Series Preview: Stone Crabs vs Bradenton Marauders

BradentonMaraudersThe Stone Crabs take to the road and head to Bradenton for a three game series against the Bradenton Marauders. The Stone Crabs hold a slight lead in the series as they are 5-4 on the year against the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate. As a team, the Stone Crabs are hitting .264 and have a team ERA of 3.51 against the Marauders this season.

The Stone Crabs continue to struggle on the second half as they are just 1-5 on the half and sit in last place in the division. Meanwhile the Marauders find themselves in a three game tie for the top spot in the division with a 4-2 record.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Bradenton

1-5

Record

4-2

.263

Batting Avg

.275

.355

Slugging Pct

.363

.331

On Base Pct

.340

318

Runs Scored

327

656

Hits

741

126

Doubles

119

13

Triples

15

26

Home Runs

29

72

Stolen Bases

79

2.59

Earned Run Avg

3.72

247

Runs Against

327

518

Strikeouts

549

1.19

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.27

Players to Watch
P Cody Dickson (leads Bradenton in pitching)
C Jin-De Jhang (2015 FSL All-Star, leads Bradenton in hitting)
IF Jacoby Jones (2015 FSL All-Star)
C Reese McGuire (#5 Pirates Prospect by Baseball America, 2015 FSL All-Star)
OF Austin Meadows (#3 Pirates Prospect by Baseball America, 2015 FSL All-Star)
OF Harold Ramirez (#10 Pirates Prospect by Baseball America)

Matchups
7/1/15: CHA Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 0.00) vs BRA Frank Duncan (4-3, 5.40) at McKechnie Field (6:30)
7/2/15: CHA Brent Honeywell (0-1, 9.00) vs BRA TBD at McKechnie Field (6:30)
7/3/15: CHA Taylor Guerrieri (1-0, 2.73) vs BRA TBD at McKechnie Field (6:30)

Travel Guide
The Bradenton Marauders play their home games at McKechnie Field which is located at 1611 9th Street West in downtown Bradenton. The stadium is 56 miles from Charlotte Sports Park or about an hour drive.

Tickets for games at McKechnie Field can be purchased by visiting BradentonMarauders.com and are $8. Main parking is in the lot behind the stadium for $2 or at the smaller home plate lot for $5. Closer parking is available in private business lots near the entrance at home plate for a fee set by the business.

The official FSL hotel for games in Bradenton is the Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront located at 100 Riverfront Drive in Bradenton. Rooms start at $139 a night. You can call them at (941) 747-3727 or visit their website for more information.

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