The York Revolution grabbed an early lead, but it slowly slipped away in an 8-7 loss to the Bridgeport Bluefish on Monday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
The Revs will look to rebound with a quick turnaround, playing at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday.
The Revs built leads of 4-0 and 6-3 in the first four innings, but the Bluefish chipped away and crept back in it, before tying the game in the seventh and taking the lead in the eighth. It was just the second time this season that the Revs lost when leading heading into the seventh.
Chris Nowak's three-run homer in the third gave the Revs a 4-0 lead. After Bridgeport pulled within 4-3, the Revs bounced back with a pair of two-out RBI singles by Andres Perez and Jeff Fiorentino in the fourth. York wouldn't score again until the ninth inning.
Bluefish reliever Jesse English (3-0) earned the win with a 1-2-3 eighth. It was part of a great effort by Bridgeport's bullpen. Jonah Bayliss also held the Revs in check, tossing 31/3 scoreless innings.
York starter Chris Cody took a no-decision, denied what would have been his first win since June 15. Cody allowed four runs in five innings, pitching with a lead for the first time since June 10. Reliever Kris Regas (1-1) took the loss, charged with two runs (one earned) in the eighth inning, ending a nine-appearance scoreless streak.
The Revs fell to 32-2 when leading after six innings. They also fell to 29-7 when scoring the game's first run, having won 17 of their previous 18 in that situation.
York's Derrick Gordon (2-4, 6.06) will face Bridgeport's Dan Serafini (3-1, 3.05) in Tuesday's contest.