Two-run 1st inning not enough for Greensboro Grasshoppers as they fall to Bowling Green Hot Rods
After defeating the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers came up short against the Hot Rods on Friday night. The Grasshoppers were defeated 5-2, falling to 43-55 on the season.
Dariel Lopez continued his strong offensive season. The second baseman was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Center fielder Luke Brown was 1-for-4 with a double, catcher Abrahan Gutierrez was 1-for-4 and shortstop Francisco Acuna was 1-for-3. That was it for the Grasshopper offense.
Local product Justin Meis started for the Grasshoppers and struggled. Meis allowed 3 runs on five hits, two walks, a home run, and five strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. Meis now owns a 5.97 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched across 10 starts for Greensboro.
Cristian Charle followed Meis, allowing a hit, walking a pair and striking a batter out in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched. Eddy Yean’s poor season continued as he allowed 2 runs on two hits and a walk while recording just two outs. Yean now owns a 6.33 ERA 42.2 innings pitched this season. Oliver Mateo would get the final out of the 8th inning.