Endy Chavez Reaches Base Safely In All Six Plate Appearances
(Bridgeport, CT– September 1, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish (27-26, 57-66) were defeated by the York Revolution (29-23, 69-53) 8-7 in 11 Innings at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Thursday night as the visitors were able to take the final two games to gain a split of the four game series in the Park City. Bridgeport drops to 7-10 in extra-inning ballgames this season, and have dropped both games against York when free baseball is played, with the last defeat coming on May 3rd in a 6-5 loss at PeoplesBank Park in 11 Innings in walk-off fashion.
Bridgeport Starting Pitcher Matthew Spann picked up a no-decision in four and two-thirds innings pitched, allowing six runs on eight hits, walking eight and striking out four. York Starting Pitcher Micah Owings also did not factor in the game’s final outcome, lasting six innings, giving up four runs on six hits, walking three and striking out one while hitting a batter and surrendering a home run. Michael Click (5-3) earned the win out of the bullpen striking out a pair in a scoreless inning of work. Matt Iannazzo (1-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing one run on two hits in an inning of relief. Mike DeMark retired all three batters he faced to secure his 32nd save.
Trailing 3-1 in the home half of the fourth inning, Bridgeport got even against Owings when Liberty Division All-Star Jonathan Galvez launched a two-run home run to left field with one man out, his ninth big fly of the season, matching fellow All-Star Jose Cuevas for the club lead. York answered back in the top of the fifth against Spann with three runs to take their largest lead of the night at 6-3. The Bluefish would get even in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch and a run-scoring single by Sean Burroughs as the game continued to swing back and forth.
York regained the lead 7-6 in the top of the eighth, but the ‘Fish scratched out the tying-run in the bottom half of the frame on a two-out RBI single from Endy Chavez that scored Angelys Nina after he led off the rally with a base knock of his own. The matchup remained deadlocked at seven until the top half of the 11th inning. Bryan Pounds led off with a double off Iannazzo and advanced to third on a fly ball to right field. With one out and the infield in, Brandon Chaves drove home Pounds with the run that proved to be the difference with a hot smash just by the dive of Cuevas at third base, and York held on in a ballgame that saw a combined total of nine ties and lead changes. Chavez led the way for Bridgeport with four hits. 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/72157673195984666.
The Bluefish open up a Labor Day Weekend series with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Friday, September 2nd. First pitch is scheduled for 7:12 P.M., with the NWO leading the way as guest managers and the Micro Wrestling Federation Showcase taking place after the game. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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