A Familiar Sight Due To Unfamiliar Circumstances

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Hickory Crawdads Stadium Opening Day

The image above is what is becoming a familiar sight on Opening Day for the Greensboro Grasshoppers.  Since their inaugural season, 2005, the Hoppers have sent their starting pitcher to the mound 4 times to open the season.  In 8 seasons, they are 4-4 of starting the season on Opening Day. That being said it is not uncommon around these parts to have a delay  or postponement opening day.  What is uncommon, in fact unprecedented, is being cancelled due to snow and sleet.

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Scott Lyman, RHP

Today’s game in Hickory was set to be a great matchup.  Scott Lyman, returning for his second year in Greensboro, was set to take the mound.  This right hander will start out the season to improve on his 3 game win record and 6 losses.  He threw 62 strikeouts out of 74 innings pitched.  I’m very interested to see what kind of heat he can throw this year.

I’ll be armed with my camera and scorecards this season, to bring you all the latest action, scores, and fan highlights from each game.  Greg, I believe, will be joining me this year a bit more, and WOOT WOO IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOPPER!!!

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And for those of you wondering where your favorite Hoppers are… Here’s the list as of today.

Jose Fernandez– MIAMI MARLINS, Brent KeysGSO Grasshoppers, Tony CaldwellGSO Grasshoppers, Collin Cargill– Jupiter Hammerheads, Jose Urena– Jupiter Hammerheads, Wilfredo Gimenez– Jupiter Hammerheads, Noah Perio– Jupiter Hammerheads, Ryan Fisher– Jupiter Hammerheads, Austin Barnes–Jupiter Hammerheads, Josh Adams– Jupiter Hammerheads, Austin Nola– Jupiter Hammerheads, Matt Smith– Jupiter Hammerheads, Ryan Reiger– Jupiter Hammerheads, Ryan Goetz– Jupiter Hammerheads, Isaac Galloway– Jupiter Hammerheads, Aaron Senne “In the City”– Jupiter Hammerheads, Adam Conley– Jacksonville Suns, Marcell Ozuna– Jacksonville Suns, Danny Black– Jacksonville Suns, Rand Smith– Batavia Muckdogs

Don’t forget to click on your favorite player to link up to see the latest news, stats, and more!  If your favorite player is not listed please leave a comment and I’ll be sure to locate that player for you.  Thanks!

Photo Credits: Josh Royster (top photo of Hickory Crawdads Stadium) and UCDavis University Athletics (Bottom: Scott Lyman Photo)

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3 comments

    • Jordan

      It’s funny, Mike, the only time it seems to really have issues is during opening week. For the most part weather here is wonderful!

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