April 2012

Sea Dogs (7-17) vs. Trenton (10-12) Sox and Yankees in Double-A

Portland opens up a four-game series on Monday night against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate)…Righty Billy Buckner makes his 5th start of the season against Graham Stoneburner (Below are lineups)

Portland dropped 2 of 3 to Trenton earlier this season

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Monday

Trenton: A. Almonte 9, Brewer 7, Mustelier 5, Johnson DH, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Gil 2, Maruszak 6, Mujica 4, Stoneburner RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda DH, Berumudez 8, Butler 2,  Dent 4, Buckner RHP

 

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Sea Dogs (7-16) vs. Reading (14-7) – Video of Dice-K/Audio from Mr. Belding

Dice-K worked 4.2 innings on Saturday, fanning seven and left the game to a nice ovation at Hadlock Field.

Portland and Reading play the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field…LHP Chris Hernandez (1-1, 1.71) makes the start against RHP Tyler Cloyd (3-0, 2.37) (Below are lineups)

Daisuke video highlights and audio of Mr. Belding on the air

Reading is 99-81 against the Sea Dogs All-time

  • Former PawSox infielder Tug Hullett is on Reading’s roster
  • Reading manager Dusty Wathan played for Portland in 2000-01

Andy Pettitte will not pitch on Monday night at Hadlock Field

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Sunday

Reading: Gillies 8, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Valle 2, Spidale 7, James 9, Abreu DH, Kennelly 5, Hanzawa 6, Pettibone RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Gibson 6, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Berumudez 8, Spring 2,  Dent 5, Gentille 4, Hernandez LHP

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Game 23: Sea Dogs (6-16) vs. Reading Phillies (14-6)…Major Leaguers at Hadlock

Dice-K took the loss in New Hampshire on August 30, 2009, allowing a first-innng homer to Todd Donovan...The Fisher Cats scored five times off Matsuzaka in the first inning.

Portland continues their seven-game homestand on Saturday afternoon against the Reading Phillies…Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his second career rehab start with Portland but his first at Hadlock Field…The Sea Dogs drop the series opener on Friday  night 5-4…Tomorrow is the series finale at 1:00 PM, before the ‘Dogs face Andy Pettitte on Monday night. (Below are lineups)

Reading is 99-80 against the Sea Dogs All-time

  • Former PawSox infielder Tug Hullett is on Reading’s roster
  • Reading manager Dusty Wathan played for Portland in 2000-01

Andy Pettitte is scheduled to pitch for Trenton on Monday night at Hadlock Field.

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Saturday

Reading: Gillies 8, Kennelly 4, Ruf 3, Susdorf DH, James 9, Abreu 5, Castro 7, Lerud 2, Hanzawa 4, Pettibone RHP

Portland: Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Linares DH, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Brentz 9, Berumudez 8, Butler 2, Meneses 4, Matsuzaka RHP

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

What a thrill to have Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell on the air

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Game 22: Sea Dogs (6-15) vs. Reading (13-6)

Portland opens up a seven-game homestand on Friday night against the Reading Phillies…Mr Belding (Dennis Haskins) makes his Hadlock Field debut in part of teacher appreciation night…He’ll join me on the air in the bottom of the first inning…Tomorrow, Daisuke Matsuzaka makes a MLB rehab start with Portland. (Below are lineups)

Reading is 98-80 against the Sea Dogs All-time

  • Former PawSox infielder Tug Hullett is on Reading’s roster
  • Reading manager Dusty Wathan played for Portland in 2000-01
  • Stolmy Pimentel was activated earlier today and starts tonight…Michael Lee was released

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Friday

Reading: Gillies 8, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Susdorf DH, Valle 2, Castro 7, James 9, Abreu 5, Hanzawa 4, Rodriguez RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Linares 8, Tejeda DH, Brentz 9, Rodriguez 3, Butler 2, Meneses 4, Pimentel RHP

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

The Dice-man, Mr. Belding and Patrick Chung in one homestand

Dice-K took the loss in New Hampshire on August 30, 2009, allowing a first-innng homer to Todd Donovan...The Fisher Cats scored five times off Matsuzaka in the first inning.

YES!  Three big names highlight the Sea Dogs second hometand of the season.  It all starts tomorrow night with Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding from the hit TV show Saved by the Bell.  On Saturday, Daisuke Matsuszaka makes his second career rehab assignment with Portland.  Dice-K pitched for Portland on August 30, 2009 at New Hampshire, yielding 5 runs on 4 hits over 2 IP.  The Sea Dogs lost 5-3, but the game was secondary with a Major Leaguer rehabbing – brought tremendous energy from the crowd.

