Things are Hopping with the Hoppers in Greensboro.

7-19-2014
Newbridge Bank Park
Greensboro, N.C.

Hickory Crawdads vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers

The Grasshoppers are a Single a affiliate of the Miami Marlins

The Crawdads are a single A affiliate of the Texas Rangers

The League they are in, is the South Atlantic League

Hoppers entered the game 63-36

Crawdads entered the game 57-41

Both teams are in the southern division and the Grasshoppers are in first place and the Crawdads are in third 6.5 games behind the Grasshoppers. The Hagerstown Suns are the second place team 1 game behind the Grasshoppers. The Ashville Tourist are also in the south Atlantic League, but they are in the Northern Division and are in first place in their division.

Due to a slow start and a long line at the ticket window I missed the top of the 1st. inning.

I will start this post in the bottom of the first because well the Crawdads went down in order in the top of the 1st.

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Here is a look at the starting line ups for both teams.

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Slightly after I started watching the game the Grasshoppers scored 3 runs on a Home run by Felix Munoz.

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The starting pitcher for the Crawdads was Akeem Bostick.

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Nomar Mazar started the 2nd inning with a hit to second that got past the Grasshoppers second baseman Brian Anderson.

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The starter for the Grasshoppers was Jose Adams. The only run he would give up was later in the 2nd inning when Evan Van Hoosier hit a single that scored Mazara. The Grasshoppers  had a 3-1 lead in the top of the second.

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Rehiner Cordova making contact during his 2nd inning at bat he flew out to left field for the second out of the inning.

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A look at Newbridge Ball Park from behind home plate between innings.

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Mazara getting held up between second and third in the 6th inning, it was the second out of the inning.

The Grasshoppers did get another run in the 5th inning, a solo home run by J.T. Riddle.  4-1 Grasshoppers.

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The Crawdads took Akeem Bostick out after 5 innings and Jose Monegro came in and pitched the 6th. In Bosticks 5 innings he gave up 4 runs on 5 hits walked 1 and struck out 2. Monegro gave up a hit in the 6th and faced 4 Grasshoppers batters.

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The Grasshoppers also had a pitching change in the 6th. After giving up 3 hits in the inning the took out their starter Jose Adam and replaced him with Esmerling De La Rosa, who struck out the firs batter he faced Ronald Guzman to end the inning he continued pitching through the 8th inning.

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Travis Demeritte got on base after being hit by a pitch and was throw out trying to steal second for the second out of the inning. In the bottom of the 7th the Grasshoppers scored 2 more runs to extend their lead to 6-1.  The 2 runs came on a Austin Dean single scoring Rehiner  Cordova and Yefri Perez.

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The Grasshoppers ended up winning the game 6-1. Here are the outfielders celebrating the  win.  The Grasshoppers are now 64-36 on the year.

Once again there were fireworks after the game so I am 4 for on events that had fireworks after the game.

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This was also the 4th time I have been to Greensboro and the 4th time I have seen fireworks there.

So that is it for this one got a day or 2 without a game before I head back to Raleigh to finally catch the Carolina Mudcats and Possible a another game at the Durham Bulls. after that there will be a few days off till I head to Charlotte to check out the Knights new Stadium in downtown Charlotte.

See you around.

 

 

 

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