The first for the Sea Dogs, a Maine native joins the ‘Dogs in Trenton
TWO MORE GAMES: The Sea Dogs continue their six-game road trip tonight with the second of a three game series against the Trenton Thunder…The trip is the final one before the Eastern League All Star Game…Aaron Kurcz (replaces teammate Chris Hernandez), Bryce Brentz, and Reynaldo Rodriguez will make the trip to Reading to participate in the All-Star Game.
THE FIRST FOR A MAINER: Camden, Maine native Mike MacDonald makes his first start in the Red Sox system this afternoon in Trenton…MacDonald will be the first Maine native to play for the Sea Dogs…The right-hander was pitching with the Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League) before his contract was purchased by the Boston Red Sox and assigned to Portland…Additionally, MacDonald will be the third University of Maine Black Bear to play for the Sea Dogs in franchise history, joining Pete Fisher (2005) and Rusty Tucker (2006).
Lineups for Sunday (1:05 PM start)
Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Rodriguez 3, Smith 5, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Hedman DH, Gibson 6, Dent 4, MacDonald RHP
Trenton: Pirela 4, Maruszak 5, Almonte 9, Murton 3, Mesa 8, Segedin 7, Medchill DH, Farnham 2, Mujica 6, Hall LHP
RADIO NETWORK: Catch 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.