Players-only meeting sparks Revs

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The gist of a players-only meeting before the Revs game Tuesday went something like this: Some of this stuff may fly in other leagues, it doesn’t work here.
Revs outfielder Matt Esquivel noted how teams in this league get their “tails kicked” when they go through the motions one week. He and the rest of the Revs didn’t want to see that happen to a team as talented as York.
York seemed to sleepwalk through a rain-shortened week at The Vault last week before being swept by defending champion Somerset over the weekend. The five-game losing streak ended with a 4-3 victory against the Bridgeport Bluefish Tuesday.


York had offense.
It used a hit-and-run to plate its first run, and Esquivel and Matt Padgett kept running — they each stole a base. Third baseman Jeff Eure plated the go-ahed run, and Esquivel came through with a solo homer in the eighth.
But more importantly, York had the pitching.
Corey Thurman allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one. He was replaced by Josh Sharpless (1-0) — who has turned in back-to-back solid outings after struggling in the first three weeks of the season. And Travis Phelps earned the two-inning save.
Notes: Right-hander Travis Hughes threw a bullpen session before Tuesday’s game, and he could be activated Wednesday. … Don’t look for newly acquired reliever Saul Solveson to appear in a game until Thursday or Friday. He pitched a nine-inning game earlier this week. … The York bullpen could be thin during the homestand. Closer Steve Andrade remains out with biceps tendinitis, however, he threw from the mound before Tuesday’s game — according to York manager Chris Hoiles. … York made a switch in its starting rotation, going with Thurman for Tuesday’s game because he lasted just over three innings in his last outing. York righty Mike Smith, meanwhile, will start Wednesday. Smith is coming off a 2-1 seven-inning complete game loss to Southern Maryland in which he pitched extremely well.

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7 Responses to Players-only meeting sparks Revs

  1. Rev Runs 25 says:

    That’s what I’m talking about, a little SMALL BALL action (bunting, stealing, hit and run) to manufacture a win!!
    Finally doing the “little things” needed to win a game! Great effort!
    Sprinkle in this type of effort, along with games where the offense just explodes and get the pitching up to speed and these guys will do just fine.
    Although I’m curious, was the players-only meeting so they could give the business to Hoiles too? haha Because I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen him use “small ball” so effectively….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where was Solveson playing before coming back to York?

  3. Jim Seip says:

    I have not talked to Solveson yet, but since I can’t find stats from him playing in another pro league I’m assuming he was pitching in an adult amateur league.

  4. Paul Braverman says:

    Certainly Corey Thurman will keep getting better as the season progresses, that’s his M.O. And he’s already off to a much better start than last season so who knows how well he might pitch this year. I’m hoping the Blue Crabs miss his turn when we come back to York in July.

  5. Is Solveson still returning to the team? I haven’t seen him there yet and they just signed new pitcher Andy Shibilo…

  6. Jim Seip says:

    Sorry. I’ve been out of town since Friday. A story in Friday’s paper mentioned that Solveson would not be signed by the team after all. The team wanted to go in a different direction.

  7. The Revolution Report says:

    Okay thanks, somehow I missed that article.

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