High-A Greensboro gets shutout on Saturday night
Saturday night the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers were defeated by the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-0. With the loss, the Grasshoppers fell to a porous 43-56 on the season.
As you would imagine when a team gets shutout, it was a poor night for the Grasshopper offense. Leadoff man Luke Brown went 1-for-4 and right fielder Yoyner Fajardo was 1-for-2 with a walk. Outside of an Abranhan Gutierrez walk, the Grasshoppers did not have another base runner. Greensboro batters not named Brown or Fajardo combined to go 0-for-21 with a walk.
Nick Garcia started for the Grasshoppers, but the 2020 draft pick would pitch just the 1st inning. The righty allowed 2 runs on four hits, a home run and a strikeout while throwing 28 pitches. Garcia owns a 4.18 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 84 innings pitched this season.
After Domingo Gonzalez allowed just one hit while walking a pair in 3 scoreless innings of relief, Matt Eckelman let the game get out of hand. Eckelman pitched 2 innings, allowing 3 runs on two hits, a walk, a home run, and he hit a batter. Logan Hofman and Wandi Montout each pitched a scoreless inning to finish things off for the Grasshopper pitching staff.