Anthony Solometo keeps pitching well for High-A
Sunday afternoon the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks by a score of 6-3. With the win, the Grasshoppers are now 31-24 on the season. In the victory, the tone was set by starting pitcher Anthony Solometo.
The lefty fired 4 scoreless innings for the Grasshoppers. Solometo allowed five hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out seven. He threw 52 of 73 pitches for a strike and was called for a balk. Continuing to develop into one of the best pitching prospects in the Pirate farm system, Solometo now owns a 2.30 ERA with a 25:68 BB:K ratio in 58.2 innings pitched this season.
Michell Miliano followed Solometo, allowing a run on two hits with a strikeout in the 5th inning. Eddy Yean allowed a run on two hits in the 6th inning. Grant Ford then followed with two perfect innings of relief. Santiago Florez got the first out of the 9th inning, but was pulled after walking a pair and allowing a hit. Cy Nielson got the final two outs of the game to pick up his 7th save of the season while lowering his ERA to 2.25.
At the top of Greensboro's lineup second baseman Tsung-Che Cheng was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Designated hitter Shawn Ross was 1-for-4 with his 2nd home run, and right fielder Sammy Siani was 1-for-3 with his 6th home run of the season. Will Matthiessen also drove in a run for Greensboro.