York Revolution's fast start goes to waste in 7-3 road loss against Somerset Patriots


A fast start wasn't enough for the York Revolution on Sunday evening.


The Revs jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Somerset Patriots, but couldn't hold on, dropping a 7-3 decision in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey.

York failed in its bid to get over the .500 mark in the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half race, falling to 18-19. The Revs trail first-place Sugar Land (26-12) by 7 1/2 games. 

Somerset improved to 22-17.

Melky Mesa's two-run homer sparked York's three-run first, but that was all the scoring York could manage on the night. Alexi Casilla finished with two hits for York, including an RBI single in the first.

Somerset plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth and three more in the bottom of the eighth to earn the win.

York starter Mitch Atkins pitched five shutout innings before getting touched for four runs in the sixth to fall to 10-5 on the season.

Revs reliever Estarlin Arias gave up three runs in the eighth inning.

York next begins a four-game home series at PeoplesBank Park against the neighboring Lancaster Barnstormers. The game time on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is 6:30 p.m. each night. Lancaster is second in the Freedom Division at 19-15.