The York Revolution suffered through an ugly start to an eight-game road trip on Thursday evening, losing 15-2 to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Regency Furniture Stadium.
It was York's most lopsided defeat of the season.
York will look to rebound Friday night when the series continues in Waldorf, Md.
Southern Maryland took advantage of three defensive mistakes in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Two errors and a failure to cover first on a bunt single ignited the rally.
Every batter from the second through eighth spots in Southern Maryland's lineup had multiple hits, with Alvin Colina's 3-for-5, two-homer, five-RBI game out of the eighth spot being the most prolific.
On the flip side, the Revs were one out away from being handed their worst shutout loss in team history, but with two outs in the ninth, Wilson Batista singled up the middle, and Andres Perez lined a two-run homer to left-center, his seventh of the year, to provide the final margin. The Revs had only managed two hits previously all night: a double by Batista in the first, and a triple by Chad Tracy leading off the fifth.
Blue Crabs starter Gaby Hernandez (5-9) earned his second straight win against the Revs, and fifth in his last six starts after starting the year 0-8. Hernandez allowed just two hits in seven scoreless innings, walked none and struck out seven. He now owns a 1.76 ERA over his last five outings.
The Revs have gone two games without drawing a walk, and have struck out 18 times in those two games, including 10 times on Thursday night.
York starter Nick Green (3-4) took the loss in his first visit to his former home ballpark, tagged with 10 runs, eight earned, on 11 hits in 42/3 innings of work.
The Revs, now just 4-10 against Southern Maryland this season, will look to rebound with Chris Cody (8-5, 3.53) matching up against Daryl Thompson (7-4, 3.41) in Friday's game at 7:05 p.m.