Friday, July 01, 2016

Brooklyn Cyclones: College State Drives Final Spike Through June

From the desk of:  THE CONEY ISLAND NINE

BROOKLYN CYCLONES: June Proved a Very Taxing Month.

True to their team name, and the harrowing up and down nature of the Coney Island ride itself, the Brooklyn Cyclones continue along their roller coaster start to the 2016 regular season.

After defeating the State College Spikes 6-2 during Tuesday's series opener, the Brooks proceeded to lose their fifth extra inning game of the season (in just 14 games) on Wednesday.

Their most recent misstep came on Thursday night, in a 10-4 drubbing during their rubber game against the Spikes.  Cyclones right fielder Arnaldo Berrios was big man on campus, going 3 for 4, with a double and a pair of RBI.  However, starter Joel Huertas got hit hard, allowing eight earned runs on 12 hits and a walk, with four strikeouts, though 5.1 innings pitched.

And I'm left asking myself, why would Coach Gamboa allow such a thing?

The Cyclones are now 6-8 on the season, six games back of the McNamara Division leading Staten Island Yankees.

To date, the Cyclones are ninth in the league with a .217 team average, and rank sixth in runs scored. On the mound, their 3.55 team ERA ranks 12th, while their 1.20 WHiP ranks seventh.

Next up, the Cyclones will host the Connecticut Tigers for a three game weekend series, before traveling out to Batavia on Monday.

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