Homestand is over, back on the road, Khoury again?
Here’s a recap of last night homestand by Matt McLaughlin
The Sea Dogs were back in town for a 96 hour home stand
in the fourth weekend of July, and while the first game was a success, the
final three left the ‘Dogs looking for some answers.
Portland was riding a five game winning streak, picking up three straight
against division rival New Hampshire. Game one of the series was a success, As
Alex Wilson earned his third win, and the Sea Dogs won their seventh straight
game, 9-1 over Harrisburg. The red-hot Ryan Lavarnway went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI.
Nate Spears and Chih-Hsien Chiang both homered.
Rehabbing Washington National Jason Marquis started game two of the series for
Harrisburg, and while the Sea Dogs jumped on Marquis early, they couldn’t pull
off a late rally, and fell 7-5. That snapped the winning streak at six, but
Lavarnway continued his personal hitting streak to eight games.
Saturday’s game was a pitchers duel, as Portland starter Kyle Weiland allowed
only one hit through seven innings, striking out eight. Andrew Kown, starter
for Harrisburg, also went seven strong, allowing one run and five k’s.
Unfortunately for the ‘Dogs, All-Star Jason Rice had perhaps his worst outing
of the year, giving up two runs. Portland dropped game three, 2-1.
Harrisburg’s bats heated up in the last game of the series. Portland allowed a
season high 17 hits, and fell 10-3. Marvin Lowrance had quite a day at the
plate, smacking two homers.
Portland is on the road again, taking on Binghamton for three, then going down
to Harrisburg for a four game set.
Ryan Khoury is back at it again, hosting his second edition of Khoury’s Khourner – Part 1 of his conversation with Arnie Beyeler aired yesterday…here you go, in case you missed it –
Tonight before the series opener with the Binghamton Mets, you can hear part two of Khoury’s Khourner with Arnie Beyeler.
I wanted to wish my father a Happy Birthday, and tell him that without him, I would never be writing this now. Without my whole family, I would never have been provided the right tools, personality or the way to conduct myself. My family deserves more credit for what I get to do everyday. They have supported me from day one, and sacrificed a lot as parents. I went my first eight years in professional baseball seeing my my family only twice per year. They never once complained, and always told me to just keep doing what I love, but I know deep down it was hard for them to have their son away. This is my 14th season, and they still say the same things, and keep my confidence at an all-time high.