Eighth-inning rally lifts York Revolution over Bluefish
- York scored seven runs over the final two innings to come back and beat Bridgeport, 10-7.
- Michael Burgess had three hits in the game.
- Isaias Tejeda extended his hitting streak to 26 games with an RBI single in the first inning.
In the first two games of its series against the Bridgeport Bluefish, offense was tough to come by for the York Revolution.
Even though the offense improved early in Wednesday's game, York still found itself trailing 4-3 going into the eighth inning. That's when the Revs' fortunes at the plate turned around for the better. The team batted around in the inning, plating four runs, to take a 7-4 lead, which eventually turned into a 10-7 win at Harbor Yard.
The comeback was the 40th of the season for York, adding to a franchise record.
York (68-53 overall, 28-23 second half) got the inning started by loading the bases with nobody out. After Travis Witherspoon made the first out without bringing in the tying run, Jared Mitchell walked to tie the game. Joel Guzman followed by grounding into a fielder's choice, failing to get a run across and leaving the Revs with just one out with which to play. Isaias Tejeda then walked to give York a 5-4 lead and was followed by Kevin Rivers' two-run single to open up the 7-4 advantage.
Ricardo Gomez pitched a clean bottom of the eighth and both sides tacked on three runs apiece in the ninth inning.
York struck first in the contest when Tejeda singled home Mitchell in the first inning to make it 1-0. The hit for Tejeda extended his hitting streak to 26 games, now just five behind Chris Ashby for the franchise record.
But, Bridgeport (57-65, 27-25) responded in the bottom of the third, scoring all three runs with two outs off of Revs' starter Tony Pena. York got one of the runs back in the top of the fourth on a Michael Burgess RBI single, but immediately gave it back to the Bluefish in the bottom of the frame.
The Revs answered with a run in the top of the fifth to bring their deficit back to one. The game stayed that way until the eighth inning when York took the lead. It added three more runs in the top of the ninth to turn the once-close game into a blowout.
Pena got through six innings as the starter for the Revs, allowing four runs, but just one earned, on 10 hits and a walk. Manny Corpas earned the win, pitching a scoreless seventh. He was the pitcher of record once York took the lead in the eighth.
Seven different Revs recorded hits in the game, led by Burgess' three-hit performance.
York will try to earn a split in the series in the finale which is set for 7:12 p.m. on Thursday night at Harbor Yard.