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Josh Reddick and Jayson Hernandez Interview

During the off-season, I host a weekly show called the Saturday Morning Jab from 8-12 PM on 96.3 FM in Portland, Maine and online at thebigjab.com.

This past weekend, former Sea Dog Josh Reddick and Red Sox Minor League Catcher Jayson Hernandez joined me on the show…Hernandez started his own charity to help those less fortunate in his home state of New Jersey, a wonderful story about one person making a difference.

My thanks to those who serve and protect us over this Veteran’s Day Weekend…MLB with a great piece, honoring players of the past.

Notes, Lineups…Not in a New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind was a hit by Billy Joel….New York has not been a hit for Portland, they’re 0-6 in Binghamton this season.

So many New York tie-ins, I couldn’t pass it up for today’s blog…The Red Sox lost 10-3 at Yankee Stadium last night and the Sea Dogs are playing their second straight series against a New York affiliate.  Portland is 10-28 against the New York affiliates (Trenton and Binghamton) this season, and haven’t won a game at NYSEG Stadium.  Despite last night’s doubleheader sweep, the ‘Dogs are 11-6 since the All-Star break.

BRING ON THE DIFFERENT FOES: The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets continue a four game, three-day weekend series with game three tonight…It is just the second time in over a month that the Sea Dogs aren’t playing the Trenton Thunder or New Hampshire Fisher Cats (7/16-7/18 vs. Reading)…The ‘Dogs have not fared well against the B-Mets winning three of the 13 matchups so far…The two teams have six games remaining in the season series.

B-METS STING ‘DOGS IN DOUBLE DIP 2-1, 3-1: The Binghamton Mets swept away the Portland Sea Dogs in a doubleheader Friday night at NYSEG Stadium…Game 1: The B-Mets notched a run in the third and fourth innings respectively and survived a Sea Dogs threat in the seventh to hang on and win 2-1…Zach Gentile brought home the lone run for Portland with an RBI single in the fifth inning to cut the deficit in half at 2-1…Drake Britton allowed two runs on seven hits, he walked three and struck out seven over five innings…Cory Mazzoni shut down the Sea Dogs over the first six frames and handed things over to major leaguer Frank Francisco who locked it down for the save and the win…Game 2: The Binghamton Mets took game two 3-1 with a little late inning magic over the Portland Sea Dogs…Dustin Martin hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Mets up 3-1 for good…Bryce Brentz hit a solo home run on the first pitch of the second inning for Portland’s lone run…Darin Gorski delivered six strong innings and took home the win.

PITCHING HELPING THE WAY: Over the last eight games, the Portland bullpen has been outstanding and has allowed just eight runs over 34 innings (2.11 ERA)…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 82 of their last 100 innings pitched…Since the All-Star break, they’ve compiled a 3.14 ERA (51 ER/146.2 IP).

STEADY GOES SMITH: Marquez Smith has played in forty games with the Sea Dogs and has been outstanding in his time…The infielder is hitting .306 (48-for-157) with three home runs and 20 RBI…Smith has compiled a .362 on-base percentage and is slugging .465 with Portland.

FIELDS IS ON FIRE: Josh Fields has been the team’s top reliever since June 13th…He had a season-high five strikeouts on July 24th vs. Trenton…Last 12 outings: 2-0-4, 0.43 ERA (ER/21.0 IP), 5 H, 2 R, ER, 5 BB, 27 SO…Has a strikeout in 27 of 30 appearances.

WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland wraps up the four-game weekend series against the Binghamton Mets with the finale tomorrow at 1:05 PM…This marks the final series at NYSEG stadium…The ‘Dogs have a six game homestand waiting on the other side with the Akron Aeros (Indians affiliate) and the Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate).

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith DH, Rodriguez 3, Vitek 5, Hissey 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (4-3, 4.73)

Binghamton: Lageres 8, Fisher 4, Campbell 7, Dykstra 3, Flores 5, Marte DH, Martin 9, Pena 2, Tovar 6,  RHP Greg Peavey (4-6, 5.64)

Game Notes

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Crawford leading off for Portland (Video Interview)

 

Sea Dogs’ Manager Kevin Boles looks on as Carl Crawford takes batting practice

THAT’S ALL FOLKS: The Sea Dogs and Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) bring their five-game series in four days to a close tonight at 6:00 PM…After winning three in a row, the ‘Dogs have dropped three straight…Portland has not won four straight at Hadlock Field since taking five in Maine to end the 2010 season (September 2-6).

