The Cyclones recovered from Sunday night's loss to top Staten Island 5-2 on Monday night. Brooklyn split their home-and-home series with the Yankees at two games apiece and improve to 6-4 on the season against their cross-town rivals.
The Cyclones scored all of their runs between the third and sixth innings and in the top of the ninth, putting a single run on the board in each inning. SS Matt Smith hit an RBI single to right field in the third and 2B Josh Satin drilled his second home run of the year in the fourth. In the fifth inning, RF John Servidio smacked his third home run of the season to left field, while LF Eric Campbell drove in the team's fourth run in as many innings on a single to center field in the top of the sixth. CF Sean Ratliff (pictured, by George Napolitano) added an insurance run in the ninth with his second home run of the year, and DH Jordan Abruzzo notched his fifth multi-hit game in his last ten games, going 2-for-4 in Monday night's game.
RHP Scott Shaw made his eighth appearance and seventh start of the season for Brooklyn. Shaw (3-2) was able to follow last Wednesday's eight shutout innings with another strong performance, this time pitching five innings and allowing only a run on two hits while tying his season high with eight strikeouts. LHP Roy Merritt continued his stellar performance in middle relief, throwing 2.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts. RHP Stephen Clyne picked up a four-out save, his sixth of the season, to close out the game for Brooklyn.
The Cyclones travel to Vermont on Tuesday to take on the Lake Monsters for a three-game series. They return home to Brooklyn on Saturday, August 2 to play the Staten Island Yankees at 6:00 pm when it will be Ladies night at KeySpan Park.
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