On Saturday, September 1, 2012, the Long Island Ducks played the York Revolution in the second game of a three game series in York, Pennsylvania. The Revs had won the first game in convincing fashion and the team was looking to secure the series and further boost its playoff chances. Fortunately for the Revs and the fans of the Revs, the team did just that.
The first game had taken place on Friday, August 31, 2012. This game was a thriller for fans. By the bottom of the third inning, the Revs had the lead by a score of 8-0. Though the Ducks managed to get five runs in the fourth inning, making the score 8-5, the Revs quickly rebounded in the fifth inning with two more runs. In the sixth, the Revs notched seven more runs. By the end of the game, the Revs had gotten the victory by a score of 22-5.
Though the second game was not as impressive, the Revs still took the victory and the series. The Revs once again got the lead in the beginning of the game. This time the team got the lead in the second inning. The score was later matched by the Ducks in the sixth inning. The score was tied at 2-2 by the end of the inning. In the eighth inning, the Revs posted three runs to take the lead back. The game ended with the Revs taking the game by a score of 5-2.
Fans of the Revs, or of former Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens, will want to make sure to get out and see the team play the Sugar Land Skeeters. The home series against the Skeeters will take place starting on Monday, September 3, 2012. On Tuesday, fans who arrive before the game begins will be able to watch Clemens working out. The gates will open just under two hours before the game and only fans with tickets will be able to watch. The Revs and Skeeters will also be playing each other on Wednesday and Thursday. With media and fan attention likely focused on Clemens, the Revs may have an uphill battle against the Skeeters.
With approximately three weeks left before the playoffs begin, the team is currently in a good position to make the playoffs. Though the Revs are four games behind the Lancaster Barnstormers, the Barnstormers have already clinched a playoff berth. This means that if the Revs finish second to the Barnstormers in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, all hope is not lost. The team is still in a great position to get a wild card berth, which is determined by the best overall records in the league.
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