Bradenton scores 7 runs in final 2 innings, but not enough in a loss
While Altoona and Greensboro had late inning woes that led to walk off losses, the Low-A Bradenton Marauders nearly did the opposite. The Marauders scored 3 runs in the 8th inning and 4 more in the 9th inning on their way to a 12-10 loss against the Clearwater Threshers to fall to 20-14 on the season.
Jesus Castillo singled to start the 8th inning, Rodolfo Nolasco was hit by a pitch, and Termarr Johnson singled. After a balk and a wild pitch, the Marauders had cut the deficit to 12-5. Following a Geovanny Planchart sacrifice fly, Shalin Polanco and Alexander Mojica hit back-to-back doubles to make the score 12-7.
Then in the 9th inning, the Marauder offense continued to attempt to rally. With the bases loaded with just one out due to three walks, Javier Rivas doubled to make the score 12-9. After a ground out made it 12-10, Polanco singled to bring the go ahead run to the plate. Unfortunately, Mojica struck out as the Marauder rally came up just short.
Earlier in the game Polanco hit his 5th home run of the game as he finished the night 4-for-5. Planchart hit his 1st home run of the season as part of a four RBI night. Johnson had a multi-hit night for the Marauders.
Veteran righty Tyler Chatwood pitched a scoreless 1st inning making a minor league rehab outing. Trying to battle his way back from a long battle with injuries, Blake Cederlind pitched the 2nd inning and allowed 6 runs. Dominic Perachi allowed 6 runs in his 2 innings pitched.