BROOKLYN, NY (August 10, 2018) – Kyle Wilson struck out 10 batters, Chandler Avant and Jose Medina homered and Los Brooklyn Jefes, the Short Season, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, completed the sweep of the Connecticut Tigers with a 9-2 victory Friday night at MCU Park.
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W: Wilson (2-3)
L: Murphy (0-1)
Cyclones HR: Avant (1)
- Kyle Wilson struck out a career-high 10 batters over five scoreless, no-hit innings, joining big league rehabber Jason Vargas as the only other pitcher with double-digit strikeouts for Brooklyn this season.
- Chandler Avant lifted a two-run home run over the left field wall, beginning a five-run fifth inning. Carlos Cortes later delivered a bases-clearing, three-run double.
- Connecticut broke Brooklyn’s combined no-hitter after 6 1/3 innings when Eric De La Rosa singled and Dayton Dugas homered against Andrew Mitchell, cutting the lead to 7-2.
KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS
- Kyle Wilson: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K
- Carlos Cortes: 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, BB
- Chandler Avant: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R
- Jose Medina: 1-5, HR, 2 RBI
NEWS & NOTES
- Kyle Wilson has struck out 18 batters over his past two starts, covering 12 innings.
- Chandler Avant smashed his first professional home run in his 30th professional game.
- The Cyclones collected their second sweep of the season and second against the Tigers. Brooklyn is 6-0 against Connecticut.
Brooklyn at Lowell – Saturday, 5:35 p.m.
Edward A. LeLacheur Park – Lowell, MA
Probables: RHP Jaison Vilera (5-1, 1.74) vs. RHP Chris Machamer (0-2, 3.68)