BROOKLYN, NY (August 9, 2018) – Behind Christian James’ seven shutout frames, Los Brooklyn Jefes, the Short Season, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, edged the Connecticut Tigers 2-0 Thursday night at MCU Park in the middle game of a three-game set.
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W: James (3-1)
L: Guzman (2-3)
S: Wilson (1)
Cyclones HR: Cortes (3)
- Christian James spun a career-high seven innings of three-hit ball en route to his third victory of the season, striking out four along the way. James retired the final 10 batters he faced.
- Carlos Cortes banged a solo home run down the right field line against Connecticut starter Carlos Guzman in the fourth inning, providing Brooklyn’s lone run.
- Rehabber Eric Hanhold tossed a scoreless eighth inning, striking out one. Tommy Wilson earned his first professional save with a run-free ninth.
KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS
- Christian James: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- Carlos Cortes: 1-3, SAC, HR, 2 RBI, R
- Walter Rasquin: 2-4
NEWS & NOTES
- Carlos Cortes clobbered his third professional home run, and hifs first home run at MCU Park.
- Walter Rasquin collected two more hits Thursday. The infielder is hitting .387 (12-31) over his past nine games.
- With the victory, the Cyclones clinch their sixth series in eight tries at home.
Brooklyn vs. Connecticut – Friday, 6:40 p.m.
MCU Park – Brooklyn, NY
Probables: RHP Kyle Wilson (1-3, 3.86) vs. TBA