(June 15, 2022 – Lexington, KY): Nick Travieso fired seven shutout innings and the York Revolution offense blasted five homers including two by Carlos Franco in an 11-0 victory over the Lexington Legends on Wednesday afternoon at Wild Health Field.
Travieso (2-2) worked seven innings in his second start back from injury, limiting the Legends to just four hits and no walks while tying a season-high with seven strike outs. He logged 97 pitches on a day where temperatures approached triple digits, as five of his seven innings were perfect.
Franco launched a towering solo homer to right-center in the top of the second to open the scoring and lined a two-run jack to left-center two innings later to make it 3-0.
Nellie Rodriguez crushed a three-run homer to left-center in the top of the fifth, doubling the lead to 6-0.
Troy Stokes Jr. lined a two-run homer to left-center in the sixth, and Yefri Perez went back-to-back on the next pitch, drilling a line drive homer down the left field line for his career-high-tying fourth of the year, all in his last 10 games played since June 1.
Franco closed the scoring by lacing a two-run double past a diving Courtney Hawkins in left field in the top of the eighth.
Duke von Schamann closed out the Revs’ second shutout win of the season, working the final two innings and stranding two in the ninth as Franco made an acrobatic grab on a liner at third to end it.
The win marks the first three-game winning streak of the season for the Revs who improve to 5-3 on their current road trip and 4-1 in Kentucky. York has scored double-digits in all three wins on the streak, outscoring the opposition 34-9.
With the victory, Revs manager Mark Mason ties former Long Island skipper Kevin Baez for fifth on the Atlantic League’s all-time wins list with his 571st; his next will tie former Bridgeport manager Willie Upshaw for fourth on the list.
The 11-0 shutout win is the biggest by the Revs since an 11-0 victory on June 10, 2019 vs. High Point. It marks the ninth time in club history the Revs have shut out an opponent while scoring 11 or more.
The offense’s five homers mark the most in a game since the 2019 regular season finale, and the total comes within two of the franchise’s single-game record. It is tied for the fourth-highest single-game total in club history and marks just the eighth time the Revs have blasted five or more homers in one contest.
Franco enjoyed the biggest day, going 4-for-5 with two homers, two doubles, and five RBI. He pulls into a three-way tie for the league lead with 17 homers and takes over the league lead with 54 RBI on the season, tying Telvin Nash’s Revs first half record set in 2019. He also tied and surpassed Jason Aspito for seventh on the Revs’ franchise home run list, now with 43 in his York career. The multi-homer game was his fourth of the season, already tying a franchise season record shared by Chris Nowak and Isaias Tejeda. His four extra-base hits tie a Revs single-game record that he matched on May 31 vs. Southern Maryland, an accomplishment previously only met by Tejeda in 2017. His 12 total bases fell one shy of a club single-game mark. Franco is now batting .470 (31-for-66) in 16 games since May 28 and has mashed 10 homers with 28 RBI in 15 games since May 29.
The Revs will go for the sweep with lefty Austin Nicely starting Thursday’s finale at 6:35 p.m. Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 98.9 FM & 1350 WOYK, 989woyk.com, The New WOYK app, and the WOYK YouTube channel beginning at 6:15 p.m. with Darrell Henry on the call.