Despite the horrible forecasts that caused the Brooklyn Cyclones to change the start time to 4:00 PM due to forecasts or rain and heavy winds, there was nothing but clear skies, moderate temperatures, a slight breeze and the MCU Park debut of the two newest members of the Brooklyn Cyclones pitching staff.
So naturally, the Cyclones had to ruin the most picture perfect of days by losing to the hated Staten Island Yankees and risk another season finishing below .500.
After a scoreless inning, Humphreys ran into trouble in the Top of the 2nd. After retiring Kendall Coleman & Jerry Seitz, Nathan Mikolas popped the ball up a mile high on the infield grass. However, nobody managed to catch it and Mikolas was in at 2nd with a double. Angel Aguilar singled to center, scoring Mikolas to make it 1-0. Humphreys got Yancarlos Baez to line out, ending the inning.
The Cyclones their first chance at any runs came in the Bottom of the 3rd, as Anthony Dimino led off with a walk and a double by Luis Carpio made it 2nd & 3rd. Yankees starter Simon De la Rosa struck out Jay Jabs & Gene Cone before getting Michael Paez to fly out.
The Bottom of the 4th was no different, as Desmond Lindsay led off with a single to right to get things going. Colby Woodmansee popped out for the first out. Lindsay stole 2nd and Blake Tiberi walked. Brandon Brosher struck out, but the wild pitch made it 2nd & 3rd. Dimino walked to load the bases, but a fly ball by Carpio could not avoid the glove of RF Nathan Mikolas.
After 6 well-pitched innings, Gregorix Estevez replaced Humphreys and threw a perfect Top of the 7th. In the Top of the 8th, he allowed a homer to Timmy Robinson to make it 2-0.
Gabriel Feliz was summoned in to pitch the Top of the 9th. Seitz led off with a single, but Mikolas grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. Aguilar drew a walk and Baez reached on an error by Feliz. Ben Ruta drew a walk, loading the bases. Welfrin Mateo tripled over the head of Desmond Lindsay, clearing the bases to make it 5-0. Alejandro Castro came in to pitch and walked Dalton Blaser before getting Robinson to ground out.
The Cyclones got a few runners on in the Bottom of the 9th, but scored none as the team fell 5-0 and received their 38th loss of the season.