2001-08-25 / Sports

Brooklyn Cyclones Update

Brooklyn Cyclones Update

By Elio Velez

The Cyclones continue to lead in first place in the Penn League by 5 games over the Staten Island Yankees. The Cyclones and the Yankees finished off their regular season series on August 18th with the Cyclones winning 6 out of the 8 ballgames.

In a doubleheader win by the Cyclones against the Yankees, SS Robert McIntyre hit two home runs and drove in seven RBI. Though McIntyre is hitting under .200, he has driven in 34 RBI’s and has become a consistent run producer. Outfielder Frank Corr was named the NY Penn League Batter of the Week. Corr now leads the Penn League in home runs and leads the cyclones with an over .600 slugging percentage. Ross Peeples won against the Yankees to increase his record to 9-1 with a 1.27 ERA.

On Monday, August 20th, The Cyclones hosted John Franco Night. The night honored New York Mets' pitcher John Franco, who grew up on Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn and nearby to where the Cyclones now play at Keyspan Park. Mets' owner Fred Wilpon attended the ceremonies along with players such as Rick White and Edgardo Alfonzo. The fans saw a scrappy comeback as the Cyclones scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to win 5-3 over the New Jersey Cardinals.

The Brooklyn Cyclones play a home and away series with Hudson Valley on Saturday and Sunday. The Cyclones play at home on Monday and Tuesday against the Pittsfield Astros. After a day off on Wednesday, the Cyclones will stay at home for games against Batavia on Thursday and Friday.

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