Game 15: Somerset 9, York 1

The road losing streak might be history, but the York Revolution showed it’s still not quite comfortable playing away from the confines of Sovereign Bank Stadium.

York lost a 9-1 decision in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Somerset at Commerce Bank Park. The loss gave the Revs eight losses in nine road games this season.

After an 11-5 win in the first seven-inning affair, Brian Adams — not the singer, the reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year — allowed one run on three hits in five innings to pick up his second win with the Patriots, 8-8, since returning from Taiwan. York (6-9) has also lost five of six games on its current road trip.

Aaron Myette (1-2) started for York and surrendered eight earned runs on 11 hits in four innings. It was easily his worst outing of the year after Myette had established himself as one of the Revs’ top starting pitchers in the early going. The former major leaguer allowed five runs in the second inning — a frame highlighted by former Road Warrior Vito Chiaravolloti’s three-run homer.

Sandy Aracena provided the lone run for the Revolution on a solo homer in the third. Chiaravolloti answered back in the sixth inning with his second homer of the game — a solo shot.

The Revs will try to cut down on Somerset’s 1 1/2 game lead in the Freedom Division in the four-game series finale on Sunday. York will send Corey Thurman (0-3, 11.32) to the hill against Somerset’s early-season ace, Brandon Knight (0-1, 2.65 ERA).

Watch the food in Camden: If you’re the visiting team at Campbell’s Field, you better watch the pre-game meals. The Bridgeport Bluefish had several players struck with food poisoning Saturday night and dropped both games of a doubleheader to the Riversharks — 4-1 in the first matchup and 6-5 in the second.

Hitting coach Glenn Murray was even forced into action. Murray played center field and several pitchers played out of position in the field while Tommy John’s squad dealt with its illnesses.

The losses snapped Bridgeport’s five-game win streak and Camden (11-6) moved back in front in the Liberty Division standings. The Bluefish are 9-7.

Editor’s Note: Check back for more analysis on the Somerset series on Sunday.

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6 Responses

  1. That’s pretty wild that Glenn Murray found himself playing again. Don’t they have to make some official roster moves to put him in the field (making someone inactive, releasing someone, etc.)?

    Maybe Tippy Martinez could have mopped up the last couple innings of Game Two last night.

  2. I’m not sure how that works. I think if the team is short on guys, you just throw them a bone in that instance. Hilarious that Murray was in center, though.

    I checked to see if the same thing happened with Rob Cafiero last week when he came into pitch against York. Long Island had activated him about five days prior, so the bench coach/utility player’s pitching appearance was legit.

  3. Murray was activated and get this, he went 3-for-5 with a double. Amazing.

  4. That will give him some more cred in the clubhouse.

  5. Went to the second game on Saturday night and was regretting not catching an earlier NJ Transit train by the third inning. Myette looked flat out terrible, most of the hits he gave up were solid, and his fastball topped out at 82 on the scoreboard. The defense was far from rock solid as well, many bobbles and a couple of fly balls misplayed due to poor positioning from the OF. The Upshot is that Somerset is truly a beautiful baseball park with what looks to be a very solid fan base. It’s something that York can aspire to be in 10 years, and the food is pretty damn good. It’s just a shame that I had to see York get blown to smithereens on the only day I could go. Was WSBA and the daily papers there, because the pressbox looked awful empty?

  6. The local papers don’t travel with the team usually. WSBA broadcaster Darrell Henry is on the road with the team for every game.

    It will be interesting to see how Myette deals with basically a close to two-year layoff from pro ball.

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