(May 12, 2017 – York, Pa.): The York Revolution were swept in a doubleheader by the Bridgeport Bluefish on a cold, damp evening at PeoplesBank Park, falling 4-2 and 11-6. The Revs will look to snap a three-game skid, when they continue their weekend series with the Bluefish on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Bridgeport grabbed a lead in the first game on a broken-bat infield hit by Tony Abreu in the second, and made it 2-0 on an Alberto Callaspo RBI double to right-center in the third.
Held hitless through the first three innings, the Revs got on the board in the fourth and appeared poised for a big inning as Isaias Tejeda, Joel Guzman, and Luis Alen all reached on singles to load the bases with no outs. Bryan Pounds delivered a sac fly to cut the deficit to 2-1, but Bluefish starter Chris Rearick escaped any further damage, leaving the bases loaded.
York also threatened with a two-out single by Tejeda and a walk to Guzman in the fifth, and loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth on a walk to Ryan Dent, a hit-by-pitch of Jared Mitchell, and a Derrick Robinson infield single, but were turned away empty-handed each time.
Bridgeport added insurance on a two-run double down the left field line by Santiago Nessy in the top of the sixth.
Tejeda drove a solo homer to right-center in the bottom of the seventh to close the scoring.
Rearick (1-1) picked up the win, allowing one run in 4.2 innings and striking out six.
Revs righty Victor Mateo (0-2) pitched well, allowing two runs (one earned) in five innings despite suffering the loss.
David Carpenter earned his ninth save in 10 tries for the Bluefish despite allowing Tejeda’s home run.
In the nightcap, the Bluefish grabbed an early edge on Callaspo’s homer to right in the top of the first.
The Revs answered in the bottom of the first as Tejeda punched an RBI single into right, and Michael Burgess nailed an opposite field two-run homer to left for a 3-1 lead.
Revs starter Ty’Relle Harris worked around three walks to leave the bases loaded in the second, but Jonathan Galvez cracked a two-run homer to left-center, tying the game at 3-3 in the third.
Tejeda answered back with a solo homer to right-center in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 lead, the Revs’ final lead of the night.
Bridgeport turned the game around with a seven-run fourth inning, the largest allowed by the Revs on the season. Revs reliever Luke Westphal nearly escaped the inning but a Jose Cuevas single loaded the bases and kept the inning alive. Callaspo drove in the tying run on an infield single behind second, and Sean Burroughs gave the Bluefish the lead with a swinging bunt single. Galvez and Daniel Fields then walked with the bases loaded, another run came home on a wild pitch, and two more crossed on a throwing error as it was suddenly a 10-4 game.
Pounds drilled a two-run homer to left-center in the bottom of the fourth to make it 10-6, but the Bluefish would close the scoring with an unearned run on a Burroughs single in the fifth.
Bridgeport starter Charles Brewer (2-0) hung in to pick up the win, despite allowing six runs in five innings. Harris (0-2) was saddled with the loss, giving up five runs in 3.1 frames.
Notes: The 11 runs allowed were a season-high by the Revs, who entered play on Friday night with the league’s second-lowest team ERA (3.28). York’s three home runs in the nightcap were a season-high. The Revs have now homered in five straight games with seven home runs during that span. Tejeda is now 13-for-28 (.464) with four home runs and seven RBI on a seven-game hitting streak. His four homers have come in the span of the last five games, including a homer in three straight. He becomes the fourth in Revs history to go yard in both games of a doubleheader, joining Matt Esquivel (2009), Andres Perez (2012), and Eric Patterson (2013). York lefty Logan Williamson (0-1, 2.91) faces Bridgeport right-hander Rainy Lara (1-0, 3.37) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. It is Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Emergency Responders Night with free admission for area first responders. The evening features the pregame Guns N’ Hoses softball game, and Post-Game Fireworks. It is also Relay for Life Night. Tickets are on sale at YorkRevolution.com, (717) 801-HITS, and in-person at the Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office.