York downed by Long Island, losing streak reaches four
- York has lost four games in a row and five of its last six after Thursday's 4-2 loss to Long Island.
- The Revs were held to just six hits in the defeat.
- Tony Pena took the loss, giving up four earned runs in six innings of work.
The York Revolution only have three games remaining in the regular season.
In that time, the playoff-bound team will need to get things straightened out and play better baseball than it has been over the past several nights.
Thursday, York dropped its fourth-straight game, a 4-2 result to the Long Island Ducks at PeoplesBank Park. The team has now lost five of its last six contests.
The Revs (75-62 overall, 35-32 second half) saw their offense held in check much of the night, falling behind 4-0 before finally getting a spark in the bottom of the eighth. By that point, however, it was too late.
Long Island (70-67, 30-37), grabbed the game's first run in the top of the third and then hung a three-spot in the top of the fifth to open up the 4-0 cushion. All three runs in the fifth inning came with two outs, the first two coming on a two-run homer by Anthony Vega off of York starter Tony Pena.
The Revs were held to just four hits over the first seven innings by Ducks' starter John Brownell, but once he was lifted prior to the eighth, their bats finally came to life. Isaias Tejeda drove in the team's first run with a sacrifice fly, scoring Brandon Chaves from third, and then, one batter later, Andres Perez singled home Travis Witherspoon to cut the deficit to 4-2.
However, in a season full of late-game York rallies, there wasn't one in the ninth. The Revs went down in order to close out the game.
Pena took the loss, tossing six innings of four-run ball, allowing eight hits, two walks and recording five strikeouts. Relievers Michael Click, Scott Rice and Nate Reed each pitched one inning of scoreless ball.
Offensively, York was held to six hits, spread out among six different batters.
The Revs and Long Island will play three more times over the weekend to close out the regular season. Friday night's game is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.