York Leads Season Series
LONG ISLAND DUCKS: No Counter-Revolution at Bethpage Ballpark; First Half Winding Down With a Whimper.
Losing Streak Hits Five
Despite Somerset's best efforts to hand Long Island the division lead, the Ducks refused to bite.
Instead, the Flock's 13-13 record in June is a direct reflection of being an absurdly streaky team. And as the first half winds down, that trait has cost them dearly.
If you remember, the Ducks opened the month getting swept by the Barnstomers in Lancaster.
They redeemed themselves shortly thereafter with a sweep over the New Britain Bees, but then blew a huge opportunity to overtake the Patriots by dropping a double-header to Lancaster, again, on June 16th.
Then came last week's series in York, in which the Ducks got plucked in a three game sweep, getting outscored by a 17-6 margin.
There's something to be said for resiliency, though. The Ducks rebounded once again, sweeping four games from the Bluefish at Harbor Yard before returning home to host the Revs Monday night - albeit unsuccessfully.
Monday's 8-4 victory improved the Revs record to 6-1 this season against Long Island.
In his fourth attempt to set the Ducks all-time wins record, Brownell allowed three earned runs on eight hits and a walk, with six strikeouts over pitched 6.2 innings pitched, but walked away with a no-decision.
The Ducks have ponderously fallen a game under .500 with a 34-35 record, and still trail the Somerset Patriots with just six games left before the season reaches the game #70 mark. <<< yeah about that, I was looking at last year's record during that moment. Thank the Corona Bewing Co.
See Tuesday's influence free update.