Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Little Minor League Action: Brooklyn 3 - Hudson Valley 1

Last night I had the chance to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Full Box Score

Coming off their 16-5 victory over the Renegades Thursday night, it looked as though the Cyclones were going to continue to dominate at the plate. After giving up singles to Jonathan Clark and Brandon Brown to start the first inning, Renegades starter Andrew Bellatti allowed an RBI ground out by Luke Stewart. The next batter, Brian Harrison, singled to center to drive home the Cyclones second run of the inning.

Cyclones starter Marco Camarena allowed just one hit through the first three innings. The Renegades got on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single off the bat of Jeff Malm.

Brooklyn added to their lead in the fifth inning thanks to Javier Rodriguez's two out double. Rodriguez fouled off eight pitches before hitting his team leading eighth double of the season.

Hudson Valley had a chance to come back in the bottom of the fifth. With the bases loaded, however, the Cyclones went to reliever Steve Winnick to get out of the jam. On just two pitches, he was able to get Juniel Querecuto to line into a double play to end the inning. Winnick would get the win for Brooklyn.

Brooklyn's bullpen was in control for the final four innings. Randy Fontanez, Hunter Carnevale, and Jeremy Gould gave up a combined three hits over that span. Gould recorded his third save of the season, striking out the side in the ninth.

Taking the rubber game against the Renegades, Brooklyn has improved their record to 10-5, and are 2.5 games behind the Staten Island Yankees in the McNamara division.

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