Aug. 27 in Vermont
Our boys lost for the second night in a row to the Lake Monsters of Lake Champlain, this time thanks to bad pitching from start to finish.
Given a 1–0 lead after one inning thanks to another Ross Adolph home run, Brooklyn starter Jose Butto gave it back — and more — in 4.1 innings of three-run ball.
By the time he was knocked out of the game in the fifth, the score was tied at two. But the tandem of Tommy Wilson and Yeudy “Not Big Sexy” Colon coughed up six runs between them, dashing the Cyclones’ hopes.
Colon alone was rocked for four runs in the eighth, but only one was earned thanks to a throwing error by Brian Sharp that was followed shortly with a home run by Jeremy Eierman.
Adolph finished three-for-five with two runs batted in and a run scored, but the Clones bats were otherwise quiet, going just 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 36–32, but still leads the anything-goes Wild Card race by half a game over the weirdly named Auburn Doubledays, and a game atop the hated Staten Island Yankees, who lost last night to the Hudson Valley Renegades, who have taken a stranglehold on the McNamara Divison by winning four in a row, and now sit five games up on the second-place Cyclones.
But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself by looking at the standings conveniently provided on BrooklynPaper.com. That’s what they are there for.
The Clones hope to salvage the series tonight with a win against Vermont at 7:05 pm.