Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Can Cole keep rolling?

Marauders starter Gerrit Cole takes the hill tonight against the Fort Myers Miracle at McKechnie Field, trying to keep his fine season intact.
The first overall pick of last year's draft, Cole is 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 46 strikeouts. Cole is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last five starts and is second in the league in opposing batting average (.200) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.2) and ninth in ERA.
Here are tonight's lineups:

Daniel Santana, ss
Danny Ortiz, cf
Jairo Perez, dh
Oswaldo Arcia, rf
Dan Rohlfing, c
Lance Ray, lf
Anderson Hidalgo, 3b
Michael Gonzales, 1b
Levi Michael, 2b
Madison Boer, p

Gift Ngoepe, ss
Drew Maggi, 2b
Mel Rojas Jr., cf
Alex Dickerson, 1b
Stefan Welch, 3b
Evan Chambers, rf
Dan Grovatt, lf
Carlos Paulino, c
Wes Freeman, dh
Gerrit Cole, p

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Starting lineups for 70s Night

photo by John Lembo
Cool hat, huh?
Consider a tip of the cap (pun intended) to the 1970s Pittsburgh Pirates, who made the pillbox look during their run to the 1979 World Championship.
The Marauders will be wearing those hats tonight for 70s Night here at McKechnie Field, where Bradenton faces Clearwater.
The lineups:

Edgar Duran, ss
Carlos Alonso, 2b
Brandon Tripp, lf
James Murphy, 1b
Cody Asche, 3b
Anthony Hewitt, rf
Chris Duffy, dh
Miguel Alvarez, cf
Chace Numata, c
Brody Colvin, p

Gift Ngoepe, ss
Drew Maggi, 2b
Mel Rojas jr., cf
Alex Dickerson, 1b
Carlos Paulino, c
Stefan Welch, 3b
Wes Freeman, lf
Dan Grovatt, rf
Justin Howard, dh
Jameson Taillon, p

Monday, May 7, 2012

Irwin, Poytress off to Altoona

Pitchers Josh Poytress and Philip Irwin have been promoted to Double-A Altoona.
Poytress, 21, a lefty, wasn't scored upon in 16 2/3 innings spread over six games.He allowed 10 hits, struck out 11 and limited opposing hitters to a .175 average.
He tossed six shutout innings Sunday to earn the win in the Marauders' 18-inning win over Tampa. An 18th-round pick last year, Poytress was 2-0 with Bradenton.
Irwin, 25, won his lone start with the Marauders, tossing five innings in Saturday's win over the Yankees. He went 13-4 last year when he split time between Altoona and Bradenton.
The Marauders also added Rick VandenHurk from extended spring training, and he pitched six innings Monday to help beat the Tampa Yankees 10-5.
The 26-year-old VandenHurk hails from the Netherlands was signed as an amateur free agent by the Florida Marlins in 2002. The righty is 8-10 with a 5.97 ERA in 46 games (35 starts) with the Marlins and Baltimore Orioles
The Pirates signed VandenHurk on April 9.