The York Revolution lose game 1 of their Atlantic League Championship Series with Long Island, 1-0, The Revs managed 7 hits and left 9 men on base. Game 2 is Thursday night at 6:30pm on Long Island.
SCHUMACHER BRILLIANT BUT REVS BLANKED IN GAME ONE
Nick Schumacher was brilliant in a complete game effort facing just three batters over the minimum, but two well-placed hits in the bottom of the third inning accounted for the only run of the game as the Long Island Ducks edged the York Revolution 1-0 in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship Series in front of 4,327 fans at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, NY on Wednesday evening. The Revs will look to even the best-of-five series in Game 2 on Thursday before returning home for the remainder of the series beginning on Friday night.
Ducks starter Mike Loree struck out 10 in seven shutout innings to earn the win, his second of the playoffs. Including postseason play, the right-hander is now 16-5 on the season. York managed seven hits, but Loree had the answer time and again as the Revs stranded nine runners for the game.
Schumacher allowed just four hits in his eight innings and began the game by retiring the first six batters that he faced.
Matt Esquivel reached base on a chopper down the third base line that went for a leadoff double in the bottom of the third giving the Ducks their first baserunner. Freddie Thon pushed Esquivel to third with a groundball, and Kraig Binick poked a flair into shallow right field over the drawn-in infield for a one-out RBI single, scoring Esquivel for what turned out to be the game's lone run.
Schumacher picked off Binick at first base and went on to retire a Revs' season-high 14 consecutive batters before allowing two singles in the eighth, but the Ducks had already done the little offensive damage necessary to take the opener.
Bubbie Buzachero fired a scoreless eighth in relief, and Jon Hunton nailed down the save with a 1-2-3 ninth for Long Island.
York's best chance came in the fourth inning when Val Majewski walked and Vince Harrison singled putting the first two runners on base with no outs, but Loree set down the next three, stranding runners at the corners.
The Revs also posted back-to-back two-out singles in the third but Loree came back to record a strikeout to end that threat.
Harrison (3-for-4) doubled with one out in the second but did not advance past second base, becoming one of three Revs' baserunners left in scoring position for the game.
Notes: The pitchers' duel lasted just two hours and 26 minutes. With hits in each of his first three at-bats, Harrison had hit safely in six consecutive postseason at-bats
he is now 13-for-22 at the plate in the playoffs leading all batters in hits and average (.591). The Revs have been held to one run or fewer in the first nine innings of each of their last four contests. York has scored just 14 runs in six postseason games. It was the Revs' first series-opening playoff loss and first one-run loss in the postseason since their first ever playoff game as a franchise in 2008; they had won each of their last three playoff series openers, going on to win all three series. It's the first time in their last four postseason series over the last two seasons that York has trailed at any point in a series. Bryant Nelson and Ramon Castro had multi-hit games, going 2-for-4. Schumacher has allowed just one run in each of his two postseason starts. His 14 consecutive batters retired surpassed his previous Revs season-high of 13 which came in his next-to-last regular season start
he also set down 14 consecutive batters one game after Corey Thurman retired 13 consecutive Lancaster Barnstormers. York's Lorenzo Barcelo (0-1, 3.94) will face Long Island's Josh Banks (0-1, 13.13) on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. in Central Islip before the series shifts to York on Friday. Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 1350, YorkRevolution.com, and YorkRevsTV.com beginning at 6 p.m. with Darrell Henry on the call.
GAME DATE: 09/28/2011
York Revolution 0 AT Long Island Ducks 1
34 0 7 0 27 1 4 1
York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 7 0
L Island 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 x - 1 4 0
2B--V.Harrison (3), M.Esquivel (1). RBI--K.Binick (4). CS--K.Binick (2).
LOB--York 9, L Island 2.
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
N.Schumacher (L,1-1) 8.0 4 1 1 0 6 0 0.93
8 4 1 1 0 6 0
M.Loree (W,2-0) 7.0 7 0 0 1 10 0 1.08
B.Buzachero 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
J.Hunton (S,3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.50
9 7 0 0 2 10 0
SO--S.Grimes, C.Nowak 3, V.Majewski 2, J.Herrera, S.Paniagua 2, C.Walker,
R.Navarrete, J.Colina 2, J.Rodriguez, J.House, M.Padgett. BB--V.Majewski 2.
BF--N.Schumacher 27 (53), M.Loree 29 (55), B.Buzachero 4 (21), J.Hunton 3
(18). P-S--N.Schumacher 108-72, M.Loree 109-70, B.Buzachero 12-8, J.Hunton
Umpires: Plate Ump - Marty Bauer, Field Ump #1 - Hank Himmanen, Field Ump #2 - Delfin Colon, Field Ump #3 - Matt Beaver