Eric Surkamp (P) -- Two starts for the Richmond ace and two huge wins. Tuesday's game against Bowie wasn't pretty at first, but it ended up being a quality start. Sunday's game versus Akron was a gem -- the lefty allowed only 2 hits in 8 shutout innings.
Heath Hembree (RP) -- It was a good week for the Squirrels closer. Hembree locked down 3 saves in 3 opportunities. He did give up a run in his two-inning relief appearance against Bowie, but his two other saves were flawless.
Charlie Culberson (2B) -- Although Culberson only hit .261 it was a drastic improvement over the previous few weeks. The highlight was his 3-run homer against Bowie.
Francisco Peguero (CF) -- Another solid performance for Peguero since getting promoted to Richmond. He hit .369 on the week, driving in 5 RBI.
Justin Fitzgerald (P) -- The loss to Akron this week shouldn't be blamed on Fitzgerald. 7 innings and 2 runs is another quality start. It's a shame that the offense didn't help him out.
Wes Hodges (1B) -- Hodges had decent week, hitting .277. Problem is, all his hits were for singles and he collected 0 RBI over the week's 6 games.
Alex Hinshaw (RP) -- Two appearances with mixed results. Against Bowie he pitched a perfect inning. Against Akron he gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.
Roger Kieschnick (RF) -- Kieschnick played sparingly during the Bowie series, but he was able to provide a clutch 2-run homer on Saturday.
Johnny Monell (C) -- It doesn't take much to improve on an 0-11 week, but going .295 with a double and a homer is a great rebound.
Clayton Tanner (P) -- This was another short outing for Tanner. However, the results were not as good as last week's. He went 5 innings against Bowie, allowing 5 walks and 4 runs (2 earned).
Chris Dominguez (3B) -- Last week, Dominguez was scorching the ball. This week, it was a different story altogether. The third baseman hit .130 with 4 strikeouts.
Chuck Lofgren (P) -- 4 innings was all Lofgren lasted on Saturday night. Although he only surrendered 2 runs, it was the 7 hits and 4 walks that made the outing a short one.
Darren Ford (OF) -- It was not a good week for Ford. He struck out 8 times and batted a meager .180.