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Vilera sharp, but Cyclones lose 2-1 to Ironbirds

BROOKLYN, NY (July 5, 2018) – Jaison Vilera fanned a career-high eight batters over seven strong innings, but the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Short Season, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, were defeated by the Aberdeen Ironbirds 2-1 in the middle game of a three-game series Thursday night at MCU Park.  

For the full box score, click here. For the radio highlights, click here.

W: Fenter (1-1)
L: Vilera (1-1)
SV: Conroy (1)

BIG MOMENTS

  • Jaison Vilera threw seven innings of two-run ball, striking out a career-high-tying eight batters. He allowed five hits and a walk, and faced the minimum over his first four innings.
  • Angel Manzanarez cut the deficit in half with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh, getting the Cyclones on the board.
  • Aberdeen’s Doran Turchin doubled home two runs in the top of the fifth, giving the Ironbirds a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the frame, Turchin threw out Chandler Avant at the plate to complete an inning-ending double play.  

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jaison Vilera: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
  • Chandler Avant: 3-4
  • Angel Manzanarez: 1-2, SAC, RBI 

NEWS & NOTES

  • Jaison Vilera became the first Cyclones starter to compile seven innings this season.
  • With Thursday night’s loss, Brooklyn has dropped each of the past three series after winning the first four of the season.
  • Chandler Avant collected a career-high three hits, while Angel Manzanarez has driven in six runs in seven games.  

WHAT’S NEXT

Brooklyn vs. Aberdeen, Friday 6:40 p.m.
MCU Park – Brooklyn, NY
Probables: RHP Kyle Wilson (0-1, 5.68 ERA) vs. LHP Willie Rios (1-0, 3.46 ERA)
Tickets: brooklyncyclones.com/tickets
Audio: brooklyncyclones.com/listen

 



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