High-A Greensboro suffers a 3-2 loss against the Greenville Drive
Jared Jones started for Greensboro and pitched 4 scoreless inning. Jones allowed four hits, walked three and struck out a pair. Jack Carey pitched the 5th inning and got roughed up, allowing 3 runs on a home run, two hits, and two walks, although, he did strikeout the side.
After Matt Eckelman pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief things got tense with Denny Roman on the mound in the 8th inning. Roman walked a pair and allowed a base hit to load the bases, but he got a fly out to center field to keep the score at 3-2.
Luke Brown was in the leadoff spot for the Grasshoppers, the left fielder went 0-for-3 with a walk. Center fielder Hudson Head was in the two-hole in the lineup and went 0-for-2, but did draw a pair of walks while scoring a run.
Dariel Lopez was 1-for-3 and Abrahan Gutierrez was 0-for-4 with a RBI. Catcher Eli Wilson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, while third baseman Jackson Glenn also had a hit for the Grasshoppers.
The most notable offensive performance in the loss was second baseman Yoyner Fajardo. Fajardo was 4-for-4, including a base hit to leadoff the 9th inning allowing the Grasshoppers to bat three times with go-ahead run at the plate, and he stole a pair of bases to give him 16 on the season. This included him stealing second base in the 9th inning to put the tying run in scoring position as Fajardo did all he could to will the Grasshoppers to victory.