The Brooklyn Cyclones’ season came to an end on Monday night as they lost the third and decisive game of the New York-Penn League Semi Finals to the Hudson Valley Renegades by the score of 2-0.
As they’ve done to other teams all season long with their overpowering pitching, the Renegades turned the tables on the Clones and gave them a taste of their own medicine as three different pitchers combined to hold Brooklyn to just one hit all night long to win the game and advance to the final round of the Championship Series. That one hit was a harmless single by shortstop Phillip Evans in the third inning.
Luis Cessa (5-4, 2.49 ERA) started the game for Brooklyn and actually pitched good enough to win allowing just two runs on four hits in six innings. But this night belonged to the Renegades.
In a release posted on their website, the Cyclones had this message for all their fans:
As the season comes to a close, the Cyclones would like to thank all the fans who helped Brooklyn lead the New York-Penn League in attendance for the 12th consecutive season and once again made MCU Park a must-see summer destination on the shores of Coney Island. Although the season didn’t end as Brooklyn fans would have hoped, the Cyclones did finish above .500 for the 12th consecutive season – a feat that only three other teams in all of professional baseball can claim. As has become the battle cry for Brooklyn Baseball, “Wait ‘Til Next Year.” We’ll see you back at the ballpark in June 2013.
The Cyclones had a solid season regardless of their semi-final loss. We caught a great glimpse into the future with pitchers like Luis Mateo, Hansel Robles and John Mincone, and hitters like Brandon Nimmo, Phil Evans and Kevin Plawecki.
On behalf of all of us at MMO, I’d like to personally thank GM Steve Cohen, Media Relations Director Billy Harner, Manager Rich Donnelly and his coaches Marc Valdes, Bobby Malek, and Eric Velasquez for being so gracious to us this season and affording us the opportunity to get to know some of them and of course all the players who have all been so cool with us. Thanks for all of your hard work in what was a dominating, exciting and fun 2012 season!
The future looks bright and we wish all of you a fantastic offseason… And as you said, Wait ‘Till Next Year!