The York Revolution played in its fourth one-run game of the young season on Tuesday night, dropping a 2-1 decision against the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark.
The Revs (3-2) were ultimately done in by a bad opening inning when the unbeaten Patriots (5-0) scored both of their runs. That turned out to be all the runs that Somerset needed to keep its unbeaten start alive.
York scratched across a run in the top of the sixth on an RBI double by James Simmons, scoring Bryan Pounds, to make it 2-1. However, the Revs could never find the tying run, despite getting the tying and go-ahead runners in scoring position in the top of the eighth.
The Revs out-hit the Patriots, 7-5, but didn't take advantage of the few opportunities they had to produce runs.
Kelvin De La Cruz wound up taking the loss for York, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing all five hits, two walks and striking out seven. The bullpen effort of Beau Vaughan, Ron Schreurs and Dallastown High School graduate Eric Thomas saw each of them throw one shutout inning without allowing a hit. They combined to allow just two walks and struck out one in the three innings.
It was Thomas' first appearance in the Atlantic League.
Pounds had the only multi-hit game for the Revs, going 2 for 4.
In five games this season, the offense is still trying to round into form for York, scoring just 11 runs in those games. However, the pitching continues to be strong for the Revs. York pitchers have only allowed nine runs in the five games.
Somerset and York will play a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday to conclude their three-game series before the Revs head home for their home opener on Thursday night vs. Sugar Land. Game 1 of the doubleheader is set for 11:05 a.m., with Game 2 slated for 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.
The Revs' home opener on Thursday is set 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. There is a 60 percent chance of showers on Thursday.