York Revolution (77-58, 36-29) @ Sugar Land Skeeters (76-59, 38-27)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Constellation Field: Sugar Land, TX
REVS BURN THE CANDLE, THEN BURN SKEETERS IN SERIES OPENER
The York Revolution capped a long travel day with an impressive 6-2 win over the Sugar Land Skeeters on Tuesday night in front of 4,867 fans at Constellation Field, kicking off a six-game series to close out the regular season. The Revs have won three consecutive games overall, and will look to keep the streak going on Wednesday night.
York fell behind early, as the victory marked their 36th comeback win of the season, tying a club record set in 2008.
Sugar Land jumped on top in the bottom of the first inning, as Adam Godwin led off with an infield single and later scored on a wild pitch to put the Revs behind.
The Revs were held in check offensively until the top of the fourth when Chad Tracy belted a solo home run to left, his 22nd of the season, tying the game at 1-1. The long ball increased Tracy’s league-leading RBI total to 95 on the year.
York went ahead with a run in the top of the fifth on an RBI double to left-center by Justin Greene, as the league batting leader extended his hitting streak to 19 consecutive games while putting the Revs on top 2-1.
Todd Jennings launched a solo homer to left in the bottom of the fifth, tying the score at 2-2, but for the Revs, it was only a temporary speed bump.
York came back with two runs in the top of the sixth, taking the lead for good. Johan Limonta started a big two-out rally by drawing a walk, while Travis Garcia and Salvador Paniagua followed with singles to load the bases. Sean Smith came through, serving a two-run single into shallow right, giving the Revs a 4-2 lead.
The Revs scored twice more in the seventh, plating a run on a throwing error by third baseman Travis Denker, before Limonta added an RBI single to provide the final margin.
Revs starter Logan Williamson (6-6) earned the win, allowing just two runs on three hits over 5.2 innings. Williamson retired 10 consecutive hitters at one point from the second inning into the fifth.
York’s bullpen was once again airtight. Joe Harris entered to strike out Denny Almonte, stranding a pair of runners in the sixth. Beau Vaughan and Mike DeMark both worked perfect innings, while Ricardo Gomez ended the game with a pair of strikeouts, stranding two runners in the ninth.
The Revs out-hit Sugar Land 13-4 in the game, as every York started notched at least one hit.
Notes: Greene’s 19-game hitting streak is the league’s longest active streak, and fourth longest overall this season, just two games shy of tying the longest. The 19-game streak is the longest by a Revs hitter since Vince Harrison enjoyed a 23-game streak during the 2011 season. The Revs need just two wins in their final five games to tie the club record for wins in a season (79, set in 2012), while needing three wins to break the record. York improves to 6-9 against Sugar Land this season, 3-2 at Constellation Field. The Revs are now 13-13 all-time at Constellation Field. The Revs are a season-high 19 games over .500 (77-58) for the sixth time. York righty Scott Gorgen (6-10, 6.21) faces Sugar Land right-hander Matt Wright (11-9, 3.56) on Wednesday with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 1350, woyk1350.com, and on the WOYK mobile apps beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET with Darrell Henry on the call.