Game 48: York 4, Lancaster 0

The York Revolution’s pitching staff twirled its Atlantic League leading fifth shutout Thursday night and it didn’t take long for the Revs to pick up No. 6. 

Aaron Myette (pictured) was magnificent Saturday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium in a 4-0 victory. The former major leaguer blanked the Barnstormers for 6 2/3 innings and Lancaster only managed four hits a night after rallying from five runs down in a thrilling comeback. Only two of the hits came against Myette, who walked four and improved to 4-4 on the year.

All the scoring York would need came in the first inning. Matt Esquivel’s two-run double scored Chris Ashby and Jason Aspito and then Matt Padgett added a two-run home run to give the Revs a commanding lead. Esquivel entered the night hitting .375 with three home runs, nine RBIs and nine runs scored in his previous nine games. It appears the 25-year-old has finally moved past his early-season struggles.

York will play Lancaster in a rubber match Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. The Barnstormers will turn to Nick Renault and the Revs have yet to announce a starter, although it will likely be the recently acquired Heath Totten.

Player of the Game: Aaron Myette (York). Myette throws the hardest on the Revolution pitching staff and he’s starting to put everything together. He’s been flat-out unhittable in a couple outings and his progress will be fun to watch as the year goes on. Suddenly, the Revs’ starting staff looks to be in decent shape after the losses of Dave Gassner and Wayne Franklin. Corey Thurman and Myette have been exceptional lately.

Notes: Jake Daubert has been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He injured the hamstring in Thursday’s win rounding first base on what would have surely been an RBI double to the right-center gap. Padgett has returned to third base with Daubert on the DL. … York’s pitching staff only had five shutouts all of last season. … York has 19 home runs in its last 16 games. The power surge is more in line with what was expected from York’s collection of power hitters. … The Revs are 13-11 when scoring first. When the opponent scores first, York is 5-19. … Kennard Jones went 0-for-4 in his Revolution debut. … Lancaster starter D.J. Mattox dropped to 0-4 on the year and only went 4 2/3 innings. He walked five hitters. … Matt Trent worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Dan Foli closed out the ninth while striking out two. … Jutt Hileman had two of the Barnstormers’ four hits.

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One Response

  1. That was an awesome game. It got a little hairy there in the bottom of the ninth but thankfully Foli was able to get it together and finish it up.

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