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Cortes hits first homer, Cyclones fall 7-3

TROY, NY (July 19, 2018) – Carlos Cortes blasted his first professional home run and drove in a pair of runs, but the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Short Season, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, dropped the series finale to the Tri-City ValleyCats 7-3 Thursday night at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.    

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W: Freure (2-0)
L: Lozer (0-2)
S: Hardy (4)
Cyclones HR: Cortes (1)  

BIG MOMENTS

  • Carlos Cortes lined a solo home run into the bullpen in right field in the top of the fifth, tying the game 2-2. Earlier, his RBI single in the second gave Brooklyn a 1-0 lead.
  • Trailing 3-2 into the seventh, the ValleyCats rallied for four runs to take the lead. Gilberto Celestino’s two-run homer against Cyclones reliever Mac Lozer provided the spark for the big inning.
  • Neither starting pitcher factored in the decision, but Brooklyn’s Kevin Smith tossed two scoreless frames with two strikeouts.

 KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

  • Carlos Cortes: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R
  • Chase Chambers: 1-3, R, BB
  • Kevin Smith: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K 

NEWS & NOTES

  • Carlos Cortes, the Mets’ third-round draft selection from South Carolina, hit his first professional home run.
  • Mac Lozer has allowed two home runs, both of which have come as two-run home runs against the Cyclones to give the opponent the lead.
  • The Cyclones went 1-10 with runners in scoring position, stranding six runners.  

WHAT’S NEXT

Brooklyn vs. Lowell, Friday, 6:40 p.m.
MCU Park – Brooklyn, NY
Probables: RHP Kyle Wilson (0-2, 4.70 ERA) v LHP Yorvin Pantoja (2-0, 3.63 ERA)
Tickets: brooklyncyclones.com/tickets
Audio: brooklyncyclones.com/listen

 



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