Friday, June 24, 2016

Brooklyn Cyclones: No Week for the Weary


Extra-Long Opening Week for the Brooks

BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Something eerily similar about these guys...

A year after posting their first ever losing season, the Brooklyn Cyclones have gotten off to a 2-5 start through the first week of this season, and presently own last place of the McNamara Division to themselves.

The Cyclones pitching staff was levied with an onerous tax through the first games of the season, having to put in double-time for 56 innings over four games in four days.

Game One Final
Brooklyn        2
Connecticut    3

The Cyclones lost their series opener 3-2 in Connecticut Thursday night to open their first official road trip of the season, despite limiting the Tigers to just a pair of hits for the game.

Harol Gonzalez pitched well in his second start of the season, and perhaps better than his line looks:
  • 6.2 inn, three ER, three W, five K, 86 pitches with 55 going for strikes, and two HBP.
He lost control of a quality start in the sixth; a one-out walk, a HBP, and a wild pitch resulted in a 1-0 Cyclones deficit from which they never recovered.  Another HBP, a single, and another wild pitch in the seventh earned Gonzalez the hook from Coach Gamboa after 86 pitches.

Harol Gonzalez otherwise no-hit the Tigers through the first six innings.  Reliever Taylor Henry allowed Connecticut their only other hit of the game.

The heart of the Cyclones line-up; #3 hitter Colby Woodmansee, clean-up hitter Ali Sanchez, and #5 hitter Brandon Brosher all registered multiple hits, combining on 6 for 12, with 2 RBI and a run scored.  Jay Jabs drove in his 4th run of the season.

Offensive Behavior

Collectively, the Brooklyn Cyclones are last in the league with a paltry .166 team average - exactly why they ponderously needed 20 extra innings of baseball for determining three of their first seven games.

Memories of last year indeed ... in fact, the Cyclones have been all pitch/no hit for three seasons now.

This season, Cyclones rank:

  • 14th in Batting
  • 13th in OBP
  • 14th Slugging
  • 7th Runs
  • 13th Hits
  • 11th Total Bases
  • 5th Walks 
  • 3rd Most Strikeouts

Thing is, they haven't been as good on the mound when compared to previous seasons.  A week into the season, Brooklyn's team ERA ranks 10th best, and only ninth best in team WHIP.  A league leading 80 strikeouts, however, is more in line with what we've grown accustomed to around here.

Distribution of Company Assets

After spending a few days in Brooklyn, pitcher Adrian Almeida, and infielders Franklin Correra, Yeffry De Aza, and Santo Marte, have all reported to (R) Kingsport - Appalachian League season opened on June 23.

Top Ten June Draft Picks: #6 Chris Viall, # 9 Colin Holderman, and #8 Placido Torres, have all reported to Kingsport.


  • LHP Anthony Kay 1st round
  • 1B Peter Alonso 2nd round
  • SS Michael Paez 4th round

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