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Eric Patterson sets new Atlantic League triples record

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Not only is Revolution IF/OF Eric Patterson the new single-season Atlantic League triples champion with a remarkable 55 games to go in the regular season, the record-setting triple ended up sparking a rally in York’s 50th win of the season, moving a season-high 15 games over .500 on July 25 at Somerset.  Down 3-2 in the eighth, Patterson tripled off the left field wall and later scored on a Travis Garcia RBI single to tie the game, and the Revs later won 5-3, allowing Rommie Lewis his 23rd save of the season to become the Revolution’s all-time single-season leader in that category as well.

With 14 triples on the season, Patterson surpasses the shared mark of 13 by Wayne Lydon (Camden, 2009) and Lloyd Turner (Lancaster, 2008).  Figuring he legs out a few more this season, his record may be safe for a while.  As a Major Leaguer, Patterson has seven career triples between 2009 and 2011 with the A’s, Red Sox and Padres.  He had six triples for York last year in the first half of the season before signing with the Milwaukee Brewers, and Patterson’s 20 Revolution triples are already the franchise career record, which he took over on July 3 and now holds by seven triples.

-Paul Braverman

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