Saturday, July 24 at Staten Island
It only took one bad inning by starter Yohan Almonte (3-3, 2.68 ERA) to sink the Cyclones, whose bats fell mostly silent in this 3-2 loss to the second-place Yanks.
Almonte gave up a walk, a single, a wild pitch, a SAC fly and a homer in that disastrous third inning, blowing his own 1-0 lead, which the Cyclones had attained in the first inning on Cory Vaughn’s RBI single.
The Clones added a run in the fifth on a wild pitch.
The next Cyclones home game is Sunday night at 5 pm against the Yankees at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 19th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497]. For info, visit www.brooklyncyclones.com.