Bradenton gets out slugged by Tampa
It was a big offensvie day for the Bradenton Marauder offense, but this was not enough. The Low-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered an 11-9 loss against the Tampa Tarpons. With the loss, the Marauders are now 58-43 on the season.
Lonnie White Jr. stayed hot for the Marauders. He was just 1-for-4 at the plate, but that one hit was a grand slam. This gives White Jr. 5 home runs since being promoted from the Florida Complex League to Low-A.
Deivis Nadal also went deep, hitting his 6th of the season. In addition to his home run, Nadal drew three walks and scored three runs. Yordany De Los Santos was 1-for-2, was hit by two pitches, and scored two runs. Mitch Jebb was 1-for-4 with a walk, and Jesus Castillo was 1-for-3 with two walks, two RBI, and a run scored.
Hunter Barco started for Bradenton. Making his Low-A debut, the 2022 draft pick struck out the first two batters he faced and then issued back-to-back walks. After these two walks Barco was pulled. With Barco having just recently made his professional debut after undergoing Tommy John surgery last season, hopefully it was not an injury issue for the lefty.
Miguel Fulgencio followed Barco, allowing 2 runs on two hits, two walks, a home run, and three strikeouts in 1.1 innings pitched. Owen Sharts pitched 1.1 innings and Jorge Ramos pitched 1.2 innings, both of them allowed 4 runs.
Julian Bosnic pitched 2 innings. He did not allow a hit, but walked three and struck out five while allowing an unearned run. Elijah Birdsong pitched a 1-2-3 8th inning, as well as a 1-2-3 9th inning, stirking a batter out.