Game 11: Ducks at Revolution

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Ducks (4-6) look to snap their two-game losing streak this evening as they begin a three-day, four-game series against the York Revolution (5-4). This is the first of 20 meetings between the teams this season and the first of 10 scheduled in south-central Pennsylvania.

YESTERDAY’S RECAPThe Long Island Ducks’ offense struggled in a 5-1 loss to the New Britain Bees on Sunday afternoon at Bethpage Ballpark. The loss handed New Britain a series win in Long Island’s first home series of the year.

Ducks starter Matt Larkins was strong on the hill, tossing five scoreless innings in his 2017 home debut, striking out five and allowing just four hits. He was big at key times when the the club needed him to be, including striking out Jovan Rosa with the bases loaded to end the fifth and keep the game scoreless.

In the top of the sixth, Patrick Crider yielded a two-run home run to Conor Bierfeldt, and the Bees took a 2-0 lead. Crider (0-1) escaped the inning without further damage.

Fehlandt Lentini legged out an infield single in the bottom of the sixth, then stole both second and third base with one out. A wild pitch from Brandon Fry allowed Lentini to score the Ducks’ lone run of the game.

Michael Crouse then hit a two-run home run off Zac Treece in the top of the seventh to give New Britain a 4-1 lead, and Rosa scored on a passed ball later in the frame to put the advantage at 5-1.

Jim Fuller and Tyler Levine, the latter of whom was making his Ducks debut, each pitched scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth, but the offense couldn’t get much going as the game wound down.

ON THE MOUNDThe Ducks send staff ace John Brownell to the mound to make his third start of the season. The righty has pitched well in his first two outings, and is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 12.0 innings across his two starts. He has yielded 11 hits, walked two and struck out six. He came within one strike of a complete game shutout his last time out on April 26 at Somerset during game two of a doubleheader. However, he allowed three consecutive singles to give the Patriots the tying run and force extra innings. Last year, Brownell made four starts against the Revs and compiled a 1-2 record with a 3.51 ERA, but he won his last outing in York, pitch seven scoreless innings on September 15.

The Revolution counter with Ty’Relle Harris, who is in his third year with the club. The right-hander has been roughed up in his first two outings of the year, posting an 0-1 record along with a 13.50 ERA. However, both of those appearances were out of the bullpen, and tonight marks the former Braves and Cubs prospect’s first start of the year. He was used in a similar capacity as a swingman last year, recording a 5-7 record and a 4.48 ERA. Against Long Island, he was 1-0 with a 6.59 ERA in four games (three starts).

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Nolan Reimold – DH
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#23 Alex Burg – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – 2B
#13 Jose Constanza – LF
#28 Joel Guzman – DH
#21 Michael Burgess – 1B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#14 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF

#36 Ty’Relle Harris – RHP

UPDATE (6:51): BOT 1: The Revolution score the game’s first run as Alonzo Harris comes home on a double play ball.

UPDATE (7:14): BOT 2: Nice job by John Brownell to induce a groundout from Harris and leave the bases loaded! Still 1-0 York after two.

UPDATE (7:25): TOP 3: Delta Cleary Jr.’s RBI single to center and Cody Puckett’s two-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left have given the Ducks a 3-1 lead!

UPDATE (7:35): BOT 3: A two-out, two-run home run to left for Isaias Tejeda has tied this ballgame at three.

UPDATE (7:43): TOP 4: The skies have opened quickly in York. Ducks with Alex Burg at first, no one out, and a 2-2 count on Dan Lyons. Stay tuned for updates during the rain delay.

UPDATE (8:13): Tarp is coming off the field at PeoplesBank Park. Officials hoping to resume play at approximately 8:30.

UPDATE (8:48): BOT 4: A pair of two-out walks, followed by an RBI single from Jose Constanza, puts York back ahead 4-3.

UPDATE (9:03): TOP 5: Cody Puckett drives in his third run of the night with a sac fly to left-center! All tied up again at four.

UPDATE (9:41): TOP 7: An RBI double from Nolan Reimold and a two-run homer to left-center from Marc Krauss has put the Ducks in front 7-4!

UPDATE (10:02): BOT 7: Revolution answer back with three runs of their own, two with two outs, and tie the game back up at seven.

UPDATE (10:14): TOP 8: The lead is back in Long Island’s favor! Elmer Reyes lines an RBI single to left-center, putting the Ducks back ahead 8-7.

UPDATE (10:27): BOT 8: Amalio Diaz gets Joel Guzman to ground out to third, stranding the tying run at second base! 8-7 Ducks as we head to the ninth.

UPDATE (10:50): FINAL: David Aardsma strands the tying run at third & the winning run at second for his second save of 2017! Ducks win a wild one, 8-7!

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