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Priester, Rodriguez pack a punch for Pirates

Future batterymates headline balanced group of All-Star talent
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December 7, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Justin Meis perfect in home finale as Hoppers win I-40 rivalry

Meis and Santiago Florez combine on 1-hit shutout, and Greensboro hits three home runs to win season series vs. Dash
September 5, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Justin Meis pitched seven perfect innings and combined with Santiago Florez on a one-hit shutout in the Grasshoppers’ final home game of the season, and Greensboro won the “Battle of I-40” rivalry series with a 6-0 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash at First National Bank Field on Sunday

Justin Meis pitches Hoppers to lead in I-40 rivalry

Meis works 7 shutout innings in strong start as Greensboro takes 10-9 lead in season series against Winston-Salem
August 31, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Starting pitcher Justin Meis threw seven shutout innings, Mike Jarvis and Jase Bowen hit home runs, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers waited out a rain delay before beating the Winston-Salem Dash 7-1 at First National Bank Field on Tuesday night. With the win, the Hoppers (54-64) improved to 27-26

Abrahan Gutierrez leads offense in 12-5 win

Gutierrez goes 3-for-5 with two doubles, and the Hoppers ride a seven-run inning to win over BlueClaws
August 13, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Abrahan Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 12-5 victory over the Jersey Shore BlueClaws at First National Bank Field on Friday night. Gutierrez’s two-run double capped a seven-run rally in the bottom of the second inning

Hoppers take 9-8 lead in 'Battle of I-40' rivalry series

Abrahan Gutierrez's towering home run pushes Greensboro ahead of Winston-Salem in season series
July 31, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Abrahan Gutierrez hit a towering three-run home run and winning pitcher Cristian Charle worked three strong innings of relief, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash at First National Bank Field on Friday night. Endy Rodriguez went 2-for-4 and stole home on the

I-40 rivalry swings from Hoppers to Dash

Endy Rodriguez and Jacob Gonzalez hit home runs, but Winston-Salem rallies to win in 11 innings
July 29, 2022

GREENSBORO ― The back-and-forth “Battle of I-40” rivalry swung back in Winston-Salem’s favor late Thursday night. Ben Norman hit a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning, and the Dash held off the Greensboro Grasshoppers for a 7-5 victory at First National Bank Field. Norman finished 3-for-4

Hot-hitting Hoppers pull even in I-40 Rivalry

Jacob Gonzalez goes 4-for-6 and hits one of four Greensboro home runs, including Mike Jarvis' grand slam
July 27, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Jacob Gonzalez went 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs, and Mike Jarvis hit a grand slam as the Greensboro Grasshoppers clobbered the Winston-Salem Dash 19-5 at First National Bank Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Hoppers pulled even in this year’s “Battle of I-40” rivalry series with

Hoppers win on Ernny Ordoñez's 3-run HR in 10th

Ordoñez goes 3-for-4 and Endy Rodriguez homers again as Greensboro gets extra-inning win
July 27, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Ernny Ordonez hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a wild 8-6 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash at First National Bank Field on Tuesday night. Ordoñez’s 12th homer of the season, on an 0-1 pitch from Dash reliever

Hoppers hit 3 home runs in win over Hickory

Hudson Head has HR and 3 RBIs, and Dariel Lopez hits two long solo shots
July 23, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Dariel Lopez homered twice, and Hudson Head went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 12-10 victory over the Hickory Crawdads on a “Christmas in July” night Friday at First National Bank Field. Lopez and Jacob Gonzalez both finished 3-for-5 with

Gutierrez's HR helps Hoppers snap 3-game skid

Abrahan Gutierrez hits 3-run shot in 8th inning as Greensboro rallies for 6-5 win
July 15, 2022

BROOKLYN ― Abrahan Gutierrez hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers rallied from an early 4-1 deficit to beat the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-5 at Maimonides Park on Thursday night. Endy Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and

Greensboro loses finale, splits series in Hickory

Ernny Ordoñez hits his 11th home run and finishes with four RBIs, but Hoppers squander 6-1 lead
July 3, 2022

HICKORY ― Trevor Hauver drew a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch from Eddy Yean in the eighth inning to drive in the go-ahead run as the Hickory Crawdads rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday night. The Hoppers blew a 6-1

Hoppers win series finale in I-40 rivalry

Ernny Ordoñez and Fabricio Macias drive in four runs apiece to lead Greensboro over Winston-Salem
June 13, 2022

WINSTON-SALEM ― Fabricio Macias hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the sixth inning, and Ernny Ordonez hit a three-run shot earlier in the third as the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ erupted for 15 hits on the way to an 11-10 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash at Truist Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Dash takes 3-game lead in I-40 series with Hoppers

Dariel Lopez and Jackson Glenn hit home runs in loss for Grasshoppers
June 12, 2022

