Sea Dogs visit Altoona…Kalish interview, new faces

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game roadtrip on Friday night in Altoona, PA against the Curve from People’s Natural Gas

Bryce Brentz hit an Eastern League best, .388 in May

Field…Portland took two of three from Harrisburg, with yesterday’s 7-2 game…Bryce Brentz went 5-for-5, becoming the first player in franchise history with two 5-hit games.  Audio Highlights from yesterday.

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish

Roster Moves: Drake Britton promoted from High-A Salem.

  • May Notables:  Portland went 6-25 last May, but took 15 of 28 this May…Reynaldo Rodriguez set a franchise record with 10 homers in May…The bullpen tied a May franchise record with 10 saves.
  • Bryce Brentz finished May leading the Eastern League with a .388 (38-for-98) average, which ranked second in Double-A behind Jacksonville’s Nick Franklin (.394)… Brentz had 10 of his 15 multi-hit games in May.
  • MEDICAL HISTORY: The Sea Dogs have had 21 players make a Major League rehab assignment – Kalish is the second this season…As a Red Sox affiliate: Kalish and Daisuke Matsuzaka (2012), Bobby Jenks (2011), Mike Cameron, Manny Delcarmen, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida (2010), Jed Lowrie, Matsuzaka and John Smoltz (2009), David Ortiz (2008), Lenny DiNardo (2004 & 2006), Casey Fossum (2003), Chad Fox (2003), Wade Miller (2005) and Matt White (2003)…As a Florida Marlins affiliate: Luis Aquino (1994), Chris Hammond (1994), Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002) and Gary Sheffield (1994)…In addition, Ellsbury and DiNardo were members of Portland’s 2006 Eastern League Championship team.

Chorye Spoone was assigned to Portland from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday…Billy Buckner is now with the PawSox. (photo courtesy of Jillian Souza Photography)

Lineups for Friday

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Kalish DH, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Ranaudo RHP

Altoona: Grossman 8, Holt 6, Cunningham 4, Sanchez 2, Cabrera DH , Durham 9, Farrell 5, Latimore 7, Gonzalez 3,  Baker LHP

Interview with Ryan Kalish

Game Notes

Brentz’s fifth hit and Kalish game-ending catch

RADIO NETWORKCatch 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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