Hey guys, it’s been a while since I have wrote anything on here. I have been rather busy lately and to be quite honest, there hasn’t really been much news worthy in the Hoppers realm. There have been quite a few roster moves as well. Charlie Lowell was sent to Jupiter today. Brent Keys was also activated again to the roster after spending some time away due to a wrist injury. First rounder Andrew Heaney came to town about 3 weeks ago. He’s been lighting up lately as well. His throws remind me of the Adam Conley/Jose Fernandez pitching we saw early in the year. Anthony Gomez, a second baseman, also came to town two days ago by way of Jamestown. The Hoppers are now 77-56 on the season and currently 7.5 games back going into the final six games of the season.
Tonights game Greensboro played host to the Hagerstown Suns of Hagerstown, MD. It was a tough game on all accounts. The Hoppers only managed to muster up 3 hits the entire game. Those hits were produced by Brent Keys, Aaron Senne, and Matt Smith. Hagerstown would send 8 players across the plate on 13 hits.
Josh Hodges started on the mound tonight. He would sling for 5 innings, allowing 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 runs, and 1 home run. It is safe to say, tonight was not a good night for Mr Hodges. Brad Mincey would come in and replace Hodges on the mound pitching 1.1 innings and allowing 5 hits and 3 more runs. He would be quickly relieved by John Omahen which threw 2.2 innings and allowed 4 hits and 2 more runs. It seemed as though the pitching was contagious tonight. The hoppers lost tonight to the score of 8-0.
Rather it’s a Win or a loss we still bleed Orange and Green and again I echo the sentiment… IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOPPER!!!