The Brooklyn Cyclones fell behind early and were never able to mount a comeback as they lost 6-2 to the Mahoning Valley Snappers to snap their two game winning streak in Coney Island Thursday night.
Dario Alvarez started for the Cyclones and was the victim of an early error by Anthony Chavez in the second inning that lead to a run and put them in a 1-0 hole. The Snappers then made it 2-0 in the fifth thanks to a leadoff triple and single to start the inning. The Cyclones got a run in the bottom of the fifth, but the Snappers scored three more in the sixth to make it 5-1 after Alvarez and reliever Cristian Chivilli were singled to death.
Offensively, Brooklyn got on the board in the fifth when Julio Concepcion singled and James Roche doubled him in. That would be the only run the Cyclones would score until the ninth inning though when Concepcion singled to leadoff the inning, reached second on a wild pitch, moved to third on a fly out, and scored on an Chavez RBI-single. Chavez was thrown out at second on the play to kill any chance at a late rally.
• The Cyclones are still in last place in the McNamara division and won’t be getting out until they put together a string of victories as the Hudson Valley Renegades are doing precisely just that as they have won six in a row. The Cyclones are at least playing .500 ball recently going 5-5 in their last 10.
• Brooklyn didn’t get a lot of offensive opportunities all game. Its best chance came in the fifth when they did get one run, but with three hits that inning they could have gotten more. They had a chance in the eight with two on and two out and failed to capitalize. Overall they had nine hits, two doubles, and one walk.
• L.J. Mazzilli went 1-for-4 with a double to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He’s hitting .455/.457/.576 (15-for-33) during that span.
• Julio Concepcion, who played in just his fifth game this season, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. It was his second multi-hit game of the year.
• Anthony Chavez went 2-for-4 with a RBI. He’s been struggling big time this season and is hitting just .235/.265/.327.