Upstate Trip, Slip, and Fall
The Cyclones went to Dutchess County, they saw, and conquered, outscoring Hudson Valley during last week's four game series by a commanding 31-10 margin.
After all but arresting first place away from the Renegades, however, the Cyclones sputtering pursuit of a division title suffers yet another snag. Continuing their road trip at Troy, New York, the Brooks on Tuesday drop their second straight against the Valley Cats. Meanwhile, Hudson Valley rebounds with two straight victories over the Tigers at Norwich.
As a result Brooklyn finds themselves two full games back of the first place Renegades, again, with just thirteen games remaining in the regular season.
For the moment, the Cyclones hold a precarious lead in the Wild Card race. Mahoning Valley is a mere half-game behind, Lowell trails by one, while the Staten Island Yankees are just 1.5 games behind Brooklyn.
The Cyclones will attempt to salvage game three against the Valley Cats at Troy on Wednesday before returning home to Coney Island.