(July 14, 2022 – Charleston, WV): Nick Travieso fired six dominant innings as the York Revolution shut out the Charleston Dirty Birds, 6-0 on Thursday evening at Appalachian Power Park. The Revs close their road trip with back-to-back victories and three of the last four.
The Revs got off to a fast start, ignited by leadoff man Yefri Perez who cracked a double to right-center on an 0-2 offering from Charleston starter Stephen Chamblee to start the night. Perez beat a throw to third on a fielder’s choice and scored when Melky Mesa lined a sac fly to left for the game’s first run. Carlos Franco followed with a tape-measure two-run homer to right that clanged off an electrical transformer outside the ballpark for a 3-0 lead.
It was another historic shot for Franco whose 25th of the season moved him into a tie for third most in a season in franchise history (Chris Nowak 2011, Nellie Rodriguez 2021), and established the most by a left-handed hitter surpassing Jason Aspito’s total of 24 in 2008. It was also the 51st home run of Franco’s Revs career, tying Isaias Tejeda for fifth on the all-time career list.
York added to the lead in the top of the fourth. JC Encarnacion set the stage with a leadoff infield single and stole second. After Encarnacion moved to third on Josue Herrera’s fly ball to deep center, Troy Stokes Jr. walked and stole second and Jack Kenley followed with a sac fly to center field for a 4-0 lead.
Two more crossed in the sixth. Encarnacion reached on an error to open the inning before swiping his second bag of the evening. Herrera again advanced him with a productive out on a grounder to first, setting up Stokes Jr. who delivered the Revs’ franchise record-tying third sac fly of the game on a ball in the air to right. It marked the most sac flies by the Revs in a game since June 17, 2018 at Southern Maryland. Kenley followed by walloping a homer to right, his second of the season, increasing the lead to 6-0.
That came in support of Travieso (3-5) who was brilliant in six shutout innings, allowing just two hits including a broken bat grounder in the third and a sixth inning infield single, while striking out six.
Brett de Geus stranded three singles in a scoreless seventh out of the Revs bullpen, logging his ninth scoreless outing in 11 appearances. Duke von Schamann handled a scoreless eighth and Josh Martin closed it out with a scoreless ninth, stranding Yovan Gonzalez at third after a triple to preserve the Revs’ fourth shutout victory of the season.
The Revs return home to open a season high-tying 12-game homestand beginning Friday night at 6:30 p.m. vs. the Staten Island FerryHawks. It is Boy Scout Sleepover presented by PA Virtual Charter School, Free Gas Giveaway (Whoopie Cushion Giveaway) to the first 500 fans, and a Fiesta Friday. Tickets are on sale at YorkRevolution.com, (717) 801-HITS, and in-person at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office.