WINSTON-SALEM ― Alsander Womack scored the tie-breaking run on a wild pitch, and Terrell Tatum followed with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning, sparking the Winston-Salem Dash to a 7-3 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at Truist Stadium on Saturday night. Oscar Colas went 2-for-5 and

Bases-loaded single in 9th sinks Hoppers

Jacob Gonzalez hits two-run HR, and Domingo Gonzalez pitches five scoreless innings in loss
June 9, 2022

WINSTON-SALEM ― Oscar Colas hit a soft single to left field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth innings, driving in two runs and lifting the Winston-Salem Dash to a 4-3 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at Truist Stadium on Wednesday night. Losing pitcher Oliver Mateo (0-1)

Bad bounces, home run robbery sink Hoppers

Jared Jones strikes out 5, Yoyner Farjardo homers, but a wild pitch surrenders winning run
June 4, 2022

GREENSBORO ― The ball left Jacob Gonzalez's bat with a loud crack and sailed deep into straightaway center field, bound for the wall 400 feet away. It was high. It was far. It was ... caught. Wilmington center fielder Jeremy Ydens sprinted back to the warning track, leaped at the

Hoppers win on Yoyner Fajardo's 12th-inning RBI single

"The simple things" lift Greensboro to big win, snapping four-game skid
June 3, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Yoyner Fajardo slapped a two-strike pitch up the middle, a line drive past the shortstop and through the drawn-in infield, driving in Fabricio Macias with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning and lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-6 victory over the Wilmington Blue

Road recap: Hoppers adapt to roster moves

Greensboro wins five of last seven; Endy Rodriguez excels after move to No. 3 spot in lineup
May 29, 2022

ASHEVILLE ― Endy Rodriguez hit a three-run home run and Sammy Siani went 2-for-3 and threw two runners out from right field, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers in an 8-4 loss to the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on Saturday night. The Hoppers (20-23) have won five of their last seven

Sammy Siani's single sends Hoppers to 6-5 win

Siani's bases-loaded hit in the eighth inning drives in the go-ahead run
May 22, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Sammy Siani chopped a single through the drawn-in infield with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, breaking a tie score and lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 6-5 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods at First National Bank Field on Saturday night. Siani went 2-for-4 with

Hot Rods flex offensive muscle in win over Hoppers

Endy Rodriguez and Sammy Siani hit home runs in loss for Greensboro.
11:41 PM EDT

GREENSBORO ― Winning pitcher Seth Johnson walked none and struck out 11 in five innings, and Bowling Green's offense collected 16 more hits as the Hot Rods beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-4 at First National Bank Field on Friday night. Osleivis Basabe went 2-for-5 with a home run to lead

Matt Gorski hits two more HRs, but Hoppers lose

Gorski compiles back-to-back two-homer games and leads league in several offensive categories
May 19, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Matt Gorski hit two home runs for the second night in a row, but it wasn't nearly enough as the Bowling Green Hot Rods pounded out 21 hits and beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 12-3 at First National Bank Field on Thursday night. Ronny Simon went 4-for-4 with a

Matt Gorski hits two HRs, leads league in RBIs

Abrahan Gutierrez also homers for Hoppers; Jacob Gonzalez's hitting streak snapped
May 18, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Matt Gorski hit 847 feet worth of home runs and drove in four runs, Abrahan Gutierrez smacked a ball off the scoreboard, and Greensboro's bullpen shut down Bowling Green's offense as the Grasshoppers beat the Hot Rods 7-3 at First National Bank Field on Wednesday night. Gorski homered

League strikeout leader quiets Hoppers

Greensboro's Jacob Gonzalez goes 3-for-4 with a homer to continue torrid start
May 18, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Winning pitcher Mason Montgomery and two relievers combined to strike out 14 batters, leading the Bowling Green Hot Rods to a 6-2 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on a sunny Tuesday morning at First National Bank Field. Montgomery (1-2) struck out nine in five solid innings, allowing four

Back-to-back homers lift Hoppers to series split

Matt Gorski and Jacob Gonzalez hit home runs in 8th inning in Greensboro's comeback win
May 15, 2022

HICKORY ― Matt Gorski and Jacob Gonzalez hit back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth inning, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With Hickory ahead 3-2, losing pitcher Tristan Polley (3-2) relieved Marc Church to start

Zavala's two HRs help Hickory beat Hoppers

Endy Rodriguez goes 3-for-4 with two doubles for Greensboro in loss
May 15, 2022

HICKORY ― Aaron Zavala hit two home runs, and 19-year-old prospect Evan Carter went 2-for-5 with a two-run double, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 7-5 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday night. Luisangel Acuña went 2-for-4 with a walk and three stolen bases for

Ernny Ordoñez's grand slam powers Hoppers

Matt Gorski hits a two-run triple, and Hudson Head extends his hitting streak to eight games
May 13, 2022

HICKORY ― Ernny Ordonez hit a grand slam, and Matt Gorski had a two-run triple, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-1 victory over the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday night. With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Ordoñez hit the first pitch he saw from