June 2012

Sea Dogs host Richmond…Wild, wild west

Ranaudo is ranked the #1 Pitching Prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…He makes the start on Friday night

The Sea Dogs and Richmond Flying Squirrels meet in the opener of a three-game set on Friday night at Hadlock Field…Portland took two of three from the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) in the first part of the homestand…The ‘Dogs are 5-4 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Patriotic Caps are up for auction

Lineups for Friday (7:00 PM start)

Richmond: Brown 8, Minicozzi 4, Mayora 5, Perez 9, Joseph 2 , Ciriaco 7, Adrianza 6, Mitchell 3, Monell DH, Kickham LHP

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Ranaudo 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.

Sea Dogs and Baysox at High Noon

Bryce Brentz was named the league’s player of the week on Monday, yesterday he was named the best for the month.

The Sea Dogs and Baysox end their three-game series on Thursday afternoon at Hadlock Field beginning at 12:00 PM…Portland is seeking their second series sweep at Hadlock Field this season, and their third 3-game winning streak…Portland has not swept a series of more than two games at Hadlock Field since September 3-6, 2010 against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Game Notes

Brentz Player of the Month Press Release

Lineups for Thursday (12:00 PM start)

Bowie: Barfield 7, Britton 9, Hughes 3, Waring DH, Machado 6 , Wheeler 5, Schoop 5, de San Miguel 2, Richardson 8, Clark RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda DH, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Balcom-Miller RHP

  • Slugger the Sea Dog has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Mania contest to be named the Best Mascot in the Minors!!! Slugger has a tough opponent in the third round; Nutzy from Richmond. Get those round 3 votes in and help Slugger advance. Voting ends today. Vote here.
  • The Red Sox have been active in the MLB Draft.
  • Bowie’s Manny Machado is ranked the top position prospect in Baltimore’s system according to Baseball America (#2 overall).
  • Red Sox Minor League Awards for May…Offensive Player – Greenville, OF Keury De La Cruz; Pitcher, Greenville LHP Miguel Pena…Defensive Player, Pawtucket 1B/OF Lars Anderson; Base Runner, SAL/POR OF Shannon Wilkerson; Base Stealer: Portland SS Derrik Gibson.

Last night was Josh Beckett Bobblehead Giveaway at Hadlock Field…Beckett pitched eight strong innings in a loss at Fenway Park.

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.

Sea Dogs and Baysox on Tuesday…Brentz player of the month

Bryce Brentz was named the league’s player of the week on Monday, today he named the best for the month.

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game homestand on Wednesday night against the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) at Hadlock Field…Portland took the opener on Tuesday night 6-1, thanks to five no-hit innings from lefty Drake Britton, who made his Double-A debut…Dan Butler homered and doubled, extending his hitting streak to four games (7-for-16)…Tonight, Stolmy Pimentel seeks his second win of the season.

Game Notes

Brentz Player of the Month Press Release

Lineups for Wednesday (7:00 PM start)

Bowie: Barfield 8, Britton 9, Hughes DH, Widlansky 3, Machado 6 , Wheeler 5, Ward 2, Adair 4, Bumbry 7, Bundy RHP

Portland: Wilkerson 8, Tejeda DH, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Pimentel RHP

  • Slugger the Sea Dog has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Mania contest to be named the Best Mascot in the Minors!!! Slugger has a tough opponent in the third round; Nutzy from Richmond. Get those round 3 votes in and help Slugger advance. Voting ends June 7th. Vote here.
  • The Red Sox have been active in the MLB Draft.
  • Bowie’s Manny Machado is ranked the top position prospect in Baltimore’s system according to Baseball America (#2 overall).
  • Check out Aaron Goldsmith’s blog (former Sea Dogs’ broadcast assistant) – great stuff on former Sea Dog Ryan Lavarnway.
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.

Sea Dogs back home against Bowie…Britton’s Double-A debut

The Sea Dogs open up a six-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) from Hadlock

Dwight Evans was at Fenway Park for the 100th anniversary, and announced the Red Sox Draft Picks on Monday night.

Field..Portland split six games on their recent roadtrip, and are 3-3 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division…Lefty Drake Britton makes his Double-A debut tonight for Portland…Britton is ranked the #1 left-handed pitching prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America.

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish - who was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier today.

Game Notes

Lineups for Tuesday

Bowie: Richardson 8, Schoop 4, Britton 9, Widlansky 3, Machado 6 , Hughes DH, Barfield 7, Wheeler 5, de San Miguel 2, Bascom RHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Tejeda DH, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Britton LHP

  • Slugger the Sea Dog has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Mania contest to be named the Best Mascot in the Minors!!! Slugger has a tough opponent in the third round; Nutzy from Richmond. Get those round 3 votes in and help Slugger advance. Voting ends June 7th. Vote here.
  • Bryce Brentz named Eastern League’s Player of the Week
  • The Red Sox have been active in the MLB Draft.
  • Bowie’s Manny Machado is ranked the top position prospect in Baltimore’s system according to Baseball America (#2 overall).

Bowie’s Manny Machado is the number two overall prospect in Baltimore’s system, but the top position player, according to Baseball America.

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.

Sea Dogs and Curve play Sunday Night Baseball

The Sea Dogs and Curve play the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday night from Peoples Natural Gas Field…Portland and Altoona split a twinbill on Saturday night, with the Curve winning the second game on a walk off two-run single by Jarek Cunningham…Portland is off tomorrow, before a six-game homestand starting Tuesday night against Bowie.

Tonight could be Ryan Kalish’s last Major League rehab game with Portland. 

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish

Game Notes

Lineups for Sunday 

Portland:  Wilkerson 7, Kalish 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Tejeda DH, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Hernandez LHP

Altoona: Brown 5, Holt 6, Cunningham 4, Sanchez 2, Cabrera DH , Durham 9, Farrell 3, Latimore 9, Gonzalez 7,  Cumpton RHP

  • 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 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.

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.

Sea Dogs and Curve play two…Kalish and the new faces

The Sea Dogs and Curve were postponed on Friday night, and open up their three-game series on Saturday night with a doubleheader from Peoples Natural Gas Field…Portland is 2-1 on the trip, winning on Thursday morning 7-2 at Harrisburg.

OF Ryan Kalish starts in the twinbill opener and will not play the second game.

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish

Game Notes

Lineups for Saturday (Game 1)

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 7, Kalish 8, 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

  • 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 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 yesterday Chorye Spoone was assigned to Portland Thursday from Triple-A Pawtucket (photo courtesy of Jillian Souza Photography)

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.

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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