Tri City Valley Cats
Brooklyn Cyclones: It's been a long season, and we're only four games in...
Look what happened to the Cyclones ... again!
The Baby Bums engaged in yet another late night Surf Avenue disturbance that lasted 17 innings this time, and didn't end until 1:10am into the night. At least Friday's 20 inning violation concluded by 12:34am.
And once again, the Cyclones came up just short.
- Friday - 20 inning loss to Staten Island.
- Saturday - 10 inning, no-hit loss to Staten Island
- Sunday - First victory of season over Tri City
- Monday - 17 inning loss to Tri City
The innings are already exacting a heavy early season toll on the Cyclones staff, who've combined to pitch 56 innings in just four games, or, an average of 14 innings per game.
The situation has gotten to the point where Coach Gamboa resorted to handing infielder Santo Marte the ball in the 16th and 17th innings of Monday's game.
Marte has participated in a total of 15 games over the last two seasons, much less being practiced in the art of pitching. Nevertheless, armed with a 77 mph pitch (for loss of a better word) he very interestingly negotiated a rather efficient 16th inning despite hitting a batter. The uniqueness of his "stuff" wore off, however, as the Valley Cats turned the 17th inning into just another batting practice session with four runs.
The Cyclones damn near accomplished the improbable, after scoring three runs, and loading the bases with two outs. Catcher Brandon Brosher, however, looked at strike three to end the game.