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ALCS Game 3: Ducks at Revolution

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The Ducks and Revs play postseason baseball in York for the first time since 2011

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Atlantic League Championship Series shifts west to Pennsylvania for Game Three between the Long Island Ducks and York Revolution. York has a two games to none lead in the best-of-five series. The Ducks are playing in their sixth ALCS all-time (fifth in the past seven seasons) and have won three Atlantic League championships in franchise history. 2017 marks the third time the Revolution have reached the Championship Series, with their previous two visits resulting in victories over the Bridgeport Bluefish (2010) and Ducks (2011).

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

Just like in Game One, the Ducks and Revolution played a back-and-forth affair in Game Two that saw York finish on top by a run in a 5-4 final.

The two sides traded single runs in the first inning. Alonzo Harris opened the game with a solo home run to left field off Ducks starter Jake Fisher to give the Revs the early lead. However, in the bottom of the inning, Elmer Reyes singled to left and scored all the way from first when Lew Ford’s grounder to third was thrown down the right field line by Chase Simpson.

Fisher would settle in to retire the next 12 batters he faced, and Alex Burg gave Long Island the lead with two outs in the fourth when he launched and opposite-field solo homer to right off Revolution starter Frank Gailey. York would reclaim the lead though with single runs in the sixth and seventh. Following back-to-back singles to begin the sixth, Harris lifted a sac fly to left-center that plated Ryan Dent. One inning later, a two-out double by Isaias Tejeda was followed by an RBI single to center from Travis Witherspoon that put the Revolution ahead 3-2.

Long Island fought back to tie the game up in the bottom of the seventh. They loaded the bases to begin the inning when Ruben Gotay was hit by a pitch, Burg walked and Delta Cleary Jr. reached on a bunt single. After Gailey struck out Anthony Vega, Grant Sides (3-0) came in and struck out Dan LyonsGiovanny Alfonzo would come through though with two outs, legging out an infield single to short that plated pinch-runner Jordan Hinshaw.

Fisher (1-1) stayed in to begin the eighth but ran into trouble, allowing a leadoff single to Simpson. Two batters later, Jared Mitchell drove him in from second to give York a 4-3 lead. Following a bunt single, Rob Rogers came on and retired Telvin Nash on a groundout to third, but Mitchell scored an important insurance run.

The Ducks continued to show great resolve, as they rallied in the bottom of the frame. Following a walk by Marc Krauss and a single by pinch-hitter Angelo Songco with one out, closer Chase Huchingson was summoned by manager Mark Mason. Burg reached on a fielder’s choice that scored Krauss after a call initial ruling him out was overturned when umpired deemed Nash dropped the ball at first. After a walk to Cleary Jr., the Ducks had the tying run at second and the go-ahead run at first, but Vega grounded into a force out that ended the inning. Long Island managed just a two-out walk in the ninth.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks will turn to veteran right-hander John Brownell in hopes of keeping their season alive. He will start for the first time since Game One of the Liberty Division Championship Series against Somerset. In that game, he was tagged for 13 hits and seven runs (four earned) over five and one-third innings, walking one and striking out four. The two-time Atlantic League champion will look to bounce back in what will be his first-ever Game Three postseason start with the Flock. Brownell is 5-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 10 playoff starts as a Duck. This year, he faced the Revolution four times during the regular season and posted a 2-1 record with a 4.57 ERA. Most recently, he fired a complete game to earn the win in the opener of a doubleheader on September 7. He allowed just one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out six.

York meanwhile will go with right-hander Victor Mateo in search of a three-game series sweep. The first-year Rev took the ball last for the Revolution in Game Two of the Freedom Division Championship Series against Southern Maryland. He collected the win in the outing, going five and one-third innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout. It was a strong bounce-back after he allowed six runs (five earned) in four and two-thirds innings to Lancaster during his final regular season start. Mateo made five starts against the Ducks this season and went 0-2 with a 6.47 ERA. He faced Long Island twice in a span of five days earlier this month in York. In the first outing, the Dominican Republic native allowed four runs in five and one-third innings while opposing Brownell on September 7. He then yielded just one unearned run on two hits but walked five in five innings on Sept. 11, taking a no-decision in York’s 2-1 win.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks playoff 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.

For a complete history of the Ducks in the playoffs, CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#11 Anthony Vega – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – LF
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#6   Rubi Silva – 2B
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#21 Michael Burgess – DH
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#27 Chase Simpson – 3B

#9   Victor Mateo – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

UPDATE (6:41): Game Three of the Atlantic League Championship Series is underway in York, Pa.!

