Bradenton pitching struggles in loss
In a 9-3 loss against the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, pitching struggled early and often for the Low-A Bradenton Marauders. With the loss, the Marauders have fallen to 30-28 on the season.
Carlos Lomeli started for Bradenton and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, in 2 innings pitched. Owen Kellington followed with 1.1 innings, allowing 4 runs on three hits, two walks, and two home runs allowed. Elijah Birdsong also allowed 3 runs in his 2 innings pitched.
One positive note with the pitching, however, was righty Ryan Harbin. After walking a batter and striking out a pair in a hitless, scoreless inning pitched, Harbin now owns a 1.13 ERA and a 9:31 BB:K ratio in 24 innings pitched this season. You would like to see Harbin get an opportunity at High-A soon.
Outfielder Enmanuel Terrero continues to emerge as a force in the Bradenton lineup. After going 3-for-4 with his 3rd home run of the season and a walk, he is hitting .314 with an .861 OPS this season. Rodolfo Nolasco was 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Jesus Castillo went 2-for-4 with two walks and a run scored, while Geovanny Planchart was 1-for-3 with a walk.