Sea Dogs and Trenton open up a 2-game set

Mike McCarthy makes the start tonight, rounding out the starting five.

Mike McCarthy makes the start tonight, rounding out the starting five.

The entire league was postponed on Monday night, and on Tuesday, the Sea Dogs begin a two-game set against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) from Arm & Hammer Park.  The Sox and Yankees affiliates meet in at every level with the exception of High-A.

Speaking of rain, the two teams were postponed in the 2013 series finale at Hadlock Field…Trenton is the defending Eastern League champions, sweeping the Harrisburg Senators last year.

Pre-Game begins at 6:15 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at or watch at MILB.TV.

Pre-Game Interview: Mike Ashmore

Portland lineup: Betts 4, Marrero 6, Shaw 3, Rivero 7, Ramos 9, Swihart 2, Coyle 5, Brenly DH, Wilkerson 8, McCarthy RHP

Trenton lineup: Williams 8, Gamel 7, Segedin 5, Sanchez 2, Austin DH, Refsnyder 4, Wilson 3, Sanchez 9, Castillo 6, Tracy LHP

Notes for today…Full Game Notes

Trenton's new bat dog in training is Rookie. I wanted to take him home with me.

Trenton’s new bat dog in training is Rookie. I want to take him home with me.

SOX AND YANKEES MEET IN DOUBLE-A: The Sea Dogs open up an abbreviated two-game series against the Trenton Thunder on Tuesday night at Arm & Hammer Park…The entire league was postponed on Monday due to rain…Portland and Trenton were postponed on the final day of the 2013 regular season and split their season series at 10 games apiece…The Thunder won the 2013 Eastern League Championship, sweeping the Harrisburg Senators in three games. 

CLOSE AGAIN: Portland dropped the final two games of the series, both by one run, losing 4-3 on Sunday afternoon to the Fightin Phils at First Energy Stadium…Reading scored all four runs in the second inning off losing pitcher RHP Mike AuglieraChris Serritella knocked in the first run with single and Carlos Alonso launched a three-run homer…Matt Spring finished 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in his first game of the season…Perci Garner tossed six innings on five hits and three runs to earn the win…Closer Kenny Giles hit 101 mph, earning the save by fanning the side in the ninth.

MOO-KIE, MOO-KIE: 2B Mookie Betts has hit safely in all four games to start the season…Betts went 4-for-4 on Opening night, leading off the season with a solo-homer…LHP Robby Scott made his Double-A debut on Sunday, working two scoreless frames on one hit and one strikeout.

DEBUTS: RHP Michael Olmsted, RHP Matty Ott and Reed made their season debuts in relief on Saturday…Ott worked 2.2 scoreless after taking over for starter LHP Mickey Pena (3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SO)…Olmsted loaded the bases in the eighth inning, but retired C Tommy Joseph and DH Sebastian Valle to end the inning.

SETTLED DOWN NICE: Augliera was scoreless in his final 4.2 IP on Sunday, giving up eight hits, one walk and two strikeouts in his Double-A debut.

MORE ON THE NO-NO: LHP Henry Owens’ no-hitter on Opening Night was the first as a Red Sox affiliate and the first complete-game no-hitter in franchise history…Owens pitched six innings, as the game was called after a two-hour rain delay…Marlins affiliated no-hitters: Brad Penny and Luis Arroyo combined for the first no-hitter in franchise history on August 8, 1999 against Trenton…Josh Beckett (7 IP), Aaron Scheffer (1) and Brandon Bowe (1) combined to no-hit the Binghamton Mets.

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