How bad are the Cyclones? Bad

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Spinners 8
Cyclones 2

Friday, Sept. 4 at Keyspan Park

The spiraling Cyclones got shellacked by the Lowell Spinners, the latest indication that this once-proud team is tumbling just as the playoffs are approaching. Coupled with the Staten Island Yankees’ 13 out of 14 tear, the Cyclones will now officially have to settle for second place in the McNamara Division and the wild card playoff berth.

This game was a regular pitchers’ duel, with Lowell leading 1–0 and Cyclone starter Brandon Moore pitching well. But then, in the seventh, the Spinners broke out for seven runs against reliever Manuel Olivares, who gave up a double, a single, a stolen base, another single, an intentional walk and a SAC fly before getting really hit hard: a double and a three-run homer.

The Cyclones scored two in the bottom of the frame on Nicholas Santomauro’s sixth homer of the year, but it was way too little, way too late — just like the Cyclones’ collapse towards the playoffs.

Updated 5:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Sammy Cyclones from Sheepshead Bay says:
Sorry, Gersh, but you got your facts wrong...

Staten Island lost last night. Their record is 46-28, while the Cyclones are at 44-29. If the Cyclones win Saturday and Sunday and Staten Island loses both, the Cyclones win the division based on winning percentage, due to one fewer loss at 46-29 while Staten Island would finish at 46-30. (The Cyclones played one fewer game after getting rained out of a game last weekend that will not be made up.)

Gooooooo, Cylcones!!! The division title is still within reach!

However, you might be right about Brooklyn being better off not winning the division and getting so-called home field advantage, because they've been a better road team, again, this season.
Sept. 5, 2009, 11:47 am

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