Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly has said on many occasions this summer that runs in the New York-Penn League are as precious as gold. But based on the past few games, his team has been filthy rich. The Cyclones pounded out 15 hits in an 8-1 victory Monday night at MCU Park over the Tri-City Valleycats, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Houston Astros. “It’s baseball,” said Donnelly, slightly perplexed about where his team’s […]
Brooklyn Cyclones’ righty reliever Johnny Magliozzi had no thrown more than a single inning at any time this summer. But with the game on the line in the top of the eighth, Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly called on the reliever to get the final six outs. Magliozzi came through in dominant fashion as Brooklyn held on for a 6-4 win Friday evening at MCU Park over the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A short season affiliate […]
It was hockey jersey night at MCU Park in Coney Island Wednesday evening, and the Brooklyn Cyclones waited until well into the third period – also known as the bottom of the eighth inning – to wake up from a game-long drought and earn a 3-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades. The win moves the Cyclones to 27-26 and just one game behind the McNamara Division-leading Aberdeen Ironbirds, who defeated the Staten Island Yankees […]
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 […]
Every official baseball game features a top of the third inning. The Brooklyn Cyclones (23-24) likely wish that were not the case after a 4-1 loss to the Connecticut Tigers – the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers – Tuesday night. The Tigers scored all four of their runs – three of which were unearned – in the top of the third. Lefty starter Dario Alvarez hit the leadoff man and walked the second batter, […]
The Brooklyn Cyclones will have plenty of representation at the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be played Aug. 13 in Norwich, Conn. Starting pitchers John Gant, Miller Diaz and Robert Gsellman, closer John Mincone and second baseman L.J. Mazzilli will all represent the National League Affiliates in the game. Diaz will be the starter for the NL. With just over a week to go to the game, here are the statistics for the […]
A version of this story originally appeared in The Tablet Newspaper. Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly is known for being a passionate man. He’s coached professional baseball at various levels for nearly 40 years, including winning the 1997 World Series as a coach with the Florida Marlins. But Donnelly has another passion – that actually rivals his love of baseball. The 67-year-old coach is a world-class racquetball player for his age category. Now in his […]
It’s very rare that any baseball team excels in all three major aspects of the sport – timely hitting, clutch pitching and strong defense – in any one particular game. If a team does do that, it usually isn’t a short season Single-A team. But the Brooklyn Cyclones enjoyed a complete effort in a 4-0 victory Monday evening over the Hudson Valley Renegades, the short season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, to cap off […]
The Brooklyn Cyclones attempted to sweep their first series of the year Monday evening, but after a one-hour and 20-minute rain delay, the Cyclones dropped a 2-0 contest to the Batavia Muckdogs – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Miami Marlins. For the game, the Cyclones (15-19) only managed two hits – both by left fielder Jared King. King extended his hitting streak to seven games and is 12-for-24 during that stretch. He’s 22-for-66 […]
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