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Stephen Penney sets franchise consecutive scoreless innings mark for a reliever

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In the ninth inning of the Revolution’s 4-3 win at Long Island on August 4, Stephen Penney pitched a perfect frame with two strikeouts.  It was his first save of the season, on a day off for usual closer Rommie Lewis.

In sealing the York victory, Penney ran his current scoreless streak to 19 and a third innings, which established a new franchise record for a reliever.  He eclipsed the 18 and a third innings run by Sean Stidfole in 2010.  Penney now sits eight and a third innings from the overall Revolution record, held by starter Shawn Hill, who tossed 27.2 innings without allowing a run in 2012 before being picked up by the Blue Jays and ending that season in the Majors.

The appearance on 8/4 was also Penney’s 41st of the season, and his 160th in a York uniform.  He’s been active on the Revolution roster for every game since opening day 2012.  160 games pitched is also a record for relievers in Revs history; the previous high had belonged to R.J. Rodriguez who appeared in 145 games for York between 2010 and 2012.  Penney will likely catch Corey Thurman for total appearances this season; Thurman has appeared in 167 games for the Revolution in seven seasons, making 166 starts.

-Paul Braverman

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