The Richmond Flying Squirrels will poke fun at New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and other celebrities with a "Salute to Scandal Night."
They intend to sell hot dogs for $1 Thursday at The Diamond and say fans can enter a contest by tweeting photos during the game showing how they are enjoying their hot dogs.
Weiner has acknowledged sending lewd photos and messages to women online.
Flying Squirrels vice president and chief operation officer Todd “Parney” Parnell says the promotion is "meant to be a fun, tongue- in-cheek night."
Other contests will include a "Brett Favre football throw" and "Tiger Woods closest-to-the-pin challenge."
Vogelsong, Squirrels win
Tuesday, Richmond opened a series with a 4-0 victory against the Portland Sea Dogs with the first major-league rehabilitation assignment in Squirrels franchise history.
Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, a key element in San Francisco's 2012 World Series title, pitched five innings against the Boston Red Sox's Double-A affiliate, yielding five hits. This was Vogelsong's third minor-league appearance, but first with Richmond, since he broke his right pinkie finger May 20.
Taylor Rogers completed a six-hitter with a four-inning save for the Squirrels' second consecutive shutout victory. Ryan Lollis doubled twice and scored twice, and Angel Villalona slugged a solo home run.
The box score is here:
Coastal Plain League:
The Peninsula Pilots’ winning streak ended at six games with a 3-1 loss at Petersburg in Game 1 of a doubleheader, but the Pilots routed the Generals 13-3 in Game 2 despite yielding a pair of first-inning runs.
Liberty’s Danny Grauer, of Chesapeake, hit a grand slam during the Pilots’ eight-run seventh inning. Also in Game 2, Longwood’s Matt Dickason was 4-for-5 and ODU’s Connor Myers was 3-for-4. ODU’s Jordan Negrini, Mount Olive’s Bradon Reitano and Lee’s Josh Silver each batted 2-for-4 for the Pilots.
In Game 1, the Generals made two first-inning runs stand up. Dickason’s single brought home VCU’s Bill Cullen in the second for the Pilots’ only run, though Peninsula’s Patrick Grady of Lander was 3-for-3.
The Norfolk Tides (55-55) dropped to .500 with their fifth loss in a row, 5-4 at Pawtucket (59-51) in a series opener in Rhode Island.
The Red Sox lead the Tides by four games for the IL's wild-card playoff berth.
Jonathan Diaz scored the winning run on Justin Henry’s sacrifice fly to center in the eighth.
For the Tides, Ronny Paulino doubled and homered, and Eric Thames added a pair of hits.
Pawtucket's Drew Sutton had two hits and two RBI.
The box score is here: