FRIDAY NIGHT BASEBALL
The York Revolution used a seven-run seventh inning punctuated by a dramatic Henry Castillo grand slam to complete an epic comeback on Friday night against the New Britain Bees, winning the series opener 11-10 at PeoplesBank Park andRichard Bailey was in York, Pennsylvania with My4one2 Keeping our Baseball fans #LockedIN
“It’s awesome,” said McGrane of the team’s emotional triumph. “Most of the season we’ve had some problems with New Britain. They seem to be more of our rivals than our actual rivals so it’s good. It was a good game. We fought hard. Some guys did their jobs even though they got tossed, that’s just how baseball works.”
“Everybody feels good about how we’re playing. We just have to keep it rolling. Especially with trying to win the second half and get to the playoffs. We just have to stay within ourselves and do whatever we can to win, whether it’s scrappy or a beatdown, it doesn’t matter.”
Recap by Brett Pietrzak
Notes: Collier’s inside-the-park home run is the third in PeoplesBank Park history and first by an opponent; the last came from former Revs catcher Luis Cruz (May 1, 2018). It is the fourth all-time allowed by the Revs and first since Long Island’s Delta Cleary, Jr. pulled the trick in August, 2017. Tejeda’s 12 home runs have all come in the last 18 games, giving him a new franchise record for a single month. The Revs’ six-run comeback is their biggest since tying a club record with a seven-run comeback vs. New Britain in a 10-8 win on August 8, 2016. The seven-run inning is the Revs’ biggest since a seven-run frame on September 5, 2018 vs. the Road Warriors. The Revs had gone over a year without a grand slam before clubbing slams in each of the last two games. York has won seven straight against New Britain, improving to 9-5 head-to-head on the season (6-1 at home). The Revs maintain a half game lead for first place in the second half at 10-4. The Revs improve to 8-1 in their last nine one-run games, and 11-2 in their last 13 series openers. York lefty Ian Thomas (3-1, 3.50) faces New Britain southpaw David Roseboom (0-0, 2.70) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The night features Post-Game Fireworks presented by PA Virtual Charter School. It is Bike Night presented by 1st Capital Harley-Davidson & Stambaugh Law. Tickets are on sale at YorkRevolution.com, (717) 801-HITS, and in-person at the Revs Ticket Office.
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