Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Oneil Cruz Highlights Walk Off Sunday
By Marty Leap
Greensboro walks it off in extra innings
Following a walk off victory of their own the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers are now 6-9 (nice) on the season. The Grasshoppers walked it off against the Aberdeen IronBirds 4-3 in 10 innings played.
Yoyner Fajardo singled in Maikol Escotto to end the game in Grasshopper victory. Batting at the top of the lineup and playing second base, Fajardo went 2-for-5 on the day to raise his OPS to .866.
Center fielder Sammy Siani was 1-for-3 with a walk, while designated hitter Abrahan Gutierrez went 1-for-4 with his 6th double of the season. Endy Rodriguez started at catcher and a rare poor game going 0-for-4, outfielder Hudson Head was also held hitless as he went 0-for-3 with a walk and a RBI. Left fielder Jack Herman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI.
Even though it was Fajardo who had the walk off hit, arguably the top offensive performer of the day for the Grasshoppers was first baseman Ernny Ordonez. Ordonez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his 2nd home run of the season, and a pair of RBI.
Starting pitcher Nick Garcia allowed an unearned run on a hit, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Sean Sullivan allowed a run on 2 hits, a walk and 5 strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched. Eddy Yean continued his transition to the starting rotation by walking a batter and striking out a pair in 1.1 hitless, scoreless innings of relief.
Ricky DeVito finished the day off for the Grasshoppers. In 2 innings pitched DeVito allowed a run on 3 hits and 2 walks. However, he also struck out a pair and picked up the win for the Grasshoppers.