CLEARWATER, FL - In the final game of a three game set on the road, the Bradenton Marauders were unable to complete their second series sweep of the 2019 season in a 3-2 loss to the Clearwater Threshers on Wednesday afternoon. The contest was the only day game around the Florida State League and the mid-day winds were able to keep the offensive attacks at a minimum, with the Marauders only run coming on SS Robbie Glendinning's fourth home run with the club this season.
Clearwater amassed all their offense off Marauders starting pitcher RHP Aaron Shortridge who lasted six innings and allowed all three runs for the home side on seven hits, but struck out a season high seven batters on a career high 99 pitches in his first loss of the campaign. RHP Ryan Valdes was perfect in two innings in relief, retiring all six batters he faced in order including a single strikeout to lower his earned run average to 2.35 this year.
The Marauders registered a total of six hits in the game, with four of them allowed by Threshers starter RHP Alejandro Requena, who moved to 2-1 by rifling through six innings on just 84 pitches including four strikeouts before a pair of relief arms held Bradenton off the board for the final three innings.
Bradenton travels home to take on the Palm Beach Cardinals in a three game series beginning on Thursday night at LECOM Park in a matchup of the second and third place clubs in the Florida State League's South Division. LHP Oddy Nunez wil take the ball in the first contest with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 pm. Catch all the action with 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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