Quest to go over .500…Sea Dogs at Binghamton
Portland continues their six-game roadtrip on Tuesday night against the B-Mets at NYSEG Stadium…Portland has not been over .500 since winning on Opening Day in 2011. In fact, that was the only day the ‘Dogs were over .500 that season.
Coverage begins at 6:15 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network
Pre-Game Interview: B-Mets Broadcaster Tim Heiman
Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Bogaerts 6, Shaw 3, Thomas DH, Almanzar 5, Meneses 6, Hissey 7, Vazquez 2, Bermudez 9, Britton LHP
Binghamton Lineup: Harris DH, Cecliliani 8, Rodriguez 5, Hughes 3, Vaughn 7, Puello 9, Muno 4, Pena 2, Tovar 6, Varrett RHP
Happy 23rd Birthday to Travis Shaw
Tweet of the Day
I can’t wait to put on my jersey today… I get to play for the strongest city out there. #BostonStrong
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 16, 2013
Recap from last night
Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo (1-0) worked five hitless innings, with a walk and six strikeouts, leading the Sea Dogs to a 7-4 win at Binghamton…Juan Centeno ended the no-hit bid, nailing a two-run double with two outs in the seventh…Michael Almanzar and Tony Thomas each homered in the win, and Peter Hissey went 3-for-4 with an RBI…Daniel Bard pitched a scoreless seventh, and has not allowed an earned run in his last three outings…C Alberto Rosario had two hits (RBI) and Shannon Wilkerson finished 2-for-5 with a walk.
2 RBI AGAIN: Thomas has four straight 2 RBI games, and leads the team with 10 runs batted in…The Florida native has both homers on the trip, and has hit safely in seven of nine games to start the season.
HOT CORNER: Almanzar cracked his third homer of the season on Monday, a solo-shot down the left-field line off Chase Huchingson in the ninth…The Portland third baseman leads the team with six multi-hit games, and has reached base safely in all nine starts…1B Travis Shaw extended his on-base streak to nine games, going 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in the series opener.
ONE MORE FOR A HIGH FIVE: INF Heiker Meneses has a four-game hitting streak: 7-for-18 (.389)…Meneses has hit safely in six of seven games, and picked up his first extra-base hit on Monday, a double to right field.