Bill Hass on Baseball:Gardner, Bae, Macias boost Hoppers

Gardner, Bae, Macias boost Hoppers from Bill Hass, with Bill on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers) at www.gsohoppers.com….. Will Gardner was very nearly perfect Wednesday night. The right-hander was called on for the save against Rome and responded by striking out the side to nail down a 6–4 Hoppers win. He threw 10 pitches, and nine of them… Continue reading Bill Hass on Baseball:Gardner, Bae, Macias boost Hoppers

Bill Hass on Baseball:Playoff hopes dim for Hoppers

Playoff hopes dim for Hoppers from Bill Hass on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers) at www.gsohoppers.com…. There are still seven games to play in the South Atlantic League season, and Hoppers manager Miguel Perez expects his team to compete hard in every one. “We want to finish on a positive note,” he said, after his club dropped a… Continue reading Bill Hass on Baseball:Playoff hopes dim for Hoppers

Bill Hass on Baseball:Toribio dazzles as Hoppers roll 8–0

Toribio dazzles as Hoppers roll 8–0 from Bill Hass, with Bill on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers), at www.gsohoppers.com…… It’s one thing for a pitcher to have a game plan but quite another to execute it to near perfection. That’s what Neo Toribio did for the Hoppers Saturday. The right-hander, only 19 years old, was absolutely dominant in… Continue reading Bill Hass on Baseball:Toribio dazzles as Hoppers roll 8–0

Bill Hass on Baseball:Macias, Martin power Hoppers’ win

Macias, Martin power Hoppers’ win from Bill Hass, with Bill on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers) at www.gsohoppers.com….. A split season is a curious thing in the minor leagues. The calendar says it’s a new season in terms of wins and losses and a chance to make the playoffs by winning the second half. But for the players,… Continue reading Bill Hass on Baseball:Macias, Martin power Hoppers’ win

Bill on Baseball:Hoppers win one with Tank in the pen

Hoppers win one with Tank in the pen from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers) at www.gsohoppers.com It was a good afternoon for a pickoff, for snapping a slump and for Tank in the pen. That last one is going to require some explanation, which will come later. The upshot of Sunday’s game was… Continue reading Bill on Baseball:Hoppers win one with Tank in the pen

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers overcome delays to thump Power

Hoppers overcome delays to thump Power from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers) at www.gsohoppers.com There were a lot of reasons the Hoppers could have lost their focus Friday. A long bus ride back from Lakewood that got them home around 6:30 in the morning. A rain delay of 90-some minutes before the first… Continue reading Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers overcome delays to thump Power

Bill Hass’ Bill on Baseball with a Tribute:Jose Fernandez — A Shooting Star

Jose Fernandez — A Shooting Star from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball(Greensboro Grasshoppers/Jose Fernandez) at www.gsohoppers.com It’s hard to come to grips with this, to fathom what happened, to wrap my head around the finality of it. Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident. In my 47 years as a sports writer, many athletes,… Continue reading Bill Hass’ Bill on Baseball with a Tribute:Jose Fernandez — A Shooting Star