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Revs wait a while for first homer of ’13, but get it in grand style


Johan Limonta’s grand slam to left field sailed over the picnic tents and onto the clubhouse roof at Sovereign Bank Stadium on Tuesday night, for the long-awaited first home run of the season for the Revs.

A couple of notes from the Revolution’s 13-2 win over Southern Maryland on Tuesday night, which capped the opening homestand of the year at 3-3…

  • Six games into the season, York finally hit its first home run.  Johan Limonta destroyed a Gaby Hernandez pitch to left field with the bases loaded, and it nearly left the entire facility.  It’s the latest into the season the Revolution has hit their first home run, but it’s not the first time the first homer of the year was a grand slam.  That distinction goes to Matt Esquivel, who hit a grand slam in the first inning of the second game of the 2009 season at Bridgeport in a 12-8 loss.
  • Corey Thurman went eight innings Tuesday night, allowing just three hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out five, evening his record at 1-1.  It was the 53rd win for Thurman in a York uniform, placing him just nine behind Lincoln Mikkelsen for second place on the all-time Atlantic League list.  While Mikkelsen could very well be in his sights this season, Thurman is at least two more solid seasons away from catching Tim Cain for the all-time league wins mark, which stands at 74.  Considering Thurman notched 13 victories in 2011, and 14 last year, he could keep a slightly slower pace and still do it if he continues to pitch as well as he has early this season and next.

-Paul Braverman


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