Short Season Sunday: Ceciliani Stays Hot, den Dekker Debuts

SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, @ Staten Island Yankees 4

CF Darrell Ceciliani (.391/.444/.562) was 2-4 as Brooklyn, at 30-13, extended its lead to eight games over the second-place Yankees. There’s a nice story here from Jim Waggoner at about Ceciliani.
His hitting coach, Benny DiStefano explained some of Ceciliani’s success:

“He has a very good approach and plan…He’s hitting the ball hard …
line to line. He’s a plus runner and a plus outfielder. In my opinion,
he’s definitely on the road to becoming a big-league player.”

C Blake Forsythe (.242/.333/.394 – 10 games), the Mets third-rounder out of the University of Tennessee, lifted his first professional home run.
LHP Angel Cuan (5-0, 1.68) struck out 10 with one walk in his 5.2 innings.  He gave up two runs on three hits, one of which was a home run.

R – Kingsport: Elizabethton Twins 6, Kingsport Mets 2
3B Aderlin Rodriguez (.297/.345/.555) was 2-4, one night after having his eight-game hitting streak snapped.  The 18-year old hit .310/.357/.560 in July.

R- GCL: @ GCL Mets 5, GCL Nationals 1
CF Matt Den Dekker was 0-3 in his professional debut.  I suspect den Dekker, who will be 23 in nine days, will land in Savannah, because he’s not going to displace Ceciliani in Brooklyn, unless of course, the Mets promote Ceciliani.

Marcos Camarena
, in his second straight start, held the Nats to one run on four hits in six innings with four strikeouts against one walk.  The 19-year old was a DSL All-Star last year.  I’m honestly not sure what kind of arm he is, but he’s already a pretty good size at 6’3″, 200 lbs.