Ready for Game 2
With last night’s win, the Sea Dogs clinched their first season-series victory against the Erie SeaWolves as a Red Sox affiliate. The 2002 club took four of seven from Erie, but that was as a Florida Marlins affiliate.
I’m so happy for Felix Doubront, getting a chance to start in the Major Leagues, as he starts Friday for Boston. Felix is such a great guy, and worked so hard while he was in Portland, and I’m sure he did the same in Pawtucket.
Okay Celtics’ fans, lets not trash the team and say they choked. If it was reversed, we would say what a great game plan the Celtics had. Give the Lakers credit, they destroyed Boston, and that’s the end of it.
Few notes from today
BACK-TO-BACK: The Portland Sea Dogs opened up their six-game
homestand with a 1-0 victory over the Erie SeaWolves on Tuesday night at
Hadlock Field…Portland has hurled back-to-back shutouts, allowing just 10 hits
in their last 18 innings pitched…With last night’s victory, the Sea Dogs
clinched the season-series victory over the SeaWolves, and have won five of
seven against the Western Division…The Sea Dogs are tied for second in the
league with six team shutouts – Richmond has seven.
WELCOME TO PORTLAND: RHP Alex Wilson
makes his Double-A debut in the middle game of the series…Wilson went 2-1,
3.40 ERA (21 ER/55.2 IP) in 11 starts allowing 43 hits, 15 walks and 50
strikeouts with the Salem Red Sox, and was named to the Carolina League
All-Star team…The righty was a second round pick by the Red Sox in the 2009
draft out of Texas A & M University.
THANKS TO MATT: OF Matt Sheely
knocked in the lone run of last night’s game with a 2-out, run-scoring
double off losing pitcher LHP Duane
Below in the fifth inning…Sheely has hit safely in six of eight starts,
going 9-for-27 (.333)…Portland has scored nine consecutive runs with two outs.
HE IS THE LEAGUE LEADER: 2B Nate Spears
leads the Eastern League with 45 walks, and leads the Sea Dogs with a .405
on-base percentage…C Luis Exposito has
a team-leading 46 RBI, which ranks tied for second in the Eastern League with
New Hampshire’s OF Eric Thames.
Herold notched his first Double-A hold with 2.1 scoreless innings of
relief…Herold entered the game in the sixth inning with runners at second and
third, but fanned LF Deik Scram and
DH Josh Burrus to end the inning…RHP
Bryce Cox retired all four batters
to earn his eighth save of the year.
TURNAROUND: RHP Kyle Weiland has won three straight
starts after beginning the season 0-4…Weiland yielded only four hits last night
over 5.1 IP…The righty fanned five batters and lowered his ERA to 4.00…The Sea
Dogs’ starters have earned the victory in the team’s past three wins.