Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Two Strong Starts, Big Night for AA Middle Infield

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 29: Roansy Contreras #59 of the Pittsburgh Pirates makes his Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on September 29, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 29: Roansy Contreras #59 of the Pittsburgh Pirates makes his Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on September 29, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Henry Davis #67 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Henry Davis #67 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Struggles continue for the Greensboro Grasshoppers

The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers have struggled to replicate their success from the 2021 season thus far this season. Following an 8-5 loss against the Rome Braves on Saturday the Grasshoppers are now 7-13 on the season.

After score a pair of runs in the top of the 1st inning the Grasshoppers would not score again until the 7th inning. Despite a 3-run 7th inning it was not enough to complete a late inning rally for Greensboro.

Second baseman Maikol Escotto was 3-for-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Escotto also drove in 2 runs, and hit his 1st triple of the season. Catcher Henry Davis was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI, Abrahan Gutierrez started at first base and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a RBI.

Nick Garcia, who the Pittsburgh Pirates selected 79th overall in 2020, started for the Grasshoppers and struggled. Garcia allowed 7 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks, a home run and he struck out 4 in 3.1 innings pitched.

Nick Dombkowski pitched in relief of Garcia, continuing his strong start to the season. 2.2 scoreless innings pitched Dombkowski allowed 2 hits, walked a batter and struck out 4. Michell Miliano allowed a run with 3 strikeouts in 2 innings pitched.

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