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Rommie Lewis is new Revolution all-time saves leader

Lewis, Rommie 12

With his 27th save of the season to close a 5-4 win on August 10 at home against Long Island, Revolution closer Rommie Lewis also became the franchise’s all-time leader in that category, in just his second season with the club.

Lewis, in predominately a set-up role with York last season, recorded five saves.  His 32 total is one better than the 31 R.J. Rodriguez piled up between 2010 and 2012.  This year not withstanding, rarely have the Revs had an undisputed closer in their history.  Lewis had already nailed down the single-season franchise record on July 25 with his 23rd save – with 55 games to go in the season.

Lewis reached the pinnacle in 2010 and 2011, when he appeared in 20 games out of the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen over those two seasons.  Highlights included a strikeout of David Ortiz, and a groundout of Derek Jeter.

Next up on records watch:  Through 12 starts this season, Logan Williamson is sporting a 2.23 ERA.  The single-season Revolution record is 2.71, from Ryan Feierabend in 17 starts in 2012.

-Paul Braverman

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