Cyclone of the Week: RHP Michael Powers (Michigan) has established himself as a go-to option in the bullpen for the Cyclones. Powers has given up only two runs in his last five appearances, while amassing 8 strikeouts. On July 27 against Aberdeen, Powers pitched two scoreless innings, punching out 3 batters. On the year, Powers is 2-1 with 7 saves, 28 strikeouts and a 2.59 ERA.
Notable Performance: Nicholas Santomauro (Dartmouth) might be struggling to get hits lately, but at least he’s making his hits count. The outfielder, who is batting .238 on the season, went 2-7 in two games against Staten Island last week. The two hits? Solo home runs.
Upcoming Games: After finishing up a five-game set against the Yankees, the schedule gets a little easier, as the Cyclones play eight games against Hudson Valley, Bataiva, and Jamestown, teams with a combined record of 55-59.
Upcoming Promotions: Monday August 3 is Darryl Strawberry night, and the Cyclones will honor the legendary Met by giving the first 2,500 fans a “strawbobble”- a bobble-head depicting the slugger. Strawberry will also throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.