Marrero player of the week…’Dogs and ‘Cats series #3
Right-hander Luis Diaz makes his Hadlock Field debut on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate)…Diaz was perfect in 5 of 6 innings in his Double-A debut on June 18th at Erie, allowing just one run one baserunner – a solo homer by CF Jason Krizan.
Pre-Game begins at 6:40 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com.
Sea Dogs: Roof 9, Marrero 6, Swihart 2, Coyle 4, Welch 3, Chester, DH, De La Cruz 7, Greenwell 8, Meneses 5, Diaz RH (1-0, 1.50)
New Hampshire: Wilson DH, Berti 4, Burns 5, Hobson 3, Crouse 7, Jones 8, Newman 9, Chung 2, Nolan 6, Bibens-Dirkx RH (2-1, 2.61)
In the first 8 games against New Hampshire: Sean Coyle, Peter Hissey, Carlos Rivero and Matt Spring went a combined 30-for-58 (.517), HR, 16 RBI.
Notes for Today
BACK TO THE EAST: The Sea Dogs finished 11-7 during an 18-game stretch against the Western Division, and open up a three-game series on Monday night against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) from Hadlock Field…Portland has won both four-game series from New Hampshire and own a 139-117 All-Time Record against the ‘Cats…Portland’s 49 wins are the most in professional baseball – Kane County Cougars (Low-A, Midwest League, Cubs) and Dunedin (High-A, Florida State League, Blue Jays) have 48.
MADE IT INTERESTING: Portland had runners at second and third, but RHP Kenn Kasparek fanned Derrik Gibson to end the game, and give the Altoona Curve a 5-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field…RHP Adrian Sampson (5-4) worked seven innings on eight hits and four runs to earn the win…RHP Mike Augliera (3-6) suffered the loss for the ‘Dogs, giving up all five runs on nine hits in 6.2 IP…Deven Marrero highlighted Portland’s 10-hit offense, going 3-for-4 with a run-scoring single…Ralph Henriquez and Justin Howard each hit solo-homers for the Curve.
MARRERO REWARDED: Earlier today, Marrero was announced as the Eastern League Player of the Week (June 16-22), after hitting .650 (13-for-20) with a homer, 4 RBI, triple and six runs scored in six games…The Florida native has the longest active on-base streak in the Eastern League at 19 games (started on May 31st), producing a .394 average and a .458 on-base percentage during the streak.
RANKING THE ‘DOGS: The Sea Dogs 49 wins are the most in all of professional baseball…Low-A Kane County Cougars (Midwest League, Cubs) and High-A Dunedin (Florida State League, Blue Jays) have 48 wins…Oakland, Milwaukee, and Low-A Hagerstown (South Atlantic League, Nationals), have 47 wins…Portland’s .653 winning percentage is third behind Dunedin’s .658 and Low-A Savannah’s (South Atlantic League, Mets) .657.
BIG O ON THE HILL: LHP Henry Owens won his fifth straight game on Friday night and is 5-1, 0.41 ERA (2 ER/43.2 IP) in 7 starts since May 14th…Owens among E.L. Leaders: 9 wins (1st), 1.99 ERA (1st), 89 strikeouts (1st), 3 complete games (1st), 2 shutouts (1st), 1.03 WHIP (1st), .178 AVG against (1st), 9.42 runners-per-9 IP (1st), 9.31 SO-per-9 IP (1st) and 86 IP (2nd)…The lefty has is 12-4, 1.93 ERA in 116.1 innings in 20 Double-A starts…He is 3.2 innings shy of qualifying for the franchise record in ERA as it is held by Jon Lester for pitchers with more than 120.0 innings pitched.