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Game #47: Summer’s winding down on Coney Island

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The Brooklyn Cyclones have had a phenomenal season, finishing with the best record in the New York Penn League – 51-24. They were 30-8 at home this season, and they’ll open the playoffs on Tuesday guaranteed home field advantage throughout.

Naturally, I didn’t go to a single Cyclones game until yesterday. They should probably thank me for spending so much time watching the Newark Bears and New York Mets. 🙂

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Game #46: Bears Rally, Defeat Bluefish 10-7

Last night was one of my final trips to Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium for 2010. It’s becoming clear that Newark will end its season on Sept. 19 in Camden — there will be no playoffs this year.

But that didn’t stop the Bears from making things difficult for the Liberty Division-leading Bridgeport Bluefish on Wednesday night.

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Game #45: R.A. Dickey leads the Mets to victory

Player of the Game

Sunday was my ninth game at CitiField this year. The Mets are 3-6 when I go see them play. (They are 33-19 when I stay home.)

R.A. Dickey – my pick for the 2010 Mets MVP – led them to victory and broke a four-game losing streak for the Mets at games I attend.

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Game #44: Bears Blast York 10-6

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Ramon Castro

Baseball season is winding down. So it was nice to spend an evening with my friend Bart watching the Newark Bears beat up on the York Revolution’s depleted pitching staff.

The Revolution actually took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, thanks in part to some poor defense by the Bears.

The Bears shelled York starter Jeremy Lewis in the second, running off seven consecutive hits and scoring six runs. According to the York game notes, the seven consecutive hits allowed were a team record.

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Game #43: Lancaster 8, Newark 2

Josh Hall

The Bears turned a triple play last night, but couldn’t manage a win against the Lancaster Barnstormers.

In the top of the third inning, Newark starter Kelvim Villa hit Lancaster catcher Octavio Martinez with a pitch and walked left fielder Brett Flowers. Barnstormers manager Tom Herr called upon his leadoff hitter, second baseman Lloyd Turner, to bunt.

The ball died near home plate, and it looked like Turner initially thought it was foul – he didn’t get a good start to first base. Catcher Isaiah Kaaihue pounced on it and fired to third for the first out. Third baseman Eric Munson relayed to shortstop Randy Gress at second base for out number two. Gress threw on to first base for the final out.

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