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MMLN – Cyclones Bats Quieted

Ratliff was hitting bombs in warmups

STATEN ISLAND, NY – A night after getting to the opposing starter early and often, the Cyclones struggled to put together much of an offensive threat against SI Yankees' starter Brandon Braboy. Strikeouts littered the Brooklyn box score and solid contact came far too little as Brooklyn fell in Richmond County Bank Ballpark 4-1.

Though it was a tough night for Ratliff during the game as he struck out three times—twice looking—he did put on a quite show during batting practice. Showing his signature explosion through the zone, Ratliff drove numerous towering flyballs over the fence in right-centerfield. He also demonstrated a strong opposite field stroke with power, putting a three balls over the wall but peppered...

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