Game 132: Ducks vs. Revolution
GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)
TODAY’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (26-35, 66-65) and York Revolution (33-27, 73-57) meet in the middle game of a three-game series. Long Island has fallen in 10 of the 14 matchups, last beating York 3-0 on August 26. Tyler Colvin, who slammed his fourth home run of the season last night, is now hitting .348 against the Revolution, while Fehlandt Lentini is 19-for-57, good for a .333 batting average. Tonight marks game 15 of 20 against the Revolution.
YESTERDAY’S RESULT: Despite an early lead, the Ducks dropped the series opener to the Revolution 8-4 on Friday.
In the third, Long Island took a 2-0 advantage against York’s Ty’Relle Harris thanks to a throwing error that scored Mike Blanke and a double play ball that brought in Anthony Vega. The Revs tied the game in the fourth on Mike Burgess’ RBI single and Josh Wilson’s RBI single.
York took a three-run lead with a trio of runs in the fifth. Bryan Pounds’ two-out, two-run double highlighted the inning. Long Island cut the deficit to one run in the bottom of the inning on Tyler Colvin’s solo home run and Delta Cleary Jr. run-scoring single.
The Revolution took a commanding lead in the seventh, scoring four more runs to make it 8-4. Burgess’ run-scoring groundout, Pounds’ run-scoring double, and Jared Mitchell’s bases loaded walk did the damage.
Harris collected his fifth win, tossing five innings of six-hit ball. He surrendered four runs while striking out four and walking two. Ducks starter John Brownell lasted just four and two-thirds of an inning in the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks with five strikeouts.
Both Ruben Gotay and Colvin notched two hits apiece for Long Island.
ON THE MOUND: Matt Larkins makes his Ducks debut after being traded to the Flock on September 7. Larkins was acquired from the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association, posting a 7-7 record and an 3.69 earned run average over 19 starts. The 27-year-old right hander was born in Australia and grew up in California. He played collegiately at UC-Riverside before signing his first professional contract, with the Abilene Prairie Dogs of the North American League, in 2012. In his most recent outing, on September 3 against St. Paul, the righty fired seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits while striking out three.
Tony Pena meets the Ducks for the fourth time this season. The 34-year-old right-hander is 1-2 against the Ducks, allowing nine runs in 21 innings, striking out 14 and walking four. Pena tossed his shorted outing of the season in his past start. He yielded 10 runs on nine hits over two and two-thirds innings against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Pena fell to 7-9 with the loss, dropping his second decision in his past three outings. The Dominican Republic native has pitched in 313 MLB appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox.
FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all of the action live via the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming video and audio will be available below. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a pitch-by-pitch account of today’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.
DUCKS GAME NOTES: For today’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.
#23 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2 Cody Puckett – 3B
#15 Ruben Gotay – 2B
#32 Tyler Colvin – 1B
#29 Mike Dowd – C
#27 Anthony Vega – LF
#44 Matt Larkins – RHP
#1 Travis Witherspoon – CF
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#28 Joel Guzman – DH
#15 Kevin Rivers – LF
#7 Andres Perez – 1B
#14 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#9 Keith Castillo – C
#4 Josh Wilson – SS
#13 Brandon Chaves – 2B
#45 Tony Pena – RHP
UPDATE (7:00): BOT 1: The Ducks score three runs. Cleary Jr’s RBI groundout and Ruben Gotay’s two-run single make it 3-0 Ducks over the Revolution.
UPDATE (7:50: BOT 4: Anthony Vega’s RBI triple, his ninth triple of the season, brings in Mike Dowd. Long Island 4, York 0.
UPDATE (8:01): TOP 5: After a triple, Keith Castillo scores on a passed ball to give York its first run. However, the Ducks lead 4-1.
UPDATE (9:10): TOP 8: A three-run home run from Jared Mitchell and a solo homer from Kevin Rivers give the Revs a 6-4 lead over the Ducks.
UPDATE (9:38): FINAL: Long Island drops a 6-5 decision to York. The Ducks grab a run in the ninth on a wild pitch, but fall short.
Posted on September 10, 2016, in Game Previews and tagged 2016, Atlantic League, Fehlandt Lentini, Long Island Ducks, Matt Larkins, Tony Pena, Tyler Colvin, York Revoution. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.