The AL affiliates of the New York-Penn League defeated the NL affiliates (including the Brooklyn Cyclones) 4-3 in the 2013 All-Star Game played in Norwich, Conn.
The NL took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but it was Cyclones’ closer John Mincone that wound up with the blown save and the loss. He gave up a leadoff homer in the inning that tied the game and then allowed an unearned run to score to take the loss.
Mincone has been lights out for the Cyclones all summer, so if he was to have a bad performance, it’s great that it came in a meaningless game.
Cyclones’ starter Miller Diaz started the game and a surrendered a run in one inning. Righty Rob Gsellman threw the fifth inning for the NL squad and recorded two strikeouts in a scoreless frame. John Gant did not pitch in the game.
Second baseman L.J. Mazzilli came in off the bench and finished the game 0-for-1 after reaching on a fielder’s choice. He did score the go-ahead run at the time.
The Cyclones (26-26) currently sit in second place in the McNamara Division, only one game behind the division-leading Aberdeen Ironbirds.