Western Swing continues in Akron, Ohio

Brand new video board at Canal Park

Brand new video board at Canal Park

The Sea Dogs open up a three-game series on Friday night against the Akron Aeros (Indians affiliate) at Canal Park.  With last night’s postponement in Erie, Portland and the SeaWolves will play a doubleheader on Tuesday at Hadlock Field.

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, Spring DH, Linares 7, Shaw 3, Hissey 9, Vazquez 2, Meneses 4, Haeger RHP

Akron Lineup: Ramirez 4, Rodriguez 6, Holt 8, Aguilar 3, Moncrief 9, Latimore 7, Lowery 2, Urshela 5, Lavisky DH, Brach RHP

Preview of Today’s Notes

BACK AT IT: The Sea Dogs were postponed on Thursday night in Erie, and open up a three-game series on Friday night against the Akron Aeros from Canal Park…Yesterday’s game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field…Akron swept three games from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to begin their six-game homestand…Last year, Portland took four of six from the Aeros, their first season- series win against Akron since 1998.

SIMPLY DOMINANT: Drake Britton (4-5) tossed a career-high eight innings on one hit, one walk and eight strikeouts, as the Sea Dogs defeated the SeaWolves 6-0 on Wednesday night…Britton was hitless until Hernan Perez led off the seventh with a double…Rafael Perez closed out the shutout with a scoreless ninth…Matt Spring went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and 2 doubles…Michael Almanzar and Xander Bogaerts each homered…Kolbrin Vitek went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single in the second…Erie’s Warwick Saupold (4-2) took the loss, allowing a season-high six runs over 6 IP.

EIGHT AGAIN: Britton and Brandon Workman have both worked eight innings this season…Workman was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game…Last five Portland pitchers to go at least 8 IP.

  1. Britton 8.0 IP (June 5 at Erie)
  2. Workman 8.0 IP (June 1 vs. Altoona)
  3. Haeger 8.0 IP (August 30, 2011 at Harrisburg)
  4. Adam Mills 8.0 IP (August 6, 2009 vs. Altoona)
  5. Clay Buchholz 8.0 IP (August 30, 2008 vs. New Hampshire)
  6. Charlie Zink 9.0 IP (June 19, 2007 at Connecticut)…Zink has the franchise’s last 9-inning complete game.

X MARKS THE SPOT: Bogaerts collected his 17th multi-hit game, and has reached base 30 times his last 10 games…Bogaerts has an 9-game hitting streak: 16-for-31 (.516), 4 HR, 11 RBI, 4 doublesHe’s hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games: 25-for-65 (.385), 4 HR, 16 RBI…His .310 average (62-for-200) is tied for 9th in the Eastern League.

BEEN A WHILE: Britton earned his first win since May 8th against Reading…The lefty is 1-1, 0.50 ERA (ER/18.0 IP) in his last three starts.

WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs and Akron Aeros (Indians affiliate) continue their three-game series on Saturday night at Canal Park…Portland is 2-3 during a 15-game stretch against the Western Division…After an off-day on Monday, the ‘Dogs return home to host Erie and Akron.

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