Four Revolution pitchers combine to shut out Ducks
Frank Gailey and three relievers combined on a gem as the York Revolution logged its first shutout victory of the season, blanking the Long Island Ducks 4-0 on Monday evening at Bethpage Ballpark.
The win snapped a two-game losing skid for the Revs (7-10), who will go for a series win when the series continues Tuesday night.
Gailey was matched by Rafael Perez into the sixth inning with the game scoreless. Perez was the headliner to that point, having not allowed a base runner through five innings. It came within one out of matching the longest perfect-game bid against the Revs in franchise history.
Bryan Pounds worked a 3-1 count and ripped a leadoff single to left to begin the sixth. Angel Franco followed with a double down the left-field line, with Pounds hustling to score for the game’s first run. Ryan Dent sacrificed Franco to third base, but with the infield in, Perez recorded a ground out for the second out of the inning. Jose Constanza assured the second run would score, however, slashing a first-pitch RBI single to left, giving York a 2-0 lead.
Isaias Tejeda slammed a line drive into the Revs' bullpen behind the left-field fence for his second home run of the season, increasing the lead to 3-0 in the seventh.
Pounds added an RBI single to right in the ninth for the final margin.
Gailey (3-1) allowed three singles and two walks over six shutout innings, and struck out seven to match a Revs' season-best. Hawtin Buchanan, Jarret Martin and Brad Allen worked scoreless innings out of the bullpen to close it out.
Notes: Gailey’s three wins are tied for the league lead. It marks the third time in four starts that Gailey has limited opponents to one run or fewer. ... York had been 0-4 vs. Long Island, after being swept at home by the Ducks the previous week. ... The Revs improve to 2-2 on their current road trip, having won both series openers. ... York righty Steve Janas (1-2, 8.76) makes the start on Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m., against Ducks right-hander Dennis O’Grady (1-0, 1.50).