Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Henry Davis Makes Triple-A Debut, Anthony Solometo Shoves Again & More

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Late run pushes Greensboro to victory

In a game that was largely dominated by pitching, the Greensboro Grasshoppers were able to score a late run to defeat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 2-1. With the win, the High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates is now 27-23 on the season.

Lefty Anthony Solometo started for the Grasshoppers and continues to shove. In 6 innings pitched, Solometo allowed an uneared run on five hits, a walk, and four strikeouts. Solometo has now pitched 54.1 innings in 11 starts this season, posting a 2.47 ERA and a 25:61 BB:K ratio. The 20-year-old is quickly becoming one of the top pitching prospects in the Pirate farm system.

Santiago Florez pitched 1.1 scoreless innings out of the Greensboro bullpen, retiring all four batters he faced and striking out a pair. Mitchell Miller issued a walk and picked up a strikeout while retiring two of the three batters he faced. Cy Nielson picked up his 6th save of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.31 by firing a 1-2-3 9th inning with a pair of strikeouts.

Greensboro's first run came in the 4th inning when Will Matthiessen hit a sacrifice fly to score Tres Gonzalez after he singled earlier in the inning and Tsung-Che Cheng doubled. The go-ahead run came on a Sammy Siani sacrifice fly in the 7th inning.