Game 56: York 6, Long Island 2

The York Revolution has desperately been searching for an ace pitcher throughout the Atlantic League’s first half.

Well, that search may be over thanks to Corey Thurman.

Thurman’s remarkable transformation continued Sunday afternoon at Citibank Park as the former major leaguer only allowed two earned runs over seven innings in York’s 6-2 win over Long Island. Thurman (4-5) has now only allowed three runs in his last 27 innings and the Revs have won five of his last six starts. The only loss in that stretch came in last Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to Bridgeport — a game in which Thurman (pictured) pitched six innings of one-run ball and got a no-decision.

The pitching gem was also accompanied by another strong offensive day for the Revs (22-34). York’s lineup delivered 15 hits — the third time in the last week that the Revs have accomplished that feat — and Tyler Von Schell was the offensive stud. Von Schell had a two-run double in the third inning and also hit a two-run homer in the fifth. Von Schell finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs and is 11-for-25 in seven games against the Ducks this year.

Chris Ashby also had another multi-hit day for York and finished 9-for-20 in the four-game series against the Ducks (26-30). Matt Esquivel added an RBI single in the first inning and Kennard Jones also had a run-scoring hit in the seventh to cap the scoring.

Matt Trent and Dan Foli both pitched a scoreless inning of relief to seal the win, which gave York a series split with Long Island. York will now continue its road trip in Bridgeport Monday in the first game of another four-game set. Aaron Rakers (3-5, 5.46 ERA) will be on the mound against Bluefish starter Rafael Bergstrom (3-3, 6.37 ERA).

*Steve Russ photo.

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One Response

  1. An important note I left out: this is the first time York has won back-to-back games on the road this season.

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