Even The Pregame Showers Couldn’t Cool Off The Hoppers!

Tonight was a fun night at the ballpark.  Shanna, my wife, joined me tonight.  For those of you that don’t know me personally, I get two season tickets every year and I am usually the only one using the tickets.  Shanna mainly works at night and quite frankly doesn’t care for baseball.  We decided to make tonight a date night of sorts.  Needless to say, we met up with some friends up there and sat in the SUNBRELLA zone, out in the outfield for most of the game.  It provides a different view on the game.  I’m used to being up close in personal where all the action is.  My seats are front row, on the first base line, beside the away dugout.  So sitting in outfield provides a much better take on the game.

One thing I love as a photographer, is taking pictures of the stadium during different times of the day.  The sunsets over the stadium are just awesome! Tonights was no different.

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As I stated in the title and as I’ve stated many times this season already, the Hoppers are on fire!  And I don’t see them cooling off anytime soon!  With Adam Conley and Jose Fernandez pitching like they are, and Adams, Barnes, Wooster, and Keys hitting the way they are we are definitely on the right track to secure the first half.  That sure would be nice.  Jose Fernandez started off the night by throwing 6 strikeouts in the first two innings and had a total strikeout count of 8.  Things were definitely heating up on the mound tonight.  James Wooster had an incredible diving catch late in the 7th inning and stepped right up and slammed a home run off the score board.  Hoppers win again by a score of 3-2 against the West Virginia Power!  The win tonight improves the Hoppers to 20-8 and of those 28 games the crowd in Greensboro has only seen two of those losses!  Talk about home town support!  Their last loss at home came back on April 11 against the Lakewood Blueclaws!  And that is why, my friends, I continue to echo the sentiment heard around the ballpark, IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOPPER!

Remember, you can click on the picture in the post to embiggen it. Join the conversation by leaving a comment — what are you thinking?

-jordan

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