Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Report – August 31st

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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 3-3 over the past week. The Marauders and Palm Beach Cardinals split the two games to start the week. Then the Maruaders and Fort Myers Miracle split the first two games of the series before the Miracle took the series finale. On Sunday, the Marauders took the first game of the series with the Palm Beach 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 – 41-21(73-59)

Bradenton Marauders – 37-25 (69-63)

Fort Myers Miracle – 34-29 (72-61)

St. Lucie Mets – 31-30 (66-65)

Jupiter Hammerheads – 29-34 (64-69)

Charlotte Stone Crabs – 21-38 (66-63)

Players that stood out:

OF Harold Ramirez  had four hits, two walks and three strikeouts and his average is now .333.

OF Austin Meadows is now batting .305 after collecting eight hits, three RBIs, one walk, one stolen base and two strikeouts.

Reese McGuire had five hits, two RBIs and two strikeouts. His average is now .258.

LHP Cody Dickson continues to lead the team with twelve wins.

RHP Frank Duncan  leads the team with 104 strikeouts.

RHP Montana DuRapau leads the team with twelve saves.

A look at next week: The Marauders will continue hosting the Palm Beach Cardinals on Monday and Tuesday. They will enjoy a day off on Wednesday. Then they will host the St Lucie Mets for two games before traveling to St Lucie for the final two games of the regular season.

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