April 2012

Game 16: Sea Dogs (4-11) at Binghamton (6-7)…My thoughts on Fenway

The Great Tony C...A legend in Boston.

Below is all the game information for tonight’s contest in Binghamton, but I wanted to say a few things about today’s ceremony at Fenway Park. I know it’s been a tough start to the season for the Red Sox, and probably tougher after what happened last September.  I was so taken back at how perfect the Red Sox put together their 100th birthday of Fenway Park.  Last year, a Red Sox minor league coach told me “You learn a lot about people when things aren’t going well.”  I get that people are mad, but this happens to all sports teams.  The Red Sox went 86 years without winning a championship, and they won two in the span of four years, but that didn’t seem good enough.   I don’t believe in “setting the bar high” – that’s a saying made up by the media and fans.  I still believe in this Red Sox team, and I’ve said it since the winter, I don’t think there’s a major difference from last year’s team to the 2012 squad.  Maybe last year our expectations were too high.  I still love the team, even though as I’m typing this it’s 4-1 Yankees, and I’m getting a little aggravated.

Today’s ceremony reminded me of going to Fenway with my dad and grandfather in the mid 80′s.  I was at Yaz’s last three games and stayed for his entire victory lap.  I also attended Tony C night and still have the poster.  I owe my 16-year career as a professional broadcaster to my dad.  He showed me the game, never forced me to like it, but I did.  I’m sure my family thought I was a little nutty growing up.  That passion has never died and I hope it never does.

Portland dropped the series opener on Thursday night 6-0, picking up a season-low 3 hits.

View of NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY

Rotation for this series

  • Tonight – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 4.26) vs. RHP Greg Peavey (2-0, 0.00)
    Saturday (1:05 PM) – RHP Chris Martin (0-2, 6.14) vs. LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27)
    Sunday (1:05 PM) – RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Pre-Game Show Guest: Peter Hissey

Lineups for Friday

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

Binghamton: den Dekker 8, Navarro 6, Marte 5, Campbell 3, Lageres 9, Ozga DH, Rodriguez 4, Gronauer 2, Zapata 7, Peavey 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 15: Portland Sea Dogs (4-10) at Binghamton Mets (5-7)

The Sea Dogs begin a seven-day roadtrip on Thursday night

View of NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY

Rotation for this series

  • Tonight – RHP Billy Buckner (0-1, 6.30) vs. LHP Darin Gorski (1-0, 1.80)
    Tomorrow (7:05 PM) – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 4.26) vs. RHP Greg Peavey (2-0, 0.00)
    Saturday (1:05 PM) – RHP Chris Martin (0-2, 6.14) vs. LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27)
    Sunday (1:05 PM) – RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Pre-Game Show Guest: Peter Hissey

Lineups for Thursday

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

Binghamton: den Dekker 8, Navarro 6, Marte 5, Campbell 3, Lageres 9, Ozga DH, Rodriguez 4, Gronauer 2, Zapata 7, Gorski 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 14: Portland Sea Dogs (10-3) vs. New Britain (3-10)

The Sea Dogs end their six-game homestand on Wednesday afternoon at 12:00 PM (Twins affiliate)

Rotation for Binghamton

  • 4/19 at BNG (6:35 PM) – RHP Billy Buckner (0-1, 6.30) vs. LHP Darin Gorski (1-0, 1.80)
    4/20 at BNG (7:05 PM) – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 4.26) vs. RHP Greg Peavey (2-0, 0.00)
    4/21 at BNG (1:05 PM) – RHP Chris Martin (0-2, 6.14) vs. LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27)
    4/22 at BNG (1:05 PM) – RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16)
  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94
  • Portland has not won a series this season
  • Kolbrin Vitek extended his on-base streak to 12 games on Monday (photo courtesy of Rick Rosenfeld)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Wednesday

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

Portland: Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Tejeda 7, Linares 8, Brentz 9, Rodriguez 3, Hazelbaker DH, Meneses 4,  J.Hernandez 2, 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 13: Portland Sea Dogs (3-9) vs. New Britain (9-3)

The Sea Dogs continue their three-game series on Tuesday night against the Rock Cats (Twins affiliate)

  • Roster Move: RHP Charle Rosario received from Short-Season ALowell
  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94
  • Portland has not won a series this season
  • Rock Cats scored 5 in the 11th last night to win 10-5

    Kolbrin Vitek extended his on-base streak to 12 games on Monday (photo courtesy of Rick Rosenfeld)

Game Notes

Linares with Player-of-Week honors

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Tuesday

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

Portland: Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Tejeda DH, Linares 8, Brentz 9, Rodriguez 3, Butler 2,  Hazelbaker 7, Dent 4, Huntzinger 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 12: Portland Sea Dogs (3-8) vs. New Britain Rock Cats (8-3)

The Sea Dogs continue their 7-day homestand on Monday night against the Rock Cats (Twins affiliate)

