Ohio Native returns home, so does a former Aero

Jeff Shaw (Travis Shaw’s dad) pitched in the Eastern League with Canton in 1988…Travis was born the year his dad made his Major League debut.

Knuckleballer Steven Wright earned his 10th win of the season in his previous start, but that was his first with the Sea Dogs…Wright worked six innings on Sunday, allowing five hits and one run.  This couldn’t have worked out better for Wright, who was traded on July 31st from Akron and is now back in his former park.  On Monday, Wright was able to get his personal belongings and settle up some loss ends that he had in Akron.

Sticking with Ohio, 1B Travis Shaw attended Kent State, 20 minutes from Canal Park, and will have a lot of family at the game tonight, including his dad Jeff Shaw.  Travis has played at Canal Park when he was in college, he’s really looking forward to these three days.  The Shaw’s are from Washington Court House, Ohio – three hours from Akron.

Travis was nice enough to join me before tonight’s game, the interview is below.

With a win tonight, Portland ties a season-high for consecutive wins with with five…the ‘Dogs are 5-1 during a 15-game stretch against the Western Division – their final 15 games against the West this season.

Lineups for Tuesday

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Vazquez 2, Hissey DH, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Mike McDonald (1-2, 5.32)

Akron: Henry 9, Holt 8, Chen 3, Neal 7, Diaz 6, Abraham 5, Weglarz DH, Perez 2, Rohlinger 4, LHP Giovanni Soto (6-8, 3.84)

Game Notes

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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