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Sea Dogs (20-30) at Harrisburg Senators (27-23)

Nothing wrong with my camera…this was the scene around 4 o’clock yesterday in Harrisburg, PA.

The Sea Dogs have won five of their last seven, and open up a six-game roadtrip on Wednesday night in Harrisburg, PA against the Senators with a doubleheader…Portland has dropped 12 of their last 17 at Metro Bank Park, but split four-games on City Island last season…Harrisburg is 27-23 on the season, only three games behind the Akron Aeros for the top spot in the Western Division…Tonight starts a stretch of 21 straight games for Portland against the Wild-Western Division.

Lineups for Wednesday Game 1

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 8, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Buckner RHP

Harrisburg: Perez 8, Lozada 6, Valdez 7, Pahuta 3, Rahl 9 , Mayorson 5, Van Ostrand DH, Ivany 2, Nicol 4,  Ballard LHP

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.

Sea Dogs (20-29) vs. New Britain (28-21)

The Sea Dogs have found the winning formula this season against the Rock Cats, taking 8 of 12 from the Twins’ affiliate this season…Portland scored a pair of 4-3 victories on Saturday and tied a season-high with 14 hits, beating the Rock Cats 8-5 on Sunday afternoon…After today’s game, the ‘Dogs travel to Harrisburg, PA to battle the Senators in a three-game set.

Lineups for Monday

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hicks 8, Colabello 3, Hanson DH, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Lehmann 2, Roof 4, Jacobson RHP

Portland:  Gibson 6, Wilkerson 8, Rodriguez DH, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gentile 7, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Hernandez LHP

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel Interview

MEMORIAL DAY PRESS RELEASE

The Portland Sea Dogs have partnered with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to host Military Appreciation Day at Hadlock Field on Memorial Day; Monday, May 30th when the Sea Dogs take on the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) at 1:00 PM. Members of the military and veterans along with their immediate family members are eligible for free tickets to the game thanks to Operation Homefront and the VA Maine Healthcare System.

Military personnel and veterans may reserve their complimentary tickets to the game by logging on to Joint Service Support (JSS) at www.jointservicesupport.org. Once logged in, search for the Memorial Day Baseball Game, complete the form and tickets can be picked-up at the ballpark on game day at the Veterans booth. Please contact the Military Family Assistance Center at 1-888-365-9287 with any questions or problems. Limited tickets are available and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

The Sea Dogs will host an autograph session for military personnel in the outfield prior to the game from 12:00 to 12:20 PM.

In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the team will wear camouflage caps for the game. The caps will be raffled off with the proceeds going to the Maine National Guard Foundation Fund.

Army Captain Lisa Snow will perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. The Sea Dogs also have a variety of patriotic music that will be played throughout the game.

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 (19-29) vs. Rock Cats (28-20)

Zach Gentile signed with the Red Sox in 2008…He has a 10-game hitting streak to begin his Double-A career.

The Sea Dogs have found the winning formula this season against the Rock Cats, taking 7 of 11 from the Twins’ affiliate this season…Portland scored a pair of 4-3 victories on Saturday…The two teams resumed Friday’s suspended game due to fog at 1 PM…Reynaldo Rodriguez drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning for the game-winner…In game two, Juan Carlos Linares nailed a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

 

Lineups for Sunday

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hicks 8, Hermann 2, Hanson DH, Rizzotti 3, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Beresford 4, Darnell  LHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Meneses 5, Martin RHP

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel 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 host New Britain (suspended game) – followed by 7-inning game

Friday night’s game at Hadlock Field was suspended due to fog…Portland is trailing 1-0 when play resumes on Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.

The Sea Dogs and Rock Cats resume last night’s suspended game at 1 PM this afternoon…Portland is trailing 1-0 on Deibinson Romero’s RBI ground out.

Fog History: Last April 27th Portland beat the Binghamton Mets 9-4 in 7 innings after the game was stopped due to fog, but lost to the Trenton Thunder 4-2 after 6 ½ innings on May 27thIronically, both fog outs last season occurred with the Boston Bruins playing game sevens of their playoff series…The ‘Dogs won a fogged out game in 1994 – all four fog-outs have occurred at Hadlock Field.

