The York Revolution's struggles to begin the 2017 Atlantic League season continued Wednesday night in the team's latest defeat to the Long Island Ducks.
York dropped a second consecutive game against Long Island, this time 6-3 at Bethpage Ballaprk, dropping its record to 9-16.
Slow starts have plagued the Revs on a number of occasions this season and Wednesday was no exception. Long Island (11-12) scored the first five runs of the game through the first five innings.
York finally got on the board in the top of the sixth when newcomer Carlos Triunfel drove in two runs on a single in his first game and on his first hit for the team since being acquired on Tuesday. The Ducks got one of those two runs back in the bottom half of the inning to maintain a 6-2 advantage. Michael Burgess cut the Revs' deficit to three in the seventh with a two-out RBI single, scoring Angel Franco, but that was all the offense York could muster.
Victor Mateo had a rough start for the Revs, failing to get through the fifth before getting lifted after surrendering five earned runs on eight hits, three walks and only two strikeouts. The combination of Joe Van Meter, Luke Westphal and Julio DePaula pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief of Mateo, allowing just one run on four hits.
Isaias Tejeda was the only York hitter to record multiple hits in the game, going 2 for 4 to raise his batting average on the year up to .320.
The Revs will try to avoid the three-game sweep on Thursday when they conclude their series with Long Island with a 6:35 p.m. start at Bethpage Ballpark.