Steve Janas gave the York Revolution a strong effort on the mound on Tuesday night, but he was a tough-luck loser in the team's 2-1 defeat to the Long Island Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark.
Janas' only rocky inning was the opening one, when he allowed both Long Island (11-14) runs to score. After that, he settled in and gave York (9-15) a quality start, going seven strong innings, surrendering six hits, a walk and striking out two to go along with the two earned runs. All he needed was a little run support, but he didn't get it.
The Revs were limited to just one run in the top of the sixth, despite pounding out nine hits. Joel Guzman drove in York's only run in that inning, singling home Michael Burgess to pull the Revs to within one of the Ducks. However, York never found the tying run, despite getting Jose Constanza's double in the top of the ninth.
Michael Click was the only other pitcher manager Mark Mason had to use for the Revs, pitching a scoreless eighth inning in relief of Janas.
The two teams will be back in action for the second game of their three-game series on Wednesday, with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m.
Revs sign former big leaguer Triunfel: The York Revolution announced another addition to their infield on Tuesday.
Former Seattle Mariner and Los Angeles Dodger Carlos Triunfel joined the team for the start of its seven-game road trip.
The 27-year-old Triunfel was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Mariners in 2006. He began his career the following season with Single-A Wisconsin and was named a midseason Midwest League All-Star, batting .309 on the season. Triunfel was also named a midseason all-star with West Tennessee of the Southern League in 2010. Triunfel made his major league debut Sept. 7, 2012, against the Oakland A’s and a week later collected his first MLB hit, a double.
Triunfel split the 2013 and 2014 seasons between Triple-A and the big leagues; playing for the Mariners in 2013 and for the Dodgers in 2014 after they claimed him off of waivers before the start of the season. Over the course of his three seasons at the major league level, Triunfel totaled 81 at-bats, with 13 hits (a .160 average), including a home run.
The Dominican Republic native played in Triple-A the last two seasons — 2015 in San Francisco and 2016 with Cincinnati. He began the 2017 season playing in the Mexican League for Olmecas de Tabasco before signing with the Revs.
In his minor league career, Triunfel owns a .271 average, with 49 homer and 389 RBIs, tallying exactly 1,000 hits in 996 games.