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Game 41: York 2, Camden 0

It’s probably safe to say that Corey Thurman has turned the corner.

After starting off the Atlantic League season with five losses — a number that still leads the league today — Thurman has been stellar in his last two outings. He allowed two runs over seven innings to pick up his first win of the year last Sunday against Somerset and he did even better in Friday night’s 2-0 win over Camden.

Thurman tossed seven shutout innings and only allowed three hits to pick up his second win within a week. His strong outing was backed by the recently acquired Jake Daubert, who knocked in both of York’s two runs. Daubert singled in Enrique Cruz in the third and then plated Matt Esquivel in the eighth.

The big key for Thurman is the velocity on his fastball. Early in the year, he didn’t have much on that pitch, which rendered his off-speed pitches basically useless. But after pitching coach Tippy Martinez scaled backed his bullpen sessions in between starts, Thurman has rounded into form.

Nick McCurdy pitched the eighth for the Revs and Dave Veres wrapped things up in the ninth for his second save of the season. Camden’s Brian Lawrence was the tough-luck loser. He pitched eight innings and only allowed two runs. But that wasn’t enough against Thurman’s masterful performance.

York improved to 4-16 on the road this year and is now 2-6 against Camden. And thanks to a Somerset loss, the Revs are 9 1/2 games back in the Freedom Division (just one game back of Lancaster for third place).


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