Bradenton wins by a football score
Wednesday afternoon saw a wild offensive affair played LECOM Park. In a game that finished with the score of a football game, the Low-A Bradenton Marauders improved to 31-28 on the season with an 18-9 victory over the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.
Righty J.P. Massey started for the Marauders. After rolling in recent weeks, Massey turned in his poorest start since late April. Massey pitched just 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on four hits, four walks, five strikeouts, and he hit two batters. His overall season stats remain strong with a 3.28 ERA in 49.1 innings pitched.
For the Bradenton offense, it was a team effort.
Enmanuel Terrero went 1-for-4 with two walks, two runs scored, and a RBI. Jack Brannigan was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, Tanner Tedaway went 0-for-2 with three walks, a RBI, and two runs scored.
Johnson was 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, and his 4th home run of the season. He drove in four runs, scored four times, and rose his OPS on the season to .824. Polanco was 3-for-6 with two doubles, giving him 10 on the season, three RBI and two runs scored.
The no. 4 overall pick in last year's draft, Johnson is arguably the top prospect in the Pirate farm system. After a slow start to the season he has been showing why by swinging a hot bat for the Marauders. Polanco may have the biggest power potential in the farm system. The two of them having the success they are at Low-A while both being just 19-years-old is a testament to their natural hitting ability.