Jared Shuster, Atlanta’s first rounder from the 2020 draft, pitched four innings of one-hit baseball on Tuesday evening’s series-opening loss to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 2-0.
Shuster, the product of Wake Forest, was efficient with 41 pitches, including 32 strikes, in his one-hit scoreless performance against the Grasshoppers. The southpaw struck out five Grasshoppers on the night.  
Rome (32-29) has now dropped five of its last six games, and falls to 7.5 games back from the division lead in the High-A East South Division.
Jake McSteen continued his strong start to the month of July. The Virginia native hurled four shutout frames with three strikeouts. In total, McSteen has allowed just one run in 12 innings pitched in 2021.Greensboro took the lead in the ninth inning with a two-run home run by Aaron Shackelford off of newly-added reliever Justin Yeager.
The Braves were held scoreless on just one hit the whole night. Rome’s lone hit came off the bat of Cody Milligan in the bottom of the eighth inning. He ended the game 1-for-3 with a walk.
The Braves will continue their series versus the second-place team in the High-A East South Division on Wednesday. Fans can enjoy another all-you-can-eat Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium with first pitch slated for 7 p.m.