Articles from June 2008
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The Cyclones got their second walk-off victory in four games, this time with 1B Ike Davis (pictured, by George Napolitano) delivering the heroics on a game-winning single. The fans at KeySpan Park had to endure a rain delay to start the game for the third straight day, but the 52-minute wait was well worth it. SS Reese Havens, a first round pick (22nd overall) from the University of South Carolina, also made his long-awaited debut for Brooklyn, starting at DH and batting second.
Davis led the way for the Cyclones with three hits, extending his hitting streak to five games, equaling the number of games he has played. SS Matt Bouchard, 3B Eric Campbell, and 2B Zach Lutz all notched two hits each for the Cyclones. Bouchard left the game in the bottom of the third after legging out an infield single, and was replaced by Brandon Richey, who hit a double of his own and scored two runs. Campbell was able to make his hits count as well, stroking two RBI singles to left field from the cleanup spot in the order. LF Sean Ratliff broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning with an RBI triple to left-center, while Lutz drove in Ratliff by stroking an RBI single to center.
RHP Scott Shaw was sharp in his second start for Brooklyn, despite giving up his first runs of the season. Shaw worked five innings, allowing two runs on just two hits with four strikeouts. RHP Chris Schwinden relieved Shaw, and pitched two shutout innings while registering four strikeouts. Schwinden was followed by LHP Jimmy Johnson, and Johnson was followed by RHP Yury Santana, who picked up his first win of the season for Brooklyn, despite blowing the save when he allowed his first hits and runs of the year.
The Cyclones travel to Hudson Valley on Tuesday and then take on Williamsport for a three game series before they return home on Saturday, July 5 at 6 pm to face the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. On Saturday, the first 1,250 kids (14 and under) will receive a 28-inch wooden bat. It will also be Backwards Night at KeySpan Park, os ekam erus uoy emoc tuo dna troppus eht senolcyC!
And since Darryl Strawberry had so much fun at Monday's game, he decided to return on Saturday to sign FREE autographs starting at 5 pm. Get your tickets at brooklyncyclones.com and get here early on July 5th!
On Saturday, the Cyclones held the 4th annual Take Your Base event,
and raised over $20,000 in the fight against cancer. Read more
The Cyclone roller coaster is one of Brooklyn's most identifiable landmarks. It encompasses the excitement of not only Coney Island, but the entire borough. And on June 30th, you can take it home with you!
Few roller roller coasters have achieved the legendary status that the Coney Island Cyclone has. Through good and bad times this roller coaster has weathered the storm and is still around to thrill a new generation of New Yorkers and coaster enthusiasts that flock to this amazing coaster. The Cyclone in many ways embodies the stereotypical Brooklynite: it is very rough and tumble, it can recall the "good old days" and it will kick your butt in the back seat given the chance. But, this ferocious coaster has a soft side. The story behind (arguably) America's most famous coaster is nothing short of awe-inspiring and serves as a constant reminder that, as George Tilyou said, "Coney Island, between June and September, is the world."
The first 2,500 fans in attendance for that Monday's game against Hudson Valley will recceive a free Cyclone Roller Coaster replica, presented by Bank of America.
A website that chronicles the history of amusement parks has a great initial description of the Cyclone:
- The Cyclone has thrilled (and terrified) millions in its 80-plus years. Now you can keep the memories right on your desk or mantle. Get your tickets to the June 30th game today, and get a free Cyclone Roller Coaster replica when you're one of the first 2,500 fans in attendance!
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. Read more
Brooklyn Cyclones individual game tickets are are on sale now. Get yours now
In our never-ending quest to make brooklyncyclones.com the best website in all of professional sports (like it’s not already?), we have created an online home run derby called Swingin’ for the Fences (SFF).
SFF will not only provide hours of (unproductive) fun, but we’ll set up prizes for high scores, an in-stadium tournament, and other ways to take the game beyond the computer screen.
In addition to great baseball and great entertainment, many Cyclones games also feature free giveaways. Read more
OF Will Vogl (pictured, by George Napolitano) delivered a game-winning RBI single to give the Cyclones a 4-3 walk-off win on Friday night against Aberdeen. OF Ryan Church made his second consecutive start in right field for the Cyclones, but he was not the only player in the Mets organization on a rehab assignment with Brooklyn. 3B Dan Murphy started at DH and batted second on Friday night, going 3-for-5.
