Chris Cody delivered one of his best pitching performances of the season to help the York Revolution continue its dominance of the Somerset Patriots on Monday evening.
Cody pitched seven innings and allowed just four hits and one run in York's 7-1 victory over the Patriots in front of 5,456 fans at TD Bank Ballpark. Cody struck out two and walked one to improve to 8-11 overall. He lowered his ERA to 4.56. It was his fourth straight win -- the longest win streak of his Revs' career. He owns a 2.28 ERA during that stretch and he has a team-leading 11 quality starts.
The Revs improved to 8-3 against Somerset on the season. York is 51-49 overall, and 15-15 in the Atlantic League second half.
York led 2-0 when it erupted
Joe Thurston and Michael Hernandez each added two hits, one RBI and one run scored for the Revs. Hernandez hit his 12th homer.
Kris Regas and R.J. Rodriguez each pitched a scoreless inning of relief for York. Regas struck out the side in the eighth.
Jon Kibler ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision for Somerset, charged with his first loss of the year. He allowed six runs in five innings, walked two and struck out three.
The Revs now lead the Patriots (15-17) by two games in the wild card race loss column, and will look to increase that lead with a morning game on Tuesday.
The Revs will send Ryan Feierabend (4-3, 2.75) to the mound on Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. against Somerset's Sean Green (3-4, 5.02).
Shanks signs with Southern Maryland: The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have signed former York outfielder James Shanks.
Shanks was recently released by York, where he played from 2010-2012, winning back-to-back Atlantic League championships. The outfielder has been in the Atlantic League for five years, spending 2008 and 2009 with Southern Maryland, when he hit .290 with 29 homers and 146 RBIs.
In 2010, Shanks hit .325 with 19 homers and 86 RBIs for York. In 2011, he batted .314 with 12 home runs and 61 RBIs for the Revs.
Before his release, Shanks batted .249 with nine home runs in 2012 for York. On July 22, Shanks became the all-time hits leader for York with his 358th knock in a Revolution uniform.
In his first game with Southern Maryland on Monday, Shanks went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 5-3 victory over Long Island.