Lancaster Drops 2-1 Decision to Rivals
Jonathan Albaladejo continues to give his Lancaster Barnstormers club quality work.
The right-hander simply cannot get any support.
Albaladejo threw 6 1/3 innings, yielding just two runs on four hits on Saturday evening but came up on the short end of a 2-1 decision to the York Revolution at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
The loss comes on the heels of a 1-0 loss at New Britain last Sunday for the Lancaster player/coach and was the fifth straight start in which Albaladejo absorbed the "L." During that span, the right-hander has a 4.09 ERA and has fired three quality starts. The Barnstormers have averaged only two runs per game.
Albaladejo (2-12) and Mitch Atkins (11-5) carried a scoreless duel into the top of the fifth. With one out, Albaladejo issued his only walk of the night, putting York's Emmanuel Marrero on base. Henry Castillo followed with a two-run homer onto the right field deck for the 2-0 lead.
The Barnstormers went to their bullpen after an error and single put Albaladejo in danger in the seventh. Bryan Harper walked Castillo to load the bases before pitching out of the jam. Dylan Rheault and Casey Crosby pitched a perfect inning apiece to keep the Barnstormers close.
Lancaster managed seven hits, all singles, off Atkins, who walked nobody and struck out five. The first four singles were strewn over four separate innings. The last three were clustered together in the sixth. With one out, Castillo got turned around on Joe Terdoslavich's pop fly to shallow left which fell in for his third single. After Anderson De La Rosa lined to short, Terdoslavich stole second. He rode home on Josh Bell's flare down the left field line. Michael Martinez added the third single, but Atkins struck out Greg Golson to end the threat.
York's staff never allowed another runner. Atkins worked a clean seventh. Victor Capellan got the side in order in the eighth, and Jameson McGrane wiped the slate clean in the ninth for his 22nd save in 22 attempts.
The home schedule wraps up on Sunday afternoon. Lancaster will send Nate Reed (4-4) to the hill against right-hander Dan Minor (7-9). Team posters will be given away at the gate, and the team will be available for autographs from 12:00-12:30. Fans may tune into the Barnstomers' YouTube Channel at 12:45.
NOTES: Dylan Rheault and Casey Crosby each threw his fourth scoreless appearance...Crosby has struck out nine of 13 batters faced...Darian Sandford stole his 67th and 68th bases of the season...Terdoslavich grabbed his eighth and ninth...York needs one more win in four games to capture the Community Cup; the Revs lead the season series, nine to six.
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