UPDATE (7:13): END 2: We are scoreless at PeoplesBank Park. John Brownell has a pair of strikeouts, working around a hit in each inning thus far.

UPDATE (7:21): TOP 3: Ducks strike first! An RBI single to right field by Giovanny Alfonzo scores Anthony Vega with the game’s first run!

UPDATE (7:50): BOT 4: Brownell works around a leadoff double from Silva and strands two Revs on the basepaths! Ducks maintain a 1-0 lead through four.

UPDATE (8:06): TOP 5: Vega scampers home from third on a wild pitch to extend Long Island’s lead to 2-0!

UPDATE (8:45): BOT 6: York gets on the scoreboard with a two-out RBI single by Isaias Tejeda. However, Rob Rogers comes in and strands three on base.

UPDATE (9:03): BOT 7: Elmer Reyes flashes the leather! He makes a diving stop to his left to rob Jared Mitchell of a two-out hit!

UPDATE (9:27): BOT 8: Telvin Nash’s two-run home run to center has put the Revolution in front 3-2.

UPDATE (9:43): FINAL: The Revolution win the game 3-2 and the series 3-0 to earn the Atlantic League championship. Congratulations to the organization.

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Game 134: Ducks at Revolution

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RHP Zac Treece takes the mound for his first start of the season (Photo courtesy Joe Doll)

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Necessitated by back-to-back rainouts last week, the Long Island Ducks (71-62, 35-28) hit the road to take on the York Revolution (63-70, 35-28) in a single contest tonight, the only game on the Atlantic League schedule. The Ducks have lost four in a row and have dropped seven of their last 10 games, but still hold a 2.5-game lead over the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Liberty Division Second Half Standings. Entering the final seven games of the 2017 regular season, the Ducks magic number to clinch a playoff spot still stands at five, meaning the Ducks are in control of their own fate.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks got a strong start from right-hander Jake Dunning, but were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Both sides traded zeroes until the bottom of the fifth. Alex Burg doubled with one out against Bluefish starter Charles Brewer, and Jordan Hinshaw followed with an RBI single to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

Bridgeport rallied to tie the game with two outs in the seventh inning. Following a single and two walks, Welington Dotel was hit by a pitch to force in the tying run.

The Bluefish took the lead in the ninth inning. Following two errors to begin the inning, an RBI infield single by Gustavo Molina and a two-run single to center by Angelys Nina did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Dunning tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out five. Brewer lasted six innings, yielding a run on five hits with four strikeouts. Elvin Ramirez (5-2) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit. Amalio Diaz (5-5) suffered the loss, surrendering three unearned runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning. Manny Delcarmen collected his eighth save with a perfect ninth.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Right-hander Zac Treece makes his first start of the season for the Long Island Ducks tonight. In 51 relief appearances this season, Treece is 6-1 with a 3.98 ERA and has struck out 65 and walked 28 in 54.1 innings this season. In his last six appearances dating back to August 23, the righty has a 0.87 ERA (1 ER/10.1 IP), and has struck out 16 and walked only one batter. Tonight marks the first start for Treece in the United States since 2015, when the Arkansas native made one start for the Gary Southshore Rail Cats of the American Association. The side-winder also made one start for the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League during the 2016 campaign.

Meanwhile Victor Mateo strides to the bump for the Revolution tonight. In 24 starts with York this season, the right-hander is a nice 6-9 with a 4.36 ERA and has struck out 56 and walked 39 in 132 innings pitched. Mateo’s last two starts have both come against the Ducks, and he has yielded eight runs on 17 hits in a combined 9.2 innings. He has an 0-1 record in those outings, but the Revs are 1-1 overall in the games. The righty has allowed at least two earned runs in nine consecutive starts, and has allowed three or more in eight of those. He hasn’t completed six innings in a start since August 16.

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:

Long Island Ducks
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#9   Zac Treece – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – 2B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#16 Isaias Tejeda – DH
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#13 Dayron Varona – LF
#20 Luis Cruz – C
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#27 Chase Simpson – 3B

#9   Victor Mateo – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

UPDATE (6:51): BOT 1: Zac Treece tosses a scoreless 1st inning in his 1st start as a Duck, thanks in part to a double play nicely begun by Giovanny Alfonzo!

UPDATE (7:11): BOT 2: Alex Burg throws out Dayron Varona trying to steal second, and Treece strikes out a pair! No score after two.

