As season winds down, Cyclones split two with Connecticut • Brooklyn Paper

As season winds down, Cyclones split two with Connecticut

On the ball: Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa made all the right moves during his teams 3–2 extra-inning, opening night victory on the Rock.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Cyclones 2

Connecticut 1

Sept. 4 in Connecticut (Game one)

Ryan McAuliffe gave up just one run on six hits and Jeremy Vasquez drove in two as the Cyclones won for a season-high sixth game in a row.

The Tigers were the first ones on the board. Teddy Hoffman and Andres Sthormes led off the third with consecutive singles before Luke Burch grounded into a double play to advance Hoffman to third. Burch then scored off a wild pitch by McAuliffe to make it 1–0.

The Cyclones came back to take the lead the very next inning. Walter Lagrange was walked to start the inning then advanced to third on a single hit by Jose Miguel “Funky Cold” Medina. After Medina stole second, Jeremy Vazquez singled to score both Lagrange and Medina to make it 2–1.

Connecticut 2

Cyclones 0

Sept. 4 in Connecticut (Game two)

Our boys’ fortunes were reversed in the second game of the double-header, as they were shut out and only had two hits, snapping their winning streak and handing them their 49th loss.

The Tigers got on the board early. Luke Burch led off the first with a single then Garrett McCain doubled to advance Burch to third. Jordan Pearce then singled to score Burch to make it 1–0.

The Tigers added to the lead late in the game. With runners on first and third, Dylan Rosa singled to score Pearce to make it 2–0.

The Cyclones couldn’t get anything going all game, as they were blanked to snap what has been a morale-boosting winning streak.

Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer hope to rebound from their loss tonight at 7:05 pm.

Ups and Downs

Mets flame-thrower Noah Syndergaard will be making a rehab appearance pitching for the Cyclones for the last game of the season — against the hated Staten Island Yankees on Friday.

Syndergaard has been dealing with a torn muscle in his right arm and has been out since April 30. The hurler made his first rehab appearance pitching for the Gulf Coast Mets on Sept. 3.

Syndergaard was an All-Star for the Mets last season and currently has a 1–2 record with a 3.29 E.R.A. and 32 strikeouts.

The Cyclones have three shots to win 25 games this season, taking on Connecticut tonight, Staten Island tomorrow on the Rock, and the Yanks again on Friday at home.

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