Greensboro offense stymied in 1-run loss
For much of the early part of the season the Greensboro Grasshopper offense has been very formidable. However, on Thursday, the offense of the Pirate High-A affiliate was stymied in a 2-1 loss against the Asheville Tourists to fall to 20-16 on the season.
Even though the Grasshoppers only scored 1 run they had plenty of opportunities to score more. They recorded 10 hits and drew three walks, but left 11 runners on base while going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Tsung-Che Cheng continues to swing a hot bat going 2-for-4, raising his OPS on the season to .929. Jackson Glenn was 2-for-5 with a RBI, Tres Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a walk, and Maikol Escotto was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Sammy Siani had a hit and drew two walks, Wyatt Hendrie had a base hit as well.
Anthony Solometo started for the Grasshoppers and turned in his best start of the season thus far. In 7 innings pitched, Solometo allowed 2 runs on three hits, no walks, and six strikeouts. He threw 59 of 92 pitches for a strike, and now owns a 3.68 ERA and 21:46 BB:K ratio in 36.2 innings pitched this season.
Santiago Florez pitched the final inning of the game for Greensboro, issuing a walk to go with a strikeout in a scoreless inning pitched.