Chris Rearick Fires Six Shutout Innings, Striking Out 12 For First Victory
(Bridgeport, CT– August 30, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (27-24, 57-64) defeated the York Revolution (27-23, 67-53) 4-0 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Tuesday night and have now taken the first two games of the four game series in the Park City. The Bluefish record their third shutout of the season, and second against the Revolution in 2016, with the last one coming back on August 12th, a 6-0 triumph at PeoplesBank Park in the Keystone State.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Chris Rearick (1-2) picked up his first win in a Bluefish uniform with six scoreless innings of work, allowing just two hits, walking three and striking out a season-high ten batters. York Starting Pitcher Ty’Relle Harris (4-6) was tagged with the loss, lasting five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs (three earned runs) on seven hits, walking and striking out four while tossing a wild pitch.
Bridgeport got on the board quickly against Harris in the home half of inning number one. Luis Hernandez began the rally with a leadoff walk. With two men out, Sean Burroughs drove home Hernandez with the game’s first run lacing an opposite field RBI single to left, putting the ‘Fish ahead 1-0. Rearick began his night striking out the first five batters he faced, and after issuing a two-out free pass to Bryan Pounds, the southpaw struck out Brandon Chaves swinging as the former Big Leaguer tallied each of his first six outs via the strikeout.
The Bluefish made it 2-0 in their favor in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Giansanti that plated Angelys Nina. The boys from the Magic City would double the cushion to 4-0 in the bottom half of the fifth inning on a two-run single from Jose Gil, driving home Endy Chavez who led off the frame with a single and Welington Dotel who followed with a base knock of his own. The Bridgeport backstop now has four runs batted in thus far in the two games played against York, and is riding a season-high 11 game hitting streak. That was more than enough run support for Rearick and the bullpen trio of John Church (a team-best 18 consecutive scoreless innings pitched), Sam Gervacio, and Jimmy Patterson to keep the Revolution in batters in check, as the ‘Fish pitching staff in 18 innings pitched in the series has now allowed just one run while striking out 27. Gil led the offensive attack for Bridgeport with three hits. Photo provided courtesy of Dave Csordas and Daniel Saunders. To view more photos of tonight’s game go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/bridgeportbluefish/sets/72157670014055993.
The Bluefish continue their series with the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Wednesday, August 30th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. It will be a kids eat cheap Wednesday, where kids can pay just two dollars to get a hot dog, chips, and a fountain drink presented by Boar’s Head. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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