The York Revolution saw its early-season losing streak reach four games on Tuesday after dropping both games of a doubleheader to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
After the two sides had the first game of their three-game series postponed because of rain on Monday, the two sides squared off for a twinbill on Tuesday at Regency Furniture Stadium. While there wasn't much separating the two teams in either game, both went the way of the home side, with Southern Maryland grabbing a 2-0 win in the first game and a 4-3 win in the second.
York (1-4) briefly grabbed a 2-1 lead in the second game of the day in the top of the fifth inning. However, after that, it kept having to play catch-up and never fully erased its deficit. Southern Maryland (4-2) scored twice in the bottom half of the fifth to retake a 3-2 lead and the teams traded runs in the sixth to make the Blue Crabs' lead 4-3 going into the final frame.
The Revs put the tying run in scoring position, but couldn't bring him home to drop their fourth consecutive game after opening the year with a win.
In the day's opener, York's bats remained quiet, getting shut out, despite out-hitting Southern Maryland, 5-2. The Blue Crabs scored right off the bat in the bottom of the first to grab a quick 1-0 advantage. The two sides kept each other off the scoreboard for the next four innings before Michael Snyder doubled home an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to give Southern Maryland its 2-0 lead.
Joel Guzman was the only productive player at the plate for the Revs in the game, collecting three of the team's five hits in a 3-for-3 day. York starting pitcher Victor Mateo was a tough-luck loser, tossing five innings of one-run ball on one hit, three walks and four strikeouts.
The two sides will conclude the series on Thursday with a 6:35 p.m. start at Regency Furniture Stadium. It will complete the Revs' six-game road trip to begin the year before they head home for their home opener on Friday night.