Sea Dogs hanging in there…Fall League update
The Sea Dogs trail the Trenton Thunder by four games for the second playoff spot with eight games left, and continue their four-game series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland is one game behind New Hampshire for third place after last night’s 10-5 win.
How about this pitching matchup for Game 2: LHP Henry Owens (2-0, 1.50), the #3 Pitching Prospect in the system according to Baseball America against RHP Marcus Stroman, the #5 Pitching Prospect in the Jays system.
Owens walked a career-high seven batters in his last start at Trenton, but still has a 1.50 ERA at Double-A…Stroman was touched for seven runs over an IP earlier this season at Hadlock Field, giving up two homers to Xander Bogaerts.
- RF J.C. Linares had a career-night on Monday, blasting two 3-run homers off losing pitcher RHP Randy Boone…Linares homered in the seventh and ninth innings.
- Red Sox announced the following minor leaguers going to the Fall League: Garin Cecchini, Keith Couch, Derrik Gibson, Noe Ramirez, Pete Ruiz and Travis Shaw.
- Hitting Coach Rich Gedman has been selected as a coach for the Fall League..Link to Surprise Saguaros
- Final Homestand includes Bruins Daniel Paille, Field of Dreams and Team Awards.
- Dead River Company to Host Food Drive at Hadlock Field.
Pre-Game coverage begins at 6:15 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network.
Portland: Wilkerson 8, Cecchini 5, Vazquez DH, Linares 9, Almanzar 3, Spring 2, Marrero 6, Dent 7, Gibson 4, Owens LHP
New Hampshire: Wilson 8, Burns 5, Nolan 6, Loewen 9, Jacobo DH, Ahrens 3, Schimpf 7, Murphy 2, Tolisano 4, Walden RHP
HEY I’M A LEADER: C Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 last night with a double and his 44th RBI of the season…Vazquez is 9th in the league in hitting at .291 (94-for-323) and continues to lead the league in throwing out runners (47%).
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 Fisher Cats continue their four-game series on Wednesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland is 5-3 during a 16-game stretch to end the season against New Hampshire and Trenton…The ‘Dogs are 8-8-4 in road series this season.