GreenJackets Halt Hoppers Winning Streak (8/15/2011)

With tonight’s loss to the Augusta GreenJackets, the Greensboro Grasshoppers lose the momentum they’ve been gathering over their six game winning streak. Check out the official box score and game recap for the details. Bill on Baseball sums it up in his latest blog post: Winning streak ends. Here’s my quick recap. The only Hoppers runs came in from Marcell Ozuna: having reached on a double in the sixth and a solo homer in the eighth. Reviewing my scorecard, nothing else offensively jumps out at me as notable. The GreenJackets had a solo homer of their own. Their other two runs came from base runners who reached on a single. Their third run was especially disheartening for Hoppers fans, as it scored via a passed ball. And it turns out to have been the difference in the game.

That’s all I have to say about the game itself. Let’s look at some pictures. How about a series showing Christian Yelich hitting a double in the sixth?

Christian Yelich Doubles in the Sixth

The pictures I took of pitching didn’t come out good enough to include in the blog, but they’re on the Facebook album if you really want to see them.

Funniest picture of the day? GreenJackets reliever Mario Rodriguez leaving the tunnel before the game:

Mario "Hello Kitty" Rodriguez

I think he got the “honor” of carrying the Hello Kitty backpack because prior to today’s game, he’s the last GreenJackets pitcher to give up a hit. He seemed to take the kidding about it in good stride.

As far as the possible playoff spot goes, tonight’s loss certainly doesn’t help. The Hoppers are currently in fourth, five and a half games out of first. The Hoppers need to win as many games as possible, especially since Kannapolis keeps winning and are currently holding on to the top spot in the division. We’ll see how tomorrow goes.

Here’s how I had the game:

8/15/2011 Scorecard: Greensboro (2) vs Augusta (3)

Remember, you can click on any of the pictures in the post to embiggen them. Check out the photo album on Facebook for all the pictures. Join the conversation by leaving a comment — what are you thinking?

See ya at the ballpark!
Twitter: @HoppersFan

Winning streak ends


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