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Part Two of the roadtrip…’Dogs in Erie

The Sea Dogs open up a three-game series on Friday night against the Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate) from Jerry Uht Park in downtown Erie, Pa.  Portland swept the ‘Wolves last week at Hadlock Field.  Last night, the ‘Dogs completed their first season-series victory against the Akron Aeros since 1998.

There was a lot of buzz in the air last night at Canal Park, and most of the people in the stands probably had no idea what was going on.  19-year old Xander Bogaerts made his Double-A debut for Portland.  In his third at-bat, he launched a 2-1 pitch over the batter’s eye in right-center field.  Bogaerts finished 2-for-5 and handled every ball that was hit to him at shortstop.

“I didn’t expect to hit a home run,” Bogaerts told milb.com. “I was just looking to make contact. I got to a 2-0 count and he threw me a fastball that I pulled down the third-base line pretty hard. The next pitch he shook his head ‘no’ and I knew I was going to get a fastball.

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hissey 7, Smith 5, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Gibson DH, Vazquez 2, Dent 4, RHP Stolmy Pimentel (4-5, 4.99)

Erie: Johnson 8, Romero 6, Castellanos DH, Lennerton 3, Garcia 9, Fields 7, Bishop 5, Jones 4, McCann 2, RHP Jared Gayhart (1-2, 4.28)

Game Notes

Xander Boegerts blasted a home run in his third Double-A at-bat on Thursday night

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.

Welcome to Portland Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts becomes the youngest player in the Eastern League at 19 years old.(photo by Kelly O’Connor)

Earlier today, Xander Bogaerts joined the Portland Sea Dogs from High-A Salem and should be in the starting shortstop for the ‘Dogs in the series finale…To make room for Bogaerts, Infielder Zach Gentile was assigned to High-A Salem…The 19-year old is the youngest player in the Eastern League and will wear #5.  Lot of people tweeted me today about the number, saying it reminded them of Nomar.

“Being 19 in Double-A is a pretty unusual thing,” Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett told Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal prior to Pawtucket’s game at McCoy Stadium earlier today.

Bogaerts is ranked the #2 prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…In 104 games with Salem, he  hit .302 (116-for-384) with 15 homers and 64 RBI…He was signed by the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent on August 23, 2009…Native of San Nicolaas, Aruba…Has a twin brother, Jair, also signed with the Red Sox as an international free agent and was sent to the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2012 season to complete the Theo Epstein compensation.

Getting plenty of ink – a few articles about today’s move.

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Spring 2, Hissey 9, Dent 4, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (6-3, 4.17)

Akron: Holt 8, Henry 9, Diaz 6, Neal 7, Weglarz DH, Lawson 4, Rohlinger 5, Perez 2, Toole 3, LHP T.J. House (6-2, 3.13)

Game Notes

Travis Shaw Interview

Xander Boegerts taking batting practice for the first time in a Sea Dogs uniform.

 

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.

More roster moves…Brandon Workman has arrived in Akron

Knuckleballer Steven Wright earned his 10th win of the season on Sunday – his debut in the Red Sox system.  Earlier today, Wright was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.  Righty Brandon Workman has joined Portland from High-A Salem and makes his Double-A debut Sunday in Erie.

Additional moves: C Jayson Hernandez assigned to High-A Salem…Righty Andrew Bailey will continue his 30-day MLB Rehab Assignment in Pawtucket. Workman pitched last night for Salem, fanning nine over six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, but suffered the loss. The righty went 7-7, 3.40 ERA (43 ER/113.2 IP) in 20 starts with the Salem Sox.   Lineups for Wednesday

Portland: Bradley Jr. DH, Smith 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Vazquez 2, Hissey DH, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, LHP Drake Britton (3-4, 4.24)

Akron: Henry 9, Holt 8, Chen 3, Neal DH, Diaz 6, Weglarz 7, Rohlinger 5, Perez 2, Stoneburner 4, RHP Paolo Espino (6-2, 3.13)

Game Notes

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.

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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Hernandez promoted…Clemens in the house

 

Roger Clemens throwing batting practice for the Fisher Cats.

BETTER LATER THAN NEVER: The Sea Dogs are now 7-2 since the All-Star and are two games under .500 (13-15) in the last 28 games…Portland and New Hampshire continue the four game series tonight…The ‘Dogs have had success against the ‘Cats winning 12 of 19 so far this season…Portland and New Hampshire have seven games remaining, all at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.

STOLMY STELLAR, BUTLER SAVES THE DAY IN 3-2 WIN: The Portland Sea Dogs trailed heading into the ninth, but plated two unearned runs in the ninth to take home the 3-2 win over the Fisher Cats. Kevin Howard committed two throwing errors in the ninth that led to two Portland runs scoring. Dan Butler was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a fielder’s choice and throwing error and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly to left by Reynaldo Rodriguez…In the bottom of the ninth Butler allowed a runner to reach on a passed ball on a strike out, but the catcher hosed Brad Glenn when he tried to steal second to end the game…Stolmy Pimentel started for the fourth straight time against New Hampshire, and once again was on point…Pimentel went seven and allowed just one run on six hits…Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a solo shot to right-center to put the Sea Dogs up 1-0 in the third.

PIMENTEL LEADING THE PITCHING CHARGE: Pimentel has worked consecutive 7-inning stints, and notches his team-leading sixth quality start of the season…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 27 of their last 29 innings pitched…Since the All-Star break, they’ve compiled a 2.42 ERA (21 ER/78.0 IP)…Tonight, Will Latimer makes his second career start – both will be against New Hampshire.

