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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 17: A detailed view of the Nike cleats and Stance Socks worn by Jake Marisnick #41 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park on April 17, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

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.