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Revs can't hold late lead against Bluefish

STAFF REPORT
  • The Revs lost just their third home series of the season.
  • York couldn't hold on to a 4-3 eighth-inning lead.
  • Fourteen of York's next 17 games will be on the road.

The Bridgeport Bluefish scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning, beating the York Revolution 8-5 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at PeoplesBank Park.

The Revs (21-15, 61-45) lost just their third home series of the season, and their first since the Bluefish (19-17, 49-57) took two of three in York from June 17-19.

Josh Wilson

With the Revs up 4-3 in the eighth, Jonathan Galvez blasted a game-tying one-out solo home run over the Arch Nemesis off Jose Arredondo. Luis Nunez followed with a single, and Anthony Giansanti hit a sharp grounder to short that Josh Wilson misplayed, turning a potential double play into men on first and third with one out.

One day after being released by the Revs, Bluefish catcher Alex Marquez lined a single into right to score Nunez and give Bridgeport its third lead of the day. Marquez now has a six-game hitting streak dating back to his final four games with the Revs.

Luis Hernandez and Endy Chavez followed with RBI singles of their own to make it 7-4 for the visitors. Galvez tacked on an insurance run with an RBI single in the ninth inning.

The Revs got one back in the ninth when Wilson banged his third double of the game off the Arch Nemesis and scored on a Jared Mitchell sac fly, but Joel Guzman struck out with a man on to end it.

Arredondo (0-2) only got one out in the eighth, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits, in absorbing the loss.

York's Kevin Rivers belted his second two-run homer in as many games.

York's Tony Pena had his second straight quality start, allowing three runs on eight hits in a no-decision.

Galvez led the offensive charge for the Bluefish, going 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs, two runs and a stolen base. Wilson went 3 for-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs for York. He now has five two-sackers in the past two games. He is the first Revs player to have three doubles in one game since Scott Grimes in 2012.

Notes: York fell to 46-3 this season when leading after seven innings. ,,, Arredondo’s rough outing snaps a streak of 10 straight scoreless outings. ... The Revs will now play four of their next five series on the road, a total of 14 road games in their next 17. The extended trip begins on Monday in Somerset when Micah Owings (4-4, 4.54) faces Patriots lefty Rudy Owens (3-3, 4.96).