High-A Greensboro picks up Anthony Solometo following a poor start
Lefty Anthony Solometo is quickly becoming one of the best pitching prospects in the Pirate farm system. Thursday night, however, he turned in a rare poor start. Despite his poor start, the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers were able to to pick up a 10-6 victory over Jersey Shore BlueClaws to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Solometo lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing 4 runs on four hits, a career high four walks, and three strikeouts. This start was likely nothing more than a blip on the radar for Solometo who will be looking to bounce back in his next start.
Jaycob Deese relieved Solometo, allowing a run on four hits and two strikeouts in 2.1 innings pitched. Cy Nielson pitched 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out three. Jack Carey allowed a base hit and walked a batter before exiting the game. Santiago Florez walked a batter and hit a batter while pitching a scoreless inning.
Through the first 5 innings the Grasshopper offense was struggling. However, they would explode for 9 runs in innings 6 through 8, powering the team to their come from behind victory over Jersey Shore.
At the top of the lineup Tsung-Che Cheng was 1-for-5 with two RBI. Jase Bowen went 1-for-5 with his 2nd home run of the season, a 3-run shot, and Luke Brown was 0-for-3 with a pair of walks and two runs scored. Third baseman Brenden Dixon was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Hudson Head was 3-for-3 with a walk.