Brooklyn 1 - Tri-City 0
Brooklyn came out on top against the Tri-City ValleyCats 1-0, thanks to John Gant’s complete game shutout. Gant went 9.0 innings, giving up one hit, one walk and striking out six batters. This is only the fourth time in Cyclones history that a starting pitcher went 9.0 IP, the last to do so was Hansel Robles against the Hudson Valley Renegades on September 7, 2012.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth inning when the Cyclones decided to play small ball. Anthony Chavez led the inning off with a double and moved to second on an errant pick off throw by Kyle Westwood. Eris Peguero then squared around to sacrifice Chavez over to third, but his bunt went right down the third base line and there was no play for Tri-City to make. With men on the corners and nobody out, Gavin Cecchini grounded into a force-out at second base, scoring Chavez and giving the Cyclones a 1-0 lead.
Wednesday night proved to be a very important game for Brooklyn because the Aberdeen IronBirds lost to the Lowell Spinners, putting Brooklyn in first place by 0.5 games. After a two game series with the Staten Island Yankees starting tomorrow, August 29, Brooklyn will face Aberdeen for two games starting Saturday evening at MCU Park.
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