Cyclones beat the Yanks — and beat ‘em bad!

Cyclones punish the Ironbirds
Photo by Tom Callan

Cyclones 10
Yankees 2

Aug. 7 at Staten Island

Cyclone hitters treated the Yankee pitching staff like it was tossing batting practice, pounding out 10 runs on 14 hits in one of the best wins of the year.

After falling behind 2–0 after three innings, the Cyclones came alive, scoring 10 unanswered runs.

The barrage started in the fourth with five runs. After a walk Chase Greene singled and Daniel Muno knocked in two with his 13th double of the season. Ismael Tijerina followed with a single that put runners on the corners before Javier Rodriguez hit his fourth homer of the year, a three-run blast.

Two more runs came in during the fifth on a Muno groundout and a Tijerina double.

In the eighth, Tijerina led off with a single and moved to third on Rodriguez’s 16th double of the season. Brian Harrison hit a SAC fly before Travis Taijeron knocked in a run with a single.

The final run of the game scored on Rodriguez’s SAC fly in the ninth.

Cyclone pitching was solid, with starter Bret Mitchell giving up two runs on six hits in 4-2/3 innings. The bullpen gave up just two hits the rest of the way.

Tijerina was 4-for-6, and Rodriguez knocked in four runs.

The Cyclones return home against the hated Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497] tonight at 7 pm. For info, visit www.brooklyncyclones.com.