July 2012

‘Dogs in Trenton…Big leaguers have moved on

The bats of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Bryce Brentz are starting to heat up.

ONE MORE SERIES: The Sea Dogs continue their six-game road trip tonight with the first 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.

 MLB REHAB UPDATE: Outfielder’s Jacoby Ellsbury (1-for-4, double) and Ryan Sweeney (0-for-3) made rehab starts with the Sea Dogs last night…Sweeney marks the 23rd Major Leaguer to rehab with the Sea Dogs, the 17th as a Red Sox affiliate and the fifth player to rehab with Portland this season…Earlier today, Carl Crawford, Ellsbury and Sweeney were removed from the Sea Dogs’ roster.

SEA DOGS MAJOR LEAGUE REHAB HISTORY Ryan Sweeney marks the 23rd player to make a Major League rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs and the 17th at a Red Sox affiliate…Ellsbury rehabbed with Portland in 2010. 2012 MLB Rehabs in Portland: Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ryan Kalish, May 31-June 3, Daisuke Matsuzaka, April 28th) and Sweeney.

MLB Rehabs as a Red Sox affiliate: Crawford, Ellsbury, Kalish, Matsuzaka  and Sweeney (2012), Bobby Jenks (2011), Mike Cameron, Manny Delcarmen, Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida (2010), Jed Lowrie, Matsuzaka and John Smoltz (2009), David Ortiz (2008), Wade Miller (2005), Lenny DiNardo (2004 & 2006), Casey Fossum (2003), Chad Fox (2003) and Matt White (2003)

MLB Rehabs as a Marlins affiliate: Luis Aquino (1994), Chris Hammond (1994), Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002) and Gary Sheffield (1994).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

Lineups for Saturday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Bradley Jr. DH, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Butler 2, Hedman 3, Hissey 8, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Kehrt RHP

Trenton: Pirela 4, Maruszak 5, Adams DH, Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Murphy 2, Medchill 7, Mujica 6, Marshall 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.

Ellsbury and Sweeney in the lineup for Portland

The bats of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Bryce Brentz are starting to heat up.

The Sea Dogs have lost a season-high six straight games, and finish their three-game series on Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH.  Jacoby Ellsbury will lead off and play center field with Ryan Sweeney batting third in right field.

MLB REHAB UPDATE: Outfielder’s Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury made a rehab start with the Sea Dogs last night…OF Ryan Sweeney joined the club today, and is also on a MLB Rehab assignment…Sweeney will mark the 23rd Major Leaguer to rehab with the Sea Dogs, and the 17th as a Red Sox affiliate…Ellsbury became the fourth rehab this season (Ryan Kalish and Daisuke Matsuzaka)…Full Bios on Page 5.

SEA DOGS MAJOR LEAGUE REHAB HISTORY Ryan Sweeney marks the 23rd player to make a Major League rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs and the 17th at a Red Sox affiliate…Ellsbury rehabbed with Portland in 2010. 2012 MLB Rehabs in Portland: Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ryan Kalish, May 31-June 3, Daisuke Matsuzaka, April 28th) and Sweeney.

MLB Rehabs as a Red Sox affiliate: Crawford, Ellsbury, Kalish, Matsuzaka  and Sweeney (2012), Bobby Jenks (2011), Mike Cameron, Manny Delcarmen, Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida (2010), Jed Lowrie, Matsuzaka and John Smoltz (2009), David Ortiz (2008), Wade Miller (2005), Lenny DiNardo (2004 & 2006), Casey Fossum (2003), Chad Fox (2003) and Matt White (2003)

MLB Rehabs as a Marlins affiliate: Luis Aquino (1994), Chris Hammond (1994), Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002) and Gary Sheffield (1994).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

Lineups for Friday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Ellsbury 8, Bradley Jr. DH, Sweeney 9, Hazelbaker 7, Smith 5, Spring 2, Hedman 3, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Britton LHP

New Hampshire: Marisnick 8, Goins 6, Sobolewski 5, Glenn 9, Howard 3, Bocock 4, Tolisano DH, Van Kirk 7, Murphy 2, Stilson 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.

Crawford and Sweeney in the lineup at New Hampshire

Jacoby Ellsbury Audio InterviewMLB REHAB UPDATE: Outfielder’s Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury made a rehab start with the Sea Dogs last night…OF Ryan Sweeney joined the club today, and is also on a MLB Rehab assignment…Sweeney will mark the 23rd Major Leaguer to rehab with the Sea Dogs, and the 17th as a Red Sox affiliate…Ellsbury became the fourth rehab this season (Ryan Kalish and Daisuke Matsuzaka)…Full Bios on Page 5.

SEA DOGS MAJOR LEAGUE REHAB HISTORY

Carl Crawford marks the 22nd player to make a Major League rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs and the 16th at a Red Sox affiliate…Ellsbury rehabbed with Portland in 2010.

