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Cody breaks Revs’ single season wins record

Cody, Chris 4Chris Cody broke the York Revolution single season wins record with his 15th victory of the season, as the Revs won their series opener against the Sugar Land Skeeters, 4-2 on Tuesday night at Constellation Field.   Cody (15-8) eclipses the previous record of 14 wins established by teammate Corey Thurman last season when Thurman broke his own record of 13 wins from the year before.  It marks the third consecutive season that a Revs pitcher has set a new franchise best for wins in a season.

The Revs gave Cody the lead in the top of the fourth when Salvador Paniagua launched a two-run homer to left field breaking a scoreless tie.

Sugar Land sliced into that lead in the bottom of the sixth when Travis Scott kept the inning alive with a two-out bloop single, allowing Steve Moss to rope an RBI single to left bringing the Skeeters within 2-1.  Scott was thrown out attempting to score the tying run on the play, however, as left fielder Matt Spencer picked up his eighth outfield assist since joining the Revs, tied for the team lead.

After leaving runners in scoring position in three straight innings, the Revs finally added to the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth.  Kody Kirkland rapped a one-out double to left-center and scored on Ofilio Castro’s single to right for the first run, while Chad Tracy blooped an RBI single to center with two outs to increase the lead to 4-1.  Skeeters center fielder Adam Godwin was forced to exit due to injury after coming up short on his diving attempt on the play.

A pair of singles chased Cody with one out in the ninth, but Stephen Penney nailed down his sixth save, retiring pinch-hitter Josh Pressley on a groundout to short to end it, right after pinch-hitter Brian Burgamy had chopped an RBI single into right-center to make it a 4-2 game and bring the winning run to the plate.

Notes: The win is Cody’s first career victory in six starts against Sugar Land… he has now beaten every Atlantic League opponent at least once this season… Cody has posted a 1.40 ERA over his last six outings, allowing just seven earned runs in 45.0 innings… it is Cody’s 34th win with York, the Atlantic League’s most since Cody joined the league in 2011… Cody’s 169.0 innings are also a new club record for a season, surpassing Thurman’s 165.1 innings in 2008… Cody now holds single-season club records for wins, innings, and strikeouts (137)… it marked the fifth time this season that Cody has gone at least 8.0 innings, including the third time in his last six starts… he has won each of his last three starts… the Revs have won back-to-back games for the first time in September… Tracy drew walks in each of his first four plate appearances, tying a Revs record for most walks in a game by one batter (Ramon Nivar and Luis Cotto, 2007)… Paniagua’s home run gave the Revs a league-leading 68 round trippers on the road this season in just 66 road contests.

-DH

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