More moves for Portland…DH on Saturday in Binghamton, NY
The Sea Dogs continue their five-game series with the Binghamton Mets on Saturday night with a doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium…Portland won last night’s contest 8-5 in 15-innings, tied for the third longest game in franchise history based on innings…The 5 hour 2 minute game was the second longest in team history.
INF Ryan Dent became the second position player in franchise history to earn a win…OF Jay Johnson earned a win on April 16, 2008 against the Connecticut Defenders
Roster Moves Today
INF Ryan Dent assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket…OF Brandon Jacobs traded by Boston to Chicago White Sox for LHP Matt Thornton…RHP Matty Ott assigned to High-A Salem…RHP Anthony Ranaudo placed on the temporary inactive list…LHP Eric Niesen received from Triple-A Pawtucket…C Leonel Escobar (activated from Salem’s DL) & RHP Nate Striz received from High-A Salem…OF Kevin Heller received from Low-A Greenville.
Starting Lineups – Game 1
Portland: Wilkerson 8, Vazquez DH, Almanzar 5, Thomas 4, Shaw 3, Spring 2,Vitek 7, Gibson 6, Heller 9, Doyle RHP
Binghamton: Muno 4, Rodriguez 5, Puello 9, Dykstra DH, Hughes 3, Ceciliani 7, Tovar 6, Carillo 2, Harris 8, Gorski LHP
Notes for today
WE PLAY TWO AGAIN: The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets have played 29 innings in two nights, and resume their five-game series on Saturday night with a twinbill at NYSEG Stadium…Last night was the third longest game in franchise history for the ‘Dogs, lasting 5 hours and 2 minutes…Portland’s longest game was 5 hours and 41 minutes on April 16, 2008 against the Connecticut Defenders, also their longest game by innings at 17, the second longest game time was 5:30 on July 2, 2006 against Trenton.
HAPPENED BEFORE: INF Ryan Dent became the second position player in franchise history to earn a win…Dent pitched two scoreless innings on two hits, two walks and a strikeout, as the ‘Dogs beat the Binghamton Mets 8-5 in 15-innings…Portland scored three runs with two outs in the 15th inning, all the runs were unearned due to a throwing error by 3B Josh Rodriguez, which would have ended the inning…The error scored the winning run, followed by a wild pitch for the seventh run and a run-scoring single by 1B Michael Almanzar…Portland’s bullpen allowed two unearned runs over 9 IP.
NICE DEBUT BY THE NEW GUYS: Relievers Bobby Lanigan and Matty Ott were assigned to Portland before yesterday’s game…Portland led 5-3 in the ninth inning, but an error by SS Heiker Meneses led to 2 unearned runs on Lanigan’s line….The former Rock Cats reliever worked three innings on three hits, two runs (unearned), two walks and two strikeouts…Ott retired the first 10 batters faced in his Double-A debut, working four scoreless innings on one hit and two strikeouts.
THE LONG NIGHT FEATURED A TRADE: LF Brandon Jacobs was removed from last night’s game in third inning after a single by Wilfredo Tovar…Jacobs was traded by Boston to the Chicago White Sox for LHP Matt Thornton…Jacobs hit .375 (3-for-8) in three games with Portland.
PACK THE CAR: Dent made his first professional appearance on the mound last night, and was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier today…The Sea Dogs will be without INF Garin Cecchini and RHP Anthony Ranaudo due to the Future’s Game…C Leonel Escobar and RHP Kyle Striz have joined Portland from High-A Salem…OF Kevin Heller was added to the roster from Low-A Greenville and former B-Met LHP Eric Niesen was received from Triple-A Pawtucket.
WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets conclude their season series tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1:05 PM from NYSEG Stadium…The Sea Dogs are 11-12 during a 38-game stretch against the Eastern Division…On Monday, Portland’s second half of the trip swings to Manchester, New Hampshire.