The addition of Church and Murphy may have been the spark that the Cyclones offense needed. They collected 12 hits with 3B Zach Lutz and 2B Josh Satin leading the way with two hits apiece. SS Matt Bouchard smacked an RBI double to left field in the fifth inning and led off the bottom of the ninth with a single. CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis smoked a two RBI double to left-center field in the bottom of the sixth, while 1B Ike Davis singled for Brooklyn in the fourth.
After a shaky start, Cyclones starter Pedro P. Martinez settled down, working six solid innings, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) with three strikeouts. RHP Mike Lynn made his Cyclones debut in relief of Martinez, and LHP Jimmy Johnson notched his league-leading third win of the season. Johnson pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with five strikeouts.
The Cyclones continue their series against the IronBirds on Saturday at 6 pm. Saturday is Superhero Night, and fans of all ages are invited to attend the game in costume. Anyone who does so will get the chance to take the field with the Cyclones for the National Anthem, and run the bases after the game. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. The first 1,250 kids (14 and under) in attendance will receive a Comic Coloring Book.
- Tickets are still available by clicking here or calling 718-507-TIXX.
Avast, ye landlubbers! Hoist the sails and swab the deck! Pirate Night at KeySpan park was a big hit! In addition to staff and fans, Cyclones players even got into the fun!
For a list of all the great upcoming promotions, click here
Check out BCTV to see Brandon Richey, John Servidio, Reese Havens, Eric Campbell, and Matt Boucharrrrrrrrrrd join the Parrrrrrrrrty:
Outfielder Ryan Church is scheduled to play for the Cyclones again on Friday, rehabbing on his way back to the majors after a concussion. Read more
June 27th kicks off Friday Night Fireworks at KeySpan Park. Stay in your seats for an amazing view of the spectacular fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean.
Tickets are still available for this, and every Friday Night Fireworks game. In addition, the Cyclones will host a Fireworks Week from July 22-25.
Don't miss out on one of the great Brooklyn traditions of the summer -- baseball and fireworks!
After 11 and a half scoreless innings, Hudson Valley scored a run in the 12th to edge Brooklyn by a score of 1-0 on Wednesday night. Read more
What happens when a switch hitter faces a switch pitcher? Who's left, who's right, and who's wrong? Watch BCTV
to find out!
Brooklyn lost its first series of the year on Tuesdy, falling to Hudson Valley, 4-1 as the Brooklyn bats went quiet. Read more
On Friday, June 27, the Cyclones will celebrate Caribbean culture with a variety of themed entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show will follow the game.
In addition, live music will add to the party at the ballpark, as Marcia Davis & Outro perform a pre-game concert at 5:30pm, and the National Anthem, prior to the game's first pitch. After the game and the fireworks, fans can catch another concert, when The New York Salsa Band performs at Peggy O'Neill's on Surf Avenue.
It took 10 innings, but the Cyclones were able to take the rubber game against the IronBirds on Sunday night. With the win, Brooklyn improves to 4-2 and takes sole possession of first place in the McNamara Division.
The Cyclones were led offensively by Ralph Henriquez and John Servidio. Henriquez went 4-for-5 with a double, RBI, and a stolen base, while Servidio went 2-for-4 with a double. Will Vogl (pictured, by George Napolitano) connected on his first home run of the year to tie the game in the ninth inning. Also collecting hits for Brooklyn were Matt Bouchard, Josh Satin, and Jefferies Tatford.
Pedro P. Martinez started for the Cyclones and went six strong innings, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts. Montero Cruz entered the game in the seventh and threw 2.1 innings with an earned run and three strikeouts. Jimmy Johnson came on in the ninth inning with one out and was able to induce a double play ball to send the game into extra innings.
Brooklyn took the lead for good in the top of the tenth. After a walk and hit by pitch, Jefferies Tatford hit the go-ahead RBI single to left field. The Cyclones added another run on a sacrifice fly to right field by Satin. Yury Santana shut the door in the bottom of the tenth, striking out the side to earn his third save of the season.
The Cyclones return home on Monday at 7pm to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades. On Monday, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Schedule Pen, presented by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
- Tickets are still available by clicking here or calling 718-507-TIXX.