  • Roster Move: INF Jon Hee promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket…
  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94
  • Portland has not won a series this season
  • Rock Cats’ radio broadcaster Jeff Dooley is the brother-in-law of Don Orsillo

    Kolbrin Vitek extended his on-base streak to 11 games on Sunday (photo courtesy of Rick Rosenfeld)

Game Notes

Linares with Player-of-Week honors

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Monday

New Britain: Dolenc 7, Hermann DH, Bigley 9, Colabello 3, Hicks 8, Romero 5, Florimon 6, Lehmann C, Beresford 4, Albers RHP

Portland: Gibson 4, Vitek 5, Tejeda 7, Brentz 9, Rodriguez 3, Butler 2,  Bermudez 8, Hazelbaker DH, Meneses 4, Martin 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 (3-7) vs. Binghamton Mets (3-5)

The Sea Dogs host the Binghamton Mets on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field.

  • The Binghamton Mets were the last team to no-hit the Sea Dogs (2006) – Miguel Pinango
  • Roster Move: C Jayson Herandez activated from DL…C Matt Spring promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Sunday

Binghamton: Kazmar 6, Den Dekker 8, Lageres 9, Campbell 7, Marte 5, Ozga 3, Rodriguez 4, Zapata DH, Centeno 2, Peavey RHP

Portland: Dent 4, Vitek 5, Linares 8, Brentz 9, Tejeda DH, Rodriguez 3, Butler 2,  Hazelbaker 7, Meneses 6, Balcom-Miller 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.

Portland Sea Dogs (2-7) vs. Binghamton Mets (3-4)

The Sea Dogs host the Binghamton Mets on Saturday afternoon at Hadlock Field.

Today's starter Billy Buckner is not related to the former Red Sox first baseman.

  • Portland Sea Dogs President Charlie Eshbach joins me on the pre-game show (Part 2).
  • Billy Buckner makes his debut at Hadlock Field – he’s the only Sea Dog with Major League Experience
  • According to Che-Hsuan Lin’s agent, he’s going to Boston.
  • The Binghamton Mets were the last team to no-hit the Sea Dogs (2006) – Miguel Pinango

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Saturday

Binghamton: Zapata 7, Den Dekker 8, Lageres 9, Dykstra 3, Ozga DH, Navarro 5, Rodriguez 4, Centeno 2, Kazmar 6, Gorski 1

Portland: Gibson 6, Vitek DH, Linares 8, Brentz 9, Rodriguez 3,  Tejeda 7, Spring 2,  Hee 5, Meneses 4, Buckner 1

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.

Portland Sea Dogs (1-7) vs. Binghamton Mets (3-3) – Notes, Lineups and Media Guide

The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets play game 2 of their series on Friday night.

  • Portland Sea Dogs President Charlie Eshbach joins me on the pre-game show…Listen live on 95.5/95.9 WPEI or online at seadogs.com
  • Chris Hernandez makes his debut at Hadlock Field

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Friday

Binghamton: Zapata 7, Den Dekker 8, Lageres 9, Dykstra DH, Campbell 3, Marte 5, Navarro 4, Gronauer 2, Kazmar 6, Wheeler 1

Portland: Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Linares 9, Butler 2, Tejeda 7, Hee 3, Hazelbaker 7, Dent 4, Hissey 8, Huntzinger 1

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 (1-6) vs. Binghamton Mets (2-3)

What a night in downtown Portland, Maine.  The Sea Dogs begin their 19th season at Hadlock Field, and the 10th as a Red Sox affiliate.

  • Sea Dogs will honor founder Dan Burke before the game.
  • Brock Huntzinger went 2-1, 4.50 ERA versus the B-Mets last year

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Thursday

Binghamton: Zapata 7, Den Dekker 8, Lageres 9, Dykstra 3, Campbell DH, Marte 5, Rodriguez 4, Centeno 2, Kazmar 6, McHugh 1

Portland: Linares 8, Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Brentz 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Butler 2,  Hazelbaker DH, Meneses 4, Huntzinger 1

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 7: Portland (1-5) at Trenton (2-3)

Good Morning from Waterfront Park in Trenton, New Jersey!

Portland and Trenton conclude their 3-game series on Wednesday morning…The Sea Dogs earned win #1 on Tuesday night, 7-1, thanks to four errors by the Thunder.

Derek Gibson makes his Double-A debut this morning.

  • Sea Dogs are seeking their first series win of the season
  • Trenton’s pitchers allowed six unearned runs last night
  • Trenton is the capital of New Jersey, and has a state prison located minutes from the ballpark.  Don’t run on the field!

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Wednesday

Portland: Linares 7, Gibson 6 (Double-A debut), Vitek 5, Brentz 9, Tejeda DH, Spring 2,  Hee 3, Dent 4, Hissey 8, Martin 1

Trenton: A. Almonte 9, Mustelier 5, Brewer 7, Johnson DH, Mesa 8, Molina 2, Pirela 4, Maruszak 3, Ibarra 6, Hall 1

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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