‘Dogs and ‘Cats open up a four-game series
Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats open up a four-game series on Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Coverage begins at 6:45 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network
Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Thomas 7, Cecchini 5, Almanzar DH, Shaw 3, Linares 9, Vazquez 2, Dent 4, Gibson 6, Britton LHP
New Hampshire Lineup: Loewen 8, Burns 5, Jimenez 2, Glenn 9, Robinson 3, Nolan 6, Schimpf 4, Van Kirk 7, Ahrens DH, Nolin LHP
Notes for today
HELD IN SUSPENSE: The Sea Dogs open up a four-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday night…Portland’s last series win came on May 20-23 at Hadlock Field, taking three of four from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats…Portland has been postponed the last two nights, including Tuesday’s suspended game (0-0 after 2 innings) – both games will resume in Binghamton…LHP Drake Britton makes his team-leading, 15th start of the season in the series opener.
MONDAY’S RECAP: RHP Erik Goeddel (7-2) tosses seven scoreless innings on six hits, one walk and seven strikeouts, leading the Binghamton Mets to a 3-0 win over the Sea Dogs ON Monday night…Anthony Ranaudo (7-2) took his first loss since May 7th, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits over 6 IP…Cesar Puello went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a double…Xorge Carillo knocked in the first run with a run-scoring single in the second…Jeff Walters struck out the side in the ninth to earn his league-leading 18th season of the season…3B Garin Cecchini went 2-for-4 in his Hadlock Field debut.
KEHRT(AIN) CALL: RHP Jeremy Kehrt worked three strong innings of relief on Monday night, recording a season-high five strikeouts…Kehrt gave up one run on three hits and one walk…He returned to Portland after recording his first Triple-A save on June 20th at Columbus.
NICE DEBUT: Cecchini had two hits in his Hadlock Field debut on Monday night, and has hit safely in three of four starts with a multi-hit game in consecutive starts…The Louisiana native is leading all Red Sox Minor Leaguers with a .348 (80-for-230) in 67 games between High-A Salem and Portland.
HEY, I’M AN ALL-STAR: The Sea Dogs will send INF Michael Almanzar, Britton, Ranaudo and C Christian Vazquez to this year’s Eastern League All-Star Game on July 13th in New Britain, Connecticut…Almanzar and Ranaudo were selected through fan voting.
THAT’S NOT ALL: Ranaudo and former Sea Dog Xander Bogaerts were selected to the Sirius/XM Future’s Game on Sunday, July 14th at Citi Field in New York…For the first time in the 15-year history of the game, fans can vote for the final spot for each squad…To vote for Cecchini text U2 at 892969 or #VoteCecchini on Twitter.
WHAT’S ON DECK: The Portland Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) continue their four-game series on Friday night from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, game time is 7:05 PM…The Sea Dogs are 3-5 during a 38-game stretch against the Eastern Division.