Greensboro blows out Greenville
The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers blew out the Greenville Drive 12-2. With the win, the Grasshoppers are now 32-24 on the season. Setting the tone in the victory was starting pitcher Bubba Chandler.
Chandler turned in a strong start he needed in a big way, allowing just 1 run on six hits, a walk, and eight strikeouts in 6 innings pitched. He hit a batter and threw 54 of 86 pitches for strikes while recording both two ground ball and fly ball outs.
Entering the season Chandler was viewed as one of the most talented and fast rising pitching prospects in the Pirate farm system. Despite the strong start, his ERA on the season is 6.36 to go with 33:59 BB:K raito. Hopefully, this start can help get Chandler trending in the right direction.
Will Matthiessen hit his 7th home run of the season and drove in three runs for Greensboro while Brenden Dixon hit his 8th. This was part of a multi-hit night for Dixon who walked twice, scored twice, and drove in three runs.
Center fielder Tres Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with two walks, two RBI, a double, and a run scored. Shortstop Tsung-Che Cheng continues to do nothing but hitting going 3-for-5 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored. Sammy Siani was 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI, catcher Wyatt Hendrie also went 2-for-5 and drove in a run.