Sea Dogs and Fightin Phils from Hadlock Field
The Sea Dogs open up a 3-game series with the Reading Fightin Phils on Monday night at Hadlock Field
Coverage begins at 5:40 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network
Pre-Game Interview: 1B Travis Shaw
Reading Lineup: Cartwright DH, Collier 9, Henson 5, Murphy 3, Mitchell 7, Hanzawa 4, Valle 2, Duran 6, Gillies 8, Smith LHP
Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Meneses 6, Shaw 3, Linares DH, Thomas 7, Almanzar 5, Vazquez 2, Hissey 9, Gibson 4, Barnes RHP
HOMESTAND CONTINUES: The Sea Dogs and Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies affiliate) open up a three-game series on Monday night at Hadlock Field…Portland had their season-high, seven-game winning streak snapped on Sunday afternoon…The Sea Dogs have taken four of six from Reading this season, including a three-game sweep at First Energy Stadium on April 30-May 2 – their first sweep in franchise history in Reading, PA…Right-hander Matt Barnes will make his third start of the season against Reading.
THEY WERE FOUR OUTS AWAY: CF Antoan Richardson nailed a game-winning, two-run double in the eighth, lifting the Rock Cats past the Sea Dogs, 6-5 on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field…LHP Blake Martin worked two scoreless frames, earning his second win of the season…RHP Pete Ruiz (0-1) took the loss, yielding two runs on two hits over 1.1 IP…Chris Martin allowed the hit to Richardson, but the runs were charged to Ruiz…Portland erased a 3-0 deficit, scoring five times in the fifth inning off RHP Alex Meyer…J.C. Linares and Tony Thomas had back-to-back run-scoring hits.
FIRST TIME: Portland lost for the first time in a game started by Brandon Workman…The Texas native pitched 5.2 innings, allowing six hits, four runs (two earned), two walks and fanned eight…Workman surrendered a solo-homer to former Sea Dog Reynaldo Rodriguez in the sixth.
BACK-TO-BACK: Barnes makes his second straight start against Reading…On May 1st, the right-hander worked six innings, allowing just one run (homer by Jim Murphy) and struck out 10 (season-high)…The Top Prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America, made his Double-A debut against Reading at Hadlock Field, allowing two runs on two hits over an inning pitched.
FIRING UP ZEROES: Martin’s scoreless streak was extended to 19.2 innings, the longest scoreless streak since Jeremy Kehrt worked 17 scoreless frames from June 1-17, 2010…LHP Kris Johnson holds the team record for the longest scoreless streak at 24.0 IP (June 15-July 1, 2008)
NO SECOND FIDDLE: INF Derrik Gibson has made four consecutive starts at second base…Gibson has hit safely in four of his last five starts.
WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs and Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies affiliate) continue their three-game series tomorrow night at Hadlock Field…Portland begins a five-game series in four days on Thursday night against the Rock Cats at New Britain Stadium…Friday’s game is a doubleheader, beginning at 4:35 PM.