Cyclone Watch: 'Clones Streaking
by Nigel Chiwaya
Jul 01, 2009 | 6157 views | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Oliver Perez speaks to the media after pitching five innings against Hudson Valley.
Oliver Perez speaks to the media after pitching five innings against Hudson Valley.
The Latest: The streaking Cyclones are sitting in first place in the New York-Penn McNamara Division with an 8-2 record. The ‘Clones have blown through the Hudson Valley Renegades, beating them by a combined score of 22-4 in the first two games of a three game series.

Cyclone of the Week: 2B Matt Bouchard has been on a tear lately, batting .429 wih 8 RBI, including a solo-home run Sunday against Hudson Valley.

Notable Performances: Pitcher Oliver Perez made a rehab start for Brooklyn Sunday against Hudson Valley. Perez was sharp, striking out 5 and allowing only two hits over five innings of work. Perez, who was rehabbing his knee, said after the game that his knee “felt 100 percent.”

Upcoming Games: The Cyclones have seven straight games against the Tri-City Alleycats, which started last night. As of Press time, Tri-City is 5-4 and in second place in the NYP Stedler Division.

Cyclones Drop Renegades, 9-1

The Brooklyn Cyclones (8-2) racked up a season-high 15 hits in a 9-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades (4-6) on Monday night. The Cyclones used a combination of big bats and outstanding pitching to notch the team’s eighth win in 10 games -- best in the NYPL.

RHP Brandon Moore (2-0) made the start for Brooklyn, and allowed just one run on three hits in 7.0 innings. Moore walked one batter and struck out nine. He allowed a first-inning run, and then settled in to shut out the Renegades for the next six innings. LHP Lance Hoge closed out the game with two scoreless innings of his own, allowing one hit and striking out one.

On the offensive side, 2B Matt Bouchard and 1B Sam Honeck each went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Bouchard also scored three times, and his effort on Monday raised his average to .429 (12-for-27), fourth-best in the league. 3B Nick Giarraputo, C Dock Doyle, and LF Alex Gregory each had two hits in the game, with Giarraputo driving in a game-high three runs. Doyle, Gregory, and Luis Rivera had one RBI apiece.
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