Oh my goodness, the time slipped away from my completely before I was able to write a good review of Friday’s Greensboro Grasshoppers game against the Hickory Crawdads. Short version: the Hoppers won, giving them the Division Title and moving them to the League Championship series against the Savannah Sand Gnats. That series begins tonight in Greensboro. Game two will be played in Greensboro tomorrow night. Games three, and if necessary, four and five, will be played in Savannah.
The game Friday really was a very enjoyable game to watch, especially since the Hoppers established the lead early and didn’t give it up. Check out Bill on Baseball: Hoppers reaching for the ring for some great quotes from JT Realmuto and Kyle Winters about the Division win and the upcoming Championship series.
And let me leave you with a few pictures from Friday’s game. This first one is of a fan named Beth holding what was the most popular sign for all the Hoppers fans — and team members — at the game:
Here’s Marcell Ozuna swinging. He ended up going 0-5.
Here’s a view of the Hoppers players watching the action on the field while Hickory was pitching.
Here’s the end of the game celebration, as the Hoppers bench empties and they all run on the field to congratulate each other on the win.
Finally, here’s how I had the game scored.
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