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Bradenton Marauders Game Recap: 5/13/11

Bradenton Marauders Game Recap: 5/13/11

Baker continued his 2011 struggles in tonight's start.

Similar to Wednesday night, mistakes and failure to come up with the big hit did the Marauders in on Friday night's 4-game series finale.

Three times, the Marauders put runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out, but couldn't get a hit out of the next two batters in each inning. In the 3rd inning, Jarek Cunningham came up in that situation and hit a sacrifice fly then David Rubinstein hit a soft liner to 1B to end the inning. In the 8th inning, Rubinstein hit into an odd fielder's choice (see next paragraph) to get one run home then Aaron Baker ended the inning. And in the 9th, down by 2, Carlos Paulino and Robbie Grossman hit short fly outs to end the game.

Grossman and Cunningham made baserunning mistakes on consecutive plays in the 8th. With one out and Grossman on first, Cunningham smashed a ball down the left field line. The leftfielder had no chance to catch the ball but for some reason, Grossman didn't run all out...

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