Greensboro Grasshoppers give away too many outs, but get out of the game and come away with 4-3 victory on Tuesday afternoon at FNB Field

Posted by Andy Durham on July 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Final:Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Asheville Tourists 3
WP:Jared Lakind(1-0)/LP:Salvador Justo(0-1)/SV:Chad Smith(5)
Hoppers’ Line-4-8-4
Tourists’ Line-3-8-0
Grasshoppers’ record(52-46/15-15)…Tourists’ record(49-50/20-12)….
The Hoppers were able to work around their 4 errors and all the errors were doing, were just giving more outs/extra outs and more chances to the Asheville Tourists….Error takes away a chance at a double-play, the errors open the door and keep the inning going and the Tourists tie the game and then move ahead and nearly stole this game, because they had too many chances, to head, or come home….

Asheville tied the game at 2-2 and Asheville had a chance to win the game at 3-2, due to the Hoppers’ costly errors….But the team’s offensive stability and also in true “turn-about is fair play and let’s see if we can steal one”, a Wild Pitch won the game for Grasshoppers….Hoppers score two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and take what was a 3-2 Asheville lead, and turn that into a 4-3 win….

Jared Lakind(WP) and Chad Smith(SV) limit the damage late in the game. with their work on the hill….

In the earlier parts of the game, every time the Hoppers would grab a lead, the Hoppers would commit an error and give Asheville a chance to re-take the game…..

Final shows 4-3(GSO) and with two hits each from Brian Miller, Walker Olis and Jarrett Rindflesh, the Hoppers had enough offense to claim the win/victory…..

Rindflesh with 2 doubles and 2 RBI, on the day….We may have to go with Rindflesh(C) as our Player of the Game….He had a busy day behind the plate and a busy day at the plate as well…..There was one play when the throw came in from Brian Miller in CF and Rindflesh was ready to grab the ball and make a tag at the plate and the runner would have been gone, but Rindflesh could not handle the throw cleanly, as the ASHE runner and the ball got to the plate at the very same time….Bang-bang play….

Rindflesh was also called for an catcher’s obstruction on Asheville and the Tourists’ batter/runner was awarded the base on what would have been a double play, getting the Hoppers out of an inning, but the game went on and Rindflesh was at third as a base runner and playing off the bag and ready to come home and he was moving and Rony Cabrera needed to make contact at the plate, but the Hoppers got no BC(bat contact) from RC(Rony Cabrera) and Rindflesh gets thrown out trying to get back to third base…..As you can see, the young man from Reston, Virginia(Rindflesh) was a busy Hopper on this Tuesday, but he continued to handle it all well and made major contributions to his team’s victory/win…..

Solid effort today too from the Hoppers’s starting pitcher Ethan Clark, who gave up 1 run on 3 hits, while walking 1 and striking out 4 Tourists, in five innings of work and the one run Clark gave up was a leadoff home run to Asheville’s Manny Melendez to being the game…..

Nice to see the team get win and back up the 3-2 victory in 12 Innings, on Monday night….

Box Score courtesy of th South Atlantic League:

           1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9			R	H	E
Asheville  1	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0			3	8	0
Greensboro 1	0	0	0	0	1	0	2	X			4	8	4

W: Lakind (1-0, 3.18) ; L: Justo (0-1, 4.50) ; SV: Smith (5)
HR: ASH: Melendez, M (7) , Nevin (4) .
Game Story: Asheville

Asheville Tourists

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG*
Manuel Melendez	CF	4	1	1	0	0	1	1	0	1	.261
Vince Fernandez	RF	5	0	2	0	0	0	1	0	2	.313
Bobby Wernes	3B	5	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.257
Tyler Nevin	1B	5	1	2	0	0	1	1	0	1	.272
J Bosiokovic	LF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	2	.258
Carlos Herrera	SS	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	.214
Taylor Snyder	DH	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.208
Max George	2B	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	.257
Brian Serven	C	3	1	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	.266
Totals	               36	3	8	0	0	2	3	3	12	.263

BATTING
HR: Melendez, M (7, 1st inning off Clark, 0 on, 0 out); Nevin (4, 8th inning off Hovis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Fernandez 2; Nevin 5; Bosiokovic; Serven 2; Melendez, M 4.
RBI: Melendez, M (38); Fernandez (38); Nevin (19).
2-out RBI: Fernandez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Herrera, C; Wernes 2; Melendez, M 2.
GIDP: Wernes.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Herrera, C (15, 2nd base off Hovis/Rindfleisch).
CS: Bosiokovic (7, 2nd base by Clark/Rindfleisch).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Serven (Rindfleisch at 3rd base).

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
Brian Miller	CF	4	1	2	0	0	0	0	0	1	.297
Aaron Knapp	LF	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.235
James Nelson	DH	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	.305
Eric Gutierrez	1B	2	1	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	.277
Walker Olis	RF	4	1	2	0	0	0	1	0	1	.184
J.C. Millan	2B	3	1	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	.179
J Rindfleisch	C	4	0	2	2	0	0	2	0	0	.236
Rony Cabrera	3B	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	.141
Luis Pintor	SS	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.210
Totals	                32	4	8	2	0	0	3	2	11	.244

BATTING
2B: Rindfleisch 2 (9, Oakley, Justo).
TB: Millan; Rindfleisch 4; Miller 2; Olis 2; Gutierrez.
RBI: Olis (8); Rindfleisch 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Olis; Rindfleisch.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millan; Cabrera, R; Pintor.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Rindfleisch (3rd base by Serven).

FIELDING
E: Pintor (13, throw); Rindfleisch (2, catcher interference); Cabrera, R 2 (6, throw, fielding).
DP: (Pintor-Millan-Gutierrez).

Asheville Tourists

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA*
Breiling Eusebio	5.0	5	1	1	1	6	0	4.64
Kenny Oakley	        2.0	2	1	1	0	4	0	4.17
Salvador Justo 	        1.0	1	2	2	1	1	0	4.50....(BS, 1)(L, 0-1)
Totals	                8.0	8	4	4	2	11	0	3.88

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
Ethan Clark	        5.0	3	1	1	1	4	1	2.74
Nestor Bautista	        1.2	3	1	0	0	3	0	1.35
Reilly Hovis	        1.0	1	1	1	2	3	1	3.00
Jared Lakind (W, 1-0)	0.1	0	0	0	0	1	0	3.18
Chad Smith (S, 5)	1.0	1	0	0	0	1	0	1.36
Totals	                9.0	8	3	2	3	12	2	3.80

Game Scores: Eusebio 61; Clark 57.
WP: Eusebio; Oakley; Justo.
HBP: Serven (by Hovis); Gutierrez (by Justo).
Pitches-strikes: Eusebio 87-63; Oakley 31-23; Justo 17-8; Clark 69-45; Bautista 36-26; Hovis 35-20; Lakind 8-6; Smith 15-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Eusebio 6-3; Oakley 2-0; Justo 0-0; Clark 5-4; Bautista 2-2; Hovis 0-0; Lakind 0-0; Smith 1-1.
Batters faced: Eusebio 21; Oakley 9; Justo 5; Clark 19; Bautista 10; Hovis 7; Lakind 1; Smith 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hovis 2-0; Lakind 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Reed Basner. 1B: John Benken.
Weather: 83 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
First pitch: 12:03 PM.
T: 3:03.
Att: 3,280.
Venue: First National Bank Field.
July 25, 2017


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