NORWICH, CT (August 22, 2019) – Frank Valentino allowed just one run over 4.2 innings, but he took the hard-luck loss as the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Short-Season Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, fell 1-0 to the Connecticut Tigers in a five-inning, rain-shortened game at Dodd Stadium on Thursday night.
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W: Jimenez (3-1)
L: Valentino (1-4)
SV: Anderson (3)
- As the sixth inning began, a drizzle turned into a downpour in Norwich. After Jake Ortega grounded out to start the frame, the game was halted at 6:33 p.m. Despite the fact that the rain stopped within a half-hour, the field was deemed unplayable, and the game was called.
- Connecticut’s Jordan Verdon snuck a two-out double down the right-field line to score Nick Quintana from first and give the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth.
- Joe Genord lined a single into right-center field with two outs in the top of the fourth for Brooklyn’s only hit of the night.
KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS
- Frank Valentino: L, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K
- Joe Genord: 1-2
NEWS & NOTES
- Brooklyn and Connecticut will try to play a doubleheader again tomorrow. First pitch for Game 1 is set for 4:35 p.m.
- This is the third loss the Cyclones have suffered in a game shortened by the weather. On July 5, Brooklyn lost to Aberdeen in five innings at MCU Park in a game called because of fog. 18 days later, Brooklyn lost a rain-shortened, 5-inning game at home to Tri-City.
- Brooklyn skipper Edgardo Alfonzo remains one win away from 100 career wins with the Cyclones.
- The Brooklyn bats produced a season-low one hit.
Cyclones at Connecticut (DH) – Friday, 4:35 p.m.
Dodd Stadium – Norwich, CT
Game 1 Probables: TBA
Game 2 Probables: TBA