a 1-out triple to right and scored on a ground out by Spoon to make it 7-1.
The Spinners would add another in the Bottom of the 8th off Joseph Zanghi. Acosta hit a 1-out single to right and Madera would reach on a single and error made it 2nd & 3rd. Chatham reached on an error by Woodmansee, scoring Acosta. Hill popped out, but Scott walked, moving Chatham to 2nd. Zanghi struck out Dalbec to end the inning.
The Cyclones would end up showing no offense in the Top of the 9th, giving the Spinners a sweep and pushing Brooklyn even further from the playoffs.