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THE SURF AVENUE SLUGGERS & THE RICHMOND COUNTY RATS
Battle of the Boroughs
LABOR DAY WEEKEND BEGINS
Staten Island Yankees 2
Brooklyn Cyclones 11
(RHP) MATTHEW ALLAN
Mets Third Round Selection 2019 June Draft
Promoted from the GCL Mets, Matthew Allan makes his Brooklyn Cyclones debut Saturday afternoon against the Yankees. The plan heading in called for a brief appearance. In turn he faces eleven batters and throw 34 pitches with 25 (73%) going for pitches. Nice on paper, in fact the very first batter he faces, second baseman and lead-off hitter Ezequiel Duran, fans looking at a very nifty curve ball. But Allan winds up yielding two earned runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts through two innings pitched.
Hand out gold stars to the four Cyclones relievers who join together in pitching seven scoreless innings of three hit ball with ten strikeouts in relief of starter Matthew Allan. Mitch Ragan picks up his third victory for a scoreless sixth and seventh inning with three strikeouts.
New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano's compromised hamstring is coming along far quicker than anyone anticipated. He makes the start at second for Brooklyn against the Yankees and is generally received well by the Brooklyn crowd. Robinson reciprocates the warm welcome by going 2 for 4 with a double, run scored, and a run batted in.
CANO in the FIELD
3B - BRETT BATY
Mets First Round Selection 2019 June Draft
Brett Baty also makes his Brooklyn debut with the Cyclones. He is promoted from (rookie) Kingsport where he hit six home runs with 22 RBI in 42 games and 156 at-bats. He goes 0 for 3 with a walk, and a run scored.
LUKE RITTER at the PLATE
Designated hitter Luke Ritter and Joe Genord are big men on campus. Ritter is 3 for 5 with a double, three runs scored, and four runs batted in. Genord goes 2 for 2 with his ninth home run of the season, and five runs batted in. Unlike their parent club of late, the Cyclones are 7 for 15 with RiSP, and leave only five runners on base.
Manager Edgardo Alfonzo
Hudson Valley defeats the Aberdeen Ironbirds at Dutchess County. The Renegades score early and often, then pour it on again in the late innings for good measure. They batter Aberdeen pitching for 16 hits and nine runs. In turn the Renegades limit Ironbird hitters to just one run on a mere three hits.