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Medina Powers BKLYN to 11-5 Win

TROY, NY (July 17, 2018) – Jose Medina clubbed two home runs, Christian James turned in a quality start, leading the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Short Season, Class  A affiliate of the New York Mets, to an 11-5 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game set at Bruno Stadium.   

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

W: James (2-0)
L: Lopez (1-1)
Cyclones HR: Medina 2 (3) 

BIG MOMENTS

  • Jose Medina went 2-4 with a pair of home runs, including a three-run opposite field blast and a 404-foot solo shot to left-center field in the eighth inning.
  • Christian James struck out five over six innings of three-hit ball, surrendering a three-run home run to Alex McKenna to tie the game in the bottom of the first 3-3.
  • Anthony Dirocie pushed Brooklyn’s lead to 3-0 in the first with a two-run single against Tri-City reliever Juan Pablo Lopez. 

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Jose Medina: 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • Christian James: W, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 5 K
  • Anthony Dirocie: 2-4, 3 RBI, BB
  • Manny Rodriguez: 2-5, 2 R 

NEWS & NOTES

  • With Wednesday’s win, Brooklyn has won its past three series after dropping four straight.
  • Jose Medina has hit a career-high three home runs this season, and leads the team with 19 RBIs.
  • The Cyclones collected double-digit hits for the fifth time in the past seven games, and has scored in the first inning four of the past five games.  

WHAT’S NEXT

Brooklyn at Tri-City, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Bruno Stadium – Troy, NY
Probables: LHP Kevin Smith (3-0, 0.75 ERA) vs. RHP Cody Deason (0-0, 1.80 ERA)
Audio: brooklyncyclones.com/listen

 



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