Game 119: York 8, Bridgeport 4

If a stretch of 54 games in 55 days to close the regular season wasn’t enough to drive the York Revolution crazy, three blown fan belts in the Revs’ team bus Monday probably did the trick.

York was delayed two hours in New Jersey Monday afternoon and didn’t arrive at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. until 40 minutes prior to gametime.

Still, the delay couldn’t shake the Revs’ focus. And York enjoyed one of its finest all-around performances in the last week.

The Revolution used a season-best, seven-run third inning and knocked off Bridgeport 8-4 in a Labor Day tilt. York had eight hits in the third and seven straight at one point. Both feats were team records.

The big blow in the third came off the bat of Jason Aspito (pictured). The lefty slugger belted a three-run homer and the RBIs helped Aspito tie Nate Espy’s franchise-best mark set a year ago (90). Aspito’s 21st homer is also one shy of tying Espy’s franchise mark (22) set last season.

Dan Foli (5-6) used the Revolution offense to his advantage. After escaping a bases-loaded jam in the first inning, Foli bunkered down and only allowed one earned run in seven innings with seven strikeouts. Wayne Franklin (three earned runs, two homers allowed) and Juan Padilla finished off the game to help York bounce back from Sunday’s 3-0 shutout at the hands of Lancaster.

The win also helped the Revs improve their season record against the Liberty Division to 38-29. Conversely, York is 20-32 against Freedom Division foes. The Revolution plays 13 straight games against the Liberty Division over the next two weeks.

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One Response

  1. York’s win and Newark’s 5-4 loss in extra innings to Southern Maryland means the Revs are now 2 1/2 games ahead in the Freedom Division once again.

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