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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

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‘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

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Happy Father’s Day from Richmond, VA

The Diamond in Richmond, VA was once the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves…Former Sea Dogs’ Pitching Coach Mike Cather pitched here in 1997-99.

The Sea Dogs end their six-game roadtrip this afternoon in Richmond, VA against the Flying Squirrels…With a win today, Portland will clinch their first ever season-series win over the Squirrels…The ‘Dogs are 8-9 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division.

Game Notes

Peter Hissey Audio Interview

Father’s Day Story on Sea Dogs’ PA Announcer Dean Rogers

Father’s 5K Road Race Results

Lineups for Sunday (2:05 PM start)

Portland: Tejeda DH, Smith 5, Linares 7, Brentz 9,Butler 2, Spring 3, Hissey 8, Dent 4, Natoli 6, Pimentel RHP

Richmond: Brown 8, Liles 7, Mayora 5, Joseph 2, Mitchell 3, Perez 9, Minicozzi DH, Ciraco 6, Cavan 4, Reichard RHP

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Sea Dogs in Bowie, Brett Hart visits Prince George’s Stadium

Chih-Hsien Chiang leads the franchise with three grand slams…Bryce Brentz hit the franchise’s 46th last night.

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game roadtrip on Wednesday night against the Bowie Baysox from Prince George’s Stadium…Portland suffered an 11-6 loss last night, but Bryce Brentz hit his second career grand slam – the 46th in team history…The ‘Dogs are 7-6 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division…WWE Superstar Brett “Hit Man” Hart will make a special appearance in BowieI’m really looking forward to just seeing him at the park.  Hopefully I’ll get a few pictures for the blogs.

Game Notes

(Audio) Gibson Interview

Lineups for Wednesday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Hazelbaker 9, Tejeda 7, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Dent 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Ranaudo RHP

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

Brett Hart makes his Prince George’s Stadium debut on Wednesday night

  • Sea Dogs added 31-year old lefty Jesse Carlson to the active roster yesterday..Carlson made his season debut last night, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs over 1 IP.
  • Peter Hissey returned to the lineup for the first time since April 13th, and went 2-for-4 with an RBI double last night.

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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.

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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 and Baysox at High Noon

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

The Sea Dogs and Baysox end their three-game series on Thursday afternoon at Hadlock Field beginning at 12:00 PM…Portland is seeking their second series sweep at Hadlock Field this season, and their third 3-game winning streak…Portland has not swept a series of more than two games at Hadlock Field since September 3-6, 2010 against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Game Notes

Brentz Player of the Month Press Release

Lineups for Thursday (12:00 PM start)

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

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda DH, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Balcom-Miller 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 today. 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).
  • Red Sox Minor League Awards for May…Offensive Player – Greenville, OF Keury De La Cruz; Pitcher, Greenville LHP Miguel Pena…Defensive Player, Pawtucket 1B/OF Lars Anderson; Base Runner, SAL/POR OF Shannon Wilkerson; Base Stealer: Portland SS Derrik Gibson.

Last night was Josh Beckett Bobblehead Giveaway at Hadlock Field…Beckett pitched eight strong innings in a loss at Fenway Park.

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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.
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Sea Dogs and Kalish at Harrisburg for Morning Baseball

Kalish, Daniel Nava and Will Middlebrooks all hit grand slams for their first Fenway homers…Kalish suites up this morning for Portland.

The Sea Dogs split a twinbill with the Harrisburg Senators on Wednesday night at Metro Bank Park…OF Ryan Kalish is expected to continue his Major League Rehab Assignment on  Thursday morning…Kalish is wearing #38, and joined the team yesterday…Chris Balcom-Miller is making his team-leading 11th start of the season and the second of his career against Harrisburg…Paul Demny is 4-2, 4.11 ERA (23 ER/50.1 IP) in 10 starts for the Senators.

Lineups for Thursday

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Kalish 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP

Harrisburg: Perez 8, Lozada 6, Valdez 7, Pahuta 3, Rahl 9 , Mayorson DH, King 5, Ivany 2, McConnell 6,  Demny RHP

Game Notes

Reynaldo Rodriguez and Jeremy Hazelbaker Video Highlights

  1. Harrisburg is the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals…Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg have made stops in Harrisburg.
  2. Senators’ Manager Matt LeCroy was the 50th overall pick in the 1997 Draft by the Minnesota Twins…The pick was granted to the Twins for failing to sign Travis Lee in the first round of the 1996 draft.
  3. Harrisburg Hitting Coach Eric Fox skippered the Sea Dogs in 2002…Fox was the fifth overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 1986 draft…Played for Seattle (1986-88), Oakland (1989-94), Texas (1995), the L.A. Dodgers (1996), Philadelphia (1997) and Baltimore (1997). Appeared in 116 games and posted a .198 batting average. An outstanding outfielder with a .995 career fielding

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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