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Rommie Lewis is new Revolution single-season saves champ

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Juan Rincon’s ride at the top didn’t last long.  Last year, the 10-season MLB veteran notched 22 saves for the Revolution, surpassing Michael Nix’s record of 18 from 2011.  On July 25 at Somerset however, Rommie Lewis picked up his 23rd save of 2014 in a 5-3 Revolution win – with 55 games left in the regular season.  Rarely in Revs history has the club had an undisputed closer for long stretches, this year aside of course, hence Lewis blowing by the record in July.

With the single-season mark out of the way, Lewis can strive for two other records.  In 2013, he notched five saves in more of a set-up role for York before departing for Taiwan in late August.  Rommie’s career total of 28 in a Revolution uniform puts him just four shy of a new all-time franchise mark, held by R.J. Rodriguez with 31 saves from 2010 to 2012.  The Atlantic League single-season record may be too much of a stretch for Lewis, but if the Revolution play enough close games he could have a shot:  That mark is 40 by Mike Guilfoyle of Bridgeport, in 2003.

-Paul Braverman


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