Double-dip in Binghamton…Vazquez to Boston
The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets play a twinbill on Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium…Portland is 5-0-2 in doubleheaders this season. Last night was their 11th postponement this season
Congrats to Sean Coyle on winning Eastern League Player of the month…Full Release
Former Sea Dogs Betts (’14), Bogaerts (’12-13), Bradley (’12) and Vazquez (12-13) in Boston’s lineup tonight…Big congrats to Christian Vazquez (223rd Sea Dog to make the Majors) on his call-up to Boston…Vazquez is one of the best defensive catchers I’ve ever seen. To make room for Vazquez, A.J. Pierzynski
Pre-Game begins at 5:15PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com.
Lineups – Game 1
‘Dogs: Gibson 6, Wilkerson 8, Swihart 2, Coyle 4, Almanzar 5, Chester 3, De La Cruz 7, Spring DH, Hissey 9, Augliera RH 3-7, 5.36)
B-Mets: Nimmo 7, Herrera 4, Burgamy 3, Lawley 5, Rivera 6, Boyd DH, Ceciliani 8, Taijeron 9, Carriloo 2, Cuan LH (2-4, 6.10)
A few notes for today
MOTHER NATURE AGAIN: Portland was postponed for the 11th time last night, and continues their four-game series with a doubleheader at Binghamton on Wednesday night…The Sea Dogs are 5-0-2 in doubleheaders this season (1-0-2 in 3 twinbills against the B-Mets)…With one win tonight, the ‘Dogs could become the first 60-win team in all of professional baseball
POST 4TH FIREWORKS: The Binghamton Mets hit three homers, two by Travis Taijeron and beat the Sea Dogs, 11-4 on Monday night…Taijeron knocked home four runs, chasing LHP Brian Johnson (7-2) out of the game in the third inning after a three-run shot…Brandon Nimmo added a three-run homer off Michael Olmsted in the sixth…’Dogs Mike Brenly finished 2-for-4, 2 RBI and 2 doubles…Michael Almanzar (2-for-3), David Chester (2-for-3), and Derrik Gibson (2-for-5) added multi-hit games…RHP Cory Mazzoni (1-0) tossed five innings on three hits to earn the win in his season debut with Binghamton.
RANKING THE ‘DOGS: The Top 5 winning percentages (Full-Season Clubs) in Minor League Baseball: Low-A Savannah 59-27 (.686),Low-A Kane County 58-29 (.667), Portland 59-30 (.663), Low-A Greensboro 57-33 (.633) and Low-A Hagerstown 57-33 (.633)…The Red Sox have the seventh best record as an organization the minors at 230-203 (.531).
ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER AWARD: The Portland Sea Dogs have won an Eastern League award in each of the past four weeks…Yesterday, Sean Coyle was named Eastern League Player of the Month for June (.348, 6 HR and 22 RBI for the month)…Johnson began the trend by winning Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 16th – Deven Marrero and Coyle followed with Player of the week honors…The Sea Dogs have tallied eight league awards, which ranks second in franchise history, behind the 1997 team (11)
THAT WAS THE MOST: Johnson allowed a career-high 7 earned runs last night in his 40th professional start…The loss was just the second for the lefty, his first loss was a 1-0 New Hampshire win on May 25th at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
COMPARED TO MOOKIE: Mookie Betts hit .355 with Portland – all in the lead-off spot…Gibson is hitting .323 for the season, but .375 (39-for-104) in 27 games batting first…Monday was his 20th multi-hit game of the season…Blake Swihart leads the team with 23 multi-hit games.