CONEY ISLAND, NY -Coming off a pair of losses to the Lowell Spinners in as many days, the Brooklyn Cyclones got their groove back in a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox Class A affiliate on Thursday evening from MCU Park in Brooklyn.
Getting the nod on the mound was 6’3” righty Garrison Bryant. The New Hampshire native came into the contest sporting a 2-1 record, and has thrown seven full innings in his previous two starts against Connecticut and Vermont respectively.
Beginning the game off fairly quickly, a first inning single to centerfield scored one run, in third basemen Yoel Romero for the open the scoring. Three innings later, the Cyclones were back at it, as first baseman Joe Genord reached on a fielder’s choice. The hit scored Jake Mangum. A throwing error from pitcher Bryan Lucas on an attempt to grab the force out at third, allowed all runners to be safe. On the ensuing at-bat and making his Brooklyn debut, centerfielder Kennie Taylor singled to center to score one run. To conclude the fourth inning scoring summary, Antoine Duplantis earned an RBI on a sacrifice fly to left field, where Genord would score from third.
The Spinners showed signs of life in the fifth inning as designated hitter Jecorrah Arnold singled to left field. Third basemen Nicholas Northcut would score, and right fielder Nick Decker would advance to second. Nothing more would come from Lowell on the evening.
The bottom of the sixth inning saw a base hit into right field, that would allow Kennie Taylor to record an RBI triple and scoring Genord. The Cyclones were not done, as Yoel Romero put the exclamation point on the contest with a booming home run to left-field, which scored the team’s seventh and final run of the evening.
According to the Cyclones, Garrison Bryant has not allowed more than a single run over the course of his previous four starts. The 36th round Mets selection also earned his third consecutive quality start, dating back to July 15 over West Virginia.
The Cyclones head back on the road to Williamsport, PA for a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate, CrossCutters. Brooklyn will return home on Monday, August 5, when they host the Hudson Valley Renegades for a three-game set.