Sea Dogs back home against Trenton
The Sea Dogs open up a seven-game homestand on Friday night against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate)…Portland had their six-game winning streak snapped last night in Binghamton.
Pre-Game begins at 5:40 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com or watch at MILB.TV.
Pre-Game Interview: Bob Kipper
Trenton: Williams 8, Gamel 7, Segedin 5, Roller 3, Refsnyder DH, Fiorito 4, Sanchez 9, Blaser 2, Castillo 6, Tracy LHP (3-0, 2.20)
Portland lineup: Betts 4, Marrero 6, Shaw 5, Welch 3, Coyle DH, Ramos 9, Spring 2, Hissey 7, Wilkerson 8, Pena LHP (1-0, 2.13)
Notes for day…Complete notes at seadogs.com
NICE TO BE BACK HOME: The Sea Dogs return home after a 5-1 roadtrip, opening up a seven-game homestand on Friday night against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) at Hadlock Field…Portland had their six-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night, but finished April 8-4 on the road…The Sea Dogs split a two-game series on April 8-9 at Trenton, losing the opener 10-1 but took game two 9-2…LHP Mickey Pena, who fanned a career-high 11 batters in his previous start, gets the call for the ‘Dogs in game one of the series.
WALK THIS WAY: Pinch-hitter Kyle Johnson delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, giving the Binghamton Mets a 5-4 walk-off win over the Sea Dogs in the series finale…SS Deven Marrero led Portland’s offense, going 2-for-5 with his second straight multi-RBI game…Peter Hissey and Stefan Welch each had two hits for the ‘Dogs…Portland led 4-2, but Binghamton scored single runs in the seventh and eighth off LHP Nate Reed…1B Matt Clark tied the game in the eighth with a solo-homer.
MOOKIE MADNESS: 2B Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly on Thursday…Betts has a team-high, 11-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in all 16 Double-A starts…The first-year Sea Dog has reached base safely in 46 straight regular season games dating back to August 2, 2013, but 51 including last year’s Carolina League playoffs…Last 143 games for Betts (start of 2013): .330 (174-for-528), 17 HR, 73 RBI, 114 RS, 43 2B, 5 3B, 88 BB, 64 SO and 45 of 50 in SB…After not reaching base on Opening Night, OF Shannon Wilkerson has reached base safely in his last 15 starts.
SOLID AGAIN: RHP Keith Couch took a no-decision, despite earning his first quality start of the season…Couch worked six innings, allowing five hits, two runs, three walks and two strikeouts…Reed yielded two runs on three hits over IP and RHP Jose Valdez tossed two scoreless and fanned three…RHP Miguel Celestino took the loss, facing only three batters in the 10th.
STILL HAVING A GREAT START: C Blake Swihart went 0-for-5 last night and did not reach base for the first time this season…Swihart is hitting .316 (18-for-57) with a homer and 10 RBI.
HE WAS A ROAD WARRIOR: 1B Travis Shaw blasted his first 2 homers of the season on the trip and finished 8-for-20 (.400) with 7 RBI.