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Richmond 5, Trenton 2 04/06/2018

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Richmond beat host Trenton 5-2 Friday to tie the series.

The Flying Squirrels scored four runs in the 5th, including an RBI triple by top prospect C Aramis Garcia (when Posey retires, will Garcia still be in the system, or will they trade him for a suspect veteran?) and a bases-loaded walk (“Sacks are full of squirrels” was my favorite call by original Squirrels broadcaster Jon Laaser).

Squirrels 1B Jerry Sands made two nice 3-1 assists to different pitchers. That is my favorite “routine putout” because I don’t think it’s routine — the pitcher sometimes has to make the putout while racing the runner to the bag, and the 1B often has to turn back toward the bag before judging his short throw (which is perilous like a short putt).

It was Brandon Belt’s work on 3-1 fielding plays that helped cement my opinion that he would be a good major leaguer, besides hitting California League pitching for .450 at the time.

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