York's winning streak snapped by New Britain
- Frank Gailey suffered the loss, despite only allowing two runs on two hits in seven innings.
- York out-hit New Britain, 4-3 in the contest.
- Travis Witherspoon drove in the only run for the Revs with an RBI single in the 3rd.
At some point, the York Revolution's winning streak was going to come to an end.
The six-game streak ended Thursday night and it took a special pitching performance to get it done. York was held to just four hits in its 2-1 loss to the New Britain Bees at PeoplesBank Park.
After both teams played the first 2 1/2 innings scoreless, the Revs (20-13 second half, 60-43 overall) struck first in the bottom half of the third. Brandon Chaves got things started with a one-out double and was later driven in by Travis Witherspoon on a single to make it 1-0. After that inning, however, York was held to just two hits over the final six frames.
The Revs' advantage didn't last long. New Britain (12-22, 48-56) answered in the top half of the fourth, scoring an unearned run with two outs off of York starter Frank Gailey. The eventual winning run wasn't scored until the top of the seventh, when Craig Maddox led off the inning with a triple against Gailey and was later brought in on a sacrifice fly to give the Bees a 2-1 edge.
That score held up the rest of the way. York squandered a chance to tie the game after getting two men on with one out in the bottom of the eighth.
Gailey was a tough-luck loser. He allowed just two hits over seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, with a walk and six strikeouts. Despite only managing four hits in the game, the Revs still out-hit New Britain. The Bees were held to just three hits.
York will begin a three-game weekend set against the Bridgeport Bluefish on Friday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.
Revs playoff tickets on sale: The Revs announced Thursday that they are looking to “Rally the Troops” and set a new Atlantic League attendance record for Game 3 of the 2016 playoffs on Friday, Sept. 23.
The team announced that tickets for playoff games at PeoplesBank Park are available online at www.yorkrevolution.com/rally-the-troops and at the Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office at the ballpark. Recalling its historic name origins, the team themed this year’s playoff campaign “Rally the Troops.”
“Throughout our 10 years, we’ve seen time and time again the passion and dedication of our fans and the way that contributes to the team’s success,” team president Eric Menzer said in a news release. “This town and this team are completely intertwined — our success is York’s success, and vice-versa. We are out to show the Atlantic League what Yorkers are made of by shattering the Atlantic League record by welcoming 7,850 troops to the ballpark when the Revs bring playoff action back to their city.”
The previous league record was 7,835 set last year by the Somerset Patriots.
York clinched the first-half Freedom Division championship on June 30. The Revs have won nine of their last 11 and will make their third playoff appearance in the last five years. York won the Atlantic League championship in 2010 and 2011.
For information on playoff tickets, visit www.yorkrevolution.com/rally-the-troops or call (717) 801-HITS (4487).