Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats on Tuesday
The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue their three-game series on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field…RHP Terry Doyle makes his 9th start of the season for Portland.
Pre-Game coverage begins at 5:40 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network
- Unreal throw by Christian Vazquez over the weekend
- Keith Couch Named Eastern League Pitcher-of-the-Week
Portland: Wilkerson 8, Marrero 6, Cecchini 5, Almanzar DH, Vazquez 2, Shaw 3, Dent 7, Gibson 4, Heller 9, Doyle RHP
New Hampshire: Wilson 8, Burns 5, Nolan 6, Loewen 9, Schimpf 7, Ahrens 3, Murphy 2, Zawadzki 4, Tolisano DH McGuire RHP
Notes for Tuesday
DOWN THE STRETCH: The Sea Dogs trail New Hampshire by 1.5 games and continue their three game-series with the Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field…Portland is five games behind Trenton for the second playoff spot in the Eastern Division with 15 games left…The ‘Dogs are seeking their first series win at home since July 3-4 when they swept the Thunder in a three-game series…RHP Terry Doyle makes his ninth start of the season for the Sea Dogs.
TOOK ADVANTAGE: New Hampshire committed three straight errors in the fourth inning, leading to two runs, as the Sea Dogs beat the Fisher Cats 3-2 in the series opener…LHP Chris Hernandez fired a career-high eight innings on seven hit, two runs, one walk and three strikeouts…RF Adam Loewen knocked in both runs with a single and a ground out…2B Derrik Gibson snapped a 2-2 tie with a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the sixth…RHP Noe Ramirez earned his third save of the season, working around a one-out single Loewen…RHP Randy Boone (3-2) took the loss for the visitors.
LETS MAKE IT 10: Portland’s starters have gone at least five innings in nine straight games…Hernandez followed up Couch’s nine-inning complete game on Sunday afternoon in Harrisburg…Doyle has tossed seven innings in consecutive starts and has five quality starts…Portland’s 3.89 ERA is ranked fourth in the Eastern League.
MULTI-HIT GAMES: INF Michael Almanzar went 2-for-3 with an RBI last night and continues to lead the team in multi-hit games with 34…C Matt Spring picked up two hits last night, his first multi-hit game since July 22nd at New Britain.
AUGUST UPDATE: The Sea Dogs are hitting .275 (162-for-590) this month, averaging 4.1 runs-per-game…Catcher Christian Vazquez is pacing the ‘Dogs in average in August at .396 (21-for-53).
ALMOST A WHOLE ROSTER: The Sea Dogs have had 16 players promoted to Pawtucket this season: OF Ronald Bermudez, INF Xander Bogaerts, LHP Drake Britton, RHP Keith Couch, INF/OF Ryan Dent, RHP Charlie Haeger, RHP Brock Huntzinger, RHP Jeremy Kehrt, LHP Will Latimer, OF J.C. Linares, RHP Chris Martin, INF Heiker Meneses, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, C Alberto Rosario, OF Tony Thomas and RHP Brandon Workman.
WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats conclude their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Hadlock Field…Portland begins their final roadtrip on Thursday night, opening up a four-game series against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) at Arm & Hammer Park.