It’s never too early to talk Patriots.  The NFL draft is tonight, with the Patriots owning two 1st round picks.  On Tuesday May 1st, fans have the opportunity to meet Safety Patrick Chung.  hung will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and will be available to sign free autographs on photos provided by the Portland Sea Dogs for fans from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

The Sea Dogs are returning home after dropping 5 of 7 on the road but they took 2 of 3 in New Britain.  The series win was the first for Portland this season – their last came on August 25-27th at Reading.

UPCOMING HOMESTAND PREVIEW
Friday, April 27th @ 6:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies

Dennis Haskins the actor who played Mr. Belding on the hit television show Saved by the Bell will be appearing at Hadlock Field. Everybody’s favorite principal will be on hand as the Sea Dogs celebrate Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark, courtesy of Electricity Maine.

Saturday, April 28th @ 1:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies

The Sea Dogs mascot band; The Kastaways will perform on the front plaza from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. Saturday is the first of seven Most Improved Student days at the ballpark where the Sea Dogs will honor over 500 students each day that have made significant improvement over the course of the school year.

Heiker Meneses had the game-winning hit on Wednesday...His RBI single hit the second-base bag.

Sunday, April 29th @ 1:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies

Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumber Jack Show will have a pre-game demonstration on the field. The Sea Dogs will honor Most Improved Students on the field. Kids 16 and under are invited to run the bases after the game, weather and field conditions permitting, presented by Prime Motor Group. Following the Sea Dogs game Bates College will take on Colby College at Hadlock Field.

Wrong Dice-man...Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his Hadlock Field debut on Saturday.

Monday, April 30th @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a 2012 Boston Red Sox schedule magnet, courtesy of Sullivan Tire. Every Monday is a “Military Monday” where military personnel are eligible for a special ticket offer courtesy of the Sea Dogs and 106.3 FM “The Bone”. Military members can get five General Admission tickets for just $20 with a coupon and military ID. Coupons are available at www.seadogs.com and www.boneradio.com. Five local high school bands will perform the National Anthem under the baton of Portland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Moody.

Tuesday, May 1st @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung will be at Hadlock Field, presented by the Asylum Sports Bar and Grill. Chungwill throw out a ceremonial first pitch and will be available to signfree autographs on photos provided by the Portland Sea Dogs for fans from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The Sea Dogs will also host their annual College Fair from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. More than 50 colleges will be on hand to meet with prospective students. The Sea Dogs will award a $500.00 scholarship to one lucky student.

(VIDEO FEATURE ON SEA DOGS CATCHER DAN BUTLER) http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20941549&topic_id=8067842&c_id=bos&tcid=vpp_copy_20941549&v=3

Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

The Sea Dogs will honor students who have completed Slugger’s Reading Challenge.

Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

The Sea Dogs will honor more students who have completed Slugger’s Reading Challenge. Additionally the Sea Dogs will honor Maine’s High School sports championship teams from the 2011/2012 school year.

Game 21: Sea Dogs (5-15) at New Britain Rock Cats (13-6)

Portland’s 7-game roadtrip ends today, as the ‘Dogs and ‘Cats meet in a special 10:35 AM start.  The Sea Dogs couldn’t hold on to a 6-1 lead on Tuesday night, losing 7-6 on Nate Hanson’s walk-off, RBI double.  Portland is off Thursday, before a 7-game homestand beginning on Friday…After today, the ‘Dogs play 10 of 13 at Hadlock Field. (Below are lineups)

The pressbox in New Britain getting ready for a morning game.

  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94…Roger Clemens pitched for the New Britain Red Sox in ’83.
  • Two years ago, both Manny Delcarmen and Mark Kotasy made rehab starts in New Britain.
  • Portland’s next roadtrip is a 3-game series in New Britain (May 4-6)
  • Carl Pavano hails from New Britain, CT.

Pitching Matchup
RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-2, 7.36) vs. LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.52)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Wednesday

Portland: Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Linares DH, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Brentz 9, Bermudez 8, Butler 2, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP

New Britain: De Los Santos 7, Hermann 2, Bigley 9, Colabello 3, Romero DH, Hicks 8, Florimon 6, Hanson 5, Beresford 4, French LHP

Big Papi in his days with the New Britain Rock Cats

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Game 20 Sea Dogs (5-14) at New Britain (12-6)…Corsaletti and Ortiz

The Sea Dogs snapped a 4-game losing streak with last night’s 5-3 win over the Rock Cats…Tonight, the two teams square off in the middle game of the series – tomorrow morning is the finale, beginning at 10:35 AM…Former Sea Dog Jeff Corsaletti, who appeared in 306 games with Portland, has ties to New Britain…His dad Arthur is a member of the New Britain, CT Sports Hall of Fame.

Arthur Corsaletti was a standout baseball and football player in Connecticut.

(Below are lineups)

  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94…Roger Clemens pitched for the New Britain Red Sox in ’83.
  • Two years ago, both Manny Delcarmen and Mark Kotasy made rehab starts in New Britain.
  • Portland’s next roadtrip is a 3-game series in New Britain (May 4-6)
  • Carl Pavano hails from New Britain, CT.

