York drops low-scoring series opener against Bridgeport
- York got out-hit 11-5 in its 3-1 loss to Bridgeport.
- James Simmons took the loss, despite going seven innings and allowing three runs.
- Isaias Tejeda went 2-for-4 and improved his average on the season to .363.
The York Revolution opened its four-game road series with the Bridgeport Bluefish with a 3-1 defeat on Monday night at Harbor Yard.
After scoring the game's opening run, York (67-52 overall, 27-22 second half) gave up three runs late in the game to suffer the setback.
Revs' starter James Simmons was cruising along in the contest until he ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth inning. After getting the first out in the inning, Bridgeport (56-64, 26-24) pieced together back-to-back hits, the second of which was a two-run homer to put it up 2-1 in the contest and turned out to be the eventual game-winning run. The Bluefish added an insurance marker in the bottom of the seventh to make it 3-1 and York went quietly in the final two innings to take the loss.
Bryan Pounds provided the Revs with their only offense of the night, coming in the second inning on a one-out sacrifice fly that scored Isaias Tejeda.
York was held to just five hits on the night, while it struck out as a team 14 times. Jared Mitchell and Kevin Rivers each went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Simmons wound up taking the loss, going seven innings, allowing three earned runs on nine hits, a walk and four strikeouts. Julio DePaula pitched a clean bottom of the eighth in relief of Simmons.
Tejeda wound up with two of the Revs' five hits on the night, going 2-for-4, bringing his average on the year to .363. Travis Witherspoon, Joel Guzman and Andres Perez provided the other three hits on the night for York.
Game 2 of the four-game series is set for Tuesday night, with first pitch scheduled for 7:12 p.m. at Harbor Yard.