Game 33: York 7, Southern Maryland 4

First, the new guys got into the scoring act.

Then the guys who have been struggling for much of the 2008 season came through for the York Revolution.

The Revs hammered down a solid 7-4 win at Regency Furniture Stadium Thursday night and newcomers Chris Ashby and Jake Daubert got into the thick of things early. After Southern Maryland jumped on the Revolution early and got a one-run lead after the first, Ashby led off the second with a hustle double for York. Then after he went to third on a wild pitch, Matt Esquivel delivered an RBI groundout to give York (11-22) a 1-0 lead.

That’s when the fireworks started. Luis Taveras (pictured) launched a solo homer to left field and after Enrique Cruz singled and Keoni De Renne was hit by a pitch, Daubert plated Cruz with an RBI single. De Renne then came around to score on a wild pitch to make it 4-1.

In the following inning, Matt Padgett and Jason Aspito both hit opposite-field homers to extend the lead and Padgett scored another run later in the game on a wild pitch to cap the scoring for York. Aaron Myette made his first start after he was skipped in the rotation twice and was great through five innings. He struck out seven while only allowing three hits and two walks. The righty also set down seven in a row at one point and struck out the side in the fourth.

Jason Olson pitched a scoreless inning of relief and Dave Veres pitches a 1-2-3 seventh. Veres came out for the eighth and allowed two runs — the first runs he’s surrendered this season — but escaped further damage. Nick McCurdy pitched the ninth for his third save.

Player of the Game: Aaron Myette (York). There were many big contributors for the Revs Thursday night, but Myette gave York more than it bargained for. The coaching staff only wanted four innings out of him in his return to the rotation, but he did one better, making it through five with relative ease. Myette just might have the best stuff on the Revs’ staff when healthy. He is going to have his bad moments — that happens when you haven’t pitched for two years — but if he’s on top of his game you could make the case for him as the Revs’ unquestioned ace.

Notes: Incredibly, Esquivel’s RBI groundout in the second was only his fifth RBI of the season. It was his first RBI since May 11. Not exactly what York was hoping for when they signed the former Braves’ prospect… Veres was sent out for a second inning for the first time this year mainly because he breezed through the seventh… Taveras entered the game hitting .323 in his last eight games and he’s shown some surprising pop so far. The homer was his third of the season, which put him one behind Jason Aspito, Tyler Von Schell and Matt Dryer for the club lead. Taveras also entered the night hitting .276 on the road, which is much better than some of the other guys on this team… Former Revolution reliever Jeff Farnsworth started for the Blue Crabs in this one and was dealt his first loss of the year. He allowed six runs over the second and third inning… The Revs salvaged a series split (2-2) in the four-game series… John Ramistella took a ball off the forehead on a dive attempt in this game and had to come out… Southern Maryland’s Dan Reichert had his contract purchased by the Cleveland Indians prior to the game and was assigned to Triple-A. Reichert was 3-1 with a 3.40 ERA and you might remember him from a start at Sovereign Bank Stadium when he was outdueled by Myette in a 2-0 York win.


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