Sad farewells from Scott Richmond
Scott’s last outing with the Capitals was sad like rain Wednesday night before the pitcher went to the Atlantic League. Rain that shortened to seven innings the loss of 10-3 suffered at the hands of the Eagles of Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
M ince consolation gunner who turns 40 on Saturday raised its 1500 th strikeout professional career in the third inning. With six batters passed in the mitten before 1122 brave spectators never really dry at the Stade Canac, his meter is returned to 1501.
Richmond mainly gave four tours to the Eagles, slaps of Anthony Hermelyn, Taylor Brennan (2 pp), Raphael Gladu (3 pp) and Levon Washington. Richmond will have nine points on 11 hits in just 4.2 innings of work.
This does not prevent him from packing his suitcase for Long Island on Thursday, where the Ducks are waiting for the final month of their season and the playoffs. This will be his only third playoff game, after winning the championship in Taiwan in 2016. Long Island leads his division in the standings. Richmond had almost been traded to Winnipeg last week.
“It’s not about this kind of match that I would have liked to finish. I claim to be a pitcher and when my shots are not effective, good hitters like those of Trois-Rivières hit them, “said Richmond, after the defeat.
“I’m happy to join a winning team, but I really enjoyed my experience in Quebec City. Fans are not here only for beer and pay attention to the game. They applaud when it’s time and as a Canadian [from Vancouver], I was proud to see that. And I understood that it can become very pleasant here when you win, which unfortunately was not often our case this summer. ”
Richmond (5-5, 4.24) will be named Capitals’ Thrower of the Year on Thursday for the last local game. He will not be there to receive his prize. Wednesday’s loss was his first in his last seven starts since July 5, and his first against the Eagles.
“We have to rely on his entire season more than on this one,” Capitals manager Patrick Scalabrini said, adding that “after the first three or four tough weeks, Richmond was one of the best starters. from the league to today “and” a great leader “.
Scalabrini sent him to Long Island to do him a favor and was in any case a Ducks player in return for Matt Marsh.
The Capitals concluded this fifth straight loss by scoring no points in the seventh despite goals and no withdrawal.
Glaude on the sidelines
The Eagles would have liked the referee Marc Genest put an end to the game earlier. The synthetic pitch had become very slippery and a wound would have proved very expensive on the eve of the playoffs, from which the Capitals are eliminated.
Speaking of injury, manager TJ Stanton prefers to rest the Quebec foreman David Glaude, injured the foot the day before. “It’s not serious and if we were in playoffs, he would play. But then, we would like him to play only at the last game of the season, Monday, “said Stanton.
In addition to the offense that produced four-point four-run runs, Trois-Rivières saw starting gunner Domenic Mazza (5-2, 2.61) dominate for five innings in the rain with just one earned point on the three granted.