His six-inning start was the longest of his career. Miami took Kolek with the No. 2 overall pick last summer and he proceeded to go 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA in eight Gulf Coast League starts. After Monday's performance, he is 4-6 with a 4.11 ERA for the Grasshoppers.
While he hasn't won since June 15, Kolek has put Greensboro in good position to win for three straight starts and has only allowed more than five hits once in his past eight outings.
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.