Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Strong Start From Po-Yu Chen & More

Recapping Pirate minor league action from July 22nd, 2023

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8th inning nets lone run in a loss for Greensboro

The 8th inning saw the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers score their lone run in a 2-1 loss against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Saturday. The 2-1 loss drops the Grasshoppers back to .500 on the season at 43-43.

Sammy Siani led the 8th inning off with his 9th double of the season. Jase Bowen then wasted no time singling Siani home, to give the Grasshoppers their lone run of the game. This was part of a 2-for-4 performance for Siani and a 2-for-3 performance for Bowen, who was also hit by a pitch.

Po-Yu Chen started for Greensboro and turned in one of his best starts of the season. In 7 innings pitched, Chen allowed 2 runs on six hits, a walk, a home run, and seven strikeouts. He fired 61 of 89 pitches for strikes to go with seven ground ball outs. This outing lowered Chen's ERA on the season to 4.10.

Jaycob Deese pitched the 8th inning for Greensboro. The righty issued a walk and allowed a hit, but still posted a zero.