Results tagged ‘ Game Notes ’

Brentz to Triple-A…Road season comes to an end

Bryce Brentz doesn’t have to wait anymore…he’s now with Triple-A Pawtucket. 

It’s been a fun couple of days here in New Hampshire, reading various stories about this current team.

Enjoy these features:

Peter Gammons on Michael Olmsted

Kevin Gray of the UnionLeader on Hanley Ramirez

Brian McPherson on Bryce Brentz’s promotion

Portland: Bradley Jr. DH, Wilkerson 7, Smith 4, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Vazquez 2, Bermudez 8, Hedman 9, Gibson 5, RHP Brandon Workman (3-0, 1.50)

New Hampshire: Marisnick 8, Goins 6, Sobolewski 5, Schimpf 7, Glenn 9, Tolisano 4, Van Kirk DH, Jacobo 3, Galarraga 2 RHP Yohan Pino (9-7, 3.43)

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.

Bradley Jr. update, last time Sea Dogs were in fourth place

Here’s a great tweet from Sea Dogs’ beat writer Kevin Thomas on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s injury last night - Crisis avoided #SeaDogs manager Kevin Boles says OF Jackie Bradley Jr. Is “day to day” after hurting his ankle while running bases Monday…I saw Jackie before the game and he was in great spirits, he was able to walk around last night, so it’s not serious.

Jason Urquidez is 3-0, 0.40 ERA (ER/22.1 IP) in his last 8 relief outings…He earned his fourth win of the season last night.

With last night’s win, the ‘Dogs improved to 25-12 since the All-Star break, and moved into fourth place for only the second time this season.  The Sea Dogs were in place for a half day on April 5th, when they dropped game one of the Opening Day doubleheader in Reading.

The Sea Dogs have already clinched the season series against New Britain, and have won 5 of 7 at New Britain Stadium…Last night was the squad improved to 22-13 (.629) in one-run games…With a win tonight, the ‘Dogs will be four games under .500 for the first time since they were 3-8 on April 15th.

NOW THAT SPELLS RELIEF: Over the last 27 games, the Portland ‘pen has allowed just 25 earned runs over 110.2 innings (2.04 ERA)…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 229 of their last 277 IP (83%)…Since the break, they have a 2.88 ERA (103 ER/322.2 IP).

Nugget on tonight’s starter Jeremy Kehrt: 5-0, 1.93 ERA (8 ER/37.1 IP) in his last seven starts (Portland is 7-0).

THIS DATE IN SEA DOGS HISTORY: August 21, 2005 – Alberto Concepcion led off the 15th inning with a solo home run over the right field wall in New Hampshire, lifting the Sea Dogs to a 4-3, 15-inning marathon win in Manchester.

Longest home winning streaks in franchise history

  1. 12 straight, June 15-July 11, 1996
  2. 8 straight, August 2-17, 2012
  3. 7 straight, April 8-23, 1997
  4. 7 straight, April 18-May 6, 1995

Portland: Hazelbaker 9, Smith 4, Brentz DH, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Hissey 8, Spring 2, Gibson 5, Gentile 7, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (7-3, 4.09)

New Britain: Hicks 8, Hermann 2, Arcia 9, Colabello 3, Tosoni 7, Romero 5, Hanson DH, Beresford 6, Roof 4,  LHP Andrew Albers (4-3, 3.64)

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.

(Audio) Rich Hill on a MLB Rehab, All-Star Break Standings and the Radar Gun!

The Sea Dogs completed a three-game sweep of the Altoona Curve with last night’s 2-1 win at Hadlock Field…Portland has seven straight wins at home, the most as a Red Sox affiliate, and their longest win streak since April 8-23, 1997.

Longest home winning streaks All-Time at Hadlock Field

  1. 12 straight, June 15-July 11, 1996
  2. 7 straight, August 2-current
  3. 7 straight, April 8-23, 1997
  4. 7 straight, April 18-May 6, 1995

Eastern League Records Since the All-Star Break

Lefty Rich Hill is the eighth Major Leaguer to rehab this season with Portland – already a franchise record for a single-season. (photo by Kelly O’Connor)

Portland                     22-11   (.667)     -
Bowie                           23-12   (.657)    -
Akron                          21-12   (.636)   1.0
Trenton                      21-14  (.600)   2.0
Reading                      19-16  (.543)    4.0
Richmond                   18-16  (.529)   4.5
Binghamton              19-17   (.528)   4.5
New Britain               17-18   (.486)   6.0
Altoona                       16-19  (.457)    7.0
New Hampshire      14-21  (.400)   9.0
Erie                               10-25  (.286)   12.0
Harrisburg                   8-27  (.229)   14.0
Last night Gerrit Cole hit 100 mph numerous times on the Hadlock Field radar gun.  Since I’ve been calling games with Portland (2005), I’ve seen Daniel Bard hit a 100 and Erie’s Bruce Rondon (last homestand)…Cole was consistently in the upper 90′s with his fastball, hitting 98 on a majority of his nine strikeouts.
The righty retired the first 14 batters until Xander Bogaerts nailed a double to right field.  Here’s what Cole had to say about Bogaerts – “It was 80 mph and I tried to get it in there for a strike, but I ran the risk of letting him get the bat head out on it. A lot of people would roll over it, but he did a good job of going the other way.”

New Britain: Latimore 8, Cabrera 2, Santos 9, Curry 3, Tejeda 6, Marrero 7, Cunningham 4, Cutler DH, Welch 5, LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.80)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Hissey 7, Vazquez 2, Gibson 4, RHP Stolmy Pimentel (4-6, 5.38)

Game Notes

Workman and Bogaerts Highlights

Jackie Bradley Jr. 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.

