Tampa Hands Bradenton Tenth Shutout Loss of Season
TAMPA, Fla. - After the Bradenton Marauders were outscored on Friday night by a 19-2 score, game two of a three game series against the Tampa Tarpons featured significantly less offense for both side, and none for the visitors in a 2-0 loss at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Marauders batters were stifled by Tarpons starter LHP Reiver Sanmartin in his second start with club, with the 20 year old not allowing a run on just three hits without walking a batter and striking out five.
While Bradenton was held off the board all afternoon following a 3 pm start, Tampa got on the board for the first time in the home half of the third inning on a Daniel Barrios solo home run to left, the third baseman's first in over a year of action. The next (and final) offense for the home club was in the fifth inning, a frame that featured two hits with two outs including a Diego Castillo double for the final run scored in the contest.
LHP Domingo Robles turned in a strong outing in his fifth and final start for Bradenton this season but it was the two earned runs that handed him his third loss without a win in limited outings. Robles tossed five full innings and allowed six hits, but walked three batters to his two strikeouts. In a game that featured all left handed pitching for Bradenton, LHP's Ronny Agustin and Jake Brentz tossed zeroes for the final three innings, holding Tampa hitless while striking out a pair of batters each.
The Marauders finish their three game set in Tampa in the final game of the 2018 season on Sunday at 1 pm. RHP Pedro Vasquez toes the rubber for Bradenton in the season finale, and RHP Deivi Garcia puts his 1.27 ERA on the line for rthe home side. Catch all the action Matt Neverett on the Bradenton Marauders Baseball Network by visiting BradentonMarauders.com, TuneIn Radio, MiLB.tv, or the MiLB First Pitch app!
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