July 2010

Special to the Blog

Here’s an article courtesy of my assistant Matt McLaughlin

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July Preview:

 

As we turn our calendar to July, let’s see what the ‘Dogs have in
store.

 

July starts with 5 games in 4 days on the road in Binghamton. The
‘Dogs are 4-4 against the Mets Double-A Affiliate, but they haven’t seen them
since May 12th. Portland pitching needs to watch out for Eric Campbell and Mike
Nickeas, who are hitting .315 and .312, respectively.

 

Portland is back at Hadlock for 8 games following the short road
trip. The home stand includes match-ups with a pair of ‘new’s and cats'; New
Hampshire and New Britain. The Sea Dogs should be familiar with both teams.
Though the Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats have only met up 4 times so far, these
games will not lack intensity. The ‘Dogs need to watch out for Eric Thames, who
has pumped in 54 RBI so far. Highly touted prospect Kyle Drabek is a member of
the Fisher Cats as well.

 

As far as the Rock Cats are concerned, the Sea Dogs have not seen
a team more this season. Through 20 games, the Sea Dogs are 15-5 against New
Britain. The Rock Cats roster does carry some talent, with outfielder Ben
Revere and pitcher Kyle Gibson.

 

After these 8 games, most of the Sea Dogs will catch a break as
the All-Star game takes place in Harrisburg. This will not be the case however
for Nate Spears, Ray Chang, and Stephen Fife, who will showcase their talents
and represent Portland in the Mid-Summer Classic.

 

After the break, Portland will leave the confines of Hadlock to
do a tour of New England, facing off against New Britain and New Hampshire.
They come back home for a 4 game stand against Harrisburg, and are then on the
road against Binghamton and the Senators.

 

It’s anyone’s guess how the ‘Dogs will fair through the month of
July, but there’s no question that it will be exciting.

72
544×376

July Preview:

 

As we turn our calendar to July, let’s see what the ‘Dogs have in
store.

 

July starts with 5 games in 4 days on the road in Binghamton. The
‘Dogs are 4-4 against the Mets Double-A Affiliate, but they haven’t seen them
since May 12th. Portland pitching needs to watch out for Eric Campbell and Mike
Nickeas, who are hitting .315 and .312, respectively.

 

Portland is back at Hadlock for 8 games following the short road
trip. The home stand includes match-ups with a pair of ‘new’s and cats'; New
Hampshire and New Britain. The Sea Dogs should be familiar with both teams.
Though the Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats have only met up 4 times so far, these
games will not lack intensity. The ‘Dogs need to watch out for Eric Thames, who
has pumped in 54 RBI so far. Highly touted prospect Kyle Drabek is a member of
the Fisher Cats as well.

 

As far as the Rock Cats are concerned, the Sea Dogs have not seen
a team more this season. Through 20 games, the Sea Dogs are 15-5 against New
Britain. The Rock Cats roster does carry some talent, with outfielder Ben
Revere and pitcher Kyle Gibson.

 

After these 8 games, most of the Sea Dogs will catch a break as
the All-Star game takes place in Harrisburg. This will not be the case however
for Nate Spears, Ray Chang, and Stephen Fife, who will showcase their talents
and represent Portland in the Mid-Summer Classic.

 

After the break, Portland will leave the confines of Hadlock to
do a tour of New England, facing off against New Britain and New Hampshire.
They come back home for a 4 game stand against Harrisburg, and are then on the
road against Binghamton and the Senators.

 

It’s anyone’s guess how the ‘Dogs will fair through the month of
July, but there’s no question that it will be exciting.

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