Homestand Preview and tonight’s game notes

Thursday, April 21st @ 6:00 PM

New Britain Rock Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         Portland Little League Night

Friday, April 22nd @ 6:00 PM

New Britain Rock Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         Fireworks: After the game, enjoy a sensational post-game Fireworks display presented by Oxford Networks.

·         Kids Club Night: The second Kids Club event of the season presented by Hood.

Saturday, April 23rd @ 1:00 PM

New Britain Rock Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         Most Improved Students: Students from across the state are recognized for their improvements and sustained excellence during a pre-game ceremony. These students were nominated by their teachers and earned a complimentary ticket for Saturday’s game.

Sunday, April 24th- No Game

Easter Sunday

Monday, April 25th @ 6:00 PM

Binghamton Mets vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         Standish Little League Night

·         Most Improved Students: Morestudents from across the state are recognized for their improvements and sustained excellence during a pre-game ceremony. These students were nominated by their teachers and earned a complimentary ticket for Monday’s game.

Tuesday, April 26th @ 6:00 PM

Binghamton Mets vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         College Fair: The Sea Dogs will host a College Fair at Hadlock Field starting at 3:00 PM. More than 50 colleges will be in attendance and will be providing prospective students and their parents information about the various colleges, courses, and living situations for each unique campus.

·         KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets: Buy 1 Ticket, Get 1 Free from KRAFT Singles with purchase. Bring your package wrapper to a Sea Dogs Game on Tuesdays for a steal of a deal! Visit www.kraftsingles.com for more info! Exclusions apply.

Wednesday, April 27th @ 6:00 PM

Binghamton Mets vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         Jon Lester BobbleheadThe first 1,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a Jon Lester Bobblehead, made possible by U.S. Cellular.

Thursday, April 28th @ 12:00 Noon

Binghamton Mets vs. Portland Sea Dogs

Promotions:

·         Lunch Break Special: The Sea Dogs are encouraging everyone to escape the office, home, etc and enjoy their lunch break at the ballpark.  The Sea Dogs are offering a Reserved Seat Ticket, a hot dog, soda, and Sea Dog biscuit all for $10, presented by 99.9 “The WOLF”.

·         Seniors “Walk at the Park”: Seniors (62+) will be invited to walk around the bases after the game.

Game Notes for Today

WILSON WANTS THREE: Alex Wilson takes the mound tonight in search of his third win in as many starts this year…Wilson and Stephen Fife are the only Sea Dog starters with wins, having recorded victories in both of their respective outings…After two turns through the rotation, Wilson is the only starter with a quality start (worked 6 scoreless frames in his previous start).

 

COMEBACK FALLS SHORT: The Sea Dogs rallied with four runs in the fifth and another in the ninth, but couldn’t come all the way back in a 6-5 loss to the Binghamton Mets on Monday night…Tim Federowicz led Portland with three hits and two RBI…Federowicz doubled to put runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth, but John Lujan got Ryan Lavarnway to fly out and end the game.

 

QUITE A START: Quincy, Massachusetts native Alex Hassan has hit safely in all ten starts, going 18-for-38 (.474)…Hassan has a 12-game hitting streak dating back to last season in the Carolina League with the Salem Red Sox…Hassan kept the streak going Monday in his last at-bat, delivering an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth.

 

SLUGGING THEIR WAY TO SUCCESS: In addition to Hassan’s hot start, Federowicz and Will Middlebrooks have also gotten off to great starts…All three are among the Eastern League’s top ten hitters with better than a .350 average…Hassan (10) and Federowicz (9) are also near the top of the leaderboard in RBIs.

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY: With yesterday’s rainout, Portland has now three doubleheaders on the schedule…The Sea Dogs and Trenton Thunder will make up a rainout on May 28th with a doubleheader, and the ‘Dogs and New Britain Rock Cats also need to schedule a doubleheader after Saturday’s rainout…Last night’s game will be made up on July 5th.

NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T: One of the biggest strengths of Portland’s offense in the first 10 games has been their speed…Portland is 12-for-13 in steals on the year…The team was 9-for-9 in stolen bases until Che-Hsuan Lin was caught stealing third base in the third game of the season…Lin stole his team-leading 3rd base of the season on Sunday…Portland’s catchers are a combined 5-for-17 (29%) throwing out attempted base stealers.

 

WHAT’S ON DECK: Tomorrow, the Sea Dogs return home to begin a 7-game homestand in eight days…The entire Eastern League is off on Sunday to observe the Easter Holiday…Portland entertains the Rock Cats tomorrow night at Hadlock Field, starting a 3-game series…The B-Mets are in town Monday to start a 4-game set.

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