06/29/2008 3:47 PM
After a 56 minute rain delay, the Cyclones took an early lead on Sunday, but were eventually defeated by a score of 6-4, losing their second game in a row. The Cyclones wore replica Brooklyn Royal Giants uniforms on Sunday to pay tribute to the Negro Leagues, on African-American Heritage Night. (Matt Bouchard, pictured by George Napolitano)
LF Sean Ratliff made his professional debut in the game, and notched a hit in his first at-bat. Dan Murphy continued his hot hitting, as he’s gotten a hit in all of his three rehab starts with Brooklyn. Both Josh Satin and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each added a pair of hits, giving the Cyclones a total of 12 hits for the game.
Jim Fuller started for the Cyclones, and pitched 2.3 innings, allowing one run, with four walks and five strikeouts. Wendy Rosa, Manny Olivares, Mike Lynn , Roy Merritt all followed Fuller, allowing five runs, giving up 11 hits and walking six. Lynn (0-1) picked up the loss.
On Monday, Mets legend Darryl Strawberry will be at KeySpan Park for the Cyclones' 7pm game against Hudson Valley. Strawberry will be appearing on behalf of Spongetech - the ultimate one-step wash and wax system. Darryl will personally present the winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) of the Dirtiest Car in the Parking Lot contest with a Spongetech prize package. So get your car as dirty as you can, and come to the game. If you have a ticket to the game, and really dirty car, you could meet one of the greatest players ever to wear a Mets uniform!
The first 2,500 fans will also receive the giveaway of the year - a Cyclone Roller Coaster Replica, presented by Bank of America!
And, Monday is a Dollar Day for Season Ticket Holders, so bring your MVP card to get a Nestle's Ice Cream Bar for a dollar.
- Tickets are still available by clicking here or calling 718-507-TIXX.