Bullpen Brilliance Leads Ducks Past Revs

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 26, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 5-3 on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

York built a 3-0 lead with a run in the second inning and two in the third off Ducks starter Lee Sosa. An RBI single by Jose Cuevas and a two-run home run to left field by Melky Mesa did the damage.

Long Island responded with two runs in the third and two in the fourth off Revolution starter Pat McCoy to take a 4-3 lead. A solo homer to right-center by Daniel Fields, an RBI double by Travis Snider and back-to-back RBI singles by Dan Lyons and Jordany Valdespin highlighted the scoring. Lew Ford’s RBI single to left in the seventh rounded out the scoring.

Five Ducks relievers combined to pitch six scoreless innings and preserve the win. They allowed just three baserunners on a single, a walk and a hit batsman while striking out seven batters.

Sosa did not factor into the decision but lasted three innings, yielding three runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Brandon Pinder (1-0) picked up the win with a perfect inning of relief in his Ducks debut. McCoy (1-3) took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk in five and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts. Francisco Rodriguez earned his 11th save with a perfect ninth inning.

Snider and Fields each had two hits, an RBI and a run to lead the Flock. Lyons and Valdespin each had two hits and an RBI as well.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their four-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark! During the game, a special item in the Waddle In Shop will be available at an exclusive discount. This week’s featured item will be announced on LIDucks.com the morning of the game and throughout the evening from inside the ballpark. Left-hander Bennett Parry (4-0, 1.98) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution righty Joe Van Meter (2-2, 3.64).

Tickets to the game, and all 2018 Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make it to the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) 

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.


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