UPDATE (7:24): BOT 3: Third inning, third time Treece faces the minimum three batters! Ducks also turn another double play, their second of the night.

UPDATE (7:41): BOT 4: A 1-2-3 inning for Treece in the fourth, as he strikes out Jared Mitchell and Isaias Tejeda swinging!

UPDATE (7:56): TOP 5: The Ducks take a 1-0 lead when Alfonzo singles, moves to third on a fielder’s choice and scores on a throwing error!

UPDATE (8:06): BOT 5: Rubi Silva hits a first pitch solo homer to left-center field, tying the ballgame at one apiece.

UPDATE (8:39): BOT 6: Revs plate a run on Alonzo Harris’ RBI single, but Tyler Wilson comes on to strike out Tejeda and Nash to the end inning.

UPDATE (9:06): BOT 7: Dennis O’Grady enters and pitches out of a first-and-second, one-out jam to keep it a one-run ballgame!

UPDATE (9:24): BOT 8: Dustin Richardson pitches a scoreless inning, striking out two! 11 strikeouts for Long Island’s pitching staff tonight.

UPDATE (9:33): FINAL: York hangs on with some fine defensive plays to get the 2-1 win. Road trip continues tomorrow night in Lancaster.

Game 131: Ducks vs. Bluefish

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INF Ruben Gotay and the Long Island Ducks continue their sprint toward the 2017 postseason tonight against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

After a pair of rainouts and a doubleheader split on the road this week, the Long Island Ducks (71-59, 35-25) return home for their final homestand of the 2017 regular season. In the three-game home set, the Bridgeport Bluefish (71-60, 30-31) make their final trip to Bethpage Ballpark. Long Island enters tonight’s game with a magic number of five over Bridgeport to clinch a spot in the 2017 Atlantic League Playoffs, and needs just one win in the series to hold all tiebreakers with their cross-sound rivals. One Ducks victory in the series also clinches the 2017 Ferry Cup, the final edition of the historic rivalry.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks split a single admission doubleheader with York Revolution on Thursday night at PeoplesBank Park, taking game one 5-1 before falling in game two 4-3.

Long Island plated a run in the first inning of game one on Lew Ford’s RBI single to center field. Giovanny Alfonzo extended the lead to 4-0 in the second with a three-run home run to left-center off Revolution starter Victor Mateo.

York got on the scoreboard in the third when Jared Mitchell lifted a sacrifice fly to center off Ducks starter John Brownell. The Revs got no closer though, as a two-out RBI double by Marc Krauss in the seventh rounded out the scoring.

Brownell (10-4) earned the win with a complete game effort, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out six. Mateo (6-9) took the loss, yielding four runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five and one-third innings.

Elmer Reyes led the Flock with three hits in the game, while Alfonzo added two hits, three RBIs and a run.

York jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game two with a three-run second inning and another run in the third against Ducks starter Matt Larkins. A bases loaded walk to Chase Simpson, a two-out, two-run single by Mitchell and a solo homer to right by Michael Burgess did the damage.

The Ducks closed to within 4-3 with a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth off Revolution starter Frank Gailey. An RBI single to right by Derrick Pyles and a two-run homer to left-center by Jordan Hinshaw cut the deficit to one. Long Island put the tying and go-ahead runs on in the sixth but could not pull even.

Gailey (13-9) got the win, pitching five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. Larkins (9-7) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings while striking out six. Chase Huchingson collected his fourth save with a scoreless seventh.

Pyles had two hits to lead the Ducks in game two.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Newly-acquired lefty Jake Fisher gets the start for the Ducks tonight, making his team debut. Fisher has spent the past four seasons pitching in the Frontier League with the Windy City Thunderbolts. This year in 20 starts, Fisher recorded a 10-7 record with a 2.80 ERA, and led the league with 120 strikeouts against only 29 walks in 138 innings. The workhorse threw eight-or-more innings in nine starts, and lasted at least seven innings in 12 of his outings. The crown jewel of his season came on August 12 against the Traverse City Beach Bums, when Fisher tossed a complete game, five-hit shutout, striking out 11 and walking only one.

