Greensboro’s bullpen imploded leading to a blowout loss
Entering the 7th inning on Thursday night, the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers held a 3-0 lead over the Greenville Drive. Well, following a bullpen implosion the Grasshoppers found themselves be defeated by a score of 10-3 to fall to 54-65 on the season.
Nick Garcia started for the Grasshoppers and was terrific. Garcia allowed three hits, walked two and struck out five in 6 scoreless innings pitched. Garcia has now pitched 106 innings this season in 24 appearances, 22 starts, posting a 3.91 ERA while striking out 103 batters.
Cristian Charle, Eddy Yean, Logan Hofmann and Denny Roman each pitched out of the Grasshopper bullpen, and each allowed at least one run. From the 7th through the 9th inning, they combined to allow 10 runs on nine hits, five walks, and two home runs. This included Hofmann failing to retire a batter.
At the plate, Hudson Head was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Mike Jarvis was 1-for-4 with a double, walk and a run scored. Jacob Gonzalez drove in a run, while Abrahan Gutierrez was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Eli Wilson and Jackson Glenn each drove in a run for the Grasshoppers as well.