From the desk of: THE CONEY ISLAND NINE
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: In the Aftermath of Irene, The Cyclones Must Continue Twistin' the Nights Away.
Hey Florida, one of your hurricanes got loose. Can you put a leash on them next time? We have a pennant race going on over here!
.....We pick up this New York Penn League pennant chase with the Cyclones owning a full-one game lead over the Williamsport Crosscutters for the Wild Card. I'm not sure exactly how many games the Cyclones will get in before the regular season expires, but I'll say there's eight remaining.
The Crosscutters are scheduled to play the State College Spikes later today, while the Cyclones game against Hudson Valley has already been postponed. A double-header is scheduled for Monday at the Surf Avenue Grounds in Brooklyn.
When we last left the Cyclones before hunkering down for the storm, the Cyclones whipped-up their own gusts of wins by sweeping a double-header against the Renegades this past Friday.
In the McNamara Division race, the Staten Island Yankees hold a 3.5 game lead over Brooklyn. The regular season ends on September 4th. But all is not lost folks. As long as the Seaside Sluggers take care of business up in Lowell this week, the Cyclones and Yankees will end the season with a home-and-home series that should finally decide the Division winner.
The Cyclone's late season surge appeared to be sputtering out for a moment. Over the last week of games played, they lost key games while Staten Island and Williamsport also struggled. But the Brooks are now winners of their last three games and are masters of their own destiny. They need no help from other teams in order to secure a playoff spot. They just need to take care of their own business.
Let's Go Cyclones!