Sea Dogs and Thunder on Sunday…New Guy!

New Sea Dog Jason Urquidez spent six seasons in the Diamondbacks’ system…Last year he pitched with Triple-A Reno.

The Sea Dogs and Thunder played a 5 hour and 38 minute doubleheader on Sunday night, and continue their four-game series on Sunday afternoon from Waterfront Park…Portland was swept in last night’s twinbill, and have dropped 10 of 12 to the Eastern-Division Leading Thunder.

Earlier this morning, the Red Sox signed Right-hander Jason Urquidez from the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League and assigned him to Portland…Urquidez is wearing #29, and will work out of Portland’s ‘pen.  The former standout at Arizona State University (teammates with Dustin Pedroia) was teammates with former Sea Dog Beau Vaughan in Lancaster.  “We call Beau tweak, because he walks up and down the bullpen the entire game.” said Urquidez (pronounced Ur-key-dez).  “Beau is great, he’s lost tons of weight, so his routine is to pace from the bullpen pitcher’s mound to the plate until his name is called.” added Urquidez.

Urquidez and Marquez Smith have both joined from the Independent League the past eight days.

Trenton’s Cody Johnson won’t be swinging this series…He was placed on the disabled list yesterday.

Game Notes

Jackie Bradley Jr. press release

Lineups for Sunday (1:05 PM start) 

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Smith 5, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Spring 3, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Hissey 7, Hernandez LHP

Trenton: A. Almonte DH, Pirela 7, Adams 4, Z. Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Gil 3, Maruszak 5, Farnham 2, Mujica 6, O’Brien RHP

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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