Offense struggles in Greensboro loss
After being held hitless for the first 6 innings of the game the Low-A Greensboro Grasshoppers suffered a 5-2 loss against the Greenville Drive. With the loss, the Grasshoppers have fallen to 32-25 on the season.
So far this season Thomas Harrington has been one of the best pitchers in the Pirate farm system. Wednesday night, however, he turned in a rare poor start allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on seven hits, a walk, two home runs, and five strikeouts. This came in just 4.2 innings of work by Harrington.
Righty Michell Miliano followed Harrington. Pitching 1.1 scoreless innings Miliano allowed two hits, walked a batter, and struck out two. Jake Stevenson and Jack Carey each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the night off for the Grasshoppers.
Through the first 6 innings the Grasshoppers were held hitless. Mike Jarvis finally got them into the hit column with a single in the 7th inning. Then in the 8th inning, Ernny Ordonez singled home Brenden Dixon who doubled to start the inning. A sacrifice fly by Dixon in the 9th inning set the final at 5-2.