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Luck of the Irish…Opening Day is soon

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And a Happy Birthday to Celtics Executive Danny Ainge. The luck of the irish to have his birthday today.  In addition to his great career with the Celtics, Ainge started his career playing professional baseball, landing in the Majors with Toronto.

Happy Birthday to Danny Ainge.

Happy Birthday to Danny Ainge.

Baseball birthdays on this St. Paddy’s day: Chris Davis, Cito Gaston, Tim Lollar (as a pitcher, had a pinch-hit single for Boston), Bill Mueller and John Smiley

I’m assuming Monday’s work production will slow down a bit with people franticly filling out their brackets. I love March Madness because it signals the start of baseball season.

  • This Sunday I leave for Ft. Myers and will be covering the Sea Dogs and the Red Sox Organization for a few days.
  • Former Sea Dogs reassigned today: RHP Allen Webster, C Christian Vazquez optioned to AAA Pawtucket. SS Deven Marrero reassigned to minor league camp.
  • In case you missed it, my broadcast partner is Dan Acheson. He was with me in 2012 – great to have him back.
Deven Marrero shined in big league camp. Could start the year in Portland.

Deven Marrero shined in big league camp. Could start the year in Portland.

Minor Details WEEI (AUDIO): Henry Owens and Ralph Treul

(VIDEO) Slugger’s Big Announcement 

(VIDEO) Sea Dogs Update: Episode 2

The way the game should be played…Day Baseball at Hadlock

The Sea Dogs conclude their four-game series with the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins affiliate) on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field.

After losing 17-1 in the opener, Portland has two in a row, 12-1 and 7-1.

Allen Webster started the 2012 Field of Dreams at Hadlock Field...Today his dreams come true at Fenway.

Allen Webster started the 2012 Field of Dreams at Hadlock Field…Today his dreams come true at Fenway.

Coverage begins at 12:40 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network

Pre-Game Interview: Sea Dogs’ Manager Kevin Boles

Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Bogaerts 6, Shaw 3, Linares 7, Thomas DH, Vitek 5, Hissey 9, Meneses 4, Rosario 2, Britton LHP

New Britain Lineup: Richardson 8, Santana 6, Hanson 5, Pinto DH, Ortiz 7, Rohlfing 2, Smith 3, Beresford 4, Goncalves 9, Hermsen RHP

ABOVE WATER: The Sea Dogs and Rock Cats (Twins affiliate) conclude their four-game series on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field…Portland dropped the opener 17-1, but has scored 19 of the last 21 runs in the series…With yesterday’s win, the Sea Dogs went over .500 for the first time since they won the 2011 season opener (their best record that season)…Portland has not been two games over .500 since July 22, 2010 when they were 50-48…Opening Night starter Drake Britton, makes his second career start against B.J. Hermsen.

NOW THAT’S BETTER: Ryan Dent knocked in three runs and Anthony Ranaudo (2-0) worked 5.2 innings, leading the Sea Dogs to a 7-1 win over the New Britain Rock Cats on Saturday afternoon…Ranaudo allowed just four hits and one run – a first inning sac-fly by James Beresford…Dent put the game away with a two-run double in the sixth inning…J.C. Linares knocked in two runs for the second straight day…Michael Almanzar went 1-for-4, with the game-winning RBI in the first…Will Latimer worked 2.1 scoreless with three strikeouts and Chris Martin allowed a hit and fanned one in the ninth.

YOU LEFT ME OUT OF THE STORY: 1B Travis Shaw went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored on Saturday…Shaw extended his on-base streak to 14 games and has a team-high, eight-game hitting streak…The Ohio native leads the team in doubles (7) and walks (14).

MY FAVORITE MARTIN: Chris Martin is the reigning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, and has earned a win and a save in consecutive outings…The right-hander has fanned 16 batters in 12 scoreless innings.

STARTING TO HEAT UP: Xander Bogaerts has a five-game hitting streak: 10-for-20 (.500), 3 RBI and 3 doubles…The Portland shortstop has a multi-hit game in three of last five starts, and is hitting .316 at Hadlock Field.

HEIKER IN THE MEDIA GUIDE: On Tuesday night, Heiker Meneses became the 6th player in franchise history to hit an inside-the-park homer, the second as a Red Sox affiliate…Current Red Sox Roving Instructor George Lombard, hit an inside-the-park grand slam on June 24, 2004 at Erie…INSIDE THE PARK HOMERS AS A MARLINS AFFILIATE: Victor Rodriguez (May 11, 1997 vs. Bowie), Hayward Cook (April 30, 1998 vs. Binghamton), Pablo Ozuna (August 22, 2000 vs. New Haven) and Quincy Foster (September 1, 2000 vs. Norwich)

WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland opens up a three-game series with the Binghamton Mets tomorrow night at Hadlock Field…The Sea Dogs took two of three from the B-Mets at NYSEG Stadium last week…Portland has a scheduled off day on Thursday, before a seven-game trip at Trenton (Yankees affiliate) and Reading Fight Phils (Phillies affiliate).

Picture of the Day

Johnny Gomes bat for today.

Johnny Gomes bat for today.

Allen Webster has arrived in Portland

The Boston Red Sox have assigned right-handed pitcher Allen Webster to the Portland Sea Dogs.  Webster will wear uniform #21.  The Sea Dogs roster is now at the 25-man limit.

Webster was acquired by the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday in a nine player trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The trade sent former Sea Dogs Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez along with Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers in exchange for first baseman James Loney, infielder Ivan DeJesus, Jr., right hander Allen Webster, and two players to be named later.

Webster has pitched at Double-A Chattanooga this year, posting a 6-8 record with a  3.55 ERA (48 ER/121.2 IP) and 117 strikeouts compared to 57 walks allowed in 27 appearances, including 22 starts.

The 22-year-old right-hander is tied for fourth in the Southern League in strikeouts and ranks seventh in the circuit in ERA, the second-best mark among full-season Dodgers farmhands.

He has surrendered just one home run all season and since May 15 ranks fourth among Double-A qualifiers with a 2.05 ERA (20 ER/88.0 IP) and fifth with a .215 opponent average (68-for-317).  Overall this season he has given up three earned runs or less in all but three starts and has held opponents to one earned run or less in a start 10 times.  He entered the 2012 season ranked by Baseball America as the Dodgers second-best prospect and as having that system’s best changeup, and was also tabbed by the publication as the No. 95 prospect overall in baseball.  Selected in the 18th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Webster is 34-24 with one save and a 3.34 ERA (180 ER/485.0 IP), 456 strikeouts, 456 hits allowed and 202 walks over five minor league seasons in the Los Angeles system.

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