Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: 6 Home Runs for Greensboro, Indy Gets Rained Out & More

Home runs galore for High-A Greensboro and more Pirate minor league action

May 26, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  Detail view of the Memorial Weekend socks worn by St. Louis
May 26, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detail view of the Memorial Weekend socks worn by St. Louis / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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High-A Greensboro rolls past Greenville

Home runs were the story of the game for the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers on Wednesday night. Six Grasshopper long balls powered a 14-4 victory over the Greenville Drive.

Po-Yu Chen started for the Grasshoppers and continued his recent hot streak. Chen allowed two hits, walked a pair, and struck out 12 in 4.2 scoreless innings pitched. Chen threw 51 of 85 pitches for strikes.

Valentin Linarez pitched 1, allowing 2 runs on a hit, two walks, and two strikeouts. Julian Bosnic walked a pair and struck a batter out 1.1 scoreless innings pitched. Jack Carey pitched the 8th inning allowing a run. Carey remained on the mound for the 9th inning and retired the Drive in order to end the game.

Six home runs powered the offensive outburst for Greensboro. Josiah Sightler hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning for his 2nd home run with Greensboro this season. Later in the 2nd inning Sammy Siani hit a solo home run of his own, giving him 8 on the season.

The 2nd inning home run barrage continued when Jase Bowen hit a 3-run blast, his 20th of the season. Please, get that man to Double-A. Brenden Dixon hit his 8th home run of the season, and Jack Brannigan went deep twice giving him 6 since being promoted to Greensboro.