Walk it Off: Bradenton Marauders Win Fourth Straight on Last At Bat

 Thanks to the doubleheader, Eddy Yean was moved up from his usual piggyback role to getting the start for the first game on Thursday.

It did not go great.

Control has always been an issue with he 20-year old righty from the Dominican Republic as he currently owns a walks per nine innings (BB/9) of over five on the season. August has been a particular struggle for Yean, as after Thursday start he has posted a BB/9 of 11.88.

When it comes to walks, Yean had perhaps the worst start of his career, walking six in 3 2/3 innings pitched. Overall in the month of August Yean has walked 11 in 8 1/3.

Despite not being able to find the strike zone, Yean was able to fight his way into not letting the game away from him. Along with the six walks, Yean also hit a batter as well as allowed five hits. That's a total of 12 baserunners in 3 2/3 innings and only allowed one run.

He also struck out five batters. So yea, the start wasn't ideal, but it also had the potential of being that much worse.

Leaving people on base was a common theme in the opening game. Bradenton and Clearwater combined to strand 46 bases runners in the eight inning game.

Jase Bowen has made a habit of coming up with a big hit, and he almost did it again. His RBI scored Maikol Escotto to give the Marauders the lead in the sixth before the Threshers tied it up in the next inning.

The teams traded runs in the first and second, followed by the sixth and seventh before Daniel Rivero singled home Ernny Ordonez in the bottom of the eighth to win it.

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