Pitching Matchup

Today: RHP Billy Buckner (0-2, 6.00) vs. LHP Logan Darnell (2-0, 2.81)
Wednesday: (10:35 AM) – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-2, 7.36) vs. LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.52)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Tuesday

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Brentz 9, Bermudez 8, Spring 2, Dent 4, Buckner RHP

New Britain: Hicks 8, Hermann 7, Bigley 9, Colabello DH, Romero 5, Hanson 3, Florimon 6, Lehmann 2, Beresford 4, Darnell LHP

Big Papi in his days with the New Britain Rock Cats

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Game 19: Sea Dogs (4-14) at New Britain Rock Cats (12-5)

The Sea Dogs have lost four straight, 6 of 7, and continue their 7-game roadtrip on Monday night in New Britain against the Rock Cats…New Britain has won 18 of the previous 27 from Portland, including 2 0f 3 last week at Hadlock Field…Ironically, the parent clubs start a 3-game series in Minnesota…Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a rehab start for Salem tonight…(Below are lineups)

  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94…Roger Clemens pitched for the New Britain Red Sox in ’83.
  • Two years ago, both Manny Delcarmen and Mark Kotasy made rehab starts in New Britain.
  • Portland’s next roadtrip is a 3-game series in New Britain (May 4-6)
  • Carl Pavano hails from New Britain, CT.

Pitching Matchup

Today LHP Chris Hernandez (0-1, 1.72) vs. RHP Steve Hirschfeld (2-0, 1.06)
Tomorrow: (6:35 PM) – RHP Billy Buckner (0-2, 6.00) vs. LHP Logan Darnell (2-0, 2.81)
Wednesday: (10:35 AM) – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-2, 7.36) vs. LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.52)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Monday

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Dent 6, Vitek 5, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Brentz 9, Bermudez 8, Butler 2, Meneses 4, Hernandez LHP

New Britain: De Los Santos 4, Hermann 2, Bigley 9, Colabello 3, Hicks 8, Romero 5,  Florimon 6, Hanson DH, Dolenc 7, Hirschfeld RHP

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Game 18: Sea Dogs (4-13) at Binghamton Mets (8-7)…Humber former B-Met

The Sea Dogs have dropped three straight, 6 of 7, and finish their four-game series in Binghamton on Sunday afternoon…Pretty crazy to be in the same town where Phil Humber pitched in 2005-06.  At dinner last night, nobody in the restaurant knew who he was – that would never happen in Portland.  They know all their former Sea Dogs.  If things don’t get harder for the Red Sox, they face Humber on Thursday.  I still can’t believe the Sox game, but it’s still a long season.  For those who say yesterday was a season-killing loss, you should stop watching baseball.  Sorry to be so harsh, but the drama is getting a little bit too much. (Below are lineups)

  • Binghamton is where the Eastern League was formed in 1923
  • B-Mets official scorer Steve Kraly appeared in 5 games with the Yankees in 1953.
  • The creator of the Twilight Zone Rod Serling grew up in Binghamton, NY, and that influenced his work.
  • Sea Dogs and Mets met last August 20th at Fenway Park, Chris Martin took the loss in his Double-A debut.

Pitching Matchup

Sea Dogs look to salvage the final game of their 4-game set in Binghamton, NY.

  • Today RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Sunday

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Brentz 9, Tejeda 7, Spring 3, Bermudez 8, Butler 2, Dent 4, Huntzinger RHP

Binghamton: den Dekker 8, Navarro 5, Rodriguez 6, Marte DH, Lagares 9, Centeno 2,  Bonfe 1B, Zapata 7, Sandoval 4, McHugh RHP

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Game 17: Sea Dogs (4-12) at Binghamton Mets (7-7)

After a 2-game winning streak last week, Portland has dropped 5 of 6, and continues their roadtrip on Saturday afternoon in Binghamton, NY (Below are lineups)

  • Binghamton is where the Eastern League was formed in 1923
  • B-Mets official scorer Steve Kraly appeared in 5 games with the Yankees in 1953.
  • The creator of the Twilight Zone Rod Serling grew up in Binghamton, NY, and that influenced his work.
  • Sea Dogs and Mets met last August 20th at Fenway Park, Chris Martin took the loss in his Double-A debut.

View of NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY

Rotation for this series

  • Today (1:05 PM) – RHP Chris Martin (0-2, 6.14) vs. LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27)
    Tomorro (1:05 PM) – RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Saturday

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Dent 6, Vitek 5, Brentz 9, Tejeda 7, Rodriguez 3, Bermudez 8, Spring 2, Meneses 4, Martin RHP

Binghamton: den Dekker 9, Navarro 4, Marte 5, Campbell 7, Rodriguez 6, Ozga 3, Bonfe DH, Centeno 2, Zapata 8, Cohoon RHP

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

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