Too much Cade Cavalli for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, as the Blue Rocks shut out Hoppers on Saturday night

Final from Saturday night at First National Bank Field:
Wilmington Blue Rocks 5, Greensboro Grasshoppers 0
WP:Cade Cavalli(2-1)
LP:Omar Cruz(0-3)

Greensboro Grasshoppers(11-12)/Wilmington Blue Rocks(12-11)

Rocks' line:  5-8-0
Hoppers' line:0-5-4

Time of Game/TOG-3:24

It didn’t help their cause, when the Greensboro Grasshoppers committed 4 fielding errors on Saturday night at FNB Field, but what really hurt and stymied the home team’s efforts, was the work turned in by the Wilmington Blue Rocks starting pitcher, Cade Cavalli…

Cavalli kept the Hoppers in check all night long…The 2020 #1 draft pick of the Washington Nationals did not allow the Hoppers to gain any momentum at all in this game….Cavalli, the former Oklahoma Sooner, was very efficient on the mound for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and at times in this ballgame, Cavalli was dominating…

Cade Cavalli entered the Saturday night contest versus the Hoppers with 34 strikeouts during the 2021 season, and with 11 K’s on Saturday night, Cavalli now has taken down 45 batters on the season, by way of the K..For Cavalli now 45 strikeouts against just 8 walks on the season…The Cavalli WHIP now at 0.98 for the year…

Cavalli went 5 2/3’s innings for the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday night, with the 11 strikeouts of Hoppers’ hitters and he walked none, as he gave up no runs, on just three hits…The Cade Cavalli ERA now sits at at 1.63 for 2021, and he has put together these numbers over five starts on the young season…Five starts already(27 2/3 Innings) for Cavalli, and he put together a masterful performance against the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Saturday night..

Cavalli is the real deal, he might be the top pitching prospect in the Washington Nationals organization, since Stephen Strasburg came through with Washington a few years back…

Three hits and just five Greensboro Grasshoppers base runners for the home team on Saturday, while Cavalli was in control, on the mound for the Wilmington Blue Rocks…The Rocks’ bullpen also kept the Greensboro Grasshoppers hitters off-balance, and for the most part, off of the bases, but the start from Cavalli, dictated the outcome of this game…Cavalli for “Player of the Game”, and here’s hoping this kid keeps coming on strong for his crew…

Hoppers’ hitters on the night:For the Hoppers, their top three hitters/batters in the batting order went a combined 0-12, and they struck out seven times on Saturday night…Aaron Shackleford 2-3/BB…LoLo Sanchez 1-4/SB…Fabricio Macias 1-4…Grant Koch 1-3/Double…

Blue Rocks’ hitters:Armond Upshaw 2-4/BB/2 RBI…Justin Connell 1-5…Jacob Rhinesmith 2-4/Double/BB…Israel Pineda 1-4/BB/HR…Omar Meregildo 1-4/HR/HBP…Jake Alu 1-3/HBP/Run…Gilbert Lara 0-4/Run…Jack Dunn 1-4/Double/Run

Five runs for the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday night, and that was more than enough offense to secure the victory, but the real difference in this game, was the work we saw turned by the young man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cade Cavalli….

On Sunday at 6:30 in the last game of the six-game Greensboro-Wilmington series, we will see RHP Carmen Mlodzinski for the Hoppers, and RHP Cole Henry, for the Blue Rocks…A big night of baseball and fireworks entertainment planned for Sunday night, at First National Bank Field….