|Quiet Cyclone bats would spoil quality outings for both Mizell and Waechter
BROOKLYN, NY- Looking to end a two-game
skid to start their 2006 season, the Brooklyn Cyclones unfortunately continued right where they left off the last time they
played at Keyspan; giving up three runs in the first inning, committing costly errors and failing to produce with runners
in scoring position, leading to a 5-2 loss to the Staten Island Yankees.
Unlike Jorge Reyes’s performance
Tuesday night, Cyclones starter Jeramy Simmons put the pieces back together after a rocky first inning, giving up one run
on four hits in his final three innings before being replaced by reliever Nick Waechter.
Tonight, the Cyclones pitched their best
baseball thus far this young season. However, Yankees starting pitcher Rolando Japa was one step ahead the entire night, throwing
four shutout innings before giving up a double to catcher Stephen Puhl and a sacrifice fly to Armand Gaerlan in the fifth
to bring Brooklyn within three runs.
Despite giving up two doubles in two innings
of work, Waechter ended each inning he pitched with strikeouts, bringing some life back into the Cyclone crowd that desperately
wanted their team to start hitting. Jeremy Mizell also added two shutout innings of his own, keeping the score at 4-1
Yankees after eight.
|An RBI single by Dustin Miller in the 9th wouldn't be enough for the Cyclones
four shutout innings, the Cyclones bullpen had some problems in the ninth, as reliever Tim Haines couldn’t find the
plate, throwing a wild pitch that would add another run for the Yankees, forcing the Mets Single-A affiliate to
score five runs to come up with a win. They wouldn’t be up to the task, despite a run scored by Junior Contreras on
a Dustin Martin single in the final frame.
dismay of many fans, the Cyclone bats continued their trend of sub par hitting in their second home game of the season, mustering
only six hits and leaving a whopping fourteen runners on base.
Cyclones manager George Greer was happy with his bullpens performance, he did have something to say about his team’s
inability to score runs.
“When we find roles and niches for everybody, you’ll
see a different ball club,” said Greer.
All Photographs for this article were taken by Conroy Walker