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‘Dogs host Erie…Meet Christian Vazquez

Christian Vazquez makes his Double-A debut tonight…He was hitting .266 with 7 homers and 41 RBI in 81 games with Salem.

Greetings from Hadlock Field! Lineups and Notes below

In case you missed it, I had a chance to chat with newly acquired Steven Wright…The knuckleballer makes his debut in the Red Sox system on Sunday afternoon…Wright was traded by Cleveland to Boston in exchange for INF Lars Anderson (former Sea Dog).

Congrats to Catcher Dan Butler and Pitcher Josh Fields on their promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket…Butler spent some time with Pawtucket last season…Fields pitched with Triple-A Tacoma before he was traded to Boston.

Meet Catcher Christian Vazquez…Promoted today from High-A Salem and will catch tonight….Hit .266 (78-for-293) with 7 homers and 41 RBI in 81 games…44-for-105 (42%) throwing out runners (9 ER & 8 PB)…Hitting .322 (47-for-146) with 6 HR and 25 RBI since June 1st…Had three 3-hit and 3-RBI games…Season-high 3 BB on June 1st vs. Myrtle Beach.

Last season: Named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year after going 37-of-111 (33.3) in throwing out runners (.991 fielding pct. 9 E/904 TC)…Led Greenville and ranked 4th in the system with 84 RBI…Led the Drive in homers with 18, hitting .283 (111-for-392) in 105 games.

Acquired/Misc: 9th round pick by the Red Sox in the 2008 draft…Graduated from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School…Following last season, rated by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the South Atlantic League and the Red Sox system.

Lineups for Friday

Erie: Fields 7, Romero 6, Castellanos 9, Lennerton 3, Garcia 8, Bishop 5, Plagman DH, Douglas 4, Sanz 2, LHP Ramon Garcia (7-7, 4.32)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Vitek 5, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Smith 4, Vazquez 2, Gibson 6, Bermudez 7, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (5-3, 4.50)

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.

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.

Off to Richmond, ‘Dogs continue their Western stretch

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 continue their six-game roadtrip on Friday night against the Richmond Flying Squirrels from The Diamond in Richmond, VA…Portland has lost five straight road games, and dropped the first three games of this trip to the Bowie Baysox…The ‘Dogs are 7-8 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division...Tomorrow night the ‘Dogs open up a three-game weekend series in Richmond (Giants affiliate).

  1. Just one hit for the Sea Dogs in their last 49 at-bats
  2. Two straight shutouts recorded by Bowie to close out the three-game set
  3. Drake Britton has won three straight starts for the first time in his professional career from May 25-June 5
  4. Since Bryce Brentz’s grand slam with one out in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game, the Sea Dogs have not scored.
  5. Portland has dropped five straight road games.

Game Notes

Lineups for Friday (6:35 PM start)

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Dent 6, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Hissey 8, Natoli 5, Johns 4, Britton LHP

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

  • INF Bryan Johns made his Double-A debut last night and went 0-for-3, getting the start at second base.
  • Richmond Hitting Coach Ken Joyce is a native of Portland, Maine.

Drake Britton has worked 20.1 scoreless innings, dating back to May 25th with Salem…He was recently named the E.L. Pitcher of the Week

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.

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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