Flying Squirrels Game Notes vs. TrentonMay 26, 2012 - Eastern League (EL) Richmond Flying Squirrels
Saturday, May 26th -- 6:35 PM
The Diamond -- Richmond, VA
Game # 49 - Home Game # 23
Radio: Sports Radio 910 AM (6:05 PM) Internet: sportsradio910.com
RHP Andy Reichard (0-1, 6.75) vs. RHP Brett Marshall (4-2, 2.98)
SERIES AT A GLANCE: The Flying Squirrels will aim for their second straight win when they take on the Trenton Thunder in game two of a four-game series at The Diamond tonight. Last night, Richmond scored two runs in the fourth inning and added two more in the fifth and received strong pitching performances from starter Craig Westcott (4-4) and reliever Austin Fleet and posted a 4-1 victory over the Thunder in the first meeting between the two clubs in 2012. Nick Liles, Daniel Mayora and Tommy Joseph, the 2-3-4 hitters in last night's lineup, each collected two hits in the ballgame. Liles drove in a pair of runs and Mayora tripled and scored for Richmond. Joseph went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in his first game back from a stint on the disabled list. Westcott limited the Thunder to four hits and just one earned run in six innings pitched and earned his fourth win of the season. Fleet worked a season-high three innings and allowed just one hit and no runs en route to picking up his second save of the season. The Flying Squirrels went 10-5 against Trenton in 2011 including a 7-1 mark at The Diamond. Richmond is 13-8 all-time against the Thunder and the club is 9-2 all-time against Trenton at The Diamond. The two teams will meet seven times in 2012, three games in Trenton and four games in Richmond. Following this four-game series, the two teams will meet at Trenton's Waterfront Park for a three-game series June 19 through June 21.
TODAY'S PITCHERS: RHP Andy Reichard vs. RHP Brett Marshall Reichard: Makes his sixth appearance and his second start of the season for the Flying Squirrels tonight. In his last appearance, Reichard allowed four hits and two earned runs along with one walk and no strikeouts in 0.2 innings of relief at Akron Friday. He did not factor in the decision in Richmond's 16-3 setback. Reichard's previous 2012 start was a spot start in the second game of a doubleheader at Altoona May 5. He allowed four hits and three earned runs along with one walk in three innings pitched and took the loss in Richmond's 3-1 setback. He is making a spot start tonight in place of LHP Jason Stevenson, who was promoted to Triple-A Fresno. Tonight's game will be his first career start against Trenton. The right-hander spent the entire 2011 campaign with Advanced-A San Jose. He went 9-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 28 appearances, including 15 starts. Reichard split the 2010 campaign with San Jose, where he went 2-1 with a 6.57 ERA in seven relief appearances, and Low-A Augusta, where posted a 6-1 mark with a 3.39 ERA in 16 appearances, including 13 starts. He has a career record of 24-14 with one save and a 3.29 ERA in 94 appearances, including 48 starts. He was selected by the Giants in the 13th round of the 2007 June Draft out of Georgia College & State University.
Marshall: Makes his tenth start of the season tonight. In his last start, Marshall allowed eight hits and five runs, three of which were earned, along with three walks and one strikeout in a six innings pitched against Akron Monday. He took the loss in Trenton's 5-1 setback. He currently ranks eighth in the Eastern League in ERA (2.98). The right-hander spent the entire 2011 season with Advanced-A Tampa and he posted a 9-7 record with a 3.78 ERA in 27 appearances, including 26 starts. Marshall split the 2010 campaign between three Yankees affiliates, the GCL Yankees, Low-A Charleston and Tampa. He missed the first two and a half months of the season, before making his fi rst appearance with the GCL Yankees on June 21. In two appearances in the GCL, including one start, Marshall went 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Following a promotion to Charleston, Marshall compiled a 4-2 record with a 2.50 ERA in 13 starts with the RiverDogs. He made one start with Tampa and allowed five hits and three runs, two of which were earned, in four innings pitched on Sept. 5. Tonight's game will be his first career start against the Flying Squirrels. Marshall entered the 2012 season ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the Yankees' farm system according to Baseball America. Marshall boasts a career record of 20-17 with a 3.75 ERA and in 72 appearances, including 70 starts. He was selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 2008 June Draft out of Sterling High School in Baytown, TX.
HESTO PRESTO: Chris Heston has been arguably the top pitcher in the Eastern League this season, but the right-hander has taken his game to another level in May. In four May starts, Heston has amassed a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA. He has allowed 20 hits and just two unearned runs while racking up 23 strikeouts and yielding just four walks in 29 innings pitched. In his last two starts, Heston has allowed just one unearned run in 16 innings pitched. He currently leads the Eastern League in ERA (0.61) and opponents' batting average (.186) and ranks second in WHIP (0.84) and fourth in strikeouts (48). The former East Carolina star posted the top ERA in the Advanced-A California League (3.16) as a member of the San Jose Giants last year.
JOLTIN' JOSEPH: In his first game back from nearly two weeks on the disabled list, Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 and laced an RBI double to left field in last night's 4-1 win over Trenton. It was Joseph's eighth multi-hit game of the season. Joseph has hit safely in five of his last six games and he has three multi-hit games during this stretch. Additionally, Joseph caught his first game since May 12.
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