You always need a pen handy...and a Cyclones schedule. On Monday, you can get a great new Schedule Pen that takes care of both! Read more
The Cyclones lost the last game of the opening series after winning the first two, and now travel to Aberdeen for a weekend series against the IronBirds.
The loss means that the Cyclones could not finish the sweep, or start the season 3-0 for the first time in franchise history in front of a season high crowd of 8,673.
After a scoreless three and half innings the Cyclones took the lead on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fourth, when CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (pictured, by George Napolitano) scored his league-leading sixth run. But in the top of the fifth, Staten Island third baseman Michael Lyon hit a deep drive off the left field wall for a two run double to take a 2-1 lead. The Yankees went on to beat the Cyclones by a score of 7-2.
Cyclones starting pitcher Manny Olivares (0-1) went five innings, allowing two runs, one earned. Olivares gave up seven hits and allowed two walks and struck out three in his season debut. Eric Beaulac followed Olivares, and went 1.2 innings, allowing four runs, two walks and just one hit , with one strikeout. The lefty Matias Carrillo finished off the game going one and a third innings, surrendering just one run on three hits and striking out two.
The Cyclones go on the road for a weekend series against the IronBirds starting on Friday, before returning home on Monday at 7pm to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades. On Monday, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Schedule Pen, presented by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
- Tickets are still available by clicking here or calling 718-507-TIXX.
DRIVERS, start your engines! On Sunday June 29th @ 12pm, the Cyclones will host the first ever Mario Kart Nintendo Wii Tournament! Read more
The 2008 Cyclones reported to Brooklyn over the weekend, and have been working out, getting ready for Opening Day! Read more
Brooklyn beat Staten Island on Wednesday night for the second game in a row, winning by a score of 9-4. Read more
On Thursday, June 19, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt will be at KeySpan Park, and will sign autographs for a limited number of fans. Read more
The Brooklyn Cyclones opened the 2008 season with a 3-1 victory over the cross-town rival Staten Island Yankees in front of a crowd of 8,240 at KeySpan Park. With the victory, the Cyclones move to 6-2 all-time on opening day and 7-1 in home openers. Brooklyn also improves to 4-1 when playing Staten Island in the first game of the season.
Zach Lutz and John Servidio delivered RBI doubles, and Lutz added another RBI on a groundout to plate Brooklyn's three runs. Cesar Cordido went 2-for-3, and Brandon Kawal and Kirk Neiuwenhuis also notched hits for the Cyclones.
Brooklyn pitchers held Staten Island to just five hits and one unearned run, while striking out 11 batters. Cyclones starter Pedro P. Martinez (no relation) pitched 4.1 innings, and allowed one unearned run on four hits without allowing an earned run and striking out three. Martinez (pictured, by George Napolitano) was the beneficiary of some stellar defense early, as the Cyclones’ infield turned two double plays in the first three innings.
Lefthander Jimmy Johnson entered the game in the fifth inning and was able to stop the rally, getting a strikeout looking and a lineout to second baseman Josh Satin to end the inning.
The Cyclones were able to get out of another jam in the top of the sixth inning, when righthander Wendy Rosa came on in relief of Johnson, who pitched one inning with two strikeouts and no runs allowed. With the bases loaded and two outs, Rosa was able to deliver a strikeout for the raucous KeySpan Park fans. Rosa pitched through the eighth inning without allowing a hit. He finished with 2.2 innings pitched and four strikeouts, with no base-runners getting past first base in the seventh and eighth innings.
Yury Santana picked up the save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out the first two batters and getting a groundout to third base to end the game.
The Cyclones travel to Staten Island tomorrow, and then return home to take on the Yankees again on Thursday, June 19th at 7pm. That night, the first 2,500 fans will receive a KeySpan Park Front Gate replica, presented by KeySpan. In addition, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt will be at the ballpark, and will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch.
Tickets are still available by clicking here or calling 718-507-TIXX.
On Tuesday, Sandy will be riding the train to the game...and giving out free MetroCards and tickets along the way! Read more
Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes will perform on Opening Day, June 17th, and tickets are still available! Read more
The Cyclones staff completed another 24 Hours of Baseball on Saturday. And they may even recover sometime this summer. Read more
24 Hours of Baseball is just days away. Is the Cyclones staff ready to test the limits of human endurance? Watch BCTV to find out