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Another Pittsburgh Pirates minor league affiliate impacted by the weather

As was the case with Triple-A Indy, the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers saw their game impacted by the weather. Due to inclimate weather the Grasshoppers only played 6 innings on Friday night, falling to 11-14 on the season in a 6-5 loss against the Asheville Tourists.

Nick Garcia started for the Grasshoppers, allowing 4 runs on 2 hits, 3 walks, a home run, and 5 strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched. The 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick now has a 6.06 ERA on the season.

Nick Dombkowski followed Garcia and continued his excellent work this season. Dombkowski allowed a hit, walked a pair and struck out 4 in 2.1 innings pitched. Between Low-A and High-A, Dombkowski has allowed just 2 runs while walking 5 and striking out 27 in 15.2 innings pitched.

Jack Carey wound up taking the loss for the Grasshoppers. In 1.1 innings pitched he allowed 4 hits, walked a batter and struck out a pair. However, in what was not completely his fault, he allowed 2 unearned runs.

Offensively, third baseman Jackson Glenn was 0-for-2 with 2 walks, a RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Dariel Lopez was 1-for-2 with a walk a solo home runs, his 4th home run of the season.  At the top of the lineup second baseman Yoyner Fajardo was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

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