Brooklyn Cyclones fall out of the wild-card lead
A walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth ended the Brooklyn Cyclones’ night with a 4-3 loss against the Muckdogs in Batavia on Monday. The loss wasted a strong performance by starting pitcher Casey Meisner and dropped the Cyclones to a full game out of the wild-card race.
With the game tied in the eighth inning, the Cyclones scored a run when the Muckdogs committed an error with the bases loaded that allowed Tomas Nido to score to make it 3-2. The Muckdogs got that run right back in the bottom of the eighth when the Cyclones replaced Meiser, who had allowed two on nine hits in seven innings, with Carlos Valdez. Valdez quickly gave up a run on a single, stolen base and an E-4 by Tyler Moore.
This is a tough loss for the Cyclones as they got good pitching from Meisner, a home run from Tomas Nido, and 12 hits overall. That’s usually the recipe for success, however they hit just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base. John Mora, Jhoan Urena and Nido had three hits apiece and Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with an RBI.
This loss combined with a Connecticut Tigers win, they’ve won four-in-a-row now, means the Brooklyn Cyclones have falled a game out of first place in the wild-card race. On the bright side, there are some teams falling out of the race including the Muckdogs, Auburn Doubledays and the Williamsport Crosscutters.