Brooklyn, NY – August 10th – The Brooklyn Cyclones beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 1-0 in a game where neither team had a hit until the top of the eighth inning. The Vermont Lake Monsters starter, Kris Hall walked the first batter of the game but did not allow a hit in his three innings of work. Both relievers out of the pen for the Lake Monsters didn’t allow a hit over the next six innings.Brooklyn starter Hansel Robles had a perfect game into the eighth winning with two outs before surrendering a single to Daniel Robertson to break up the near perfect night for Robles.
The first base runner to reach second base came in the bottom of the sixth when Eudy Pina led off the inning with a walk and promptly stole second base. With no outs the top of the lineup came up but couldn’t manufacture a run as Juan Gamboa, Dimas Ponce and Phillip Evans all recorded an out.
Tyler Vanderheiden came in for the ninth inning and surrendered a one-out double to Austin Booker that brought up the Lake Monsters top of the order. With the winning run just two bases away, Addison Russell grounded out to first moving Booker to third with two outs. With the go-ahead run now 90 feet away, Vanderheiden struck out Brett Vertigan for the third out of the inning.
Dimas Ponce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with the first hit of the game for the Cyclones. Phillip Evans then came up and failed twice at a sacrifice bunt that left him in a 0-2 hole. The 1-2 offering from Ryan Dull bounced in front of home plate and went to the backstop, allowing Ponce to move up to second. Evans then worked a full count and singled down the left field line scoring Ponce and giving the Cyclones the 1-0 walk-off victory.
The Brooklyn Cyclones will take on the Vermont Lake Monsters tomorrow, August 11th at 6:00 PM at MCU Park. Tickets are available now by visiting the MCU box office, calling 718-507-TIXX, or CLICKING HERE.
- Julian Rifkind
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