Game 20: Lancaster 12, York 2

Thanks to a monster, six-run third inning, the Lancaster Barnstormers introduced the York Revolution to a place the Revs hoped they would never visit this season.

The basement of the Freedom Division.

Lancaster nailed York starter Aaron Myette for seven earned runs Friday night in a 12-2 victory at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Danny Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a homer, Ian Bladergroen added a grand slam and Jutt Hileman went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a tater of his own. York (7-13) held a brief one-run lead, but Mike Nannini pitched seven innings of two-run ball to deliver Lancaster (7-13) the win.

Myette (1-3) has not looked good in his last two outings and he allowed five walks while striking out seven Friday. The big third inning for the Barnstormers started because Myette walked three of the first four batters he faced in the frame.

No Revolution hitter had more than one hit and the club’s anemic offense continued its string of lackluster performances. York had only four hits to lower its league-worst batting average to .220.

Player of the Game: Danny Gonzalez (Lancaster). The Barnstormers’ shortstop had been struggling early in the year, but with his performance Friday night it’s safe to say that’s behind him. He ripped a two-run single to jumpstart the Lancaster rally in the third.

Notes: Mike Woods’ 17-game hitting streak was snapped, although he’s still ninth in the league with a .329 average… Bladergroen moved into sole possession of the Atlantic League lead in home runs and RBIs. He has five long balls with 21 RBIs in 20 games. Not too shabby… Keoni De Renne’s RBI single in the fifth capped the scoring for the Revs… Matt Dryer doubled in the bottom of the second on a ball that hit the top of the left-field wall and was feet away from a home run. Dryer came around to score on Jason Aspito’s RBI single… Travis Ezi hit in the No. 9 spot for the first time this year and went 0-for-3. But I’m convinced this is the best spot in the order for him… Corey Thurman (0-3) will look for his first win of the year Saturday night in Game 2 of the series.

Lancaster –006◊132◊000 — 12◊11◊1

York — 010◊010◊000 — 2◊4◊1


4 Responses

  1. What a game. Our bats finally got hot.

  2. We’ll see how hot those Stormers bats are on Sunday against Gassner.

    Myette threw batting practice to the Patriots last Saturday, too, so it might be a case of him being bad more than the Stormers being on track. Thurman has been putting the ball on a tee for the opposition, too, so a big game tonight wouldn’t necessarily mean much, either.

  3. I know I’ve been a little critical here about our manager in the past, but he left Myette out to dry last week against somerset and I have little doubt he didn’t do the same damn thing last night. The Revs should not be in last place, period. Every game I’ve went to this year, outfielders have been out of position, pitchers have been left in too long, and guys have been given stop signs, when John Kruk could beat the throw from the outfield. Poor management has put this team in last place, and I demand satisfaction from team ownership. Fire Hoiles.

  4. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole this season, which points to mismanagement. The fact that this team doesn’t have an actual hitting coach has to factor in to the struggles at the plate at least a little bit.

    When Myette got hammered in Somerset, there were plenty of rested relievers available to take over. They were coming off of a rained out game!

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