Lineups from Friday’s suspended game

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hermann 2, Colabello 3, Rizzotti DH, Hicks 8, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Beresford 4, Pitcher TBA

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 5, Hernandez DH, Meneses 4, Pitcher TBA

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel 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 (17-29) host New Britain (28-18)

After splitting a four-game series in New Hampshire, the Sea Dogs return home to battle the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins affiliate) in a four-game weekend series…Portland lost 8-2 on Friday night, but Reynaldo Rodriguez clubbed his 10th homer of the season – his 9th this month, a new team record for May.

Lineups for Friday 

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hermann 2, Colabello 3, Rizzotti DH, Hicks 8, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Beresford 4, Albers LHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 5, Hernandez DH, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP

FACTS AND FIGURES

  1. If you missed it, the Sea Dogs were no-hit on Monday night in the series opener.  It was the fifth time in franchise history the ‘Dogs had been no-hit.
  2. Bryce Brentz is hitting .382 this month, which ranks third in Double-A…Brentz has raised his average 43 points by going 19-for-43 (.442) over his last eight games.
  3. Portland is 5-4 against New Britain this season, including two series wins at New Britain Stadium.

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel 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 (17-28) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (17-27)

#17 Juan Carlos Linares is second on the team with 13 multi-hit games, but leads with 6 multi-RBI games.

The Sea Dogs conclude their four-game series on Thursday night against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland swept a twinbill from the ‘Cats last night, taking the first game in extra-innings 7-6 and the nightcap 3-2.

Lineups for Thursday (Pre-Game Interview with Red Sox Pitching Coordinator Ralph Truel Part 2)

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

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

FACTS AND FIGURES

  1. If you missed it, the Sea Dogs were no-hit on Monday night in the series opener.  It was the fifth time in franchise history the ‘Dogs had been no-hit.
  2. Bryce Brentz is hitting .403 this month, which ranks second in Double-A…Brentz has raised his average 43 points by going 19-for-43 (.442) over his last eight games.
  3. Portland is 5-1 against New Hampshire this season…the two teams meet 26 times this season.

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel 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 (15-26) vs. Binghamton Mets (20-20)

Antony Ranaudo is ranked the #1 Pitching Prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…He makes his second start with Portland on Monday.

The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets play the rubber game of their 3-game set on Sunday afternoon from Hadlock Field…Portland suffered a 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Mets on Saturday afternoon…Tomorrow, the ‘Dogs start a four-game series against the Fisher Cats in New Hampshire.

Lineups for Sunday (Pre-Game Interview with Sea Dogs’ Manager Kevin Boles Part 1)

Binghamton: Den Dekker 8, Kazmar 6, Havens 4, Marte 5, Reyes DH, Lagares 9, Campbell 3, Centeno 2, Kazmar 6, Zapata 7, Peavey RHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Vitek 5, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Bermudez 8, Gibson 6, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP
  1. Former Sea Dog Kevin Youkilis rehabbing for Pawtucket.
  2. Good stuff from Salem Red Sox broadcaster Evan Lepler on Jackie Bradley Jr.
  3. Peter Gammons on Youkilis

Game Notes

Bryce Brentz 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 (12-24) at Reading Phillies (22-13)…Five-Hit Club in Franchise History

Could Kevin Youkilis be taking off for Philly? Read Below

The Sea Dogs second leg of their roadtrip continues on Monday night at First Energy Stadium against the Reading Phillies…Portland dropped 3 of 4 in Trenton, losing yesterday 7-4…In the loss, Bryce Brentz went 5-for-4 on Sunday, becoming the 11th player in franchise history to pick up 5-hits in a game.

