Grasshoppers Announce the Pittsburgh Pirates as New Major League Partner

HOP on Deck…There's a New Affiliate in Town

September 21, 2018 10:59 AM ET

GREENSBORO, NC (Sept 21, 2018) - The Greensboro Grasshoppers are proud to announce a two-year player development contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates that will run through the 2020 season. This marks an exciting time as this will be the first time in 16 years the Grasshoppers have a new Major League affiliate.

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Bill on Baseball: Young Hoppers Learn From Failure

By Bill Hass | August 31, 2018 10:05 AM ET

It has been the kind of season that will have to be put in perspective in the future. The overall results won't be pretty as the Hoppers put a wrap on 2018 with four games at Hickory from Friday through Monday. They finished the home schedule with an 11-3 loss to Lakewood Thursday night, their 10th straight overall and 14th in a row at First National Bank Field.

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Hoppers final home game ends with bang, bust

Lakewood runs away with 6-run 9th before fireworks show

By Josh Feldman | August 30, 2018 10:35 PM ET

The Grasshoppers' struggles at home continued through the final game in Greensboro with an 11-3 loss to the playoff-bound Lakewood BlueClaws on Thursday at First National Bank Field.

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Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Go Down in Doubleheader

By Bill Hass | August 30, 2018 12:57 PM ET

And then there was one … home game left, that is. The Hoppers will wrap up the home portion of the regular season with a 7 p.m. game against Lakewood Thursday night. It will be a chance for them to end their home schedule the same way they began - with a win.

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Osborne triples in 2 runs in loss to 'Claws

Lakewood sweeps doubleheader at Greensboro

By Josh Feldman | August 29, 2018 10:32 PM ET

The Grasshoppers offense sprang to life late in the game but couldn't close the gap in an 8-5 loss in seven innings to the BlueClaws in Game 2 of Wednesday night's doubleheader.

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Hoppers break up no-hitter in sixth

Lakewood delivers Greensboro's 8th straight loss

By Josh Feldman | August 29, 2018 7:38 PM ET

Garvis Lara broke up a no-hit bid in the bottom of the sixth but the Grasshoppers offense struggled against the BlueClaws in a 4-1 loss in seven innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Wednesday at First National Bank Field.

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Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Can't Quite Match the BlueClaws

By Bill Hass | August 28, 2018 9:38 AM ET

A valiant effort wasn't quite enough for the Hoppers Monday night. Lakewood, the South Atlantic League's best team, pulled out a 2-1 win over Greensboro, a team in a downward spiral.

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Johnson's late-game HR not enough

Starting pitcher Clark strikes out 8 in 6.0-inning outing

By Josh Feldman | August 27, 2018 9:38 PM ET

Osiris Johnson's seventh inning home run tied the game, but the BlueClaws jumped back in front in the eighth to beat the Grasshoppers, 2-1, on Monday night at First National Bank Field.

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Bill on Baseball: Hoppers Let One Slip Away in the Ninth

By Bill Hass | August 27, 2018 9:42 AM ET

No loss feels good, but this one had to sting especially hard. The Hoppers looked ready to shake out of their losing streak Sunday when they built an early 3-run lead and were still up by one against Delmarva in the top of the ninth inning. But they just couldn't close it out.

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Guenther's strong start all for naught

Delmarva rallies for 3 in ninth inning to squash Bugs

By Josh Feldman | August 26, 2018 7:36 PM ET

Sean Guenther opened the game with six strong innings, however the Grasshoppers bullpen gave up three runs in the ninth in a 6-4 loss to the Shorebirds on Sunday evening at First National Bank Field.

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