TOP OF THE ORDER HAS BEEN TOP NOTCH: Over the past four games, four players have hit in the top three places in the order and combined to go 18-for-47 (.383) with five home runs, 15 RBI, 17 runs scored, five doubles, and two triples. Smith and Hazelbaker have led the charge over the three games with 14 of the 18 hits.

MONTHLY DAP: The Red Sox awarded RHP Brock Huntzinger with Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors and Hazelbakerwith Minor League Base Runner of the Month honors for the month of June…Huntzinger went 1-0, 1.80 ERA and two saves in 9 games in June…Hazelbaker is hitting .280 (42-for-150), 10 HR, 32 RBI since June 1st.

WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs continue the four-game roadtrip tomorrow night with game three of a four-game weekend series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) at 7:05 PM…On Monday, Portland returns home for a short three-game homestand against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate).

Lineups for Friday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3, Butler 2, Hissey 7, Bermudez 9, Gibson 6, Dent 4, LHP Will Latimer (1-3, 3.86)

New Hampshire: Marisnick 8, Goins 6, Sobolewski 5, McDade 3, Glenn 9, Ochinko 2, Van Kirk DH, Bocock 4, Tolisano 7 RHP Ryan Tepera  (3-1, 3.56)

Game Notes

Chris Carpenter Interview

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Maine native makes the start against Reading…Let’s count to 10.

The first Mainer in franchise history is Mike MacDonald, who makes his second start of the season for Portland.

The Sea Dogs continue their 8-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Reading Phillies…After winning the first 4 games of the stand against New Hampshire, the ‘Dogs have dropped the last two, losing 11-4 last night…Camden, Maine native Mike MacDonald, who became the first Mainer to play for the Sea Dogs on July 8th at Trenton, makes his second Double-A start…MacDonald hurt his left hamstring five batters into his first appearance with Portland and was activated from the disabled list earlier today…The righty made two starts at Hadlock Field as a member of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2006.

With last night’s loss, the ‘Dogs are 3-8 against the Reading Phillies and a combined 11-33 against Binghamton, Reading and Trenton…After tomorrow’s game, the ‘Dogs go back to playing New Hampshire (four at Manchester) and three versus Trenton (at Hadlock Field).

Let’s count to 10

  1. Tonight is MacDonald’s first start at Hadlock Field as a member of the ‘Dogs.
  2. Two more hits for Jackie Bradley Jr. last night/
  3. Portland is playing 30 of 33 against Trenton and New Hampshire since June 23rd – currently these are the three games against a different opponent.
  4. Upcoming roadtrip for the Sea Dogs is a four-game set in New Hampshire
  5. Five hits for Dan Butler and Reynaldo Rodriguez this homestand.
  6. Six homers for Matt Spring this season.
  7. Chris Hernandez ranks 7th in the Eastern League in ERA (3.13)
  8. Number of starts made by Drake Brittonwho allowed a tied a career-high with eight runs allowed last night.
  9. Number of multi-hit games for Marquez Smith.
  10. Number of multi-hit games for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Lineups for Tuesday (7:00 PM start)

Reading: James 8, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Tripp DH, Castro 9, Asche 5, Valle 2, Abreu 7, Hanzawa 6, RHP Julio Rodriguez (5-3, 3.84)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Hissey 9, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Mike MacDonald (0-0, 13.50)

Game Notes

Chris Carpenter Interview

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 on Saturday

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 (starts tonight in the opener) and Rodriguez leads the team in homers with 12.

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 Saturday (6:00 PM start) 

Trenton: Pirela 4, Maruszak 5, Z. Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Gil 2, Sublett 7, Higashioka DH, Mujica 6, Betances RHP

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

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 home for over a week…Review the moves/Lineups and Notes

Former Sea Dog Ryan Lavarnway is hitting .412 (28-for-68) in 17 games with the PawSox this month.

The last time the Sea Dogs were home for eight straight days was the end of the 2010 season, tonight, Portland begins a nine-game, eight-day homestand against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats…Portland dropped three of four from Saturday-Monday in Trenton.

Portland has won four of six against the Fisher Cats this season, including a two-game sweep on May 7-9 at Hadlock Field – the two teams will make up that game on July 13th.

The Sea Dogs have four more series before the All-Star Break, all against New Hampshire and Trenton…Last series started 30 of 33 games for Portland against the Thunder and Fisher Cats.

  • Right-hander Jason Urquidez made his Sea Dogs debut last night, working 1.1 innings on two unearned runs.
  • Bryce Brentz provided Portland’s lone run on Monday night, clocking a solo-homer to right field on a 2-2 pitch with two outs in the nint.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. was hitless for the first time in Double-A
  • Pawtucket suffered their eighth straight loss on Monday night, and were swept at home for the first time since 2005.
  • There was so much talk about Ryan Lavarnway’s early struggles, despite the season .268 after the first two monthsLavarnway is hitting .313 entering tonight’s game.

Portland has had a roster move in six straight days

June 21…OF Jackie Bradley Jr. assigned from High-A Salem…OF Juan Carlos Linares promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
June 22…RHP Marco Duarte placed on the suspended list.
June 23…LHP Will Latimer promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
June 24…OF Oscar Tejeda designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox…RHP Jason Urquidez contract purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League (Independent League) and assigned to Portland.
June 25…INF Zach Gentile activated from the disabled list (right shin contusion).
Today…RHP Jeremy Kehrt received from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Game Notes

NESN’s feature on Jackie Bradley Jr.

Lineups for Tuesday (7:00 PM start) 

New Hampshire: Tolisano 7, Bocock 4, Goins 6, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Howard DH, Ochinko 2, Bailli 9, Mujica 6, Stilson RHP

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

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