Game 26: Ducks vs. Revolution

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (11-14) continue their three-game series with the York Revolution (9-15) tonight at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks and Revs are squaring off for the ninth time this season, and tonight marks the penultimate skirmish of the first half for the two clubs. Long Island owns a dazzling 6-2 record against York so far. After this current three-game set, the Revolution won’t square off against the Ducks until July 31.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks took the lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back as they dispatched the York Revolution 2-1 at Bethpage Ballpark Tuesday night.

Fehlandt Lentini reached base on an error to start the game and promptly stole second base against Revolution starter Steve Janas. After moving to third on a passed ball, Lentini scored on a sacrifice fly from Delta Cleary Jr. Two batters later,  Angelo Songco blasted a solo home run to extend the Ducks’ lead to 2-0.

The home run was Songco’s team-leading sixth of the season, which also ties him for second in the Atlantic League with several others.

Ducks starting pitcher Tim Melville was strong on the hill, notching his first win of the season. The righty (1-2) threw five shutout innings, scattering four hits, walking two and striking out three.

Zac Treece allowed an unearned run to score in the sixth as the Revolution narrowed the gap to 2-1, but Amalio Diaz and Eric Gagne threw scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth.

In the ninth, David Aardsma worked around a hit by striking out two York batters to notch his fifth save of the season.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks look to clinch their first home series win of the season behind right-handed pitcher John Brownell in tonight’s game. Brownell is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his five starts this season. In his last outing on May 11 at New Britain, Brownell allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings and got a no decision in a 4-3 Bees triumph. Brownell has previously squared off against the Revolution on May 1, lasting just three innings and allowing three runs in his shortest start of the year.

York answers with right-handed pitcher Victor Mateo, who toes the rubber for the fifth time this season. Mateo has been a hard-luck starter for the Revs this season, going 0-2 despite a terrific 1.30 ERA. The former Rays and Braves prospect has not faced the Ducks this season yet. Mateo has the distinction of throwing two no-hitters in the minors with the Rays, one in 2011 with the Bowling Green Hot Rods (A-, TB) and a second in 2013 with the Montgomery Biscuits (AA, TB).

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

#7 John Brownell – RHP

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

#9 Victor Mateo – RHP

UPDATE (7:05) – BOT 1: Elmer Reyes sneaks a double over the third base bag to chase home Angelo Songco and the Ducks take a 1-0 lead!

UPDATE (7:27) – TOP 3: John Brownell throws a 1-2-3 frame in the third to keep the Ducks on top of the Revolution 1-0.

UPDATE (7:38) – BOT 3: Elmer Reyes drives home Delta Cleary Jr. for his second RBI of the night and the Ducks take a 2-0 lead!

UPDATE (7:53) – BOT 4: Anthony Vega triples and Dan Lyons drives him home to put the Ducks up 3-0 on the Revolution.

UPDATE (8:19) – BOT 5: Alex Burg delivers a two-run double and our lead is now 5-0.

UPDATE (8:38) – TOP 6: The Revs get on the board with a two run single off John Brownell. Ducks still lead 5-2.

UPDATE (8:54) – BOT 6: Delta Cleary Jr. doubles to score Anthony Vega and the Ducks are on top 6-2.

UPDATE (9:12) – TOP 7: York gets a run off the Ducks bullpen, but we still lead 6-3. Time to stretch!

UPDATE (9:44) – FINAL: Ducks 6, Revolution 3.

W: Brownell (2-0)
L: Mateo (0-3)
SV: Tsao (1)

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