Double Dip Downtown — Fisher Cats and Sea Dogs
MLB REHAB UPDATE: RHP Chris Carpenter joins the Portland Sea Dogs as he continues his Major League rehab stint as part of the Boston Red Sox…The righty had a bone spur removed from his throwing elbow prior to the 2012 season…Carpenter marks the 24th Major Leaguer to rehab with the Sea Dogs, the 18th as a Red Sox affiliate and the sixth player to rehab with Portland this season (Crawford, Ellsbury, Matsuzaka, Kalish, and Sweeney)…Yesterday, Carl Crawford made a rehab start with the Pawtucket Red Sox and notched two hits in the game.
SMITH SPARKS SEA DOGS WIN IN OPENER, 4‐2: Marquez Smith reached base safely three times, hit a home run, and scored two runs in Portland’s 4‐2 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats…Will Latimer made his first career start in 124 appearances and delivered four innings and allowed just one run on one hit…Jeremy Hazelbaker set the tone early and crushed a two‐run homer to right center in the bottom of the first against right John Stilson…Brock Huntzinger was first out of the pen…He tossed three innings and allowed just one run on a mammoth home run off the bat of Mike McDade…Josh Fields got out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth and pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save.
Lineups for Friday, Game One (6:00 PM start)
Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Hedman DH, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, RHP Carpenter (MLB Rehab)
New Hampshire: Goins 6, Marisnick 8, Bailli 9, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Howard DH, Ochinko 2, Van Kirk 7, Bocock 4, RHP Deck McGuire (4-9, 6.01)
Game Two will start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the First Game.
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.