(August 31, 2018) -- The York Revolution put up 12 runs on 18 hits in a 12-0 win over the Long Island Ducks on Friday night at PeoplesBank Park. It’s the Revs’ second straight shutout win as they move to a season-high five games over .500 at 58-53.
The Revs jumped on Ducks starter Matt Larkins for three runs in the bottom of the first to go up 3-0. Telvin Nash brought the first run home with a bloop RBI single to right. Isaias Tejeda followed with a line drive RBI double down the right field line, and Welington Dotel capped off the inning with an RBI groundout.
Joe Van Meter ran with the early run support. He mowed the Ducks down through the first two innings and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the third to hold the Revs’ 3-0 lead.
The Revs tacked on a run in the fourth on Dotel’s RBI fielder’s choice grounder to make it a 4-0 game.
Van Meter (4-3) struck out the side in the fourth and worked a clean fifth, allowing just two hits in five shutout innings with six strikeouts and four walks to earn the win.
After Larkins retired the first two batters of the fifth, Dotel and Jared Mitchell both singled up the middle. Ryan Dent was up next and blasted a three-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left, his 13th of the season, to extend the Revs’ lead to 7-0.
In the sixth, Nash smoked an RBI double to the right-center gap to score Melky Mesa from first, and Dotel picked up his third RBI of the night on a groundout to make it a 9-0 Revs lead.
Larkins (7-5) completed six innings for the Ducks, allowing nine runs on 15 hits in suffering the loss.
The Revs kept piling on in the seventh when they scored three more runs off Ducks reliever Wagner Gomez. Alexi Casilla had an RBI single and Tejeda added a two-RBI single, giving the Revs a 12-0 advantage.
James Pugliese worked a scoreless sixth inning, Dustin Richardson fired two perfect innings in the seventh and eighth, and Estarlin Arias finished off the blowout shutout win with a scoreless ninth.
Notes: The Revs earned their 11th shutout win of the season, tying the franchise record set in 2012. It’s also the Revs’ second straight shutout win, marking the sixth time in franchise history that they’ve strung together consecutive shutout wins and the first time since 2012 (Sept. 16 vs Somerset and Sept 18 at Sugar Land). It’s the Revs’ biggest shutout win since they won 13-0 at Long Island on August 27, 2016. Revs pitchers have combined to throw 18.0 straight scoreless innings, four innings away from tying their season-high mark of 22.0 consecutive innings. All nine Revs starters had at least one hit and six had multiple hits, including Mesa, Nash and Castillo with three each. Mesa tied a Revs and personal season-high with four runs scored. Tejeda, Dotel, Dent and Nash all had multiple RBIs. Castillo’s eighth-inning strikeout ended his streak of seven straight times reaching base safely, including six straight hits. Van Meter has allowed just two runs with 13 strikeouts in 12.0 innings over his last two starts (both wins). Pugliese has not allowed a run in his last 10 appearances, spanning 14.0 innings. The Revs' 18 hits are the team's most since pounding 19 knocks in a 12-7 win at Long Island on June 28. York has won six of its last seven, eight of 11, and 10 of 14. The Revs pull within 1.5 games of Long Island for a potential second wild card position; Long Island's second half division lead shrinks to 2.0 games over Somerset, as a Somerset second half title would create a wild card opening.
Up Next: The Revs and Ducks will meet in Game 2 of their three-game series on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. RHP Carl Brice (0-1, 8.52) goes for the Revs opposite Ducks LHP Jake Fisher (6-6, 4.23). The night features Post-Game Fireworks. It is Negro League Night, and the evening also features a special Rookie Revs Behind the Scenes Tour. Tickets are on sale at YorkRevolution.com, (717) 801-HITS, and in-person at the Revs Ticket Office.
Story by Michael Marcantonini
Broadcaster/Media Relations Asst.