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July 24 Spikes pregame notes

Brooklyn Cyclones (20-15) at State College Spikes (10-26)

When: 6:05 p.m. tonight

Where: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Pitching matchup: B -- Eduardo Aldama (2-0, 2.81); SC -- Zack Dodson (0-1, 7.71)

Notes: Aldama, a 21-year-old right-hander from Venezuela, leads the Cyclones with 40 strikeouts in 32 innings. Aldama had 24 strikeouts during a three-start stretch from July 2-14. Aldama struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings against Staten Island on July 2. The Spikes’ pitching staff has walked 23 batters during the past four games. Two of their six walks during Saturday’s 8-4 loss to Brooklyn led to runs. Cyclones pitchers Cory Mazzoni (Seneca Valley) and TJ Chism (Sun Valley) attended Pennsylvania high schools. Mazzoni, a third-round draft pick from North Carolina State, has struck out six in four scoreless relief innings. Chism, a 2009 29th-round draft pick from LaSalle, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday to lower his ERA to .54.

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