Almost home…’Dogs close out trip on Thursday

Sea Dogs had the bats working on Wednesday night.

Sea Dogs had the bats working on Wednesday night.

The Sea Dogs wrap up their 8-game roadtrip on Thursday night at Arm & Hammer Park…New Jersey native RHP Mike Augliera (3-6, 5.00) makes his 16th start of the season for Portland…Augliera is from Old Bridge, New Jersey, just 30 miles north of Arm & Hammer Park.

IMPORTANT – 4th of July Fireworks rescheduled for Saturday – Full Release

With a win tonight, Portland will finish 7-1 on their trip and go a combined 12-4 in their last two roadtrips.

Congrats to former Sea Dog Christian Vazquez on being selected to the World team of the Futures Game

#MookieMadness  – the first homer for Betts VIDEO

CC Sabathia knocked around in his rehab start last night against Portland.

OF/INF Derrik Gibson set a franchise record for on-base percentage in June at .505 – he hit .404 last month, reaching base safely 54 times.

Pre-Game begins at 6:45 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at

‘Dogs: Gibson 6, Roof 9, Swihart DH, Coyle 4, Almanzar 5, Chester 3, De La Cruz 7, Brenly 2, Wilkerson 8, Augliera RH (3-6, 5.00)

Trenton: Williams 8, Gamel DH, Austin 9, O’Brien 2, Segedin 3, Wilson 7, Stevenson 4, Fiorito 5, Castillo 6, Tracy LH (7-2, 3.49)

Last night was really cool at Fenway Park to see Mookie Betts makes his Fenway debut…Despite not getting a hit, there was a hard hit ball off Jake Arrieta, and just seeing him up there is special…It was also nice seeing Anthony Rizzo (former Sea Dogin town with the Cubs.

Red Sox make moves…Couldn’t be any happier for Rich Hill on getting a chance to pitch out of the Angels bullpen…He was traded earlier today…Also, Michael Almanzar was returned to Boston. Chris Resop was released from Pawtucket’s roster.

Notes for today

CALLING IT A WRAP: The Sea Dogs close out their 8-game roadtrip on Thursday night against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) at Arm & Hammer Park…Portland is a combined 15-4 on their last two roadtrips and holds a league-best 30-15 on the road…With last night’s win, Portland is 28 games over .500 for the first time since 1995…The ‘Dogs return home tomorrow to start a three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats – the fireworks show has been rescheduled to July 5.

CC FALLS TO SEA DOGS: Portland scored five times off CC Sabathia and beat the Thunder 8-6 on Wednesday night (game featured a 1 hour and 41 minute rain delay)…Sabathia took the loss, making his first MLB Rehab start with Trenton…RHP Wilfredo Boscan (1-2) earned his first win with Portland, retiring the final 10 batters faced…The Thunder scored five times off RHP Michael Olmsted in the fifth inning on one hit and walks…Boscan allowed a single to the first batter faced, but induced a double play to end the fifth…RHP Noe Ramirez got a 6-4-3 double play to end the game, and picked up his 9th save of the season.

RANKING THE ‘DOGS: The Top 5 winning percentages in Minor League Baseball: Low-A Savannah 54-26 (.675), Portland 56-28 (.667), Low-A Kane County 54-28 (.659), Low-A Greensboro 54-30 (.643), and High-A Myrtle Beach 52-29 (.642).

COYLE CONNECTING: INF Sean Coyle went 1-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI last night…Coyle connected on his team-leading 10th homer in the ninth inning, giving Portland an 8-6 lead…On Tuesday, Coyle was named to the Futures Game, replacing former Sea Dog Mookie Betts…Coyle has hit safely in 20 of his last 24 games: 30-for-84 (.357), 7 HR, 24 RBI, 3B and 7 2B.

THERE WAS A REASON: Due to last night’s rain delay, LHP Brian Johnson lasted three innings on five hits and one run…The lefty has allowed two earned runs or less in all 11 starts in Double-A…On Tuesday night, LHP Henry Owens became the first 11-game winner in minor league baseball.

NO CHANCE NOE: Ramirezmade it 9-for-9 in save chances and 14-for-20 in hid Double-A career…The righty has been scoreless in 18 of 24 outings and is 1-0-8 with a 0.61 ERA (2 ER/29.1 IP) in his last 16 appearances…Ramirez has given up 8 earned runs on the season – 3 came on April 10th against the New Britain Rock Cats at Hadlock Field.

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