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 (.333) in the month of July.
Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly called his offense “dead,” plain and simple.
The Muckdogs opened the scoring in the top of the second inning. Cyclones’ starting pitcher Carlos Valdez surrendered a leadoff walk to Batavia first baseman Scott Carcaise followed by a double down the right field line by second baseman Avery Romero.
With the infield back, catcher Chad Wallach grounded out to L.J. Mazzilli to plate a run. Valdez was able to retire the next two hitters to escape the jam allowing just one run.