Waters CG effort helps Revs make history
Veteran left-hander Chris Waters threw perhaps his best game since undergoing Tommy John surgery roughly 21 months ago.
The former Baltimore Orioles starter threw a complete-game one-hitter at Sugar Land on Tuesday night, striking out six Skeeters batters in the process. The last time he threw a complete game? In 2008 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. Overall, it’s his 10th complete game of his now 12-year pro career.
York’s offense provided six runs on 12 hits to score a 6-0 win in the series opener down in Texas in the first of a six-game series to finish off the regular season for both clubs. It was the only game played Tuesday night in the Atlantic League the three others in the northeast part of the U.S. were rained out.
It marked the Revs’ 400th victory in franchise history.
It’s also Waters’ first complete-game effort this year for the Revs. His previous innings-high was seven, twice reaching that mark in August.
The lefty improved to 6-7 on the year and bumped up his ERA to 4.38 in his 18th start of the year.
Though there have been a few seven-inning complete game efforts from Revs’ pitchers this year in shortened double-header games, Waters becomes the third York starter to throw a inning complete game this season. Corey Thurman did it on June 3 at Long Island, holding the Ducks to one run on eight hits with 3 Ks and no walks. Ryan Feierabend did it on May 25 at home against Southern Maryland, allowing two runs on six hits with 8 Ks and one walk.
For what it’s worth, York moved to within 1.5 games of Lancaster for first place in the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half race. Either way, York has already clinched the wildcard and will play Lancaster in the first round.