Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – August 10th

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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 4-2 over the past week. The Marauders dropped two of three while hosting the Jupiter Hammerheads. Then they headed to Charlotte and completed a three game sweep of the Stone Crabs.

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 – 29-13 (61-51)

Bradenton Marauders – 27-15 (59-53)

St. Lucie Mets – 23-19 (58-54)

Fort Myers Miracle – 23-21 (61-53)

Charlotte Stone Crabs – 16-24 (61-49)

Jupiter Hammerheads – 17-27 (52-62)

Players on the move:

RHP Dovydas Neverauskas was sent from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders on 8-4-2015.

Players that stood out:

OF Harold Ramirez  had six hits, including a home run, five RBIs, four walks and kept his average at .359.

OF Austin Meadows is now batting .308 after getting nine hits, including two home runs, six RBIs, two walks and three strikeouts.

Reese McGuire had two hits and three RBIs. His average is now .265.

LHP Cody Dickson leads the team with ten wins.

RHP Frank Duncan  leads the team with eighty-seven strikeouts.

RHP Brett McKinney leads the team with nine saves.

A look at next week: The Marauders will continue the road trip by visiting the Jupiter Hammerheads for three games. As the road trip ends, the Marauders will return home to face the Charlotte Stone Crabs for three games. Then on Sunday, the St Lucie Mets will come to Bradenton to start a two game series.

We dig deep and head for the hills as we take a look at the Class-A West Virginia Power.

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