Sea Dogs (20-30) at Harrisburg Senators (27-23)
The Sea Dogs have won five of their last seven, and open up a six-game roadtrip on Wednesday night in Harrisburg, PA against the Senators with a doubleheader…Portland has dropped 12 of their last 17 at Metro Bank Park, but split four-games on City Island last season…Harrisburg is 27-23 on the season, only three games behind the Akron Aeros for the top spot in the Western Division…Tonight starts a stretch of 21 straight games for Portland against the Wild-Western Division.
Lineups for Wednesday Game 1
Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 8, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Buckner RHP
Harrisburg: Perez 8, Lozada 6, Valdez 7, Pahuta 3, Rahl 9 , Mayorson 5, Van Ostrand DH, Ivany 2, Nicol 4, Ballard LHP
- Harrisburg is the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals…Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg have made stops in Harrisburg.
- Senators’ Manager Matt LeCroy was the 50th overall pick in the 1997 Draft by the Minnesota Twins…The pick was granted to the Twins for failing to sign Travis Lee in the first round of the 1996 draft.
- Harrisburg Hitting Coach Eric Fox skippered the Sea Dogs in 2002…Fox was the fifth overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 1986 draft…Played for Seattle (1986-88), Oakland (1989-94), Texas (1995), the L.A. Dodgers (1996), Philadelphia (1997) and Baltimore (1997). Appeared in 116 games and posted a .198 batting average. An outstanding outfielder with a .995 career fielding
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