Game Notes

Carl Crawford Video

Lineups for Tuesday (6:00 PM start) – Game 1

Trenton: Pirela 4, Maruszak 5, Adams DH, Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Sublett 7, Farnham 2, Mujica 6, Hall LHP

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Spring 2, Hissey 7, Gibson 6, Hedman 3 Dent 4, Ranaudo RHP

 RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Wrapping up the series…All-Star picks

Congrats to Outfielder Bryce Brentz, Pitcher Chris Hernandez and Infielder Reynaldo Rodriguez for being selected to the

Bryce Brentz, Chris Hernandez and Reynaldo Rodriguez (pictured left to right) will represent Portland in the Eastern League All-Star game on July 11th in Reading, Pa.

Eastern League All-Star game in Reading, Pa…Brentz is the first player in franchise history with two 5-hit games…Hernandez is sixth in the league with a 2.87 ERA and Rodriguez leads the team in homers with 12.

Jackie Bradley Jr. told me before the game he was about six inches from robbing Brad Glenn’s homer last night…My pre-game guest for the next two days in Anthony Ranaudo.

SEEKING SPLIT IN HOMESTAND’S FIRST HALF: The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) wrap up their four-game series on Friday night at Hadlock Field…Portland picked up the win Thursday and look to salvage a split with a win in the finale…Tuesday night, the two teams duked it out for 13-innings and 4-plus hours…The longest game in both respects since 2009 for the Sea Dogs.

Game Notes

Derrik Gibson Video Interview

Lineups for Friday (7:00 PM start) 

New Hampshire: Goins 6, Bocock 4, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Howard DH, Glenn 7, Bailli 9, Galarraga 2, Jackson 8, Jenkins RHP

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz DH, Smith 5, Butler 2, Hissey 9, Gibson 6, Hedman 3 Natoli 4, Pimentel RHP

RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

‘Dogs and ‘Cats battle again…Lineups and Game Notes

 

 

Matt Spring blasted his fourth homer off the season on Wednesday night.

SO FAR, NOT SO GOOD AT HOME: The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) continue their four-game series on Thursday night at Hadlock Field…Portland has dropped the first two games to the ‘Cats, who have picked up 11 runs on 30 hits in the series…Tuesday night, the two teams duked it out for 13-innings and 4-plus hours…The longest game in both respects since 2009 for the Sea Dogs.

Updated rotation: Pimentel, Hernandez, Britton, Kehrt, Martin

Game Notes

Derrik Gibson Video Interview

Lineups for Thursday (7:00 PM start) 

New Hampshire: Goins 6, Bocock 4, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Bailli DH, Ochinko 2, Van Kirk 7, Glenn 9, Jackson 8, Pino RHP

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Hissey 7, Dent 4, Gentile 3, Kehrt RHP

RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Sea Dogs and Thunder play two…Jersey Boys

The Sea Dogs ended a 21-game stretch against the Western Division going 10-11, and open up a four-game weekend series against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) with a doubleheader on Saturday night…Portland plays 30 of their next 33 games against the Thunder and New Hampshire Fisher Cats…With Thursday night’s victory, Portland has won 10 of their last 14 games in Maine, and taken four straight series.

The cast of the Broadway Show “The Jersey Boys.” Maybe the Jersey boys (Ranaudo and Hernandez) in Portland will be cast in a show called the Major Leagues

In game two of tonight’s doubleheader, New Jersey native Anthony Ranaudo makes his seventh start of the season for the Sea Dogs…Ranaudo attended St. Rose High School, which is Belmar, New Jersey and located exactly 42 miles from Waterfront Park…Ranaudo and Jayson Hernandez grew up best friends, attended the same high school, and are together in Portland.  What a great story!  The odds of that happening have to be slim.

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. made his Double-A debut on Thursday night and went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and a stolen base…Bradley Jr. singled on the first pitch he saw, nailing a 92-mph fastball off Robert Gilliam into to right field.
  • Portland has dropped 8 of 10 to Trenton this season, but the two teams still have 15 games left in the season series.
  • Tonight officially starts the second half of the season…Last year, Portland was 25-46 after 71 games.

Trenton’s Cody Johnson won’t be swinging this series…He was placed on the disabled list yesterday.

Game Notes

Jackie Bradley Jr. press release

Lineups for Saturday (5:05 PM start) – Game 1

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Tejeda 7, Rodriguez 3, Smith 5, Brentz Butler 2, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Hissey 9, Pimentel RHP

Trenton: A. Almonte 7, Pirela DH, Adams 4, Z. Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Maruszak 5, Gil 2, Mujica 6, Hall LHP

RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Sea Dogs in Bowie, Britton earns honors, Gibson Interview

Drake Britton has worked 20 scoreless innings, dating back to May 25th with Salem…He was recently named the E.L. Pitcher of the Week

The Sea Dogs open up a six-game roadtrip on Tuesday night in Bowie, Maryland against the Baysox…Portland took two of three from Bowie last week at Hadllock Field…The ‘Dogs are 7-5 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division.

