The Cyclones stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 3-1 win against Hudson Valley on Sunday night. A crowd of 8,016 fans at KeySpan Park saw Brooklyn (42-28) move to within a half-game of Jamestown (42-27) for the NYPL Wild Card.
C Jordan Abruzzo got the Cyclones on the board in the bottom of the fourth with an opposite-field home run to left field. Abruzzo (pictured, by George Napolitano) then added his second home run of the game and sixth of the season in the eighth inning from the right side. It marked the first time in club history a member of the Cyclones homered from both sides of the plate in the same game. 1B Ike Davis extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-4 effort, and 2B Josh Satin went 2-for-3, including a double in the fifth inning. 3B Juan Lagares played stellar defense and added a double, while DH Dock Doyle got his first hit of the season for the Cyclones.
In his 14th appearance and 13th start for Brooklyn, RHP Scott Shaw scattered 10 hits in 5.1 innings, allowing a run and a walk with four strikeouts. Shaw has now given up two runs or less in his last five starts. LHP Jimmy Johnson, who is tied for second among Cyclones' relievers with 22 games, closed out the game with 3.2 innings of shutout relief allowing just one hit with three strikeouts to earn his fifth win of the season.
Brooklyn is now three games behind Staten Island in the McNamara Division, with six games left to play. The Cyclones travel to Aberdeen before returning home on September 4th at 7 pm to face the Renegades again. On Thursday, fans will receive a Cyclones' Team Photo.
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