Editor’s note: The Brooklyn Paper’s esteemed editor in chief Vince DiMiceli, who usually edits the world’s best Cyclones coverage, is on vacation, and deputy editor Nathan Tempey knows only slightly more than nothing about America’s pastime. Sure, he can tell a home run when he sees one, but mention a passed ball or a can of corn to him and you’ll get a blank stare. So bear with us as we weather this trying time, and let Tempey know what he is getting wrong in the comments.
July 7 at MCU Park (Makeup game)
The Cyclones redeemed themselves after dropping the first game of the evening’s doubleheader, squeaking out a win in seven innings thanks to dominant pitching from Corey Oswalt and a bases-clearing double from Michael Katz.
Oswalt was once again on his game as he tossed six complete innings, walked only two batters, struck out seven, and allowed just two runs, one unearned, on four hits. Shane Bay came in for the seventh and struck out the side, giving up only one hit to get his fifth save of the season.
The Clones’ big inning came in the fifth when Luis Arrizurieta drew a lead off walk, Tucker Tharp hit a double that got Arrizurieta to third, Ahmed Rosario walked to load the bases, and Michael Katz finished it off with a double.
The Mini-Mets take on the Renegades once again today in another doubleheader at MCU Park starting at 11:30 am, rounding out a brutal four games in 24 hours.