Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: 10 Inning Win for Altoona, Johan Oviedo Strong Start
By Marty Leap
Season long struggles continue for High-A Greensboro
The Greensboro Grasshoppers suffered an 8-4 loss against the Greenville Drive on Saturday night. With the loss, the High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates are now a porous 52-64 on the season.
Catcher Eli Wilson had a big night for the Grasshoppers. Wilson was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, his 6th of the season, and two runs scored as he raised his OPS to .768. Mike Jarvis was 1-for-5 with a solo home run, Jacob Gonzalez was 2-for-5, and Yoyner Fajardo was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. Jase Bowen and Ernny Ordonez each had a multi-hit night as well.
Righty Jack Carey served as an opener for the Grasshoppers. Carey pitched the 1st inning and struck out the side, but also allowed two hits and walked a pair on his way to allowing a run. He now owns a 5.72 ERA on the season.
Logan Hofmann followed Carey and continued his season long woes. Hofmann allowed 4 runs on two hits, four walks, two home runs and three strikeouts in 2.1 innings pitched. At one point, Hofmann was expected to become one of the top relief pitching prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. However, he now owns a 6.49 ERA in 34.2 innings pitched this season.
Michel Miliano, another pitcher who has struggled all season long, allowed 2 runs on three hits, walk and four strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched. Miliano now owns an 8.34 ERA on the season. Matt Eckelman pitched the final 3 innings of the game for the Grasshoppers, allowing a run on three hits with two strikeouts.