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Vanderheiden Still Has Work To Do

Vanderheiden has a 0.00 ERA through 7 games

Brooklyn Cyclones manager Rich Donnelly and pitching coach Marc Valdes were lightning quick to refute the notion that side-armed relief pitcher Tyler Vanderheiden was their team's "closer". Though ascribing labels is the last thing the Cyclones coaching staff would like to do to their young squad, the right-handed Vanderheiden, they can't help but turn to him when they need three outs the most.

"It's his turn to pitch. Sometimes your number just comes up," Donnelly said, quick to dispel any talk of Vanderheiden as the ‘closer'. "He's one of the one's who is comfortable in that role at the end of the game. "The other guys we had, we call piggy backs, the other four college pitchers, they were all starters pretty much. He was the only one who was a bona fide reliever." Vanderheiden... Recommended Stories