Jose Gil Extends Hitting Streak To 12 Consecutive Games
(Bridgeport, CT– August 31, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (27-25, 57-65) were defeated by the York Revolution (28-23, 68-53) 10-7 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Wednesday evening to give the 2016 First Half Freedom Division Champions their first victory in the four game series. The teams combined for 17 runs on 20 hits along with a total of five errors.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Ross Seaton registered a no-decision, pitching five innings, allowing three runs (two earned runs) on six hits, walking four, striking out three while tossing a wild pitch and hitting a batter. York Starting Pitcher Tony Pena also did not factor in the game’s final outcome, lasting six innings, giving up four runs (one earned run) on ten hits, walking one and hitting a batter. Manny Corpas (3-1) earned the win striking out a batter in a scoreless inning of relief. John Church (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs on three hits in one inning of work, walking three and striking out one.
Bridgeport took their first lead of the night in the third inning. Sean Burroughs plated a pair with a double, and Jose Gil followed with an RBI single to give the ‘Fish a 3-1 advantage. A sacrifice fly off the bat of Luis Hernandez allowed Josh Vitters to cross the plate in the home half of the fourth which gave the Bluefish a 4-2 lead. York answered right back in the top of the fifth on a run-scoring base knock from Michael Rockett which drove home Joel Guzman to cut the deficit in half at 4-3.
The game took a dramatic change in the top half of the eighth inning as the Revolution batted around, scoring four runs on three hits to take a 7-4 lead. Jared Mitchell drew a bases loaded walk to even up the game at four, and Isaias Tejeda did the same drawing a free pass with the bags juiced to give York a 5-4 edge. Kevin Rivers added a pair of insurance runs with a two RBI single scoring Mitchell and Joel Guzman as the visitors turned a one-run deficit into a three run lead. Down 10-4 in their final turn at bat, the Bluefish looked to mount a comeback. With the bases loaded and nobody out after Hernandez scored on a wild pitch from Scott Rice, Burroughs drove home Endy Chavez with an RBI groundout, and Jose Gil plated Jose Cuevas with the same, but Jonathan Galvez line out to right field to secure the come-from behind victory for York. Burroughs and Gil led the way for Bridgeport with two hits each, as Gil extended his hitting streak to a season-best 11 consecutive games. The Bluefish lost tonight’s game, but with Serv Pro IT’S LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED because of Serv Pro’s amazing staff and attention to detail. Visit their website at www.servprostamford.com. 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/72157673152266126.
The Bluefish conclude their series with the York Revolution at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Thursday, September 1st. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M. It will be Pink at the Park and a Thirsty Thursday. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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