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Bradenton Marauders Game Recap: 5/11/11

Bradenton Marauders Game Recap: 5/11/11

Moreno had a rough outing tonight.

No one said minor league games were easy to watch. A couple walks, a hit batsman, several pitches that eluded the catcher's glove, the home plate umpire getting hit with two pitches (not foul balls, just pitches), a ground ball going through the 3rd baseman's legs, a 2nd baseman who double clutches on an otherwise easy out at the plate, an infielder who fails to charge a ball resulting in an infield single and a pitcher who fails to cover 1st base on what should have been a 3-6-1 double play -- and all of that was in the bottom of the 6th inning of the 2nd game of the series between the Bradenton Marauders and Tampa Yankees!

Diego Moreno entered the 6th inning with a 4-1 lead. Last year, Moreno was cruising through high A with two very effective pitches -- a 98 MPH fastball and something offspeed that looked like a slider around 90 MPH and made hitters weak in the knees. Tonight, someone (the coaches? Ramon Cabrera?) decided Moreno should on...

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