Noon Baseball at Hadlock Field

The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats conclude their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Hadlock Field…RHP Terry Doyle makes his 9th start of the season for Portland.

Mickey Pena makes his Double-A debut on Wednesday afternoon. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Mickey Pena makes his Double-A debut on Wednesday afternoon. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Pre-Game coverage begins at 11:40 AM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network

2013 Video Interviews and Highlights

Starting Lineups
Portland: Wilkerson 8, Dent 4, Cecchini 5, Linares DH, Almanzar 3, Vazquez 2, Hissey 9 Gibson 6, Heller 7, Pena LHP

New Hampshire: Wilson 8, Burns 5, Nolan 6, Loewen 9, Tolisano DH, Ahrens 3, Schimpf 7, Murphy 2, Zazueta 4, Walden RHP

Notes for Wednesday

DAY BASEBALL AT HADLOCK: The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) play the rubber game of their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Hadlock Field…Portland trails New Hampshire by 2.5 games for third place, but trails the Thunder by five games for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division…LHP Mickey Pena (6-7, 4.00 ERA with Salem Red Sox) makes his Double-A debut for the Sea Dogs in the final meeting between the two teams this season at Hadlock Field.

FOUR WASN’T ENOUGH: Portland led 4-0 after two innings, but New Hampshire rebounded with five in third and beat the Sea Dogs 8-6 on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field…C Jack Murphy snapped a 5-5 tie, nailing a two-out, two-run double off losing pitcher LHP Eric Niesen (0-2) in the seventh…Portland scored a run in the ninth on Michael Almanzar’s RBI single, but RHP Alan Farina retired Matt Spring and Ryan Dent with the bases loaded to end the game…LF Ryan Dent with 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored…Murphy finished 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and John Tolisano went 3-for-4.

LETS MAKE IT 10: Portland’s starters have gone at least five innings in 10 straight games…LHP Chris Hernandez tossed eight innings in the season opener, earning his first win of the season…On Sunday, RHP Keith Couch pitched the team’s first complete game in over six years.

MAKING A DENT: Dent is now hitting .255 (36-for-141), his highest average since .258 on July 2nd…The Long Beach, California native is having his best month, hitting .317 (13-for-41) with 2 doubles and 5 RBI.

AUGUST UPDATE: The Sea Dogs are hitting .272 (170-for-626) this month, averaging 4.2 runs-per-game…Catcher Christian Vazquez is pacing the ‘Dogs in average in August at .386 (22-for-57)…Couch and LHP Henry Owens are a combined 4-0 in five starts.

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 open up their final roadtrip (eight games) of the season on Friday night against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) at Arm & Hammer Park…Portland is 1-1 during a 16-game stretch to end the season against New Hampshire and Trenton.

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