Omega Sports Report:Greensboro Grasshoppers close out home stand with loss to Asheville Tourists:Hoppers’ catcher Henry Davis called up to Double-A Altoona

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Final from Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Field:
Asheville Tourists 5, Greensboro Grasshoppers 210 Innings
WP:Danny Cody(1-1)
LP:Eddy Yean(0-1)

Tourists' line:5-7-0
Hoppers' line: 2-4-1

Steak n Shake Players of the Game(Defensively):Excellent play by Hoppers’ center fielder Matt Gorski, making a catch coming in from CF and going to the ground to pull in the low liner/low fly ball….Beautiful play by Hoppers’ third baseman Jackson Glenn…Glenn scooped up a slow-rolling ground ball on the left side of the infield grass, and used his bare hand to make scoop and then threw out the runner at first base, all while on the move….Also on defense, solid pitching effort in relief by Tyler Samaniego…Samaniego goes an inning and two-thirds, giving up 0 runs, on 0 hits, with 1 BB and 4 K’s…

Offensive Player of the Game was Hunter Head who came up with a key Triple, that put the Hoppers in front, 1-0 in the seventh inning…Head’s hit drove in Abraham Gutierrez, who had reached base on a walk…Head sending Gutierrez home, and giving the home team the lead, in a game that had gone scoreless for the first six and a-half innings of the contest….

Cristian Gonzalez walked and came around to score, on a an RBI single by Will Wagner, to tie the game at 1-1, in the top of the eighth inning….The Asheville run, scored by Gonzalez was charged to Hoppers’ reliever Cameron Junker, who in turn was credited with the blown save…

Four runs in the tenth inning off of Hoppers’ reliever Eddy Yean, wins the game for the Asheville Tourists…The Hoppers could only come up with one run, in the bottom of the tenth, in their attempt to catch the Tourists…

Time of Game-2:56

**********Hoppers finish the five games this past week, vs. the Asheville Tourists, at (3-2)…The Saturday evening game between the Hoppers and Tourists, will be made up on Wednesday June 22, as part of a Doubleheader, that will begin with the first pitch of game one coming in at 12 Noon, on June 22, at First National Bank Field….**********

++++++++++Late on Sunday afternoon, the Greensboro Grasshoppers catcher Henry Davis got the call-up to the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve….++++++++++

Pirates promote top prospect Henry Davis to Double-A Altoona
Davis hit .341 in 22 games with High-A Greensboro

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Henry Davis is one step closer to Pittsburgh.

The 2021 No. 1 overall pick has been promoted to Double-A Altoona, according to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Davis has split time at High-A Greensboro both catching and acting as the designated hitter for the Grasshoppers in 22 games.

The 22-year-old catcher has caught in 13 games and was the DH in nine, totaling 113 innings behind the plate.

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospect has torched minor league pitching throughout his brief minor league career.

He has hit five home runs and drove in 22 runs in 82 at-bats with three doubles, a triple, and eight RBI.

Davis is hitting .341 in 2022 with an OPS over 1.000 and five stolen bases.

With Roberto Perez likely missing an extended amount of time for the Pirates, Michael Perez was the corresponding roster move and enacted a chain reaction throughout the Pirates system.

Davis was one of three catchers rotating through playing time with the Grasshoppers before the promotion to the Curve. He joins Nick Gonzales, Liover Peguero, Matt Frazier, and Quinn Priester as notable members of a loaded Altoona team.

Davis is now at the closest Pirates affiliate to PNC Park and makes a promotion to the big league club even more likely for the middle of 2023 or sooner if he continues to produce video game-type numbers.

+++++In Sunday’s game vs. Asheville, Henry Davis DH’ed, and went 0-2, with a walk…He leaves Greensboro with that .341 batting average….+++++