Game 118: Ducks vs. Revolution

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 5:05 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, NY)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (22-25, 62-55) battle the York Revolution (26-21, 66-51) in the rubber match of a three-game series. The Revs lead the series, winning eight of the 12 games against the Ducks this season. Tyler Colvin’s .375 batting average leads Long Island in the head-to-head series, while Fehlandt Lentini has swiped four bases and has hit .347. These two teams have seven more games to play before season’s end, playing three more at Bethpage Ballpark in September and four in York.

YESTERDAY’S RESULT: The Ducks fell to the York Revolution, 13-0, in the middle game of the series, evening the set at one game apiece.

Michael Rockett’s three hits and three RBIs lead the Revs. He, along with Joel Guzman and Bryan Pounds, mashed home runs. Guzman compiled three hits and four runs batted in, while Josh Wilson tallied two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Catcher Isaias Tejeda had two hits, an RBI, and a run.

Fehlandt Lentini and Tyler Colvin each tallied two hits. Lentini slammed two doubles.

York starter Micah Owings earned the victory, shutting out Long Island over six innings. He surrendered four hits and three walks, striking out 10. Mike Jackson Jr. suffered the loss, yielding eight runs on six hits and four walks. Over four innings, Jackson Jr. struck out three.

ON THE MOUND: Bobby Blevins looks to capitalize on his past outing, when the veteran right-hander beat Southern Maryland for his second win of the season. Over six and one-third innings, Blevins struck out five, allowing one run on six hits and a walk. At home, the New York native has put together quality starts in four of his past five, posting an ERA of 2.87. His only action against the Revolution this season came on June 30 when Blevins allowed two runs on six hits in three and two-third innings, striking out five.

Frank Gailey looks for his first victory in more than a month. Gailey has pitched well of late, however, putting together a stretch of three quality starts between August 6-16. In three combined starts, the Philadelphia native allowed three runs on 20.2 innings, fanning 21 batters along the way. York’s offense, in those three games, averaged just 2.67 runs per nine innings. The 30-year-old lefty struck out seven over five innings against Sugar Land in his past start, on August 23, allowing five runs on four hits, but did not factor in the decision, in an 8-7 York victory.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can watch all of the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available online below. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

Ducks
#27 Anthony Vega – LF
#23 Fehlandt Lentini – DH
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#15 Ruben Gotay – 2B
#21 Mike Blanke – C
#32 Tyler Colvin – 1B
#17 Matt Wessinger – 3B
#11 Chris Scura – RF
#47 Carlos Hughes – SS

#18 Bobby Blevins – RHP

Revolution
#1 Travis Witherspoon – CF
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#28 Joel Guzman – 3B
#15 Kevin Rivers – LF
#16 Isaias Tejeda – 1B
#2 Michael Rockett – 2B
#9 Keith Castillo – C
#21 Michael Burgess – DH
#4 Josh Wilson – SS

#29 Frank Gailey – LHP

UPDATE (5:20): TOP 1: The York Revolution hit two home runs, a two-run shot from Jared Mitchell and a solo home run from Kevin Rivers, taking a 3-0 lead.

UPDATE (5:37): TOP 2: York’s Michael Burgess hits a solo homer to left, pushing the Revolution’s lead to 4-0.

UPDATE (6:21): END 4: The Ducks still trail 4-0 heading to the fifth. Bobby Blevins with four strikeouts for Long Island.

UPDATE (7:00): BOT 6: Tyler Colvin’s sacrifice fly and RBI pulls Long Island to within three. York 4, Long Island 1.

UPDATE (7:11): TOP 7: The Revs grab a run on a double play. Travis Witherspoon scores from third, giving York a 5-1 lead over the Ducks.

UPDATE (7:33): BOT 7: Mike Blanke walks with the bases loaded, bringing in Fehlandt Lentini from third. The Ducks cut the deficit to 5-2.

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