Revs shut out in one-sided defeat against Bridgeport
The first half of the Atlantic League season can't end soon enough for the York Revolution.
With virtually nothing to play for and only six games to go in the first half heading into Tuesday's action, York was dealt another lopsided defeat, losing 11-0 to the Bridgeport Bluefish at Harbor Yard.
The Revs (24-41) trailed by only two runs heading into the bottom of the sixth and were still within striking distance, but that's when things went south in a hurry. Bridgeport (37-28) scored four times in the bottom half of the inning to open up a 6-0 cushion. That was plenty of offense, but, the Bluefish added insult to injury in the bottom of the seventh, scoring four more times to push their lead to double digits at 10-0. The Bluefish added one more run in the bottom of the eighth to make it 11-0.
The loss for York is its third in a row, while the win for Bridgeport was crucial to keep it in the hunt for the first-half Liberty Division title. With their win and the first-place Somerset Patriots losing, the Bluefish are now three games back with five games to go.
The Revs managed just five hits in the loss, while Bridgeport pounded out 18, including 11 off of York starter Frank Gailey.
Gailey had a good start going through five innings, allowing just two earned runs up to that point. However, he ran into trouble in the sixth and was credited with allowing four runs in that frame.
Waldis Joaquin was the other Revs' pitcher to have a rough night, giving up four earned runs without recording an out in the seventh.
The two teams will be back at it for the third game of the four-game series on Wednesday night at 7:12 p.m. at Harbor Yard.