York Revolution can't complete sweep of Bridgeport
After scoring 17 runs in the first two games of its series against the Bridgeport Bluefish, the York Revolution's bats were held in check in Thursday's series finale.
York was held to just three hits on Thursday night, falling to Bridgeport, 4-1, at Harbor Yard.
The only run of the night for the Revs (25-16) came in the top of the fourth on an Andres Perez RBI double. That tied the game at 1-1 and it looked like York was destined for more in the frame, with runners on second and third and just one out, but couldn't get either across the plate.
After that, it was all about the Bluefish (14-26) offense, which scored the final three runs of the contest to avoid getting swept by the Atlantic League's best team. Bridgeport jumped back ahead immediately following the Revs tying the game with a run in the bottom half of the fourth and then added insurance in the sixth and seventh innings.
That was plenty to hold off a listless York offense that didn't put a man on base after the fourth inning.
Revs' starter Kelvin De La Cruz took the loss, going seven innings and allowing all four runs, three earned, on 12 hits and a strikeout. Beau Vaughan pitched a scoreless eighth inning in relief, despite allowing two hits.
Alfredo Marte, Michael Rockett and Perez each had one hit, the only York batters to do so.
Former big league pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo picked up the win for the Bluefish, lasting seven innings, giving up one earned run and no walks, while striking out six.
Despite the loss and being held to a season low in hits, the Revs still possess their best record through 41 games in franchise history.
York returns home on Friday to host the Lancaster Barnstormers for the first time this season in the second meeting for the PNC Bank War of the Roses. The Barnstormers won three of the four games in Lancaster earlier in the only other series so far this season.
First pitch for Friday's game is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.