Revs squander lead late to Bluefish in low-scoring affair

Patrick Strohecker
York Dispatch

The York Revolution's latest loss to the Bridgeport Bluefish on Monday night at Harbor Yard perfectly sums up the team's first half to the Atlantic League season.


York got a strong starting pitching performance from Jay Gause and led for much of the night, but one inning cost it a victory, dropping a 3-2 result to Bridgeport.

The Revs (24-40) saw one bad inning prevent them from earning the road win and playing spoilers against a Bluefish (36-28) side still battling for the first-half Liberty Division title. 

Heading into the bottom of the seventh ahead, 2-1, Bridgeport struck twice off of York reliever Chase Huchingson to grab a 3-2 lead, one that held up the rest of the way. Jonathan Galvez did the damage, delivering a two-run double to erase the deficit and put the home team in front for the first and only time on the night. 

The Revs had no answers over the final two frames, failing to get a base runner in the eighth or ninth innings.

York opened the game with a quick run, with Isaias Tejeda singling home Travis Witherspoon to get things off to a good start with an early 1-0 lead. 

Alonzo Harris added to the lead in the top of the fifth with a sacrifice fly, making it 2-0 Revs. However, the insurance run was immediately erased in the bottom half of the inning, the only real inning in which Gause struggled.

He was lifted after the fifth and York turned to its bullpen. Luke Westphal pitched a scoreless sixth before Huchingson blew the lead in the seventh. Michael Click came in and kept the Revs in the game with a scoreless eighth inning.

There are only six games remaining in the first half of the season, which ends on Sunday.

York and Bridgeport will continue their four-game series on Tuesday with the second game of the set, beginning at 7:12 p.m. at Harbor Yard.