BACK AND FORTH: The Portland Sea Dogs produced 17 baserunners but went 2-for-12 with
RISP and suffered a 7-5 loss at Reading on Saturday night…The Phillies scored
the game-winning runs off losing pitcher RHP Bryce Cox in the eighth inning.
LF Chih-Hsien Chiang knocked
in two runs and tied the game with a solo-homer (first in Double-A) to lead-off
the eighth…1B Lars Anderson and SS
Yamaico Navarro each had two hits
for the Sea Dogs, who have homered five times in two days.
YOUR 2010 PORTLAND SEA DOGS: Eastern League rosters consist of 24 players for
the entire season…Portland has 14 players returning from the 2009 season and
two players on Boston’s 40-man roster: Thursday night’s starting pitcher LHP Felix Doubront and SS Jose Iglesias…The Sea Dogs have four
of Boston’s Top 10 prospects according to Baseball America.
Top Prospects on Portland's roster according to Baseball America: Casey Kelly # 2, Lars Anderson # 4, Ryan Kalish # 5, Iglesias # 9, Yamaico Navarro # 12, Stephen Fife # 17, Felix Doubront # 18, Che-Hsuan Lin # 20, Luis Exposito # 24, and Kyle Weiland # 26.
RACKING UP THE K’S: RHP Ryne
Miller yielded four runs on over 5 IP last night but matched a
career-high in strikeouts with eight…Miller fanned eight last August 26 in
his first professional start at Binghamton.
TWO DEBUTS IN RELIEF: RHP Eammon
Portice and RHP Jason Rice
made their Double-A debuts in Friday’s game…Portice relieved Doubront in
the sixth inning and worked two innings to secure a hold…Rice fired a perfect
ninth inning to preserve the win…Weiland will be making his Double-A debut in
CASEY AT-BAT…NOT ANYMORE: RHP Casey
Kelly is scheduled to pitch the series opener Monday at New Britain…The
former 30th overall pick in the 2008 draft split last season as
pitcher and shortstop…Kelly hit a combined .222 (36-for-162) with 3 homers
and 16 RBI for Greenville and the GCL Red Sox in 2009…For his career, the
Florida native hit .219 (64-for-292) with 4 homers in 29 RBI’s…His father, Pat Kelly, played 13 years of pro
ball, making his Major League debut for the Blue Jays in 1980…His cousin,
Dustin, played in 25 games with the Sea Dogs in parts of two seasons (2004
WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland continues their 4-game series with Reading
tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1:05 PM from First Energy Stadium…The Sea Dogs
stay on the road Monday by opening up a 3-game series against the Rock Cats (Twins
affiliate) at New Britain Stadium.