Brooklyn’s pitching staff leads the NYPL with a 2.93 ERA, and also leads the league with 599 strikeouts. The strikeout total, in 60 games, gives Brooklyn an average of 9.9 Ks per game. The Cyclones’ all-time franchise record for strikeouts in a single season is 644, set by the 2001 team (8.5 Ks per game). The lowest single-season team ERA in franchise history is 2.37, also set by the 2001 staff.
Four of Brooklyn’s five starting pitchers rank in the top 10 in individual ERA -- Chris Schwinden (second, 1.31), Brad Holt (third, 1.98), Scott Shaw (seventh, 2.76) and Pedro P. Martinez (ninth, 2.93).
Holt leads the league with 69 strikeouts, and Scott Shaw ranks third with 66 Ks. Yury Santana is tied for fourth in the NYPL with 10 saves.
In each of Hector Berrios’ four seasons as the Cyclones pitching coach (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), the staff has ranked in the top three in team ERA, leading the league in 2007 (2.93).
Pictured, l-r: Martinez, Shaw, Schwinden, Holt; by George Napolitano