Grasshoppers top Tourists in Asheville/Marlins beat Braves/Sean West fans 9

Posted by Andy Durham on April 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro 2
Asheville 0

WP: J. Dorn; SV: B. Todd
LP: E. Hollingsworth

G2: Asheville 6
Greensboro 5

(Hoppers’ overall record now stands at 4-3)
*****For the Grasshoppers on Wednesday they got three doubles in game one with Paul Gran, Jeremy Synan and Ben Lasater coming through and in game two; Lasater, Kevin Mattison, Kyle Skipworth and Issac Galloway combined to produce four Hopper doubles.*****

Former first-round pick Sean West(Greensboro Grasshoppers 2006) recorded a career-high nine strikeouts over six shutout innings Wednesday as Jacksonville blanked West Tenn, 3-0, for its fourth straight win. The 22-year-old southpaw allowed two hits and two walks.(Jacksonville skipper is former Hoppers’ manager Brandon Hyde.)
*****Former Grasshoppers pitchers Jarrett Santos(UNCG), Jeff Gogal and Chris Leroux were there to help finish it off for West.*****

New Orleans 9
Memphis 3

*****Former Greensboro Grasshoppers manager(2007-2008) Edwin Rodriguez was there guiding the Florida Marlins AAA Zephyrs to victory. Winning pitcher was former Hopper(2006) Brett Sinkbeil and former Hopper/Bat(2004-2005) Jai Miller-CF, was 3-5 including a double and a home run with three runs scored and 2 RBI’s. *****

ATLANTA — Back in the lineup for the first time in four days, Jorge Cantu made an immediate impact.

The 27-year-old first baseman delivered two singles, an RBI and two runs scored on Wednesday night in the Marlins’ 10-4 win over the Braves at Turner Field.

Cantu had been out since last Saturday with a bruised left hand. The Florida cleanup hitter scored the go-ahead run. Dan Uggla provided three RBIs, giving him six in the first two games of the series.

The return of Cantu helped the Marlins improve to 7-1, the franchise’s best start since 1997 and 2004. In both of those seasons, they opened 8-1.

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