Poor pitching, defense leads to 11-6 loss for Greensboro
Following a night of poor pitching performances, the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers were defeated by the Bowling Green Hot Rods 11-6. The loss dropped the Grasshoppers to 42-53 on the season.
Jack Carey started for Greensboro, allowing 4 runs, although none were earned, on four hits, a home run and five strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched. Carey was followed by Domingo Gonzalez who allowed 3 runs on three hits, two walks and a home run in 2.1 innings pitched.
Logan Hofmann allowed a home run, walked a pair and was charged with a pair of runs while recording just two outs. Matt Eckelman then pitched 2 innings, allowing a pair of runs on three hits and three walks. Oliver Mateo recorded the final out of the game and was the lone Grasshopper pitcher to not be charged with a run.
Greensboro also committed five errors in their loss. Dariel Lopez committed four errors, giving him a whopping 24 on the season. Yoyner Fajardo also committed a fielding error, giving him three errors on the season.
Center fielder Jase Bowen bat leadoff for the Grasshoppers, going 1-for-5 with a RBI. Lopez was 2-for-4 with his 14th double of the season. Endy Rodriguez and Abrahan Gutierrez both went 1-for-4 with a run scored, this included Gonzalez hitting his 22nd double of the season.
Fajardo also had a pair of hits, scoring a run and driving in a run. Hudson Head went 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, three RBI and his 9th home run of the season. A rare highlight it what has been a poor season for Head.