Brooklyn Cyclones: The 2012 Season In Review

An article by posted on September 12, 2012

The 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones finished their 76-game season with a record of 45-31 – 14 games above .500.

It was twelfth straight season the team has accomplished the feat, making the Cyclones one of four professional teams that have done that in the history of the game. They join the New York Yankees, the Arizona League Giants and the Elizabethton Twins.

Here are a few more interesting factoids from the Cyclones’ 2012 season courtesy of Courtney Nunes from the Cyclones’ Official Website

  • The Cyclones lead the NYPL with a .977 fielding percentage. In 76 games, they committed just 67 errors. Brandon Nimmo led all outfielders with a .994 fielding percentage.
  • Brooklyn ended the season with five pitchers in the top 15 in the NYPL in ERA. Luis Mateo, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Luis Cessa, and Rainy Lara all post an ERA below 3.00. Right-handed pitcher Hansel Robles finished the season with a league-low 1.11 ERA, which breaks right hander Eric Brown’s mark of 1.16 set in 2006.
  • Right-handed pitcher Rainy Lara tied Lowell’s William Cuevas with a league-high of eight wins. Lara had 77 strikeouts, second only to teammate Luis Mateo, who had 85. Robles was fifth in the category, having fanned 66 batters.
  • Leading Cyclones starters, Hansel Robles had a scoreless streak of 22.0 innings, while Paul Sewald led relievers, having gone 21.2 frames without allowing a run.
  • The Cyclones had just two grand slams this season, and both were hit by Brandon Nimmo. Nimmo also had the most RBI in a contest (6) and led the team with a game-high four hits.
  • Catcher Kevin Plawecki was the only Cyclones player to hit multiple home runs in a game. On August 19th, Plawecki hit two solo shots to lead the team to a 2-0 victory over the Lake Monsters in Vermont.

You can read over a dozen more highlights by clicking here.

Here is an official Cyclones Video Recap of the 2012 season:

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