The Brooklyn Cyclones have been riding hot pitching to a five game winning streak this week, but despite another day with amazing pitching their winning streak came to an end during a 1-0 loss in which they were held to just three hits by the Crosscutters in Williamsport on Tuesday.
Jacob Lugo started and held the Crosscutters to just one run on nine strikeouts in five innings. It wasn’t the prettiest start as he allowed eight baserunners in five innings, but he was able to limit the damage including in the third inning when he gave up back-to-back singles to leadoff the inning only to strike out the side to escape unscathed. Only in the fourth did Williamsport break through when Logan Pierce scored from third on a double play.
The bullpen was impressive too as Cristian Chivilli, Paul Paez, and David Wynn each tossed hitless, shutout innings. For Chivilli and Wynn, it was just another good day in the bullpen as they have a 1.93 and 1.25 ERA respectively.
None of that mattered though because the Cyclones could only manage three hits and six baserunners all game long. Patrick Biondi, Jared King, and Alex Sanchez each went 1-for-3, Biondi and King also had walks. They did manage to get three runners into scoring position thanks to aggressive base running, including four stolen bases; they also hit into a pair of double plays though.
• Jared King continued his hot play by going 1-for-3 with a walk. He’s now hitting .360/.448/.440 in 14 games since he was moved to the cleanup spot.
• The Mets 2012 first round draft pick Gavin Cecchini has been absolutely brutal this year. He’s hitting .214/.253/.257 overall and is just 1-for-16 with five strikeouts since coming off the DL.
• The loss drops the Cyclones back to a game under .500 and coupled with a Hudson Valley victory they are now three games out in the McNamara division. The Lowell Spinners also lost so they are three games behind them for the Wild Card as well.