Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – July 20th

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Mar 12, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; The field is made ready for play before a spring training baseball game at McKechnie Field. The Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Advanced A Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders went 5-1 over the past week. On Monday, they picked up a win in the final game of the series with the Daytona Tortugas. Then the Marauders completed a four game sweep over the Lakeland Flying Tigers. They wrapped up the week by dropping the first game of the series in Palm Beach with the Cardinals.

As the Marauders begin the second half of the season, the standings are reset. The Charlotte Stone Crabs were the first half division winner. The second half division winner will face the Stone Crabs in the playoffs. If the Stone Crabs win the second half, then the team with the second best overall record will advance to face the Stone Crabs. More information on the playoff procedures can be found here. We will provide you the second half standings along with the overall standings in parenthesis.

Florida State League South Division Standings:

Palm Beach Cardinals – 17-7 (49-45)

Bradenton Marauders – 15-9 (47-47)

Fort Myers Miracle – 13-11 (51-43)

St. Lucie Mets – 13-11 (48-46)

Charlotte Stone Crabs – 9-15 (54-40)

Jupiter Hammerheads – 8-16 (43-51)

Players that stood out:

OF Harold Ramirez continues to lead the way for the Marauders with a .356 average. He has been on the Temporary Inactive List while he played for Team Colombia in the Pan-Am Games in Toronto. He should be returning to the team soon.

OF Austin Meadows saw his average climb to .300 after getting ten hits, two RBIs, one walks and five strikeouts.

INF Jacoby Jones had eight hits, nine RBIs and seven strikeouts and is now batting .261.

Reese McGuire had six hits, two stolen bases, three strikeouts and one RBI. His average is now .268.

LHP Cody Dickson leads the team with seven wins.

RHP Frank Duncan  leads the team with 71 strikeouts.

RHP Brett McKinney still leads the team with nine saves.

A look at next week: The Marauders will finish up the three game series at the Palm Beach Cardinals on Monday and Tuesday. Then they return home for a four game series with the Dunedin Blue Jays. On Sunday, the Marauders start a two game series in Clearwater against the Threshers.

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