Eighth inning homer not enough for Cyclones comeback

Darwin Frias carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his first start since 2009. He and the Cyclones couldn't hold on though in a 6-4 loss. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Darwin Frias carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his first start since 2009. He and the Cyclones couldn’t hold on though in a 6-4 loss. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Brooklyn Cyclones got two runs in the eight on a James Roche homer, but that wasn’t enough as they still lost to the Hudson Valley Renegades 6-4 to snap their winning streak on the road Thursday night.

The Cyclones jumped out ahead in this one after Ismael Tijerina and Gavin Cecchini each hit singles and came around to score on a couple of errors. Meanwhile, starter Darwin Frias carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but immediately gave it up when Tyler Young doubled off him to leadoff the inning. That was followed by a RBI-single, a wild pitch, and a sac fly to tie the game at 2-2.

The Renegades then broke out with a four-run seventh inning against reliever Kevin McGowan as he allowed a three-RBI triple followed by a wild pitch. The next inning the Cyclones got a pair of those runs back on a two-run home run by Roche, but would get no other offense besides that as they failed to mount a comeback against Hudson Valley’s bullpen.

• Gavin Cecchini continued his hot streak by going 2-for-4 and is now hitting .389/.404/.463 during a 13-game hitting streak. What a turnaround.

• Patrick Biondi‘s 0-for-4 night ended his 10-game hitting streak. He hit a cool .359/.444/.487 during that run.

• Matthew Oberste has a five game hitting streak going since breaking out of his 1-for-28 slump. He’s hitting .389/.429/.389 (7-for-18) in that stretch, but .214/.257/.278 in 50 games overall.

• This was the first start since 2009 for Darwin Frias. The Cyclones had been stretching him out during his past two appearances and since July 31 he has a 2.40 ERA with 20 strikeouts and just one walk in 15 innings.

• The Cyclones are once again at .500 with a 27-27 record. The loss coupled with a Aberdeen IronBirds win drops the Cyclones to two games out in the McNamara division. The State College Spikes lost though so they are still four games out in the Wild Card race.

• The Cyclones are hosting the Vermont Lake Monsters this weekend with lefty Carlos Valdez going up against righty Lee Sosa on Friday night.