(splitting the first two games of the best-of-five series at New Hampshire)
Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 4, HBP, SO
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 3 for 5, GiDP
Richmond: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 3, HBP, SO
New Hampshire: CF Colby Rasmus: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 1 WP
New Hampshire: SP Nestor Molina: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 HB, 1 WP
With three hits each, Peguero and Culberson combined for six of the Flying Squirrels' eleven hits (all singles). Fairley also had a multi-hit game. Both Culberson and Fairley have .400 AVGs this post-season. The Blue Jays' rehabbing Rasmus, was one of three Fisher Cats with multiple hits, but his post-season AVG is just .200. Even with his three years of MLB experience, he is still younger than about half the players on Richmond's roster.
Maday was not as effective in his second post-season start, allowing 3 ER in the 2nd inning and another ER in the 5th inning. Molina appears to have enjoyed a breakout season this year. After pitching primarily in relief prior to this year, he pitched primarily as a starter this year, posting a 2.21 ERA in 130.1 IP overall. He was even better after his promotion to the Eastern League where in five starts he had 12 H, 2 BB, 1 ER and 33 K in 22.0 IP. That success continued through to this start.