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Breakin’ Rad: Patterson joins Thurman in starting multiple All-Star Games

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Overall it was a quiet night for the three York Revolution representatives at the Atlantic League All-Star Game in Sugar Land.  When Eric Patterson started at second base however, he joined Corey Thurman as the only Rev to start two all-star games.  Patterson started at short last season in Southern Maryland.  Thurman was on the bump in the 2009 and 2011 (in York) all-star affairs.  Wilson Valdez started at short this year, giving York the starter at that position two consecutive seasons.  Patterson joins Thurman, outfielder James Shanks and infielder Andres Perez as the only Revs to be selected to multiple all-star games.  Thurman’s three selections (2012 was the other) remains the franchise-best.

Patterson went 0-for-3, but scored the game’s first run after he walked in the top of the first, coming home on a Corey Smith (Somerset) RBI double.    Valdez went 0-for-2.

Rommie Lewis faced just one batter in the bottom of the eighth inning, relieving newly-crowned all-time Atlantic League saves leader Jim Ed Warden (Southern Maryland).  With no one on base and two out, Lewis forced Neil Medchill to fly out to right field to end the inning.  The ALPB All-Stars dropped a 5-3 decision to Sugar Land.

The countdown now begins, with 63 regular season games remaining before the first-half winning Revolution begin their fifth playoff run in eight seasons, and their fourth in the last five.  The best-of-five divisional round will begin on September 24 on the road.

-Paul Braverman

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