Reading was the home to the Red Sox in the Eastern League

Five-Hit Club in Franchise History: Will Middlebrooks (July 5, 2011 vs. Binghamton, game 2 of a doubleheader), Ryan Kalish (May 29, 2010 vs. New Britain), Jeff Natale (July 17, 2007 at New Hampshire), Tyler Minges (June 18, 2006 at New Hampshire), David Murphy (May 21, 2006 vs. New Hampshire), Kenny Perez (June 16, 2005 vs. Harrisburg, Sheldon Fulse (August 29, 2004 vs. Norwich), Joe Kilburg (June 20, 2004 vs. Binghamton), Adrian Gonzalez vs. Reading (May 25, 2002), Luis Castillo (June 28, 1996) vs. Norwich.

Lineups for Monday

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Vitek 5, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Meneses 4, Martin RHP

Reading: Gillies 8, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Susdorf DH, Valle 2, James 9, Kennelly 5, Castro 7, Hanzawa 6, Pettibone RHP

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Updated Roster…Pimentel placed on the disabled list (blister on right index finger)

  1. Number one article I found today on Philly.com involving Kevin Youkilis
  2. Update on yesterday’s minor league games from Alex Speier
  3. Sox and Mariners preview from the Globe

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RADIO NETWORK: Catch 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 (12-23) at Trenton Thunder (17-16

The Trenton War Memorial Museum is located next to the team hotel.

The Sea Dogs conclude their four-game series with the Trenton Thunder on Sunday afternoon at Waterfront Park…Portland needs a win today to manage a split of the four-game set, as the Thunder won last night 5-1…Chris Balcom-Miller (2-2, 5.12) makes his 8th start of the season for Portland and the fourth of his career against Trenton…Craig Heyer, who is 2-2, 4.28 ERA (16 ER/33.2 IP) takes the hill for the third time this season against Portland (0-1, 3.38 ERA).

*The 12th annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race at Hadlock Field today…Great article in the Portland Press Herald on the winners.

Lineups for Sunday

Portland:  Hazelbaker 9, Tejeda 7, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 5, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP

Trenton: Almonte 9, Joseph 4, Adams DH, Johnson 7, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Mahoney 5, Farnham 2, Maruszak 6, Heyer RHP

Game Notes

Chris Balcom-Miller Interview

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – linkto their website or seadogs.com

My sister is a mom of two beautiful girls…Couldn’t be more proud of her. Happy Mother’s Day to her and my mom…two best woman I know.

 

RADIO NETWORK: Catch 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 (10-21) vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (13-17)…Arnie on Harper

The Sea Dogs continue their two-game series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) on Wednesday night from Hadlock Field…Portland has won 3 of 4, and have received a quality start in back-to-back games…Righty Stolmy Pimentel seeks his first Double-A win in tonight’s game…Reynaldo Rodriguez smacked two homers on Monday night for the second time in his Double-A career and Bryce Brentz added a 2-run shot…Chris Balcom-Miller notched his second win of the year, working a team-high 7 innings on 3 hits and one run…Last night’s game will be made up on July 13th as part of a 7-inning doubleheader.

Lineups for Wednesday

Reynaldo Rodriguez homered twice on Monday night…His last 6 hits are extra-base hits (4 homers and 2 doubles)

New Hampshire: Goins 6, Diaz 4, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Tolisano 7, Glenn 9, Van Kirk DH, Jeroloman 2, Jackson 8, Cecil LHP

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

Game Notes

Past Sunday chat with Kevin Boles

Sea Dogs Media Guide

  • Great article by Brian McPherson…Arnie Beyeler on Bryce Harper
  • Sea Dogs’ beat writer Kevin Thomas with a throwback article…Dave Joppie on Will Middlebrooks.
  • Daisuke and the truth about Tommy John from Alex Speier

Portland is seeking back-to-back series wins for the first time since July 18-27, 2011, when they won three consecutive series…The Sea Dogs have not won back-to-back series at home since winning seven of eight at Hadlock to end the 2010 season.

The Josh Beckett bobblehead will be made up on June 6th.

You can listen to Sea Dogs Baseball on the tunein app – link to their website or seadogs.com

RADIO NETWORK: Catch 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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