Game 23: Newark 7, York 1

Editor’s Note: Read about Dave Veres’ uncertain future with the Revolution here.

A day after a sensational walk-off win that appeared to be the start of the York Revolution turning the corner, the Revs resorted to their old ways Monday night.

York left 11 men on base and only managed five hits in a 7-1 loss to Newark at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Revs loaded the bases in the first and second inning but didn’t score a run on either occasion. In the first, Newark starter Matt Sweeney got a Sandy Aracena strikeout and a Jason Aspito groundout to end the threat. And in the second, Sweeney induced a double play by Kenny Perez to end the inning.

Newark’s big inning was the fifth. The Bears (13-9) scored six runs in the frame on Ramon Castro’s RBI double, Cory Aldridge’s RBI single, Randall Simon’s RBI single, Val Majewski’s two-run single and John Pachot’s RBI single. All the damage was assessed to starter Aaron Rakers, who lasted 4 1/3 innings and was tagged with the loss after pitching eight solid innings of two-run ball in his last start.

York (8-15) managed to avoid the shutout on Perez’s RBI single in the ninth inning. The hit plated Kevin Kotch, who came on for an injured Matt Dryer Monday night. Dryer left the game after experiencing stiffness in his surgically repaired shoulder.

Player of the Game: Matt Sweeney (Newark). There were plenty of offensive studs for the Bears, but Sweeney worked around five walks and his ability to pitch out of jams in the first two innings was crucial. Sweeney pitched six solid innings while allowing four hits and struck out five.

Notes: Perez hit a couple of balls on the screws again, but only had his meaningless RBI single in the ninth to show for it. An optimist will say Perez is making good contact. A pessimist will say he needs to produce… David Maust (pictured) pitched a scoreless inning of relief in his return. He added a strikeout in the frame… Matt Trent pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief after allowing Pachot the RBI single in the fifth. Reid Price also added a scoreless inning of work… The Revs are 2-15 this season when they’re outhit… York is tied for the fewest runs scored in the Atlantic League with Somerset (86)… Newark improved to 18-4 against York all-time.

*John Pavoncello photo.


6 Responses

  1. No offense. Pen was good. Revs lose.

    The nice thing is that you can probably cut-and-paste your game recaps at this point.

  2. Who’s in the photo? I can’t tell.

  3. That would be Matt Padgett, fielding a grounder at third.

  4. Thank you. :) I’ve been reading your blog here for this season so far. My favorite player from the Giants, Von Schell got released, so I’m trying to follow this team now.

  5. Did you see Von Schell play in Connecticut? I grew up not too far from the Defenders’ stadium.

  6. I saw Von Schell play in CT for two years. I live about 15 minutes away from Dodd Stadium.

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