Mission Unwatchable

(PR) Bridgewater, NJ – The York Revolution defeated the Somerset Patriots 11-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Monday evening.

York took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Shortstop Ramon Castro was hit by a pitch, designated hitter Jose Herrera reached on a walk, and left fielder James Shanks (11) hit a three-run homerun to left field to clear the bases for the Revolution lead.

Somerset answered with a run in the bottom of the first inning after center fielder Tim Raines Jr. singled and scored on an RBI double by right fielder Michael Hernandez to cut the lead to 3-1.

The Revolution scored in the bottom of the third inning after Castro singled, Herrera doubled, and Shanks singled to score Castro. Herrera then scored on a sacrifice fly first baseman Ian Bladergroen, and third baseman Victor Rodriguez (2) followed with a two-run homerun to make the score 7-1.

York added two runs on the top of the sixth inning after second baseman Liu Rodriguez doubled, right fielder Erold Andrus singled, Castro walked, and Herrera walked to force home Rodriguez. Shanks followed by hitting a sacrifice fly to score Andrus for the 9-1 advantage.

The Revolution added to their lead again in the top of the eighth as Herrera singled home Scott Grimes for his second RBI of the night to push the lead to 10-1. Shanks followed with a fielder’s choice ground out to plate Castro to make the score 11-1.

York starter Jesus Sanchez (6-4) picked up the win after allowing a run on four hits in six innings pitched while striking out five. Somerset starter Casey Cahill (1-4) suffered the loss, allowing nine runs on ten hits in 5.1 innings pitched.

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One Response to “Mission Unwatchable”

  1. Douglas Taylor Says:

    I had an old ford, hand me down car once. It was my first car and I had such Big Dreams about that car. The places it would take me, the girls I was going to pick up with it. I loved that car. But age and mileage did it in. This team seems to be in need of a “tune-up.” They are still a fairly talented team but maybe a kick of the tires or the slamming of the doors would help redirect them back to the way they played earlier in the season.

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