Good News/Bad News as Suns Down Hoppers Tonight

When I left the house tonight, I honestly thought the game would be rained out, maybe even a delay or two.  However, not even a drop of rain fell during the three hour affair in Greensboro.  The weather remained dreary and humid with an on field temperature of 86 degrees.

You could say tonights game was a GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS deal.

Good News: Rand Smith had three hits on five at bats.  Two which occurred in both the eighth and ninth inning while trying to start a rally.

Bad News: Josh Adams, Ryan Goetz, and James Wooster were each held to only one hit at five at bats

Good News: Shortstop Terrence Dayleg and relief pitcher Kevin Cravey will be activated back to the roster. Dayleg is the defensive anchor of the infield and Cravey will bolster the bullpen.

Bad News: To make room, reliever and 2011 SAL Championship pitcher, Chris Shafer will rejoin Jupiter and infielder Yeison Hernandez will return to Jamestown.

Good News: Brent Keys and Austin Barnes are only looking at a matter of days till they will be activated from the DL.

Bad News: With tonights loss, the Hoppers dropped to 6-13 and are currently 8 games behind the first place Hickory Crawdads

Bill Hass had the privilege of speaking to Manager Dave Berg tonight and captured Berg’s opinion in the latest Bill On Baseball entry:

“It will be a big difference,” manager David Berg said of getting players back. “The first half of the season we were healthy. I don’t know if we had a position player on the DL. The second half has not been kind to us in that regard. Now we’re adding the guys who got us to where we were.”

And with those additions back to the roster and the acquisition of Austin Nola I definitely think we’ll be back to where we were in no time at all!  So with all that said, IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOPPER!

-jordan

Click for box score and full recap of tonights game.  As well as, all names and teams have been linked to their milb profiles so you can keep up with all your favorite players!  You can also check out Bill Hass’ Official Blog by clicking here

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