Bridgeport counters with righty Ross Seaton, who makes his ninth start of his second season with Bridgeport. Seaton is 2-3 with a 5.20 ERA and has allowed 55 hits and walked 21 while striking out 32 in 45 innings. He has faced the Ducks once this year, allowing six runs on six hits in five innings in his season debut on July 28, getting no decision in an 8-7 Bridgeport comeback win. Last time out, Seaton held the York Revolution to one run on seven hits in five innings, getting the win in an 8-4 Bluefish victory.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s doubleheader, 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 twin bill via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B

#25 Jake Fisher – LHP

Bridgeport Bluefish
#2   Luis Hernandez – SS
#11 Jose Cuevas – 2B
#25 Welington Dotel – CF
#20 Jonathan Galvez – 1B
#35 Andrew Lambo – LF
#32 Gustavo Molina – C
#3   Angelys Nina – 3B
#13 Ozney Guillen – RF
#5   Jose Gil – DH

#29 Ross Seaton – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 2: We’re still scoreless after two as Jake Fisher looks 💪💪💪 early in his Ducks debut!

TOP 3: Welington Dotel hits a two-run home run to give the @BPTBluefish a 2-0 lead.

BOT 4: Elmer Reyes doubles to drive home two runs and tie the game up at 2-2!

BOT 5: Delta Cleary Jr. and Angelo Songco pick up RBIs and the Ducks take a 4-2 lead.

TOP 8: The Bluefish rally for three runs and take a 6-4 lead.

FINAL: Bluefish 6, Ducks 5.

W: Britton (4-1)
L: Jones (0-1)

Games 129 & 130: Ducks at Revolution

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Following a pair of rainouts, the Ducks and Revolution play a Thursday doubleheader

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

5:00 p.m. single admission doubleheader at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (34-24; 70-58) and York Revolution (32-26; 60-68) will take the field for a day/night doubleheader on Thursday evening. Tuesday’s series opener was postponed due to inclement weather, forcing tonight’s twin bill, while Wednesday’s game was also rained out and rescheduled to Monday, September 11, which had been a schedule off day for both teams. Long Island and York enter the twin bill in first place in their respective divisions, with the Ducks sitting five and a half games ahead of the Bridgeport Bluefish and the Revolution tied with the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Ducks lead the season series 10-7, having taken five of seven meetings thus far in York.

MONDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 8-2 in their Labor Day matinee on Monday afternoon, as the teams split the four-game series.

An early error by the Ducks gave the Bees the first lead, as Jon Griffin’s RBI double followed a fielding miscue by Elmer Reyes and a hit by pitch of Craig Maddox. New Britain then used the longball to fuel their offense throughout the rest of the game. Conor Bierfeldt led off the second inning with a solo homer off Ducks starter Jake Dunning, and Michael Crouse followed four batters later with a two-out, two-run homer. In the fifth, Jamar Walton came to the plate with two men on and two outs, and he lined a three-run homer to right.

Long Island also added homer brigade on Monday, though it was not enough to overcome the Bees’ onslaught. Ruben Gotay led off the second inning with a solo home run to left field off Bees starter Greg Nappo. Angelo Songco also went deep for the Flock, lifting a two-out solo homer to right-center in the sixth. However, the Ducks were unable to plate any further runs, leaving a total of eight men on base.

Nappo (3-1) got the win, tossing six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight. Dunning (2-2) was hit with the loss after yielding seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and a walk over five innings while striking out six. Tyler Wilson pitched a scoreless inning of relief, working around two walks. Zac Treece then gave the Ducks three innings out of the bullpen, giving up just one run on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks will begin the doubleheader in York with John Brownell taking the mound. The right-hander has made 22 starts this season and is 9-4 with a 3.52 ERA that ranks third in the Atlantic League. He faced the Revolution his last time out on Thursday and suffered the loss in what was a tale of two outings in one. All seven runs (five earned) he gave up came in the third inning, as he gave up three hits and three walks in the frame while the Ducks made four errors as a team. Outside of that inning, Brownell threw five scoreless innings, yielding just one walk and retiring 15 of the 16 he batters he faced. Tonight will be the 34-year-old’s fourth start of the year against York. He is 1-1 thus far with a 6.14 ERA, allowing 12 runs (10 earned) in 14 and two-thirds innings.

York will send Victor Mateo to the mound, who opposed Brownell on August 31. In the outing, the right-hander lasted just four and one-third innings, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk with no strikeouts. Long Island scored twice against him in the first, including a solo homer by Marc Krauss, and added single runs in the fourth and fifth. Overall, the 28-year-old is 6-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 23 starts this season. He has faced the Ducks three times this season and is 0-1 with an 8.78 ERA, yielding 13 runs in 13 and one-third innings of work.