Game Notes

(Audio) Gibson Interview

Lineups for Tuesday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Dent 5, Linares DH, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gentile 4, Gibson 6, Hissey 8, Pimentel RHP

Bowie: Richardson 8, Britton 9, Hughes 3, Widlansky DH, Machado 6, Waring 5, Schoop 4, Barfield 7, de San Miguel 2, Bundy RHP

  • Sea Dogs added 31-year old lefty Jesse Carlson to the active roster today…Carlson made his debut in the Eastern League with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2005…Carlson was a non-roster invitee to Red Sox Spring Training, after missing last season due to surgery to repair his left rotator cuff…Marco Duarte is back with the Sea Dogs after spending one day in Pawtucket.
  • Peter Hissey is back in the lineup after only playing in 5 games in April…Hissey was hit by Zack Wheeler on the left hand April 13th against Binghamton.

    RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Sea Dogs look for first 3-game sweep at home since 2010

This why I love my job

The Sea Dogs have not swept a series of more than two games at Hadlock Field since the end of the 2010 season, that could changed today with a victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels…The ‘Dogs are 6-4 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Patriotic Caps are up for auction

Lineups for Sunday (1:00 PM start)

Richmond: Brown 8, Liles 7, Mayora 5, Joseph DH, Perez 9, Minicozzi 3 , Adrianza 6, Monell 2, Cavan 2, Westcott RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Tejeda 7, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Natoli 5, Britton LHP

  • Sea Dogs Roster Moves:INF Ryan Dent activated from the disabled list…RHP Marco Duarte promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket…OF Peter Hissey activated from the disabled list…INF Heiker Meneses and OF Shannon Wilkerson assigned to High-A Salem.
  • Great read by Alex Speier – Minor League Roundup
  • Kevin Thomas with a great piece on Portland’s latin players
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Sea Dogs host Richmond…Wild, wild west

Ranaudo is ranked the #1 Pitching Prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…He makes the start on Friday night

The Sea Dogs and Richmond Flying Squirrels meet in the opener of a three-game set on Friday night at Hadlock Field…Portland took two of three from the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) in the first part of the homestand…The ‘Dogs are 5-4 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Patriotic Caps are up for auction

Lineups for Friday (7:00 PM start)

Richmond: Brown 8, Minicozzi 4, Mayora 5, Perez 9, Joseph 2 , Ciriaco 7, Adrianza 6, Mitchell 3, Monell DH, Kickham LHP

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Ranaudo RHP

RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.

Sea Dogs and Baysox on Tuesday…Brentz player of the month

Bryce Brentz was named the league’s player of the week on Monday, today he named the best for the month.

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game homestand on Wednesday night against the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) at Hadlock Field…Portland took the opener on Tuesday night 6-1, thanks to five no-hit innings from lefty Drake Britton, who made his Double-A debut…Dan Butler homered and doubled, extending his hitting streak to four games (7-for-16)…Tonight, Stolmy Pimentel seeks his second win of the season.

Game Notes

Brentz Player of the Month Press Release

Lineups for Wednesday (7:00 PM start)

Bowie: Barfield 8, Britton 9, Hughes DH, Widlansky 3, Machado 6 , Wheeler 5, Ward 2, Adair 4, Bumbry 7, Bundy RHP

Portland: Wilkerson 8, Tejeda DH, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Pimentel RHP

  • Slugger the Sea Dog has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Mania contest to be named the Best Mascot in the Minors!!! Slugger has a tough opponent in the third round; Nutzy from Richmond. Get those round 3 votes in and help Slugger advance. Voting ends June 7th. Vote here.
  • The Red Sox have been active in the MLB Draft.
  • Bowie’s Manny Machado is ranked the top position prospect in Baltimore’s system according to Baseball America (#2 overall).
  • Check out Aaron Goldsmith’s blog (former Sea Dogs’ broadcast assistant) – great stuff on former Sea Dog Ryan Lavarnway.
RADIO NETWORKCatch every game on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network: Flagship Stations: WPEI 95.9 FM & WPPI 95.5 FM (Portland/Topsham)…Network Affiliates: WOXO 92.7 FM Norway, WTBM 100.7 FM Mexico, WERZ 1240 AM Lewiston/Auburn, WTME 780 AM Rumford, WKTQ 1450 AM South Paris…Online: seadogs.com & milb.com and IPAD/Smartphone: Tunein app – search Portland Sea Dogs Radio Network.
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