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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 (14-25) vs. Binghamton Mets (19-19) on Fireworks Friday

Fireworks Friday!

The Sea Dogs open up a three-game homestand against the Binghamton Mets on Friday night at Hadlock Field…Portland has dropped six of eight to the Mets this season…With a win tonight, the ‘Dogs will have their first 3-game winning streak of the season at home…RHP Billy Buckner (1-3, 4.10) makes his eighth start of the season for Portland and his third against the B-Mets…RHP Gonzalez Germen makes his third start of the year for Binghamton.

Lineups for Friday

Binghamton: Den Dekker 8, Rodriguez 6, Havens 4, Marte 5, Lagares DH, Reyes 9, Ozga 3, Gronauer 2, Zapata 7, Mejia RHP

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

Game Notes

Bryce Brentz Interview

Matt Barnes leads all Red Sox Minor League pitchers in ERA (0.60) and strikeouts (67)

  • On the Rise…Matt Barnes continues to dominate in his first professional season…The righty hurled six scoreless innings for Salem on Thursday night, and leads all Red Sox minor league pitchers with a 0.60 ERA and 67 strikeouts.
  • On the decline…Daisuke Matsuzaka was roughed up on Thursday night in Durham, yielding 5 runs (4 earned) over 6.2 IP for Pawtucket.
  • Did you know? Hideki Matsui signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and is currently playing in Triple-A Durham…His official statistics show that his first ever minor league game was 2007 with the Tampa Yankees, but that is wrong…Matsui suited up for the 2006 Trenton Thunder in the first round of the playoffs and played his first ever minor league game against Portland.

Hideki Matsui played his first ever minor league in 2006, but there is no record of it.

  • Kevin Youkilis talking to PawSox radio broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith before Thursday’s game in Durham…Youk has a great relationship with former Sea Dogs’ Manager Arnie Beyeler

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

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 (12-23) 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.

Sea Dogs (7-16) vs. Reading (14-7) – Video of Dice-K/Audio from Mr. Belding

Dice-K worked 4.2 innings on Saturday, fanning seven and left the game to a nice ovation at Hadlock Field.

Portland and Reading play the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field…LHP Chris Hernandez (1-1, 1.71) makes the start against RHP Tyler Cloyd (3-0, 2.37) (Below are lineups)

Daisuke video highlights and audio of Mr. Belding on the air

Reading is 99-81 against the Sea Dogs All-time

  • Former PawSox infielder Tug Hullett is on Reading’s roster
  • Reading manager Dusty Wathan played for Portland in 2000-01

Andy Pettitte will not pitch on Monday night at Hadlock Field

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Sunday

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

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Gibson 6, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Berumudez 8, Spring 2,  Dent 5, Gentille 4, Hernandez LHP

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.

Game 23: Sea Dogs (6-16) vs. Reading Phillies (14-6)…Major Leaguers at Hadlock

Dice-K took the loss in New Hampshire on August 30, 2009, allowing a first-innng homer to Todd Donovan...The Fisher Cats scored five times off Matsuzaka in the first inning.

Portland continues their seven-game homestand on Saturday afternoon against the Reading Phillies…Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his second career rehab start with Portland but his first at Hadlock Field…The Sea Dogs drop the series opener on Friday  night 5-4…Tomorrow is the series finale at 1:00 PM, before the ‘Dogs face Andy Pettitte on Monday night. (Below are lineups)

Reading is 99-80 against the Sea Dogs All-time

  • Former PawSox infielder Tug Hullett is on Reading’s roster
  • Reading manager Dusty Wathan played for Portland in 2000-01

Andy Pettitte is scheduled to pitch for Trenton on Monday night at Hadlock Field.

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Saturday

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

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

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

What a thrill to have Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell on the air

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.

The Dice-man, Mr. Belding and Patrick Chung in one homestand

Dice-K took the loss in New Hampshire on August 30, 2009, allowing a first-innng homer to Todd Donovan...The Fisher Cats scored five times off Matsuzaka in the first inning.

YES!  Three big names highlight the Sea Dogs second hometand of the season.  It all starts tomorrow night with Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding from the hit TV show Saved by the Bell.  On Saturday, Daisuke Matsuszaka makes his second career rehab assignment with Portland.  Dice-K pitched for Portland on August 30, 2009 at New Hampshire, yielding 5 runs on 4 hits over 2 IP.  The Sea Dogs lost 5-3, but the game was secondary with a Major Leaguer rehabbing – brought tremendous energy from the crowd.

It’s never too early to talk Patriots.  The NFL draft is tonight, with the Patriots owning two 1st round picks.  On Tuesday May 1st, fans have the opportunity to meet Safety Patrick Chung.  hung will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and will be available to sign free autographs on photos provided by the Portland Sea Dogs for fans from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

The Sea Dogs are returning home after dropping 5 of 7 on the road but they took 2 of 3 in New Britain.  The series win was the first for Portland this season – their last came on August 25-27th at Reading.

UPCOMING HOMESTAND PREVIEW
Friday, April 27th @ 6:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies

Dennis Haskins the actor who played Mr. Belding on the hit television show Saved by the Bell will be appearing at Hadlock Field. Everybody’s favorite principal will be on hand as the Sea Dogs celebrate Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark, courtesy of Electricity Maine.

Saturday, April 28th @ 1:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies

The Sea Dogs mascot band; The Kastaways will perform on the front plaza from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. Saturday is the first of seven Most Improved Student days at the ballpark where the Sea Dogs will honor over 500 students each day that have made significant improvement over the course of the school year.

Heiker Meneses had the game-winning hit on Wednesday...His RBI single hit the second-base bag.

Sunday, April 29th @ 1:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies

Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumber Jack Show will have a pre-game demonstration on the field. The Sea Dogs will honor Most Improved Students on the field. Kids 16 and under are invited to run the bases after the game, weather and field conditions permitting, presented by Prime Motor Group. Following the Sea Dogs game Bates College will take on Colby College at Hadlock Field.

Wrong Dice-man...Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his Hadlock Field debut on Saturday.

Monday, April 30th @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a 2012 Boston Red Sox schedule magnet, courtesy of Sullivan Tire. Every Monday is a “Military Monday” where military personnel are eligible for a special ticket offer courtesy of the Sea Dogs and 106.3 FM “The Bone”. Military members can get five General Admission tickets for just $20 with a coupon and military ID. Coupons are available at www.seadogs.com and www.boneradio.com. Five local high school bands will perform the National Anthem under the baton of Portland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Moody.

Tuesday, May 1st @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung will be at Hadlock Field, presented by the Asylum Sports Bar and Grill. Chungwill throw out a ceremonial first pitch and will be available to signfree autographs on photos provided by the Portland Sea Dogs for fans from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The Sea Dogs will also host their annual College Fair from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. More than 50 colleges will be on hand to meet with prospective students. The Sea Dogs will award a $500.00 scholarship to one lucky student.

(VIDEO FEATURE ON SEA DOGS CATCHER DAN BUTLER) http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20941549&topic_id=8067842&c_id=bos&tcid=vpp_copy_20941549&v=3

Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

The Sea Dogs will honor students who have completed Slugger’s Reading Challenge.

Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder

The Sea Dogs will honor more students who have completed Slugger’s Reading Challenge. Additionally the Sea Dogs will honor Maine’s High School sports championship teams from the 2011/2012 school year.

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