The York Revolution continued their slump Wednesday night, losing 8-2 to visiting Bridgeport in the second game of a three-game series against the Bluefish (8-4) at Santander Stadium.
The Revs (6-6) dropped to .500 for the first time this season, having now lost six of their last eight games, and extending their season-high losing streak to four straight games.
A night after being shut out and held to just three hits by Bridgeport knuckleballer and ex-big leaguer Tomo Ohka, the Revs' offense was again held scoreless by a Bridgeport starting pitcher. This time it was another ex-major leaguer in D.J. Mitchell (1-1), who tossed five scoreless innings, holding York to three hits on six walks and six strikeouts.
Infielders Johan Limonta (2-for-4, RBI, run scored) and Ofilio Castro (2-for-4, RBI) accounted for the Revs' lone runs in the eighth inning. That snapped an 18-inning scoreless streak going back to last Sunday, when York tallied seven runs in an 8-7 loss at Long Island. The Revs tallied five hits Wednesday.
Revs pitching: Making his third start of the season, Revs' left-hander Alain Quijano (1-1) gave up five runs (four earned) in five innings in what was his worst outing of the year after holding his previous two opponents to just a run over 10 combined innings.
Revs relievers Mark Hendrickson, Julio DePaula and Jorge Martinez each tossed a scoreless inning. Reliever Edward Paredes allowed three runs on three hits in the seventh inning.
Next game: York will try to snap the losing streak Thursday in the series finale against Bridgeport. Former big leaguer Mike McClendon (1-1, 9.00 ERA) will get the start for the Revs. He's coming off his best performance of the season after throwing four scoreless innings in relief last Saturday at Long Island. McClendon will take on Bridgeport lefty Hunter Jones (1-0, 0.90 ERA).