Bradenton won their opening game in the first round of the Florida State League playoffs on Tuesday night by an 11-6 score. They decided to go with Mitch Keller for the opener, despite announcing JT Brubaker would pitch the first game. That decision likely changed well before they updated the Bradenton website in the early afternoon yesterday.
In the Morning Report, I posted about Brubaker and his match-up with St Lucie, which I'll repost here instead of making you go back and check it. The only difference now is that the Marauders are now up 1-0 in the best-of-three series and the last two games (if two are necessary) are at home. Bradenton has a little leeway now with Yeudy Garcia either pitching game three in a must-win game, or game one of the finals. Here is the Brubaker write-up:
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