Game 67: Lancaster 3, York 0

The York Revolution pitching staff has twirled its fair share of pitching gems this season. But on Thursday night, it was the opposition’s starting pitcher who turned in the big performance.

Josh Hall, who was with the Harrisburg Senators a short time ago, pitched eight shutout innings against the Revs, allowing only six hits and two walks in a 3-0 win at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Hall only struck out one batter the entire evening, but York couldn’t seem to figure out the pitcher who has emerged as one of the Barnstormers’ best hurlers.

The Lancaster offense came on two solo homers and an RBI from Jordan Herr, the son of former Barnstormer manager Tom Herr. Manny Mejia belted his sixth long ball and former Revs’ catcher Kevin Kotch connected for his third of the year. It’s safe to say the trade across the river is working out for Kotch. He’s received a ton of playing time after riding York’s bench for a majority of the first half.

Aaron Rakers was the tough-luck loser for the Revs (28-39). Rakers went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering all three runs the Barnstormers would score. But he also struck out eight hitters and only walked two. Frankly, he deserved better in this outing but York couldn’t help him avoid dropping to 4-6 on the season.

Shea Hillenbrand picked up his first hit with York and finished 1-for-4 — making him 1-for-8 in his first two games. Jose Enrique Cruz continued his recent hot streak with two more hits.

Lancaster moved a game ahead of York in the battle to stay out of last place in the Freedom Division. The two squads will resume the final series of the first half Friday night with York’s Aaron Myette on the hill against Yamel Guevara.

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One Response

  1. Lancaster’s starting pitcher for tonight, Yamel Guevara, got a little press in this week’s Sporting News. There is an article about his defection from Cuba, along with five other ballplayers, including Yunel Escobar from the Braves.

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