Revs drop rubber game of 3-game series at New Britain


The York Revolution dropped the rubber game of its three-game series against the New Britain Bees on Sunday, capping a disappointing week on the road.

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Sunday's 3-2 defeat at New Britain Stadium gave York (17-14) a 2-5 road trip this week against New Britain (14-16) and the Lancaster Barnstormers, two teams that entered play last Monday below .500.

Even with a rough first six games to the seven-game road trip, the Revs still had a chance to salvage the Bees' series on Sunday with a win. Instead, York blew two leads in the game.

After jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on a James Simmons solo home run, the Bees responded with a run in the bottom of the fourth. However, the Revs instantly responded in the top of the fifth, reclaiming a one-run lead after Michael Rockett scored on a wild pitch. But, New Britain came right back in the bottom half of the frame to score twice, taking a 3-2 lead and holding it over the final four innings.

One night after slugging four home runs in its 8-4 win over the Bees on Saturday, York was held to just three hits in Sunday's contest. Only Simmons, Bryan Pounds and Andres Perez connected for hits on the afternoon.

Revs' starter Kelvin De La Cruz couldn't get through the fifth inning, getting lifted after just 4 2/3 innings. He allowed all three runs, all earned, on seven hits, two walks and three strikeouts. The York bullpen kept its offense in the game, with Mariel Checo, Ricardo Gomez and Michael Click pitching 3 1/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball. However, the Revs were held off the base paths after the sixth inning, going down in order the final three innings.

With the loss, York drops into a tie for first place atop the Atlantic League Freedom Division standings with the Sugar Land Skeeters. They both hold a two-game lead over Lancaster.

The Revs are off on Monday and will then begin a three-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs as part of a six-game home stand.

First pitch in Tuesday's game is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.