Game two will feature Matt Larkins on the rubber for the Flock. The right-hander has compiled a 9-6 record with a 3.56 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) this season. He earned the victory along with his fourth complete game and third shutout of the year in Long Island’s rain-shortened 2-0 win over New Britain on Saturday. The 28-year-old gave up just three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings while striking out six. He also defeated the Revolution with five and two-thirds innings of three-run ball last Monday night during the Ducks’ homestand opener. Larkins has won five of his past six outings and ranks fourth in the ALPB in ERA, second in strikeouts (125) and fifth in innings pitched (144.0). Overall, he has a 1-1 record and a 9.20 ERA in four games (three starts) against York in 2017.

The Revolution will counter with Frank Gailey. He comes in with a league-best 12 wins to go along with nine losses and a 4.46 ERA in 25 starts this year. The southpaw last took the mound on Friday in Bridgeport and earned the win in York’s 10-8 victory. Despite getting the victory, he was knocked around for seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits and two walks in seven and one-third innings while striking out one. Gailey has collected the win in three consecutive outings. Against the Ducks this year, the 31-year-old has a 2-1 record with a 3.45 ERA in three starts.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s doubleheader, 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 twin bill via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS (GAME ONE):

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B

#7   John Brownell – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – 2B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#21 Michael Burgess – DH
#13 Dayron Varona – LF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#27 Chase Simpson – 3B

#9   Victor Mateo – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

UPDATE (5:13): TOP 1: Lew Ford gives the Flock an early 1-0 lead with an RBI single to center field! It’s his 30th run batted in of the year.

UPDATE (5:20): BOT 1: John Brownell turns in the shutdown inning as he strikes out the side, all swinging! 1-0 Ducks after one.

UPDATE (5:29): TOP 2: Giovanny Alfonzo launches a three-run home run over the left-center field wall! His fourth of the season makes it 4-0 Flock!

UPDATE (6:01): BOT 3: York plates a run on a sac fly from Jared Mitchell, but Brownell gets Michael Burgess to fly out, leaving the bases loaded. 4-1 Ducks

UPDATE (6:36): BOT 5: Brownell works around a pair of singles to keep the Revolution off the scoreboard! Ducks still lead 4-1 after five!

UPDATE (6:54): BOT 6: With the bat & now the glove! Alfonzo, who homered back in the second, makes a great play to rob Burgess of a hit!

UPDATE (7:04): TOP 7: Marc Krauss picks up his team-leading 82nd RBI of the season with a two-out double! Ducks now lead 5-1!

UPDATE (7:14): FINAL: Complete game for John Brownell, who earns his 10th win of the season! Ducks take game one, 5-1!


STARTING LINEUPS (GAME TWO):

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#19 Derrick Pyles – DH
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#24 Audie Afenir – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – 2B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#13 Dayron Varona – LF
#23 Telvin Nash – DH
#21 Michael Burgess – 1B
#20 Luis Cruz – C
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#27 Chase Simpson – 3B

#29 Frank Gailey – LHP

UPDATE (8:32): BOT 2: The Revolution score three runs on a bases loaded walk to Chase Simpson and a two-out, two-run single by Jared Mitchell.

UPDATE (8:54): BOT 3: A solo home run to right by Michael Burgess gives York its fourth run of the game.

UPDATE (9:04): TOP 4: Derrick Pyles pokes a two-out RBI single to right, scoring Lew Ford! Ducks close to within three at 4-1.

UPDATE (9:28): TOP 5: Jordan Hinshaw launches his first Ducks dinger! His two-run blast to left-center cuts Long Island’s deficit to 4-3.

UPDATE (9:54): BOT 6: Patrick Crider comes into the ballgame and retires York in order on a groundout, a strikeout and a lineout. Still a one-run game.

UPDATE (10:02): FINAL: Ducks drop game two 4-3 to split the twin bill. Final homestand of the season begins tomorrow night against the Bluefish!

Game 95: Ducks at Revolution

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (11-13; 47-47) play the rubber game of a three-game series in Pennsylvania against the York Revolution. The Ducks sit in third place in the Liberty Division standings, trailing Bridgeport by two and a half games for first entering play on Wednesday. The Revolution remain in second place in the Freedom Division standings, two games behind rival Lancaster. Long Island leads the 2017 season series against York 8-4 and has taken five of six meetings thus far at PeoplesBank Park.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Revolution used an 11-run, 17-hit attack while also stalling the Ducks’ offense, as they came away with an 11-2 victory to even the series on Tuesday night.

