(scoring five runs over the final four innings for insurance in their playoff opener)
Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 1 for 4, 2B, BB, 2 SO
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 5
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 3 for 5, HR, SO
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 IBB, 1 HB
Dominguez led off the 2nd inning with a solo HR, scoring the game's only run through the first five innings. Adding a couple singles in later innings, he was the game's lone player with three hits. Monell, batting third in the Flying Squirrels' lineup also reached base three times. Peguero and Culberson each reached base twice for the Squirrels.
Maday had perhaps the best start of his pro career considering the playoff pressure. Scattering seven baserunners over seven innings, he combined with a reliever for the shutout.
A+: San Jose begins its playoff series tonight against Stockton
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 3-2
(allowing a run in the bottom of the 8th inning to force a decisive game 3)
Augusta: DH Adam Duvall: 2 for 4
Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 1 for 3, BB
Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Savannah: SP Johan Santana: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Duvall, who had two of the GreenJackets' six hits, and Arnold each reached base twice.
The pitching matchup featured the Sally League's most outstanding pitcher versus the rehabbing two-time Cy Young award winner now with the Mets. Neither pitcher allowed an earned run. In fact, the GreenJackets scored the game's only earned run to tie in the top of the 7th inning but took the loss after allowing an unearned run in the 8th inning. Sanford's performance included an 8/4 GO/FO line.