Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brooklyn Cyclones: Four Coney Island Hurlers Pitch Like All Stars

From the desk of:   THE SURF AVENUE SLUGGERS

New York Penn League - All Star Game Final:

N.L. All Stars  8
A.L. All Stars  1

BROOKLYN CYCLONES - Four Cyclones Pitchers Contribute 3.2 Scoreless Innings To Help National Affiliates Defeat Americans In New York Penn League All Star Game.

Four Cyclones pitchers made the trip west to Ohio representing Brooklyn, and the Mets organization, in this season's eighth annual New York Penn League All Star Game, played Tuesday evening at Eastwood Stadium; home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

As the visiting team, the National League affiliates trounced the American League affiliates by an 8-1 final score.  Nine National hurlers kept the American team scoreless through eight innings until a solo home run in the ninth inning hit by Connecticut Tigers third baseman Tyler Hanover off Tri City Valley Cats pitcher Blake Ford ended the Nationals' shut-out effort.

The Boys from Brooklyn did well.  They combined on 3.2 innings pitched; allowed two scattered hits; walked none; and struck out six batters.  Luis Mateo was awarded the presitgious starting assignment.  He pitched an inning and struck out two.  John Mincone was the third pitcher used in the game, and pitched in with 0.2 innings, with both outs coming via the strikeout.  Hansel Robles followed with one inning, and surrendered a hit.  Gabriel Ynoa was given the seventh inning.  He surrendered one hit, and struck out two.  Together, they did Brooklyn proud.


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