Monday, August 15, 2011

BKN Cyclones ~ Finally, A Piece of Playoff Pie!

From the desk of:  THE CONEY ISLAND NINE

BROOKLYN CYCLONES:  The Surf Avenue Sluggers Enter The All-Star Break Tied For The WILD CARD Lead.

Mother Nature gave everyone a dousing Sunday; even Ohio; as she had the game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers postponed.  But that didn't necessarily mean the Cyclones got rained on their parade yesterday.

They didn't gain any ground on the Staten Island Yankees, as they also had their game postponed.  But by the time everyone went to sleep last night, the Brooklyn Cyclones slid into a three way tie for the Wild Card spot.  In one of the few NY-PL games that didn't get rained-out, the Williamsport Crosscutters, who entered Sunday holding a half-game lead in the Wild Card standings over Brooklyn and Mahoning Valley, fell to the Aberdeen Iron Birds by a 9-3 final score.

Now, Brooklyn, Mahoning Valley, and Williamsport, all share a piece of the prized fourth playoff spot with just nineteen regular season games left for the Cyclones this season.  All three teams share identical 32-24 records.

The League has the day off today as part of their two day break for the New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be played Tuesday evening in Lowell, MA.; home of the Spinners. 

Representing Brooklyn:
SS - Danny Muno ~ 3rd in the League in Batting Average .341;  15 Doubles.
3B - Richard Lucas ~ 7th in the League in Batting Average  .309;  15 Doubles; 5 HR;  29 RBI.
CF - Travis Taijeron ~ 2nd in the League in RBI - 38;  .303 Batting Average;  8 HR.
RF - Charles Thurber ~ .269 BA;  11 Doubles;  22 RBI.
*RP - Tyson Seng ~ 0.90 ERA;  3-1;  2 Saves;  1.07 WHIP.
*RP - TJ Chism ~ 1.13 ERA; 3-0;  3 Saves;  0.96 WHIP.

When games resume Wednesday, the Cyclones will be in Coney Island to host the Jamestown Jammers to begin a six-game home stand.

In other games Cyclone Fans need to be mindful of, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers open a series in Vermont against the Lake Monsters.  The Tri City Valley Cats will visit the Williamsport Crosscutters.  And of McNamara Division importance, Staten Island will be in Connecticut playing the Tigers.

Enjoy the All-Star Game.  Let's Go National League!


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