Another losing season in the books, as the Brooklyn Cyclones failed to finish .500 for the 2nd straight season.
Justin Dunn got the start for the Brooklyn Cyclones and ran into trouble in the Bottom of the 1st. Dom Thompson-Williams led off with a double to left and a single by Welfrin Mateo made it 1st & 3rd. Nick Solak grounded into a double play, but Thompson-Williams scored to make it 1-0. Drew Bridges grounded out to end the inning.
The Cyclones quickly tied it up in the Top of the 2nd, as Colby Woodmansee led off with a walk. After a fly out by Blake Tiberi, Ali Sanchez doubled to right, moving Woodmansee to 3rd. Anthony Dimino grounded out, scoring Woodmansee and sending Sanchez to 3rd. Luis Carpio grounded out to end the inning.
The Top of the 4th would prematurely end Tom Gamboa’s reign as manager. Desmond Lindsay led off with a single to left and took 2nd on a wild pitch when Woodmansee struck out. Tiberi grounded the ball back to starter Jonathan Padilla who missed the tag, but Tiberi was ruled out, with Lindsay taking 3rd.
However, Tom Gamboa was unhappy with the call, as shown in the videos below, so he was ejected.
However, Gamboa would not go quietly, as he tossed helmets and bats on the field, getting a raucous ovation from the Brooklyn Cyclones fans in attendance.
Ali Sanchez flew out to end the inning.
The Cyclones would add a run in the Top of the 5th. Dimino reached 2nd on an error & stole 3rd before running home on another error, to give Brooklyn a 2-1 lead.
Harol Gonzalez came during the Bottom of the 4th to pitch for Brooklyn. Harol gave up a homer to Thompson-Williams in the Bottom of the 6th to tie the game up at 2-2. However, he had more trouble in the Bottom of the 7th. With one away, Bridges & Kendall Coleman hit singles to make it 1st & 2nd. Nathan Mikolas doubled to right, scoring Bridges & Coleman. Eduardo Navas went down looking, but Radley Haddad singled to center, scoring Mikolas and Haddad took 2nd on a throwing error by Lindsay. Alejandro Castro came in to pitch and struck out Ben Ruta to end the inning.
And as was the case all the season, the Cyclones failed to score and finished the season at 36-38, their 2nd losing season in a row.