Brandon Moore Throws No-Hitter For Brooklyn

Moore Cyclones HeadshotSSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 5, @ Aberdeen Iron Birds 0 (7 innings)

RHP Brandon Moore threw the first no-hitter in Brooklyn Cyclones history on Sunday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader in Aberdeen, MD.  Moore struck out six, walked three and hit a batter, while allowing just one runner to second base.

Oddly, he told MLB.com that he didn’t have his best fastball:

“My fastball command wasn’t really on. …It was something I had to focus on. I worked through it, though…..

“My changeup was working really well.  I was able to keep it low all game. And my slider was right on too. I could go to that and get strikes whenever I needed to.”

Moore is now 6-2 with a 2.15 ERA with a K/BB above four in 71 innings.  He’s fourth in the NYP in ERA (2.15), fifth in strikeouts (63), third in WHIP (0.87) and third in innings pitched.

The Mets drafted Moore in the 14th round in 2008 out of Indiana-Wesleyan in 2008.  Moore spent a month with the Cyclones last year, but was sent down to Kingsport after allowing four runs in one third of an inning on July 25th.  In 20 innings with Kingsport, Moore fanned 22, and walked eight in 20 innings on his way to a 2-0 record in 20 innings.

Moore photo courtesy Brooklyn Cyclones.

Brooklyn Cyclones 5, @ Aberdeen Iron Birds 1 (7 innings)

In game two, Mark Cohoon (8-2, 2.36) was good (7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K), but he wasn’t Moore good.

20-year old 3B Richard Lucas was 2-4, with a triple after going 1-3 in the first game.  He’s now hit safely in all four of his games in the New York Penn League.  22 year-old C Ralph Henriquez was 3-3.