The York Revolution suffered their most lopsided loss of the season on a rain-soaked Thursday night, losing 9-0 to the Sugar Land Skeeters in eight innings in front of 4,385 fans at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
The Revs were swept in the three-game series, falling to 17-17. They embark on a seven-game road trip that begins Friday night in Camden.
Sugar Land won its sixth straight and improved to 28-5 -- the best mark in pro baseball.
The Skeeters took a first-inning lead on a sac fly by Josh Pressley, before scoring four times in the second. Travis Scott led off the inning with a single, before a pair of walks loaded the bases with no outs. Dominic Ramos then hit a ground ball to second that went for an error, allowing the first run to score. He picked up an RBI on the play. A bases-loaded walk to Adam Godwin would follow, forcing home another run. Steve Moss later rolled a seeing-eye single into left to drive in one more, and Pressley capped the outburst with an RBI groundout, making it a 5-0 game.
Michael Rockett drove a solo homer to left-center with one out in the top of the fifth, increasing the lead to 6-0, right before a 35-minute rain delay would halt the action. After the delay, the Skeeters added two more in the sixth on an RBI single by Chase Lambin and another sac fly from Pressley, who drove in three runs for the second consecutive night. Ramos then homered in the top of the seventh for the game's final run.
Offensively, the Revs were held to just one hit. Former York righty Michael Nix (4-0) earned the win, tossing five innings, including the bottom of the fifth after the first rain delay. Of Nix's 15 outs, 11 came on ground balls. Nix walked none and struck out three, allowing only a fourth-inning single to Andres Perez, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games while celebrating his 29th birthday. It marked the fourth consecutive start in which Nix has not allowed a run. His scoreless streak is now at 242/3 innings.
The game was called with one out in the bottom of the eighth because of rain.
The three-game losing streak is just the second of the season for the Revs, who were swept for the first time all year.
York starter Chris Cody (3-2) suffered the loss, charged with five runs, three earned, in 12/3 innings. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the lefty.