Game 2: Camden 3, York 1

The York Revolution managed to hold Camden’s offense in check for much of the evening Saturday night, but the Revs couldn’t muster much offense of their own in a 3-1 loss at Campbell’s Field.

Chris Young got the start for the Riversharks and pitched five innings while only allowing two hits and one earned run. York wasted a strong outing from Corey Thurman, who went five frames and gave up two earned runs and two hits. Reid Price allowed an earned run on two hits in his first Atlantic League appearance and Jason Olson and Dave Veres were flawless after that in relief.

The Riversharks (2-0) got all the offense they needed on a two-run homer from Josh Rabe in the first inning. Keoni De Renne (pictured) went 1-for-4 and scored the only run for York (0-2) while Matt Dryer had two hits from the cleanup spot. Matt Esquivel moved down to the fifth spot after hitting third in the opener, but the move did little good. Esquivel went 0-for-4 for the second straight night. Tyler Von Schell was hitless in his first start for the Revs and Matt Padgett shifted over to third with Von Schell playing first.

Player of the Game: Josh Rabe (Camden). After Brett Bonvechio and L.J. Biernbaum launched homers on opening night, Rabe got into the act early for the ‘Sharks on Saturday with a two-run shot of his own.

Notes: It should be interesting to see how Aaron Rakers fares in his start on Sunday. Rakers has primarily been a reliever for the last several years of his career… Kaz Tanaka made his first appearance of the season Saturday, entering the game as a pinch runner. Tanaka is currently the odd man out in manager Chris Hoiles’ lineup… Although it’s only been two games, York’s offense is already dealing with some of the issues I outlined prior to the season. When the hitters in the middle of this lineup aren’t hitting, it could make for some long nights. York just doesn’t have a consistent on-base threat in Dryer, Esquivel or Padgett.

*Photo by Dispatch photographer Bill Kalina.

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One Response

  1. I was at the game, a few observations:

    1) Veres was amazing. Not only did he strike out the side, it should be noted that he did it in 10 pitches (a foul ball was the only “wasted” pitch).

    2) The York hitters were behind in the count pretty consistently in this game. There seemed to be a lot of 0-2 counts.

    3) Thurman had a few pitches that were called balls which could have easily gone the other way and improved the look his night a bit.

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