Greensboro suffers a shutout loss
After getting shutout on Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates High-A affiliate, the Greensboro Grasshoppers, are now 14 games under .500 on the season. Following the 4-0 loss against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, the Grasshoppers are now a porous 46-60.
Leadoff man Luke Brown went 1-for-4 with a triple for the Grasshoppers while center fielder and two-hole hitter Jase Bowen was 0-for-3 with a walk. Jacob Gonzalez was 1-for-4, Yoyner Fajardo was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, Eli Wilson was 1-for-3 with a walk, and Jackson Glenn was 1-for-4.
Getting runners on base was not an issue for the Grasshoppers. Their problem, much like their parent club, was getting a big hit with runners on base. The Grasshoppers went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position on their way to stranding nine base runners.
Ricky DeVito started on the mound for the Grasshoppers and pitched 3 scoreless innings. DeVito allowed two hits, walked a batter and struck out three in his 3 scoreless innings pitched. Adrian Florencio followed with 2 innings of work, allowing a solo home run while walking a batter and striking out two.
After Florencio, Matt Eckelman was the next man up. Eckelman allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on two hits, two walks, a home run and a strikeout. Cam Junker then allowed two hits and struck out three in 2 scoreless innings pitched.