Pitcher Chris Cody is likely in the running to fill out the starting rotation for the York Revolution.
But he didn’t do anything to help his cause on Tuesday when he started at Lancaster. After throwing a perfect first inning, Cody gave up five runs on four hits to the Barnstormers in the second inning. Despite the performance, Revs manager Andy Etchebarren said he isn’t discouraged in Cody’s ability.
“It’s still early. His breaking ball wasn’t sharp today. I’m sure he’s gonna be fine. If you look at his numbers, he’s got a minor league 3.03 ERA, so he’s gonna pitch good. I’m not worried about him at all. He just needs to get work in.”
Lancaster went on to win the contest, 9-4. The Barnstormers tacked on a run in the third inning off of pitcher Shaun Garceau, a run in the fifth inning off of pitcher Jason Richardson, and two runs in the sixth inning off of pitcher Chad Thall.
Revs relievers Ronnie Morales, Sean Stidfole, Mike DeMark and R.J. Rodriguez each pitched a scoreless inning.
At the plate, York had seven players get a hit, including outfielder Chris Walker (2-for-5, double) and firstbaseman Mark Ori (2-for-4, RBI, run scored).
The Revs will play their final exhibition game of spring training on Wednesday when they will host the Road Warriors at Sovereign Bank Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Arrival: Outfielder James Shanks was at the game on Tuesday, but was not suited up to play. Etchebarren said after the game that Shanks will need a few days of practice and likely won’t play this weekend.Read More