Long Island Ducks starter Mickey Jannis came within four outs of a no-hitter, limiting the York Revolution to just one infield hit in a 3-0 Ducks victory on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Revs finish their seven-game road trip with a 4-3 mark, but see their streak of four consecutive road series wins snapped. The Ducks took the final two games. York returns home to open an eight-game homestand on Wednesday night when it welcomes the Sugar Land Skeeters to town for a 6:30 p.m. start.
Jannis (3-2) walked five in the game but nearly hurled the second no-hitter in Ducks history and eighth in Atlantic League history. It was the longest no-hit bid against the Revs in York franchise history.
Long Island spotted Jannis a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Bryan Sabatella and Delta Cleary, Jr. opened the game with singles, and Lew Ford drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Revs starter Rommie Lewis struck out Cody Puckett, but battling cold and rainy conditions, issued bases-loaded walks to Jon Griffin and Prentice Redman. Lewis fought back to strike out Reegie Corona, but lost Mike Blanke to another free pass before striking out Dan Lyons to end the inning. The Ducks sent nine batters to the plate, scoring three runs on two hits and four walks while leaving the bases loaded.
Lewis was outstanding the rest of the way, as the lefty got on track to work scoreless ball over his final four innings. He issued just one additional walk and allowed only two more hits. After throwing 47 pitches (22 strikes) in the first inning, he fired 50 of 71 pitches for strikes over his final four frames.
Joe Harris tossed a season-high three innings, all scoreless, out of the Revs bullpen. Having played four extra-inning games in the previous five contests, York used just two pitchers in Tuesday's game.
With two outs in the top of the eighth, Wilson Valdez legged out an infield single on a ground ball to shortstop. Jannis came back to record his ninth strikeout of the night, completing eight innings after 134 pitches.
Ryan Kussmaul worked a scoreless ninth for his league-leading 10th save.
Notes: The 7 2/3-inning no-hit bid was the longest in Revs history. The previous longest was 6 1/3 innings by Camden's Nate Bump on May 19, 2009. The last time the Revs were no-hit over at least 14 outs to start a game was by Jannis as a member of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, July 30, 2014. The Revs were one-hit for the fifth time in club history and first since May 23, 2013 in an eight-inning loss vs. Sugar Land. It marked the third time the Revs have been one-hit in a nine-inning game and first since June 10, 2010 vs. Bridgeport. ... York committed three errors in the game while Long Island had four miscues, three by Lyons at shortstop. ... The Revs managed three line drive outs against Jannis, who has now worked 16.0 scoreless innings over his last two starts, giving up just four total hits while striking out 17. He has also allowed just one run in 24.0 innings over his last four appearances. ... The Revs finish the first half series just 2-7 against Long Island with nine of the season's 16 meetings now complete. ... York's bullpen has allowed just one run over its last 22.0 innings. ... The Revs were outscored 8-0 in the first inning of their series at Long Island, and outscored the Ducks 7-2 from that point forward. ... The announced game time temperature was 55 degrees with light rain falling throughout the entirety of the game. ... York lefty Logan Williamson (1-2, 2.84) will face Sugar Land righty Shane Loux (1-2, 3.23) in Wednesday's opener.