2012 MLB Rehabs in Portland: Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ryan Kalish, May 31-June 3 and Daisuke Matsuzaka, April 28th)

MLB Rehabs as a Red Sox affiliate: Crawford, Ellsbury, Kalish and Matsuzaka (2012), Bobby Jenks (2011), Mike Cameron, Manny Delcarmen, Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida (2010), Jed Lowrie, Matsuzaka and John Smoltz (2009), David Ortiz (2008), Wade Miller (2005), Lenny DiNardo (2004 & 2006), Casey Fossum (2003), Chad Fox (2003) and Matt White (2003)

MLB Rehabs as a Marlins affiliate: Luis Aquino (1994), Chris Hammond (1994), Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002) and Gary Sheffield (1994).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

Lineups for Thursday (7:05 PM start) 

Portland: Crawford 7, Bradley Jr. 8, Sweeney DH, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Butler 2, Hedman 3, Gibson 6, Natoli 4, Hernandez LHP

New Hampshire: Marisnick 8, Goins 6, Sobolewski 5, McDade 3, Glenn 9, Bocock 4, Tolisano 7, Van Kirk DH, Murphy 2, Hernandez 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.

1-2 combo of Ellsbury & Crawford…Audio Interview with Ellsbury

 

Not a bad top of the lineup for Portland

Jacoby Ellsbury Audio Interview

ALMOST BREAK TIME: The Sea Dogs hit the road for the final time before the Eastern League All-Star break…The trip consists of six games beginning with three against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and finishing with three against the Trenton Thunder…Bryce Brentz, Chris Hernandez, and Reynaldo Rodriguez will all make the trip to Reading to participate in the All-Star Game.

MLB REHAB UPDATE: OF Carl Crawford made his first rehab start with the Portland Sea Dogs last night and remains with the team to start the roadtrip…OF Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to continue his Major League rehab stint with the Sea Dogs in tonight’s series opener (Bios on Page 5).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

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Lineups for Wednesday (7:05 PM start) 

Portland: Ellsbury 8, Crawford 7, Bradley Jr. DH, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Spring 2, Hedman 3, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Pimentel RHP

New Hampshire: Tolisano 4, Bocock 6, Bailli DH, Sobolewski 5, Glenn 9, Howard 3, Van Kirk 7, Murphy 2, McElroy 8, Jenkins 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.

Crawford leading off for Portland (Video Interview)

 

Sea Dogs’ Manager Kevin Boles looks on as Carl Crawford takes batting practice

THAT’S ALL FOLKS: The Sea Dogs and Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) bring their five-game series in four days to a close tonight at 6:00 PM…After winning three in a row, the ‘Dogs have dropped three straight…Portland has not won four straight at Hadlock Field since taking five in Maine to end the 2010 season (September 2-6).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

Lineups for Tuesday (6:00 PM start) – Game 1

Trenton: Pirela 4, Maruszak 5, Adams DH, Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Sublett 7, Farnham 2, Mujica 6, Hall LHP

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

Carl Crawford (Audio Interview)…Dogs and Thunder try it again!

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford taking in Hadlock Field…He’s scheduled to play for Portland on Tuesday night.

The Sea Dogs and Thunder try a doubleheader tonight at Hadlock Field…Portland and Trenton played game one of a doubleheader on Sunday, but game two was postponed due to rain. (Below is Carl Crawford Audio Interview)

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Press Release

Lineups for Monday (6:00 PM start) – Game 1

Trenton: Pirela 7, Maruszak 5, Adams 4, Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Sublett DH, Gil 2, Mujica 6, Marshall RHP

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Spring 2, Hissey 7, Gibson 6, Hedman 3 Dent 4, Martin LRP

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 Thunder meet for two

Congrats to Outfielder Bryce Brentz, Pitcher Chris Hernandez and Infielder Reynaldo Rodriguez for being selected to the

Bryce Brentz, Chris Hernandez and Reynaldo Rodriguez (pictured left to right) will represent Portland in the Eastern League All-Star game on July 11th in Reading, Pa.

Eastern League All-Star game in Reading, Pa…Brentz is the first player in franchise history with two 5-hit games…Hernandez is sixth in the league with a 2.87 ERA (starts tonight in the opener) and Rodriguez leads the team in homers with 12.

ONTO THE NEXT ONE: The Sea Dogs and Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) continue their five-game series in four days with a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon (due to May 1st rainout)…Portland has taken three of five on the homestand, and looking for their first 4-game winning streak since a six-game win streak June 1-7, 2011…Portland has not won four straight at Hadlock Field since taking five in Maine to end the 2010 season (September 2-6).

Game Notes

Derrik Gibson Video Interview

Lineups for Sunday (1:00 PM start) – Game 1

Trenton: Pirela 4, Z. Almonte 9, Adams 4, Maruszak 5, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Sublett DH, Gil 2, Mujica 6, Nuno LHP

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

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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