High-A gets cancelled, Low-A Bradenton plays two
Sunday saw the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers get their game cancelled due to field conditions and Double-A Altoona rained out. Meanwhile, the Bradenton Marauders play a doubleheader against the Tampa Tarpons. Game one of the day saw the Low-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates lose by a score of 7-4.
Po-Yu Chen started for the Marauders and pitched 3.2 innings. Chen allowed 2 runs on six hits, two walks and three strikeouts. On the season he now owns a 4.68 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 90.1 innings pitched.
Yunior Thibo picked up the other 2.1 innings for the Marauders. Thibo took his lumps allowed 5 runs on five hits, two walks and a strikeout. This outing spiked Thibo’s ERA on the season to 4.87 in 44.1 innings pitched.
Shortstop Tsung-Che Cheng bat leadoff in game one and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and his 7th triple of the season. Tres Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with a run scored, Tanner Tredaway was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and catcher Wyatt Hendrie was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Joelvis Del Rosario started game two of Bradenton’s doubleheader. Led by Del Rosario’s strong outing the Marauders picked up a 3-2 victory to improve to 59-54 on the season.
Del Rosario allowed 2 runs o five hits, three walks and six strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Quietly, the 21-year-old righty has had a strong season posting a 3.69 ERA in 71 innings pitched across 16 outings, 15 of which have been starts.
Brenden Dixon started the scoring in game two with a solo home run, his 8th of the season, in the 2nd inning. Later in the inning, the Marauders scored on an infield hit by Jasiah Dixon to make the score 2-0 Marauders. Juan Jerez would hit a solo home run in the 4th inning, this game the Marauders a 3-2 lead and Jerez 6 home runs on the season.
Wilkin Ramos was first up in relief of Del Rosario. Ramos allowed a hit in a scoreless 6th inning. Carlos Lomeli took over in the 7th inning and fired a 1-2-3 inning to slam the door shut on the Tarpons in a 3-2 Marauder victory.