Sea Dogs (8-21) at New Britain (18-11)

Portland has won series victory this season, taking 2 of 3 in New Britain on April 23-25.  Today, the ‘Dogs can win their second series of the year.  Righty Billy Buckner (0-2, 4.50) makes his second start of the season against New Britain…Righty B.J Hermsen (0-0, 1.29) takes to the hill for the second time in Double-A…Hermsen began the season in High-A Ft. Myers, posting a 1-0, 0.78 ERA in 4 starts.

Lineups for Sunday

Billy Buckner fanned 11 Rock Cats on April 24th at New Britain Stadium…He looks for his first win in the Red Sox system on Sunday.

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

New Britain: Ramirez DH, Florimon 6, Hermann 7, Colabello 3, Hicks 8, Romero 5, Beresford 4, Lehmann 2, Dolenc 9, Hermsen RHP

Game Notes

  • Here’s a tweet from PawSox broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith…@aaronmgoldsmith “A black SUV just drove on the warning track inside Frontier Field in Rochester and stopped behind home plate. Out walked Andy Pettitte.”
  • No home cooking for the Red Sox, and no pun intended.  Aaron Cook has landed on the DL and Andrew Miller is active.
  • Great to see Maine native Ryan Flaherty leading off today for Baltimore.
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