The first game of the York Revolution's big 10-game homestand got off to a rocky start on Monday, dropping a 10-0 result to the New Britain Bees at PeoplesBank Park.
There were few positives on the night for York (12-19). Things got off to a bad start early in the contest. New Britain (11-20) got the bats going in the top of the second by scoring twice off of Revs' starter Jorge Mateo, before adding four more runs in the top of the third to open up a 6-0 lead.
York manager Mark Mason left Mateo in through all the struggles to try and give his bullpen some rest after playing four games over the weekend with no days off until next Monday. Mateo did put up scoreless fourth and fifth innings to right the ship momentarily, but surrendered two more runs in the sixth. He was finally relieved on the night by Julio DePaula to start the seventh, but DePaula had similar struggles, allowing two runs in his inning of work to put the Revs behind 10-0.
That was all the scoring in the game. The Revs were out-hit in the contest, 18-3, and had just one hit through seven innings.
Former Philadelphia Phillie Jonathan Pettibone allowed just one hit to York in his start over three innings, before giving way to Brandon Shimo, who pitched four hitless innings.
The two teams will be back in action on Tuesday night to continue their four-game series with first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m.