Revs' four-game winning streak ends with 11-inning setback
The York Revolution played extra innings for the fourth time in five games, but saw a four-game winning streak snapped with a 4-3 loss in 11 innings at Long Island on Monday night.
The Revs will go for a fifth straight road series win in the rubber match on Tuesday night, concluding their seven-game road trip.
The Revs battled back in Monday's contest after Long Island slapped York with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Cody Puckett lined a two-out RBI single to right-center to open the scoring, and Jon Griffin followed with a two-run homer to deep left for an early 3-0 Ducks lead.
Long Island starter John Brownell allowed just one hit through the first four innings, working perfect innings in three of the first four. The Revs rallied in the middle innings, however.
York scored twice in the fifth inning to get on the board. Johan Limonta led off the inning with a double, and with two outs, Willie Cabrera kept the threat alive with a walk. Shannon Wilkerson singled to right, driving in Limonta with the Revs' first run. Eric Patterson followed with an RBI double down the right field line, bringing the Revs within one at 3-2.
Andres Perez led off the sixth inning with a single up the middle. Brandon Boggs then reached on an error by Griffin at first base, with Perez racing all the way to third. Brownell bounced back to strike out Limonta for the first out, but Boggs stole second on the play, prompting an errant throw from catcher Mike Blanke. Perez scored from third as the throw sailed into center, tying the game at 3-3.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th when the Ducks produced the winning run. Blake Davis drew a leadoff walk to start the inning and Blanke dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move Davis into scoring position. Prentice Redman then produced a bloop single to shallow center, plating Davis with the game-winner.
The Revs were held silent offensively late in the game. Duck pitchers combined to retire the final 14 York batters.
Revs starter Matt Neil allowed nothing after the first inning, tying a Revs season high by going seven innings. He allowed six total hits and just three after the first inning while walking two and striking out four, throwing 108 pitches.
Notes: It was the Revs' franchise record third consecutive extra-inning game. All three were tied at 3-3 in the sixth inning and ended in 4-3 finals The Revs have played 57 innings over the last five games, a club record for a five-game stretch York's bullpen had worked 19.0 consecutive scoreless innings before the 11th inning run York's Bryan Pounds lost a 13-game hitting streak. It was the league's longest active streak Wilkerson (2-for-5) has now hit safely in all nine games played since joining the Revs The Revs came within one victory of tying a club record for longest road winning streak (five) York lefty Rommie Lewis (3-2, 2.23) gets the ball on Tuesday night, facing Ducks righty Mickey Jannis (2-2, 1.87). First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.