News and notes from the world of the Cyclones
One hit shy
Gavin Cecchini came up just one hit shy of tying the all-time Cyclones record of most consecutive games with a hit last week. The New York Mets’ current outfielder Lucas Duda had a 17-game hitting streak when he played for the Cyclones in 2007. Cecchini had at least one hit in 16 straight games until he went 0–3 in the first game of a doubleheader against Staten Island on Monday. The 19-year-old eighth overall pick last year hit .409 during the streak.
James “Papa” Roche struggled at the plate two weeks ago, hitting in the low .100s, but bounced back in a big way last week. Roche connected on at least one hit in all seven games, batting .348 for the second-highest batting average among those who recorded at least 10 at-bats. Roche also hit both of the Cyclones’ home runs last week in consecutive games and led the team in RBIs, with five.
Akeel “The Cat” Morris has been one of the most consistent pitchers on the Cyclones roster through the season. Last week, Morris pitched eight innings without allowing a run and struck out 10 batters. He has an incredible 0.47 ERA on the season, which leads the team by an entire point. The next-lowest ERA is owned by John Mincone, who has a 1.47 mark. Morris has a 4–0 record on the year and has struck out 52 batters.
Outfielder Jonathan Clark had a nightmare week at the plate, going 0-for-16 in the five games he played. He also struck out in half of those at-bats, notching eight for the week. Also, Juan Gamboa went 0-for-10 during the week, with half of his at-bats resulting in strikeouts. Gamboa did, however, score the winning run against Staten Island in the first of Monday’s doubleheader games.
Not a way to Wynn
David Wynn had a bad week in pitching, to say the least. Wynn allowed three runs on three hits and two walks in a total of just one inning of play, including a blown save against Vermont on Sunday. However, the Cyclones managed to win both games he pitched in, thanks to clutch plays on both sides of the plate.
Elusive winning record
The Cyclones have not been able to escape the .500 mark after catching up with it in July. The Clones have flirted with the mark for an entire month, but have not been able to get better than one game above .500.
Posted 12:00 am, August 23, 2013