Starting pitchers Rafael Perez and Frank Gailey locked up in a pitcher’s duel for the first half of the game, but York would then use a pair of five-run innings to prevent the Flock from guaranteeing the series win. In the bottom of the fifth, Ryan Dent and Travis Witherspoon collected back-to-back one-out singles. Alonzo Harris followed with a three-run home run over the wall in left field to put the Revs in front 3-0. Following an error by Giovanny Alfonzo, Isaias Tejeda went the opposite way for a two-run homer to right off Perez (6-7) that increased the lead to five.

Long Island got to within three in the sixth when Alfonzo doubled and Dan Lyons followed with a two-run homer over the Arch Nemesis in left. Jordan Pacheco and Marc Krauss drew back-to-back two-out walks against Gailey (9-7) to bring the tying run up to the plate. However, Mark Mason called upon lefty Chase Huchingson to face Angelo Songco, who popped out to third in foul territory to end the inning.

The Revolution would put the game away in the seventh inning, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring five more runs. After Zac Treece allowed hits to two of the inning’s first three batters, Patrick Crider came on to pitch. RBI singles by Michael Burgess, Luis Cruz and Carlos Triunfel, along with a run-scoring double from Dent, ballooned York’s advantage to 10-2. A run-scoring fielder’s choice off Alex Burg, who moved from catcher to pitcher in the eighth, rounded out the scoring.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks hand the ball to Alfredo Simon for the series finale. The right-hander comes in with a 1-2 record and a 5.22 ERA in eight games (five starts), having struck out 25 batters while walking 10 in 31 innings. After making five starts to begin his Ducks tenure, the former NL All-Star has pitched in relief during his past three outings. Most recently, he tossed four scoreless innings in relief of John Brownell on Saturday to collect a save in Long Island’s 11 victory. The Dominican Republic native gave up just two hits and did not walk a batter while striking out three, throwing 38 of his 48 pitches for strikes. Simon has given up just one earned run in 10 innings out of the bullpen and has thrown seven consecutive scoreless innings. Tonight will be his first-ever appearance against the Revolution.

Steve Janas will toe the rubber for York in search of the series victory. The righty has a 2-5 record with a 4.72 ERA in 18 starts this year, yielding 107 hits and 42 walks in 99 innings while striking out just 40. He earned the win in his most recent outing, pitching five innings of one-run ball in an 8-1 victory over the Bees in New Britain last Friday. He gave up five hits and three walks in the outing but did not strike out a batter. Janas has allowed three runs or less in each of his past three outings. The Georgia native will be making his third start of the season against the Ducks and has an 0-2 record with a 6.06 ERA thus far. He gave up eight runs on 11 hits over three and one-third innings in York on May 3 (game two). However, he combined to give up just four runs (three earned) over 13 innings in his two starts on Long Island May 9 and 16.

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
#47 Quintin Berry – LF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#34 Marc Krauss – RF
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – DH
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#25 Alfredo Simon – RHP

Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – CF
#4   Alexi Casilla – 2B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#21 Michael Burgess – DH
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#13 Dayron Varona – LF
#34 Carlos Triunfel – 3B
#17 Ryan Dent – SS

#37 Steve Janas – RHP

UPDATE (6:44): TOP 1: Marc Krauss delivers a two-out RBI single to extend his on-base streak to 18 straight games and give the Ducks a 1-0 lead!

UPDATE (7:07): BOT 2: 1-2-3 second inning for Alfredo Simon, who has now struck out four over the first two innings! #BigPasta

UPDATE (7:17): TOP 3: An RBI groundout from Jordan Pacheco puts the Ducks on top 2-0!

UPDATE (7:54): BOT 4: York closes to within 2-1 on Telvin Nash’s RBI single, but Simon gets Jared Mitchell to hit into an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play.

UPDATE (8:16): TOP 5: An RBI single to center field by Ruben Gotay extends Long Island’s lead to 3-1!

UPDATE (8:37): BOT 5: Alonzo Harris’ second three-run homer in as many nights has given the Revolution a 4-3 lead.

UPDATE (9:04): BOT 6: Jake Dunning works around a pair of walks, striking out Carlos Triunfel and Ryan Dent to strand two on base!

UPDATE (9:43): END 8: Two and a third scoreless innings from Jake Dunning. One and a third scoreless innings for John Lannan. Nice work from the bullpen!

UPDATE (9:50): FINAL: Ducks drop the road trip finale 4-3 to the Revolution. Our seven-game homestand begins tomorrow night at 6:35!

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