Friday playoff highlights from the Giants' farm: Johnny Monell reached base three times.AA: Richmond lost to New Hampshire 5-3
(allowing all five runs in the 6th inning and falling behind 2-1 in the best-of-five championship series)
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, 3B
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SB
Richmond: DH Wendell Fairley: 2 for 4, 3B
Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, SB
New Hampshire: CF Anthony Gose: 1 for 3, BB, SO, SB
Richmond: SP Jason Stevenson: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--3 WP
Richmond: RP Austin Fleet: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K
The Flying Squirrels outhit the Fisher Cats 11 to 6, but the Squirrels' hits were more spread out over the course of the game. Four Squirrels had two hits each. Among them, Monell reached base three times, and both Culberson and Fairley had a triple. Perez was the fourth Squirrel with two hits. The Blue Jays' Gose, who is probably a top 100 prospect after a season with a .349 OBP and 70 SB, had the Fisher Cats' first hit of the game in the 6th inning.
Through 5.2 IP, Stevenson allowed just a walk and faced the minimum seventeen hitters but then allowed his final five batters all to reach base. All three wild pitches came after the first hit and before the next batter doubled. For the game, he threw 80 pitches (47 strikes). Pitching the final two innings, Fleet struck out four of his seven batters.