Sunday, July 8, 2012

Revs' Offense Quieted In First Half Finale

The York Revolution entered Sunday’s contest leading the league in total runs scored for the first time this season, but that top-scoring offense was held in check by Mike McGuire and a trio of Camden relievers, as the Riversharks took the final game of the season’s first half 4-1 at Sovereign Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  

McGuire (4-5) earned his second win at Sovereign Bank Stadium this season, allowing just four hits and one run in six innings, while walking only one and striking out eight.

Camden scored in the first inning for the fourth time in as many games in the series on an RBI groundout by Pedro Feliz.York answered with a run in the second on an RBI single to left-center by Salvador Paniagua, tying the score at 1-1.

Camden went back in front with a three-spot in the third, as Feliz ripped an RBI single to left, and Alvin Colina launched a towering two-run homer to left field, giving Camden the 4-1 lead.  It proved to be the final runs of the day.

Revs starter Matt Chico (1-2) was guilty of all four runs in three innings of work, absorbing the loss.  He worked out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning, but was unable to maneuver around five base hits in the third.

Yunior Novoa (two innings), James Houser, Stephen Penney, Adam Thomas, and Ricardo Gomez totaled six scoreless innings for the York bullpen, keeping the game close.

Camden’s bullpen was up to the task, however, after McGuire concluded his impressive outing by retiring 11 of the final 12 batters he faced.  Mariano Gomez stranded two runners in a scoreless seventh, Zach Hammes worked a perfect eighth, and after allowing the first two to reach in the ninth, John Lujan set down the next three batters to record his league-leading 16th save.

Camden’s Chris Walker went 4-for-5 with three stolen bases against his former team out of the Riversharks’ leadoff spot.  The Sharks stole five bases as a team.

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