One night after the York Revolution pulled off an improbable ninth-inning comeback, the Bridgeport Bluefish nearly returned the favor.
With York leading Bridgeport 8-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, it looked like a win was all but certain for the Revs. However, the Bluefish mounted a furious rally, scoring three times before recording their second out and bringing the potential winning run to the plate. But, Mariel Checo recorded the final two outs, securing the 8-6 win for York on Wednesday night at Harbor Yard.
The Revs (25-15) fell behind in the contest, 1-0, after three innings, but their bats came to life over the next few frames. A three-run top of the fourth, highlighted by a two-run homer by Andres Perez, pushed York ahead 3-1 after four innings. Then, in the fifth inning, the Revs struck for four more runs, with Alfredo Marte and Perez each producing RBI singles and Joel Guzman driving in two with a single of his own. After Bridgeport (13-26) got a run back in the bottom half of the frame, York tacked on one more run in the top of the sixth to extend its lead to 8-2 after six innings.
However, the Revs' bullpen faltered in the late innings, allowing a run in the bottom of the eighth and then Julio DePaula failed to record an out in the ninth, giving up all three runs in the inning before Checo closed out the win.
Tony Pena earned the win for York, going five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and four walks while only striking out one. Tyrelle Harris pitched three innings of one-run ball, giving up three hits and a walk to go along with three strikeouts in the process.
Perez led all Revs' hitters with three RBIs, while Guzman was the only other player with more than one, finishing with two RBIs. Perez also had a team-high three hits, while Guzman and Marte each finished with two.
York will look to complete the sweep of the Bluefish on Thursday when the two teams conclude their three-game series with a 7:12 p.m. first pitch at Harbor Yard.