Revs shut out by Barnstormers in War of Roses battle
For the second straight night, the York Revolution were thumped by its Atlantic League rival, the Lancaster Barnstormers.
One night after losing the first game of the PNC War of the Roses Battle for the Community Cup, 10-2, York was shut out by Lancaster on Tuesday night, dropping a 7-0 decision at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
The two teams played the first three innings scoreless, but the Barnstormers (12-13) opened the game's scoring with a run in the bottom of the fourth. They continued to add to that lead over the next two innings, scoring three more runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings to eventually open up the 7-0 lead.
That was plenty of support for Lancaster starter Bryan Woodall, who held the Revs (15-11) to four hits in a complete-game effort. He also struck out seven and walked none.
Mike McClendon took the loss for York as the game's starter, lasting six innings and giving up all seven runs, six earned, on eight hits, three walks and two strikeouts. Julio Depaula and Daniel Carela were good in relief of McClendon, combining to throw the final two innings without allowing a run, giving up one hit and striking out one.
The Revs got hits from Jason Repko, Joel Guzman, Jorge De La Cruz and Josh Wilson.
York's lead in the Freedom Division stands at just a half game over the Sugar Land Skeeters, while the Barnstormers are back in the race at just 2 1/2 games out of first.
The Revs and Lancaster will be back in action on Wednesday night for the third game of the four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium.