Greensboro picks up a 12-5 victory
It has been a rough season for the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers. Friday night, however, they had a strong performance in a 12-5 victory over the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. With the win, the Grasshoppers improved to 46-58 on the season.
Leadoff hitter Luke Browns was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for the Grasshoppers. Right fielder Jase Bowen was 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI. Dariel Lopez started at shortstop going 1-for-5 with his 15th double of the season, run scored and two RBI.
Catcher Abrahan Gutierrez had the biggest game for a busy Grasshopper offense. The right-handed hitting Gutierrez was 3-for-5 with two doubles, giving him 18 on the season, to go with two runs scored and two RBI.
Designated hitter Jacob Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Second baseman Yoyner Fajardo was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
2020 Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick Nick Garcia started for the Grasshoppers. He allowed 4 runs on seven hits, two walks, two home runs and four strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. Santiago Florez followed with 3.2 innings pitched, allowing a run on three hits and a walk. Cam Junker then struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 9th inning.