Game 20: Ducks vs. Revolution

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (8-11) look to salvage the final game of a three game series with the York Revolution (8-10) 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 before heading back on the road Friday.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks comeback attempt fell short Tuesday night as they fell to the York Revolution, 4-3 in 10 innings.

The Revolution took an early 1-0 lead on a first-inning RBI single by Michael Burgess off Dennis O’Grady. 

Long Island pulled even in the second on Giovanny Alfonzo’s RBI single to left field off Revolution starter Steve Janas, driving in Cody Puckett.

York took the lead back in the fourth on a two-run home run to left field from Bryan Pounds off Ducks A sacrifice fly to center by Elmer Reyes in the fifth trimmed the Ducks’ deficit to 3-2.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth when Fehlandt Lentini doubled to center, was sacrificed to third base on a bunt and scored on an RBI single to right by Reyes, tying the game at three.

The Revolution took the lead back for good in the 10th on a sacrifice fly to right off the bat of Travis Witherspoon. The run scored against Eric Gagne, and was an unearned tally after a throwing error from Alex Burg allowed Ryan Dent to advance to third.

Outside of that unearned run, the Long Island bullpen was terrific, with Patrick CriderAmalio Diaz, and David Aardsma all tossing scoreless innings.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks hand the ball to Tim Melville to take the final game of the series with the Revolution, making his fourth start of the season. The right-hander last pitched Friday, May 5 and turned in a quality start. In a loss to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Melville threw six innings allowing two runs on five hits. Overall, Melville is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA on the season.

The Revolution roll with Curtis Partch, who makes his fifth appearance and second start in tonight’s game. In Partch’s last outing, a start on May 3 against the Ducks, he was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings. Overall on the year, the righty is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA, and has struck out 10 and walked just two in eight innings pitched.

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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#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

#33 Tim Melville – RHP

Revolution
#13 Jose Constanza – LF
#6 Angel Franco – 2B
#28 Joel Guzman – DH
#21 Michael Burgess – RF
#16 Isaias Tejeda – 1B
#7 Luis Alen – C
#14 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#1 Travis Witherspoon – CF

#39 Curtis Partch – RHP

UPDATE (7:32) – BOT 2: The Ducks erupt for three runs to take an early lead!

UPDATE (8:14) – END 5: Tim Melville is settling in nicely and the Ducks maintain their 3-0 lead heading to the sixth!

UPDATE (8:29) – TOP 6: The Revs get a 3-run homer to tie the game at three.

UPDATE (8:47) – BOT 6: Alex Burg crushes a solo home run to left field and we take the lead back, 4-3 over the Revolution.

UPDATE (9:16) – TOP 8: Wow! The Ducks turn their fourth double play of the night and take a 4-3 lead to the bottom of the 8th!

UPDATE (9:33) – FINAL: Ducks 4, Revolution 3. W: Treece, 2-1 L: Partch, 0-3 SV: Aardsma 3

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