Hudson Valley Renegades (22-12) vs. Brooklyn Cyclones (11-20)
RHP Tyrone Yulie (1-1, 5.16 ERA) vs. RHP Blade Tidwell (0-3, 8.35 ERA)
| Game 35 | Home Game 17 | Heritage Financial Park | Wappingers Falls, N.Y. | May 17, 2023 | First Pitch 11:05 a.m. |
FUHGEDDABOUDIT: The Hudson Valley Renegades and Brooklyn Cyclones continuea six-game series on Wednesday at Heritage Financial Park. It will be the first of four series meetings between the two New York Major League affiliates this year. Last season, the home team won the first three series, before the road team won the latter two.
YESTERDAY’S NEWS: The Hudson Valley Renegades led from start to finish in a 9-6 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones. Spencer Jones homered and drove in two, while Aaron Palensky hit his league-leading 10th home run as well. Joel Valdez struck out a season-high seven in the win and Aldenis Sánchez led the offense with three hits while driving in two runs.
BIG WINS AND LOSSES: The Renegades have already played in an extraordinary number of lopsided games this season, with 16 of the team’s 34 games (47.0%) being decided by 5-or-more runs.
– Hudson Valley sports a 11-5 (.687) record in game decided by 5+ runs.
– The club has already played six games decided by 11-or-more runs (18.1% of games), and has a 3-3 (.500) record in those games.
– The ‘Gades have also played seven one-run games, and are 2-5 (.286).
DON’T RUN ON ME: After catching another IronBirds runner on Saturday night, Antonio Gómez has now caught 12 baserunners in 18 games behind home plate this season. It’s the highest mark in the South Atlantic League, tied for the most in High-A, and 8th in MiLB. In High-A, Gómez is tied with Darrien Miller (WIS, MIL) while Nick Clarno (AUG, ATL) leads all of MiLB with 24. In the month of May, Gómez has caught eight runners in 33 total attempts. It’s a 13% improvement in CS% from the first month of the season.
GAS STATION: Through 34 games this season the Renegades pitching staff has registered 394 strikeouts, the most in the SAL and among all High-A teams, and the third-most among all non-Triple-A teams in the minor leagues. Hudson Valley pitchers are striking out 11.90 batters per nine innings, and 30.3% of all batters faced this season.
THE K-ZONE: Over the last six games, Renegades starting pitchers have combined to allow just 9 ER on 17 hits in 30.0 innings, striking out 40 and walking only 11. Tyrone…