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Cyclones Drop Game Two In Matt Harvey's NYPL Debut

Brooklyn Cyclones @ Hudson Valley Renegades

August 12, 2017



Hudson Valley


The Stats:


Matt Harvey (9.00 ERA) – 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 TB, 1 BB, 2 GB: 1 FB, 18 Pitches (7 Strikes), 0 Swinging, 2 Called, 18 Pitches/IP, 4 BF
Luis De Los Santos (L, 0-4, 11.15 ERA) – 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R (5 ER), 2 2B, 1 HR, 11 TB, 1 BB, 2 K (2 K/Sw), 1 HBP, 6 GB: 2 FB: 5 LD, 51 Pitches (32 Strikes), 4 Swinging, 9 Called, 7.8% SwStr, 17.4% Whiff/Swing, 17 Pitches/IP, 17 BF
Tony Dibrell (5.68 ERA) – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 TB, 2 K (1 K/Sw), 3 GB: 1 LD: 1 PU, 25 Pitches (16 Strikes), 7 Swinging, 1 Called, 28% SwStr, 46.7% Whiff/Swing, 12.5 Pitches/IP, 7 BF


2B - Walter Rasquin - 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 15.4% SwStr, 28.6% Whiff/Swing, 4.33 Pitches/PA
RF - Jose Miguel Medina - 0-2, 2 K, 27.3% SwStr, 60% Whiff/Swing, 5.5 Pitches/PA
PH/RF - Jeremy Wolf - 1-1, 1 2B, 25% SwStr, 50% Whiff/Swing, 4 Pitches/PA
CF - Quinn Brodey - 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 SF, 1 K, 18.8% SwStr, 33.3% Whiff/Swing, 5.33 Pitches/PA
1B - Jeremy Vasquez - 0-3, 1 K, 13.3% SwStr, 28.6% Whiff/Swing, 5 Pitches/PA
3B - Carl Stajduhar - 0-3, 2 K, 40% SwStr, 66.7% Whiff/Swing, 3.33 Pitches/PA
C - Scott Manea - 0-3, 2 K, 7.1% SwStr, 20% Whiff/Swing, 4.67 Pitches/PA
DH - Jose Maria - 0-2, 1 K, 14.3% SwStr, 20% Whiff/Swing, 3.5 Pitches/PA
SS - Franklin Correa - 1-2, 1 R, 1 K, 33.3% SwStr, 66.7% Whiff/Swing, 3 Pitches/PA
LF - Cecilio Aybar - 0-2, 16.7% SwStr, 25% Whiff/Swing, 3 Pitches/PA


            After dropping the resumption of their rain-suspended game from Friday, the Brooklyn Cyclones made it an 0-2 Saturday with a nightcap loss to the Renegades. Because it was the second game being played between these two minor league teams Saturday, the game lasted just seven innings, although it seemed decided after four. But the game was the secondary attraction for most fans in attendance Saturday night, as it was Matt Harvey night in the NYPL for the first time ever. The rehabbing Mets starter sat around 92 MPH (topped out at 93 MPH), allowed a run during his one inning of work, and then spent a long time signing autographs.
            Before Harve took the mound, Brooklyn jumped ahead 1-0 with a 1st inning run. Walter Rasquin started the game with his thirteenth double of the season, went to third on a wild pitch, and then scored on a Quinn Brodey sac fly.

            Harvey issued a leadoff walk to Vidal Brijan during his inning of work and then Taylor Walls singled Brujan home two batters later. He had trouble finding the zone early and threw just 39% strikes overall. Carlos Sanchez caught Walls trying to steal a base in the frame, and then Harvey got a fly out to end his frame. He was expected to throw one inning or up to 30 pitches Saturday night, so he likely finished his night with some sidework in the pen before the autographs.

Rookie ball stolen base

Rasquin at second


CS for Manea

            Tony Dibrell was expected to piggyback Harvey first, but instead Luis De Los Santos took over in the 2nd and his three innings of work did not go so well. He allowed the Renegades to score in each frame and left trailing 6-1. Hudson Valley had one extra base hit in each inning against De Los Santos, and there scoring was capped when Deion Tansel hit a two-run inside-the-park homerun in the 4th.

The homer

            Dibrell did take over in the 5th and worked around an error to give Brooklyn two scoreless innings. He hasn’t been having the smoothest transition to being a pro (5.68 ERA), but this was his second straight scoreless outing and third in his last four appearances, plus he has a 15 K: 6 BB ratio in 12.2 IP, so I’m not too concerned. I’ve mostly just seen college clips of the good Dibrell highlights, but he flashes some nice stuff for a 4th round pick.

K #2

            After the leadoff hit from Rasquin, Brooklyn wouldn’t connect for another hit until the 6th, when Franklin Correa started the frame with a single. In my few looks on, 21-year old Franklin Correa has been a solid defender at shortstop, and he’s been tearing it up with a 128 wRC+ since 7/9. That said, he has a scary 29.3 K%: 2.7 BB% during that span, so I’m curious to see what he can do with Columbia next year.
Correa eventually came around to score the Cyclones second run when Jeremy Wolf doubled against Renegades reliever Blake Pflughaupt. Between the first and second hits he allowed Saturday night, Hudson Valley starter Tobias Myers struck out ten batters and walked none, and he left with a pitch count of 84.



            Looking ahead, the Cyclones will try to salvage a win from this series Sunday behind Jose Geraldo, who is making his second start for the team. The game is scheduled for 5:05 PM and is the final game of the first half for both squads.


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