Rough night for the Marauders
Wednesday was a rough go of things for the Bradenton Marauders. The Pittsburgh Pirates Low-A affiliate was blown out by the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 10-2, dropping their record on the season to 19-22.
At the top of Bradenton’s lineup center fielder Sergio Campana was 2-for-3 with a run scored, while two-hole hitter Brenden Dixon was 0-for-2 with a walk. This was about it for the Marauder offense.
Rodolfo Nolasco was the only other Marauder batter to get a hit. Nolasco’s hit was a 2-run home run, his 2nd of the season. The rest of Bradenton’s lineup struggled to the tune of going 0-for-15 with a walk.
Valentin Linarez started for the Marauders. The 22-year-old righty allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks, a home run, and 2 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched. Making a rehab outing, Nick Mears struck out all 3 batters he faced. Before Cristian Charle pitched a scoreless inning, Carlos Lomeli allowed 6 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, a home run, and 3 strikeouts in 2 innings pitched.