Tomko
Tomko (John A. Pavoncello)

His teammates sat in the clubhouse moments after the game, going about their normal routine of stuffing their mouths with the post-game meal.

Brett Tomko didn't want anything to do with the food, though. But not because he had anything against the spread provided to the players.

Rather, Tomko pocketed a pink bottle of Pepto-Bismol, which turned out to be his drink of choice for much of Wednesday.

"My kid was throwing up at 6 in the morning," Tomko said. "I got the stomach rumblings. I didn't throw up, though. My son was on the verge of it."

Tomko doesn't much mind illnesses. They're just something he's grown comfortable dealing with when having 3-year-old twin boys. And he's pitched while being sick quite a few times already in his 19-year pro career.

So he was ready to go for his start against visiting Camden on Wednesday night in front of 2,461 fans despite not feeling well.

"The show must go on," he said. "I'll tell you what, though. Once I got out there and got a sweat working I felt pretty good."

It showed on the mound. The veteran right-hander had another solid performance in his third start for York. Tomko held Camden to four runs (two earned) on six hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Sixty-nine of his 103 pitches were strikes and he tossed first-pitch strikes to 18-of-26 batters.

Unfortunately for the Revs, the offense came up just short again in a 7-6 loss to Camden in the second of a three-game series. All seven of the losses for York (6-7) have been decided by two runs or less. The Revs will now have to win in the series finale Thursday to avoid the sweep.

Offense: Down 7-1 entering the bottom of the eighth, York rallied for five runs on four hits, a walk and an error by Camden (4-8) to draw within one run. Then in the bottom of the ninth, the Revs loaded the bases with one out on a single, an error and a walk before third baseman Andy Marte grounded into a game-ending 6-4-3 double-play.

"The guys didn't quit," Revs' manager Mark Mason said. "We had a tough night in the field, but that happens every once in awhile. I thought Tomko threw the ball well. He was fighting a bug, but he went out there and gave it everything he had. That's just how it worked out. There's nothing else you can do about it."

York collected 12 hits but also committed a season-high four errors that resulted in three unearned runs.

Tomko (0-2) took the loss. Revs' reliever Yunior Novoa got tagged for three runs (two earned) on four hits in one inning. York's Julio DePaula held Camden to one hit in two innings of relief.

Camden starter Keith Weiser (1-2) got the win, allowing one run on four hits in six innings with three strikeouts and no walks.

Next game: Thursday's series finale is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start. Left-hander Chris Cody (1-1, 1.50 ERA) will start for York against righty Josh Walter (1-1, 1.69).

Game notes: Revs' infielder Eric Patterson left the game after reaching base on a sacrifice bunt in the ninth. Patterson said he has a mild strain in his right quadriceps and is day-to-day.

-- Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.