Wildness, errors costly for York Revolution in Sunday's 13-5 home loss against Sugar Land
It was a Sunday to forget for the York Revolution at PeoplesBank Park.
The Revs' pitchers allowed 11 hits and eight walks, while the York defense committed two errors leading to three unearned runs in a 13-5 loss to Sugar Land in front of an announced crowd of 1,879 fans.
It was York's second-straight loss to the Skeeters, who used three big innings to grab the victory. Sugar Land scored six in the first. After York rallied to within 6-5, the Skeeters put the game away with four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
The loss dropped York to 26-26. The Revs sit eight games back of the first-place Lancaster Barnstormers (34-18) in the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half race.
York's offense did provide some bright spots, pounding out 11 hits of its own. Melky Mesa (two hits, homer, two RBIs, two runs), Jared Mitchell (two hits, two RBIs), Alexi Casilla (two hits, double, two runs) and Michael Burgess (two hits, double) led the York attack.
Casilla is now hitting .313 for the season, while Mesa is batting .307.
York starter Matt Vogel struggled, lasting just one-third of an inning and giving up six runs (four earned). He allowed two hits and four walks. It was Vogel's first start for York.
The Revs did get a couple strong relief outings from Jailen Peguero (3 2/3 shutout innings) and Ricardo Gomez (two shutout innings), but it wasn't enough.
York now goes on a four-game road trip to Long Island starting Monday before returning home Friday to start a seven-game homestand vs. Somerset.