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Fisher Cats home for six
The homestandWhat: New Hampshire Fisher Cats welcome in the two top teams in the Western Division.
Where: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester
Richmond series: Tonight (7:05 p.m.), Wednesday (7:05 p.m.) and Thursday (7:05 p.m.)
Akron series: Friday (7:05 p.m.), Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:35 p.m.)
The Richmond Flying Squirrels (66-49, affiliate of the San Francisco Giants) begin a three-game set tonight at 7:05. The second-place Akron Rubber Ducks (61-55, Cleveland Indians) follow for a three-game set beginning Friday night.
The Flying Squirrels have climbed to the top of the Western Division pile thanks to solid pitching. Richmond, which boasts six of the Giants’ top pitching prospects, has the best team ERA in the league (3.63).
In his first season in Double-A, Mejia is 5-7 with 69 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.17. He earned one of those wins against New Hampshire, pitching seven innings without giving up a run, walking one and striking out seven.
Pitcher Cody Anderson is the No. 3 prospect in the Indians’ pipeline and was named the organization’s pitcher of the year. His fastball reaches upwards of 96 mph. Anderson is 4-9 with 65 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.97.
The scouting report also tabs Gonzalez as a smooth fielder.