With the way things are going for the York Revolution in the second half of the Atlantic League season, seemingly nothing can slow the team down.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, it turns out not even a power outage could halt York's current surge.
Playing the final game of a three-game series in Somerset against the Patriots, the Revs overcame a brief stoppage in play when the lights went out at TD Bank Park to knock off Somerset, 5-2, and take the series. York (20-13) finished up a seven-game road trip with a 5-2 record and has now won five consecutive series.
York is now within one game of the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Freedom Division. Lancaster (21-12) split a doubleheader Wednesday against Bridgeport.
Perhaps the power outage was a good thing for the Revs. When the outage occurred, they appeared in the midst of seeing their once 4-0 lead disappear. The Patriots (15-16) already scratched across two runs in the bottom of the sixth when the lights went out at the park. The teams went into a brief delay that lasted less than 30 minutes before coming back out to complete the game. When they did, York reliever Chase Huchingson got out of the inning with no other damage to keep the Revs' 4-2 lead in tact.
Telvin Nash added some insurance with a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth to make it 5-2 York and the bullpen did the rest. Ricardo Gomez worked around a one-out single in the eighth and Brad Allen nailed down his 17th save of the year in 1-2-3 fashion in the ninth to seal the win.
After the two teams played the first three innings scoreless, the Revs finally broke through in the top of the fourth. Isaias Tejeda singled home Alonzo Harris to make it 1-0 York and then Jared Mitchell led off the fifth inning with a home run to make it 2-0.
Nash pushed the Revs' lead to 3-0 with an RBI double in the sixth and was later brought home by Mitchell on an RBI single to make it 4-0.
Somerset got back into the game with two runs off of York starter Jay Gause in the bottom of the sixth before the lights shut off, which ended Gause's night. Still, he improved to 8-1 with the win and has now won his last five starts. His ERA sits at 2.48 on the year.
The Revs will now head home for a four-game series with the New Britain Bees. First pitch on Thursday night, Aug. 10, is set for 6:30 p.m.