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Cody, Patterson challenge individual records over weekend

Despite the rainy northeast weather over the weekend, the Revolution got in all three games at Camden, and came back with two wins.  All things considered, can’t ask for much more than that.  Chris Cody and Eric Patterson each accomplished individual Revolution history in the series win.

After Friday’s rainout, the Revs and Sharks played two on Saturday, with Cody starting game two.  He tossed his second straight complete game, allowing just four hits and a walk, striking out five in a 5-0 York win to sweep the doubleheader.  This was on the heels of Cody’s last start, also a complete game victory when he scattered just six hits, allowing one run with zero walks and 11 strikeouts on June 2 at home vs. Long Island.  It marked the first time in York Revolution history a pitcher earned two complete game wins in consecutive starts.  This marks the first time Cody has tossed multiple complete games in a season, and he now has seven as a pro.  His previous complete games were in 2008 (Brevard County, Milwaukee A+), 2009 (Nashville, Milwaukee AAA), 2010 (Huntsville, Milwaukee AA), 2011 (Mississippi, Braves AA) and one last season for the Revolution.  So he has at least one complete game in each of the last five seasons, now in his eighth professional season.  As of June 10, Cody is also tied for second in the Atlantic League in wins, at 6-2.

After homering in York’s 7-3 win at home over Sugar Land on Thursday, Eric Patterson provided most of the offense in the Revolution’s 11-2 demolition of the Riversharks in game 1 on Saturday, knocking in five runs including a grand slam.  Patterson went on to homer in Cody’s masterpiece in game 2, and then again in the Revs 10-9 loss in the series finale on Sunday in Camden.  By homering in four consecutive games, Patterson tied the Revolution record established by franchise home run leader Chris Nowak last season.  The power surge for Patterson puts him at nine homers for the season, tying him with Brian Burgamy for the team lead.  With Burgamy off to the Mexican League, it won’t be long before Patterson has the team lead to himself.

-Paul Braverman

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