Game 19: Ducks vs. Revolution
GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (8-10) look to shake a four-game losing skid as they begin a new series with the York Revolution (7-10) tonight. The Ducks swept the Revolution in a four-game series at PeoplesBank Park in York last week and hope to return to their winning ways once again.
YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks struggled at the plate and fell to the York Revolution 4-0 Monday night at Bethpage Ballpark.
Ducks starter Rafael Perez began the night by throwing five perfect innings, but faltered in the sixth, allowing the Revolution to take a 2-0 lead.
In the seventh, Isaias Tejeda smacked a line drive home run to left to pad the York lead to 3-0. Perez (0-2) was done after that frame, and struck out seven in his seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits and not walking a batter.
The Ducks offense was only able to muster six hits, including two from first baseman Marc Krauss.
Chin-Hui Tsao pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his first outing since April 21, and Zac Treece yielded an insurance run for York in the ninth.
The Ducks got a pair of baserunners against Brad Allen in the ninth, but failed to score.
ON THE MOUND: The Ducks look to Floral Park, N.Y. native Dennis O’Grady in the middle game of their three-game series with the Revolution. O’Grady is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA this season, and will be making his fifth overall appearance, and second start. In his last start, also against York, O’Grady allowed two runs in five innings, walking two and striking out five in a 7-2 Long Island victory. The 27-year-old sports an impressive 11:3 K:BB ratio in 12.0 innings pitched this year.
The Revolution send righty Steve Janas to the mound, looking to rebound from a rough start to the season. Janas is just 1-2 with an 8.76 ERA in his first three starts of the season, mostly owing to his last outing against the Ducks. The Kennesaw State product was battered for eight runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings on May 3 against Long Island. The 6-5 Janas has allowed an incredible 23 hits in 12.1 innings pitched this season.
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 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 the game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.
DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#2 Cody Puckett – DH
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP
#2 Alonzo Harris – CF
#6 Angel Franco – 2B
#7 Luis Alen – C
#21 Michael Burgess – 1B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – 1B
#14 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#11 Derrick Robinson – LF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#37 Steve Janas – RHP
UPDATE (6:48) – TOP 1: The Revolution score a run to take a 1-0 lead.
UPDATE (7:18) – BOT 2: Giovanny Alfonzo knocks home Cody Puckett and we’re tied at one!
UPDATE (7:29) – TOP 3: Fehlandt Lentini shows off his cannon and throws a runner out at home trying to score! Tied at 1 at Bethpage Ballpark.
UPDATE (7:47) – TOP 4: The Revolution strike for two more runs on a home run and take a 3-1 lead.
UPDATE (8:16) – BOT 6: A sacrifice fly from Elmer Reyes gets us back within one. 3-2 Revolution lead.
UPDATE (9:39) – BOT 9: Elmer Reyes comes through with an RBI single to tie the game at three and we have #FREEBASEBALL at Bethpage Ballpark.
UPDATE (9:52) – TOP 10: The Revolution score an unearned run to take a 4-3 lead.
UPDATE (10:03) – FINAL/10: York 4, Ducks 3. W: Westphal (1-1) L: Gagne (0-2) SV: Martin (1)