Po-Yu Chen Looks Much Better in His Second Chance with Bradenton

Po-Yu Chen had an impressive outing on Saturday night, and his good fortunes came along after a visit to the mound by pitching coach Yorman Bazardo.

Chen walked the first batter on six pitches, as he was having trouble spotting his fastball in the first plate appearance. After that, he got two ground balls and a fly ball to left field. Unfortunately for Chen, both ground balls to third base resulted in the runners reaching base and a run scoring. Juan Jerez threw away the first grounder, then the second one hit off of his glove, though it was not an easy play or deserving of an error. Just a ball hit right down the line that resulted in a single.

That brought out Bazardo, and Chen was dominant from that point on.

With one out and two men on in the first inning, already down 1-0, C...



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