Big innings sink Revolution in loss to Bluefish
- Bridgeport used two four-run innings to beat York on Sunday, 9-3.
- Travis Witherspoon and Michael Rockett each had three hits for the Revs in the loss.
- First-place York has a two-game lead in the Atlantic League Freedom Division.
The Bridgeport Bluefish used a pair of four-run innings to pull away from the York Revolution on Sunday, 9-3, at PeoplesBank Park.
The Revs (31-25) have now lost their third straight series, but still lead the Atlantic League Freedom Division by two games. Bridgeport improved to 24-32.
Bridgeport scored four in the first off York starter Michael Click.
York responded immediately. Three straight singles by Travis Witherspoon, Michael Rockett and Joel Guzman broke up the shutout before Bridgeport starter Jonathan Albaladejo could record an out. Telvin Nash and Andres Perez drew back-to-back walks to force in Rockett, then Michael Burgess lifted a sac fly to right to plate Guzman and make it 4-3. Albaladejo buckled down for back-to-back strikeouts to limit the damage.
Click (1-2) settled down and pitched into the fourth without allowing another run. He allowed four runs on five hits in 3.2 innings before handing it off to Mariel Checo to finish the fourth.
Welington Dotel cleared the Arch Nemesis with a two-run homer in the fifth and a defensive lapse later in the frame allowed Bridgeport to score twice more, effectively putting the game out of reach.
The Revs left 12 on base, including five in the first two innings. York got runners in scoring position in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings, coming away empty-handed every time.
Rockett finished the game 3-for-5 with a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Witherspoon also added three hits and a run scored.
Notes: Rockett is hitting .395 (15-38) during his 10-game hitting streak, tied for the fourth longest by a Rev this season. ... The Revs will begin a three-game home series against the Long Island Ducks on Monday. York righty Micah Owings (2-3, 4.12) faces Ducks southpaw Jack Snodgrass (5-4, 2.97) in the series opener.