On a beautiful night for baseball in Coney Island, Hansel Robles pitched a gem, and the cyclones are a win away from winning the Division Series
Brooklyn 4, Hudson Valley 0
While I missed the first inning of this game (ahem) waiting for my wife to show up – it was either that or sit with my parents (PS – I’m fifteen years old), I did manage to see enough of Hansel Robles to see why he was the Sterling Award winner for the Cyclones. In what was perhaps the most dominant outing for the Brooklyn staff this season (and that’s saying something), Robles threw a complete game shutout, completely smothering the Renegades lineup to the tune of four hits, no walks (though he did hit a batter) and ten strikeouts. The only slip up Hansel had was a literal one in the top of the seventh. With one out Robles stumbled off the mound on a fly out to right. He stayed down for a few moments before he bounced back up and seem to have no issues going forward. For what it’s worth, Robles hasn’t allowed an earned run since July 28.
The offense got it’s work done early. Jayce Boyd singled home Brandon Nimmo in the first, followed by the decisive second inning where Jorge Rivero had an RBI double, and Dimas Ponce and Phillip Evans both knocked in a run with singles. The bats called it a night after that but the lead was more than Robles would need to finish off the win.
The action moves to Hudson Valley tonight where Brooklyn has a chance to clinch a spot in the championship series. Good luck fellas….