I had pinned this series “The Battle Of The Bugs.” This series is between the Augusta Greenjackets and the Greensboro Grasshoppers. With all the buzz about today’s game, I made it out there hoping to see a stinger of a game. And that’s what I got. It was a very low scoring defensive affair. Lee Clark and Josh Royster, two of my friends at the ballpark, did the between inning Sumo Wrestling match. It was a tough match, but Josh won all three rounds to come out victorious! I got to looking around during the match and realized the day game crowds are much different than at night. The crowd today of 4,051 was mostly compiled of Senior Citizens and School Children/Day Cares. I saw a group of Seniors posing for a photo with Guilford the Grasshopper. They looked to be having a great time. Which got me to thinking… Is it the day game “BASEBALL BINGO” they were coming for? Because I know my grandma really loves her Bingo games. That could be. Whichever the case may be, it is great to see children of all ages, young and old enjoying America’s greatest pastime.
On to the game… I was sitting up in the Papa John’s K Zone for most of the game with Lee Clark. Lee as you may remember was one of the SuperFans we highlighted earlier in the season. He is a great guy, as well as being avid fan of the Hoppers. While out there I saw a cruise missile of a ball hit to the far left field wall. Cody Keefer doubled on that line drive to Rafael Rodriguez. Matt Juengel would score on that play. That made the game 1-0. Viosergy Rosa came to the plate that same inning and smashed a Home Run off the Marriott Hotel in Downtown. That home run made number 11 for Rosa on the year. The score was then 2-0 heading into the fourth inning. Then Mitchell Delfino hit a home run for the Greenjackets making the score 2-1. The Hoppers would make the defensive stand to go on to win, 2-1. The Hoppers are currently 27-30 on the season and in fourth place in the Northern Division. Games one and two of this three game homestand, The Battle Of The Bugs, go to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The Hoppers look to sweep the series tomorrow night in Greensboro. The first pitch will be slung at 7:00pm. Till next time… IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOPPER!
For all the details, check out the full recap and box score of today’s game. And also don’t forget that since the Hoppers recorded 5 Strikeouts today, you can go to PAPAJOHN’S.com and order Pizza 50% off using promo code: HOPPERS. Please stop in and check out our friend Bill Hass, as he does the official “BILL ON BASEBALL” blog for the Grasshoppers.