Brooklyn power barrage not enough in Hudson Valley
July 7, 2021 John Torenli, Sports Editor
Cyclones catcher Francisco Alvarez belted his seventh homer of the season Tuesday night in Hudson Valley. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Cyclones
Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez continued to show why they are headed to the MLB Futures Game this weekend in Colorado, and Luke Ritter just keeps blasting home runs.
But Brooklyn’s long-ball assault in Hudson Valley on Tuesday night wasn’t enough as the Baby Bums suffered a 9-7 loss to the rival Renegades in front of 1,687 fans at Dutchess Stadium.
Baty, who is arguably the best player at the High-A level and likely on his way to Double-A sooner than later, belted a solo shot two innings after Alvarez, the Cyclones’ star catcher, hit one of his own in the fourth frame.
Both prized prospects have seven homers this year and will represent our borough and the parent-club Mets during Sunday’s prospect-filled Futures Game at Coors Field, two days before the MLB All-Stars hit the field for the annual event.