From the desk of: THE CONEY ISLAND NINE
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Welcome, to the First Losing Streak of the Season.
That's right, the Brooks have lost two in a row. Making their first trip out of New York City, the Cyclones were reduced to a little swirl down in Aberdeen Friday night.
The rain came, delayed the start of the game, then left. And after two innings, things were looking decently enough for Brooklyn after they jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Alex Sanchez led off the second with a double, then advanced to third base on a passed ball. He scored when Kevin Plawecki grounded into a fielder's choice.
In the third inning, Brandon Nimmo hit his second double of the season. Unfortunately, that would be Brooklyn's last hit of the night. Three Aberdeen pitchers combined on a two-hitter.
Aberdeen tied the game in the sixth inning off Cyclones' starter, Julian Hilario. The Brooklyn starter pitched admirably. In six full innings, he allowed five hits and one earned run. He walked one batter and struck out six.
Aberdeen scored four times off Darwin Frias in the seventh to secure a Game One win. The Iron Birds scored one more time in the eighth off John Mincone, for a 6-1 final.
This was the Cyclones' second consecutive loss, after having dropped the final game in their series against the Yankees on Thursday.
In tonight's game, Brooklyn will throw Rainy Lara at the Iron Birds. Aberdeen will go with Cameron Coffey in the mound.