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CYCLONES ROUGH UP RENEGADES, 6-1

 


FISHKILL, NY – August 4, 2016 – The Brooklyn Cyclones defeated the Hudson Valley Renegades by the score of 6-1 on Tuesday night behind another stellar performance from the Cyclones pitching staff. Merandy Gonzalez (4-2) allowed just one run on five hits over 5.2 frames to get the win. Since July 24th Cyclones starting pitchers have a 1.04 ERA (8 ER / 69.0 IP).

The Cyclones struck early on Thursday night, drawing first blood in the top of the first. 2B Michael Paez got things started with a one-out double down the left field line and came home to score when Desmond Lindsay reached on an infield single. Renegades shortstop Bill Pujols was able to make a diving grab to keep Linsday’s grounder on the infield, but his throw to first was low and allowed Paez to score the game’s first run.

The teams then traded zeroes until the top of the fifth when Brooklyn took control of the game for good. Jacob Zanon connected on a ground rule double to start the threat before stealing third, his 20th stolen base of the season. Paez when connected on his second hit of the night, this time an RBI single up the middle to push the Cyclones advantage to 2-0. Linsday followed up with a walk and the pair advanced on a groundout from Peter Alonso to move into scoring position with two outs. With SS Colby Woodmansee batting, Renegades pitcher Brock Burke threw a 1-0 offering in the dirt that catcher Danny De La Calle was unable to locate, allowing both Paez and Lindsay to score and push the Brooklyn advantage to 4-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, Hudson Valley was finally able to break through against Cyclones starter Merandy Gonzalez. The righthander allowed a pair of singled and a walk to load the bases with one out, but seemed like we was going to wiggle his way out of trouble after striking out Miles Mastrobuoni and De La Calle, but a wild pitch on strike three to the Renegades catcher allowed a run to score and put an end to Gonzalez’s evening. Taylor Henry was summoned from the bullpen with the bases still loaded, and the southpaw struck out Chris Betts to end the threat and keep the Cyclones ahead 4-1.

Brooklyn wasted no time responding, tacking on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Desmond Lindsay walked to start the inning, his third time on base, and came around to score thanks to a booming double off the bat of Pete Alonso that made it 5-1. Alonso would score later in the frame thanks to a throwing error from Hudson Valley third baseman Jim Haley to push the Cyclones advantage to 6-1.

RHP Austin McGeorge tossed 2.0 scoreless frames to set up Alejandro Castro who pitched a scoreless ninth to close out the 6-1 Cyclones victory.

The Cyclones will look to complete the three-game sweep of the Renegades on Friday night at 7:05 PM when they send RHP Justin Dunn (1-1) to the mound. Brooklyn will then head up to the Capital Region to take on the Tri-City Valley Cats in a three-game set before returning to MCU Park on Tuesday against the Vermont Lake Monsters.

 


FISHKILL, NY – August 4, 2016 – The Brooklyn Cyclones defeated the Hudson Valley Renegades by the score of 6-1 on Tuesday night behind another stellar performance from the Cyclones pitching staff. Merandy Gonzalez (4-2) allowed just one run on five hits over 5.2 frames to get the win. Since July 24th Cyclones starting pitchers have a 1.04 ERA (8 ER / 69.0 IP).

The Cyclones struck early on Thursday night, drawing first blood in the top of the first. 2B Michael Paez got things started with a one-out double down the left field line and came home to score when Desmond Lindsay reached on an infield single. Renegades shortstop Bill Pujols was able to make a diving grab to keep Linsday’s grounder on the infield, but his throw to first was low and allowed Paez to score the game’s first run.

The teams then traded zeroes until the top of the fifth when Brooklyn took control of the game for good. Jacob Zanon connected on a ground rule double to start the threat before stealing third, his 20th stolen base of the season. Paez when connected on his second hit of the night, this time an RBI single up the middle to push the Cyclones advantage to 2-0. Linsday followed up with a walk and the pair advanced on a groundout from Peter Alonso to move into scoring position with two outs. With SS Colby Woodmansee batting, Renegades pitcher Brock Burke threw a 1-0 offering in the dirt that catcher Danny De La Calle was unable to locate, allowing both Paez and Lindsay to score and push the Brooklyn advantage to 4-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, Hudson Valley was finally able to break through against Cyclones starter Merandy Gonzalez. The righthander allowed a pair of singled and a walk to load the bases with one out, but seemed like we was going to wiggle his way out of trouble after striking out Miles Mastrobuoni and De La Calle, but a wild pitch on strike three to the Renegades catcher allowed a run to score and put an end to Gonzalez’s evening. Taylor Henry was summoned from the bullpen with the bases still loaded, and the southpaw struck out Chris Betts to end the threat and keep the Cyclones ahead 4-1.

Brooklyn wasted no time responding, tacking on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Desmond Lindsay walked to start the inning, his third time on base, and came around to score thanks to a booming double off the bat of Pete Alonso that made it 5-1. Alonso would score later in the frame thanks to a throwing error from Hudson Valley third baseman Jim Haley to push the Cyclones advantage to 6-1.

RHP Austin McGeorge tossed 2.0 scoreless frames to set up Alejandro Castro who pitched a scoreless ninth to close out the 6-1 Cyclones victory.

The Cyclones will look to complete the three-game sweep of the Renegades on Friday night at 7:05 PM when they send RHP Justin Dunn (1-1) to the mound. Brooklyn will then head up to the Capital Region to take on the Tri-City Valley Cats in a three-game set before returning to MCU Park on Tuesday against the Vermont Lake Monsters.



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