BlueClaws Blanked 2-0 in Home Opener

Lakewood drops fourth straight game after 4-0 start to the season

By Lakewood BlueClaws | April 13, 2017 9:38 PM ET

The BlueClaws were blanked 2-0 by Greensboro on Opening Night at FirstEnergy Park. 

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LAKEWOOD, NJ - Three Greensboro pitchers threw a combined seven-hit shutout as the Grasshoppers blanked the BlueClaws 2-0 on Opening Night at FirstEnergy Park.

Dustin Beggs (1-1) earned the win with five scoreless innings, striking out six, while Sam Perez threw three shutout innings and Kyle Keller tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his third save.

The loss is Lakewood's fourth straight as they fell to 4-4 after a 4-0 start. The BlueClaws also fall to 3-14 in home openers in their 17-year franchise history.

Greensboro took the lead in the fifth inning on a two-out RBI single by shortstop Garvis Lara, bringing home Jarrett Rindfleisch with the game's first run.

BlueClaws starter Sixto Sanchez (0-1) threw five innings and gave up one run on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks but took the loss.

The Grasshoppers added a second run in the eighth inning when Justin Twine singled home Lara for a 2-0 Greensboro lead.

Cord Sandberg had three of the seven BlueClaws hits, while Mickey Moniak added two.

The series with Greensboro continues on Friday night at 7:05 pm. LHP Ranger Suarez (0-0) starts for the BlueClaws opposite LHP Dylan Lee (0-0).

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