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The Bats With All The Hits – Game 16

April 20, 2012

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Record 88 (2 GB of Harrisburg in the Western Division)
Time : 3:17
Attendance :  3,272

The Flying Squirrels certainly brought the right bat bag with them to Altoona as they pounded out 22 more hits tonight. The only difference between last night and tonight was they were able to score, and score often.

Both the hits and runs scored are season-highs to this point. The Flying Squirrels now have 33 hits in their last two games.

Justin Fitzgerald got the start for Richmond tonight and just didn’t have his best stuff. In 4.2 innings of work Fitzgerald allowed five runs on six hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Chris Gloor was first out of the bullpen and could not hold a, at the time, 6-5 lead. In his one inning of work he allowed two runs on two hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. Brett Bochy played The Vulture tonight in blowing the save (how one does that in the sixth is beyond me) and later picking up his first AA win. He was on the mound when Gloor’s two runs scored. In 2.1 innings of work he allowed only one hit while striking out two. Tom Vessella closed out the game for Richmond. He allowed only one hit in his one inning of work.

Aaron Pribanic got the start for the Altoona Curve and was shown the door quickly. It would take him nearly 60 pitches to get through 2.2 innings tonight. In that time frame he allowed six runs on nine hits (one home run) and two walks. Jhonathan Ramos worked a relatively clean 2.1 innings tonight. He gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out one. After than, the Altoona bullpen was ambushed. Zach Foster took the loss tonight. In his 2.2 innings of work he allowed four runs on three hits, two walks, and one strikeout. Mark McSwain closed out the game for Altoona and possibly had the worst night of them all. In 1.1 innings he allowed five runs on eight hits and one strikeout.

Aldaberto Santos was the lone bright spot for the Curve offensively. He went 4-for-5 with two doubles and drove in four runs. Tony Sanchez and Quincy Latimore both collected two hits each for Altoona and Sanchez also drove in the other two runs.

For Richmond anyone who went to the plate, they collected at least one hit. Yes, even Brett Bochy. And he even drove in a run too! Juan Perez was perfect at the plate tonight, going 5-for-5, with a double and a run driven in. Tommy Joseph was 2-for-5, driving in a run on his first AA home run. Daniel Mayora and Eliezer Zambrano both collected three hits each. Zamrbano also drove in three runs. Ehire Adrianza also collected two hits for the Flying Squirrels. Gary Brown was 1-for-5 but made it worthwhile, picking up his first triple of the season. Brown also drove in four runs on the night.

Richmond and Altoona go at it again tomorrow night. First pitch is as six.

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