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Game 58: Bridgeport 3, York 2

A night after the York Revolution owned Travis Ezi, the former Revs outfielder finally enjoyed a moment of sweet revenge.

Ezi ripped an RBI double in the eighth inning Tuesday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard that proved to be the game-winning hit in Bridgeport’s 3-2 Atlantic League victory before an announced crowd of 1,330.

Ezi (3-for-4), who struck out four times Monday night and entered Tuesday’s game 1-for-18 against York after the Revs traded him earlier this year, also had an RBI single in the fourth.

His late heroics were set up by Revolution infielder Sam Rosario, who botched what would have been an inning-ending double play in the eighth. Rosario made two errors in the game — giving him six in seven games with York (23-35) — and relief pitcher Jason Olson (4-3) took the loss despite only allowing one unearned run.

The poor defense ruined a great outing from starter Aaron Myette. The former major leaguer pitched around trouble all night but picked up a no decision despite allowing only two earned runs in seven innings. Myette loaded the bases in the second on three walks but got a strikeout to end the threat. Then Rosario’s first error led to runners on second and third with no outs in the fifth. But Myette (125 pitches, five walks, six strikeouts) struck out the side to escape the threat.

The Revs’ offense came on a solo homer from Kennard Jones in the first — his first long ball in a York uniform — and Chris Ashby’s two-out RBI single in the fifth.

Former Oriole Eric DuBose stifled the Revs over seven innings, allowing only two earned runs.

York had the tying run on third base in the ninth with two outs but couldn’t push the runner across. The loss also denied the Revs a season-high four-game winning streak.

Player of the Game: Travis Ezi (Bridgeport). Ezi is capable of one of these monster games once in awhile but over the long haul, I still think York will be glad it moved him. It was just very perplexing that knowing what he was capable of the Revs still brought him back at the beginning of this season.

Notes: Rosario, picked out of the Can-Am League about a week ago, is clearly not the answer at shortstop. Chris Ashby has fit in nicely in the No. 3 hole, now the biggest hurdle for York will be finding a shortstop who can field adequately. … Lancaster was rocked in a 19-4 shellacking by Camden. Starter D.J. Mattox failed to record an out while giving up eight earned runs on seven hits. Figured that was worth mentioning. … Kennard Jones, not known for his power, ripped his solo bomb in the first to right field. It was his first homer since June 6 when he was with Bowie. … T.J. Tucker picked up the win in relief for Bridgeport. … Ezi had three of the five Bridgeport hits. … Jose Enrqiue Cruz (pictured) had another nice game, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.


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