Game 24: Newark 4, York 3; Game 25: Newark 10, York 2

Can it get worse for the York Revolution?

Well, maybe. It certainly can if York continues to play the Newark Bears.

A day after a game at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium was postponed due to rain, Newark put a serious beatdown on the Revs in a doubleheader — winning a 4-3 nailbiter in Game 1 before dominating in a 10-2 Game 2 victory. Both games were seven innings.

In the first game, Matt Dryer (3-for-4) launched a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. But Newark picked away at the lead from there. The Bears added a run in the first on Cory Aldrige’s RBI single and Aldridge put Newark in front, 3-2, in the third with another RBI single. John Pachot hit a solo homer in the fourth that proved to be the game-winning hit. Wayne Franklin (3-1) took his first loss of the year after allowing 10 hits and four earned runs in six innings.

In Game 2, Jose Herrera nailed an RBI triple in the first inning that gave the Bears an early lead and Ramon Castro added a solo homer in the third for a 2-0 advantage. But York tied it 2-2, with Kenny Perez’s RBI fielder’s choice and Matt Dryer’s RBI double.

Then Newark erupted in the fifth off Travis Phelps. The first six hitters of the inning reached base in a frame that was highlighted by Randall Simon’s three-run homer. Phelps was tagged with the loss and did not retire a batter. Newark then tagged two more runs on in the sixth to add to its incredible offensive outburst. The Bears had 15 hits in Game 2 (remember, seven innings).

York dropped to 8-17 and is now 7 1/2 games against first-place Newark (15-9). There are many games left to be played in the first half, but that very well may be an insurmountable lead.

Notes: Kenny Perez (pictured) hit leadoff for the Revs in both games and got two hits in Game 1. Keoni De Renne moved to the second spot and scored a run while going 0-for-3 in Game 1… Pat Stanley got his second win of the year and second against York in a week in Game 1. He allowed eight hits and three earned runs… The homer was Dryer’s third of the year, tying him with Tyler Von Schell and Jason Aspito for the team lead… Dryer got his team-leading fifth infield hit of the year in Game 1 on a play that scored Travis Ezi with two outs. Dryer went a combined 5-for-8 with four RBIs in the twin bill and continues to be the only consistent offensive force for the Revs on the road… York dropped to 1-12 on the road this year… Newark improved to a baffling 20-4 against the Revolution all-time… Jason Olson only allowed two earned runs in four innings. His four career starts have all come in the Atlantic League and shockingly, all have come against Newark.

Game 1

York — 200◊100◊0 — 3◊8◊0

Newark — 102◊100◊X — 4◊10◊1

Game 2

York — 000◊020◊0 — 2◊6◊1

Newark — 101◊0602X — 10◊15◊2

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