After battling back in the eighth inning and waiting out a 48-minute rain delay in the top of the ninth, the York Revolution lost its second-half Atlantic League opener to the Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday night, 3-2.
The game ended on a walk-off single by Daniel Mayora in the bottom of the ninth at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
The Revs will look to bounce back with two more games in Bridgeport before returning home this weekend to host rival Lancaster.
The Revs scored first in Tuesday's opener when Mark Teahen ripped an RBI single to right, giving the Revs a 1-0 first-inning lead. That was one of only two hits for the team in 16 at-bats with runners in scoring position all night, however.
Bridgeport plated a pair in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead. Those were the only two runs allowed by Revs' starter Brett Tomko. The righty surrendered four hits and went seven innings for the first time since May 17, taking a no-decision. It was his third quality start in his last four outings.
The Revs tied the game in the top of the eighth when Teahen tripled off the right-field wall with one out and scored on a double down the right-field line by Cody Johnson. The double extended Johnson's hitting streak to seven games and he has now hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games played. He also extended his on-base streak to 24 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the league.
York missed a chance to take the lead in the ninth. Ruddy Yan drew a leadoff walk just before the game was delayed, and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Eric Patterson after the delay. Bridgeport reliever Joe Bateman (1-1) retired the next two hitters, however, to keep the game tied, ultimately earning the win, as the Revs stranded their tenth base runner on the night and seventh in scoring position.
Reliever Juan Rincon (1-4) took the loss. It was the Revs' fourth walk-off defeat of the season.
The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for York and a five-game winning streak head-to-head against the Bluefish, all at Harbor Yard.
York's Nick Green (3-1, 4.64) will start Wednesday's contest against Kelvin Villa (2-2, 7.09) with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.