Aug. 13 at MCU Park (Game one, seven innings)
Aug. 13 at MCU Park (Game two, eight innings)
Jhoan Urena’s single in the eight salvaged the night as the Cyclones split two seven-inning games with the Spinners.
The Cyclones lost the first 3–2, but prevailed in extra innings in the second thanks to a lead-off single by Amed Rosario, who was pushed to second when Michael Conforto reached on an error. That set the stage for Urena’s single to right that easily scored Rosario for the walk-off win.
Kelly secrest (3–0) got the win in relief of Martires Arias, who gave up two runs over five-and-a-third innings of work, striking out seven.
The first game didn’t end as well, as the Spinners got to starter Scarlyn Reyes early, scoring a run in the first and two more in the second.
Reyes settled down after that, but the Clones could only answer with two runs in the sixth.
The Cyclones take on the Spinners for the final game of the series tonight, then hit the road for five games before the All-Star Game next Tuesday night at MCU Park.
Mora of this, less of that: Outfielder and leadoff hitter John Mora has hit safely in seven of his nine games since the front office acquired him the end of July, including four multi-hit games — but most of his hits have come against right-handers. Mora is hitting .367 against righties, but just .125 against southpaws.
Keeping them in the park: Cyclones hurlers have allowed a New York-Penn League low of 16 home runs. Brooklyn has allowed just one home run in 10 games in the month of August.
Pitcher of the week: Martires Arias was named the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the week of Aug. 4–11. The tall righty threw six shutout innings with six strikeouts in his debut with the Cyclones.