The Brooklyn Cyclones (7-2) stayed undefeated at home thanks to a 13-3 victory over the division rival Hudson Valley Renegades (4-5) on Sunday in front of a crowd of 8,760.
LHP Oliver Perez (pictured by George Napolitano) made a rehab appearance for the Cyclones, and pitched brilliantly. Perez struck out six batters and allowed just two hits as he dominated the Renegades through 5.0 shutout innings to earn the win. Perez has been on the Disabled List since May 6th for the New York Mets, with patellar tendinitis in his right knee.
With the Cyclones already up 4-0, and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, CF John Servidio and 3B Matt Bouchard hit back-to-back home runs to left field. Servidio’s grand slam and Bouchard’s solo shot gave the Cyclones a commanding 9-0 lead, which would prove to be more than enough offense for the Cyclones' fourth win at home this season.
Servidio notched five RBI in the game. Nick Giarraputo and Luis Rivera chipped in two RBI each, and Bouchard, Ralph Henriquez and Luis Nieves added one RBI apiece, as Brooklyn totaled 13 runs and 10 hits.
RHP Erik Turgeon relieved Perez and allowed three unearned runs in his only inning of work. RHP Wes Wrenn earned his first save with a scoreless seventh, eighth, and ninth inning of work. Wrenn allowed no hits and struck out two in a scoreless effort.
The Cyclones continue their series at Hudson Valley tomorrow and then return to Brooklyn to conclude this series with the Renegades on Tuesday, June 30th. That night, Reggy (the purple party dude) will appear at KeySpan Park, and the first 2,500 fans will receive a T-shirt, courtesy of the City University of New York (CUNY).
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