Greensboro scored a run in each of the final three innings of the game on their way to a one-run victory
Entering the 7th inning the High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, were trialing the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-5. After scoring a run in each of the last three innings of the game the Grasshoppers walked away as 8-7 victors to improve to 43-53 on the season.
Catcher Endy Rodriguez led the way for Greensboro by going 5-for-5. Rodriguez’s 5-for-5 performance included his 23rd double and 16th home run of the season. He scored two runs and drove in a pair. The switch-hitter now has a .950 OPS this season and it is hard to envision him staying at Greensboro much longer.
Hudson Head (10th) and Dariel Lopez (19th) each homered for the Grasshoppers as well. This was the second home run in as many days for Head who went 3-for-5. As for Lopez, the 20-year-old also continues to push for a promotion to Double-A as he now owns an .840 OPS following his three RBI performance. Designated hitter Abrahan Gutierrez also had a strong game going 2-for-4 with a walk and a RBI.
Adrian Florencio started for the Grasshoppers and struggled, allowing 3 runs on six hits and a walk in 1.1 innings pitched. Denny Roman followed and allowed a run on two hits and two walks in 1.2 innings pitched.
Ricky DeVito would pick up the win for Greensboro. DeVito pitched 4 innings, walking two batters and striking out three. While he allowed just two hits, both were solo home runs. Eddy Yean walked a pair and struck a batter out in a scoreless 8th inning, Cam Junker allowed a solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning but was able to close things out for the Grasshoppers.