Sea Dogs look for their sixth straight win

Heiker Meneses had two triples last night...He's leading the team in hitting at .357.

Heiker Meneses had two triples last night…He’s leading the team in hitting at .357.

The Sea Dogs and B-Mets conclude their 3-game series on Wednesday night at Hadlock Field.

Coverage begins at 5:40 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network

Pre-Game Interview: RHP Pete Ruiz

Portland Lineup: Hissey 8, Bogaerts 6, Shaw 3, Linares 9, Thomas DH, Almanzar 5, Meneses 4, Rosario 2, Dent 7, Kaminska RHP

Binghamton Lineup: Harris 8, Cecilani 7, Rodriguez 5, Dykstra DH, Vaughn 9, Lucas 3, Pena 2, Muno 4, Tovar 6, Goeddel RHP

Video Interview with Kevin Boles

ON A ROLL: After losing the homestand opener, the Sea Dogs seek their sixth straight win on Wednesday night against the Binghamton Mets at Hadlock Field…Since losing 17-1 last Thursday, Portland has outscored the opponent 44-19…With last night’s win, the ‘Dogs moved into sole possession of first place for the first time since May 2, 2008Portland has their longest winning streak, since winning six straight last August 19-24…Right-hander Kyle Kaminska makes his fourth start of the year for Portland.

WILD FINISH: Heiker Meneses scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning, as the Sea Dogs rallied back from an early 5-0 deficit to beat the Binghamton Mets 9-8…Meneses finished 3-for-5 with 3 RBI, 2 triples and a double…Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and reached base three times…Brock Huntzinger worked two scoreless frames on one hit to earn his first win of the season…Lefty Craig Breslow made the start, but lasted only four batters, allowing three hits and three runs…Michael Almanzar and J.C. Linares each drove in a run for the ‘Dogs.

WHAT’S THE RECORD? Meneses is the first Sea Dog with two triples in once game since Bryan Pritz on June 16, 2007 against the Akron Aeros at Hadlock Filed…The team record is three by Sheldon Fulse in 2004…Meneses has four straight multi-hit games: 10-for-18 (.556), 5 RBI, 2 3B, 3 2 and has hit safely in 9 of 10 games: 18-for-44 (.409).

WALK THIS WAY: 1B Travis Shaw extended his on-base streak to 17 games by going 1-for-3 with 2 walks on Tuesday…Shaw leads the league with 18 walks.

MLB REHAB UPDATE: Breslow became the 29th player to make a Major League rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs and the 23rd as a Red Sox affiliate.MLB Rehabs as a Red Sox affiliate: Breslow, Stephen Drew & Lackey (2013), Andrew Bailey, Chris Carpenter, Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Rich Hill, Ryan Kalish, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ryan 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, Chris Hammond and Gary Sheffield (1994) Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002).

WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland has a scheduled off day tomorrow, before a seven-game trip at Trenton (Yankees affiliate) and Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies affiliate)…The Sea Dogs return to Hadlock Field on May 3-8, opening up a six-game homestand against the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins affiliate) and Reading.

 

 

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