Workman promoted…’Dogs in Erie for game two

Portland and Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate) continue their three-game series on Wednesday night at Jerry Uht Park in Downtown Erie, PA.

Press Release on Brandon Workman’s promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Portland, Maine- Portland Sea Dogs’ right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. No counter move has yet been announced. The Sea Dogs roster currently stands at 24 active players.

In 11 games with the Sea Dogs this season, Workman has posted a 5-1 record with a 3.43 ERA. He has recorded an Eastern League best 74 strikeouts over 65.2 innings pitched.

The 24 year-old is rated by Baseball America as the #12 prospect in the Red Sox organization. He was selected as the 2012 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 10-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 25 starts between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland.

The Bowie, Texas native was selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2010 First-year Player Draft.

PEDRO MARTINEZ VIDEO INTERVIEW

Coverage begins at 6:45 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network

Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Bogaerts 6, Almanzar 5, Thomas DH, Linares 9, Shaw 3, Spring 2, Vitek 7, Gibson 4, Britton LHP

Erie Lineup: Suarez 6, Perez 4, Fields 8, Collins DH, McCann 2, Gaynor 5, Robbins 3, Castillo 9, Lemon 7, Saupold RHP

Preview of today’s notes

OUT WEST: The Sea Dogs and Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate) continue their three-game series on Wednesday night at Jerry Uht Park…Portland has dropped eight of 10 and have lost four straight on the road (season-high)…Erie snapped a six-game losing streak last night and leads the Western Division by one game…Lefty Drake Britton makes his first career start against Erie…Righty Warwick Saupold (4-1, 2.42) is second in the Eastern League in ERA and makes his first career start against the ‘Dogs.

TOUGH ENDING TO A LONG NIGHT: Daniel Fields delivered an RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the SeaWolves an 8-7 walk-off win over the Sea Dogs in the series opener…Trailing 7-4, Portland tied the game in the eight inning on a two-run triple by Shannon Wilkerson (4-for-5), who then scored on a wild pitch…Justin Souza (4-1) pitched a perfect 12th for the win…Miguel Celestino (1-3) suffered his second straight loss, yielding an unearned run over 2/3 in the 12thXander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 and reached base safely in his first 4 plate appearances.

TOUGH NIGHT: Anthony Ranaudo allowed season highs in hits (8), runs (7), earned runs (7) and walks (4) on Tuesday night…The runs allowed was a Double-A career high, and the most since he yielded eight with the Salem Red Sox on July 31, 2011 at Lynchburg.

X MARKS THE SPOT: Bogaerts collected his 16th multi-hit game, and earned his ninth multi-walk game of the season…Bogaerts has an 8-game hitting streak: 14-for-27 (.519), 3 HR, 10 RBI, 4 doublesHe’s hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games: 23-for-61 (.377), 3 HR, 15 RBI…His .306 average (60-for-196) is tops on the team.

NICE RELIEF: Before Celestino allowed a run, Brock Huntzinger (3 IP) and Jeremy Kehrt (3.1 IP) combined for 6.1 scoreless innings on seven hits, five walks and seven strikeouts…Huntzinger stranded four runners over innings 9-10…Last night was Portland’s longest game of the season for innings (12) and time (4 hours 22 minutes)…The opponents have five walk-off wins this season.

40 SOMETHING: INF Michael Almanzar picked up his team-leading 40th RBI with a fourth inning single off Ramon Garcia…Almanzar leads the team in homers (10), RBI, total bases (104), multi-hit games (17) and multi-RBI games (10).

WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs and Erie SeaWolves conclude their three-game series on Thursday night at Jerry Uht Park beginning at 7:05 PM…On Friday night, the ‘Dogs begin a three-game series in Akron, Ohio against the Aeros…Portland is 1-3 during a 15-game stretch against the Western Division.

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