(Audio) Jackie Bradley Jr. Interview…’Dogs look for the sweep

Former Sea Dog Miguel Gonzalez (pictured left) beat the Red Sox last night…Last August he was with the Sea Dogs at the Future’s at Fenway

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game homestand on Thursday night against the Altoona Curve (Pirates affiliate) from Hadlock Field…Portland has won six in a row at Hadlock, their longest winning streak in Maine since 2009…With last night’s win, the ‘Dogs took every series from the Western Division at home.

What if the Eastern League had a second half?  Below are the second half standings…Portland trails New Britain by 2.5 games, who they play six straight times starting tomorrow night.
Trenton                      31-22     -
New Britain               30-22    .5
Portland                     27-24   3.0
Binghamton              26-26   4.5
Reading                      26-26   4.5
New Hampshire      23-29   7.5
  • Portland has won six straight games at home for the first time since 2009, when they won six straight from August 5-18.

Longest home winning streaks All-Time at Hadlock Field

  1. 12 straight, June 15-July 11, 1996
  2. 7 straight, April 8-23, 1997
  3. 7 straight, April 18-May 6, 1995

Altoona: Latimore 8, Cabrera 2, Santos 9, Curry 3, Tejeda 6, Marrero 7, Cunningham 4, Cutler DH, Welch 5, RHP Gerrit Cole (3-4, 3.43)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Hissey 7, Vazquez 2, Gibson 4, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (7-3, 4.24)

Game Notes

Workman and Bogaerts Highlights

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.

Saturday night is alright for Baseball…’Dogs in Erie, Pa.

The Sea Dogs suffered a 9-2 loss in the series opener to Erie on Friday night at Jerry Uht Park.  Tonight, 30-year old Mike MacDonald makes his seventh start of the season. MacDonald, the first ever Maine to play for the Sea Dogs, will pitch on three days rest due to Brandon Workman joining the rotation.  Workman makes his first Double-A start tomorrow afternoon in the roadtrip finale.

Travis Shaw launched his first Double-A homer on Friday night, hitting to the left of the brick in left field.

Quick hits from last night: Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 and has multi-hit games in both Double-A starts…The most impressive at-bat last night was a 10-pitch battle with Jared Gayhart…Bogaerts continued to foul off pitches, before nailing  double down the left-field line.  In addition, he’s played a smooth shortstop.

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hissey 7, Smith 5, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Gibson DH, Vazquez 2, Dent 4, RHP Mike MacDonald (1-2, 4.85)

Erie: Johnson DH, Romero 6, Castellanos 9, Lennerton 3, Garcia 8, Fields 7, Bishop 5, Douglas 4, McCann 2, RHP James Avery (10-9, 4.81)

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.

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.

Ohio Native returns home, so does a former Aero

Jeff Shaw (Travis Shaw’s dad) pitched in the Eastern League with Canton in 1988…Travis was born the year his dad made his Major League debut.

Knuckleballer Steven Wright earned his 10th win of the season in his previous start, but that was his first with the Sea Dogs…Wright worked six innings on Sunday, allowing five hits and one run.  This couldn’t have worked out better for Wright, who was traded on July 31st from Akron and is now back in his former park.  On Monday, Wright was able to get his personal belongings and settle up some loss ends that he had in Akron.

Sticking with Ohio, 1B Travis Shaw attended Kent State, 20 minutes from Canal Park, and will have a lot of family at the game tonight, including his dad Jeff Shaw.  Travis has played at Canal Park when he was in college, he’s really looking forward to these three days.  The Shaw’s are from Washington Court House, Ohio – three hours from Akron.

Travis was nice enough to join me before tonight’s game, the interview is below.

With a win tonight, Portland ties a season-high for consecutive wins with with five…the ‘Dogs are 5-1 during a 15-game stretch against the Western Division – their final 15 games against the West this season.

Lineups for Tuesday

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Vazquez 2, Hissey DH, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Mike McDonald (1-2, 5.32)

Akron: Henry 9, Holt 8, Chen 3, Neal 7, Diaz 6, Abraham 5, Weglarz DH, Perez 2, Rohlinger 4, LHP Giovanni Soto (6-8, 3.84)

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.

Knuckleballer officially joins the Sea Dogs…Shaw set to make debut

“I thought something strange was going on when I saw a bunch of you guys (myself included) smiling as I walked by the batting cage.”  - That’s a quote from Steven Wright when he left the Akron bullpen yesterday after throwing a side session.  At that point, we all knew he was traded to Boston.  Wright had no idea.  The full audio interview is below.

Sea Dogs Roster Moves todayWright officially on the roster…INF Reynaldo Rodriguez to Triple-A Pawtucket…INF Travis Shaw received from High-A Salem…INF Drew Hedman and LHP Will Latimer assigned to High-A Salem…RHP Chris Martin activated from the disabled list…RHP Jason Urquidez placed on the temporary inactive list.

 

Getting set to make his Double-A Travis Shaw - Leads all Red Sox Minor Leaguers with 73 RBI…Hit .305 (108-for-354) with 16 homers (T-3rd in the system) and 73 RBI with High-A Salem…Ranked among the following Carolina League categories: 1st in RS (69), T-1st in 2B (31), 2nd in RBI, EBH (50), BB (59) and TB (193), 3rd in HR and SLG (.545), 5th in OBP (.411)

Lineups for Wednesday

Akron: Holt 8, Henry 9, Neal 7, Abraham 3, Diaz 6, Weglarz DH, Rohlinger 5, Perez 2, Toole 4  RHP Paolo Espino (5-2, 3.14)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Vitek 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz DH, Shaw 3, Smith 4, Hissey 9, Butler 2, Dent 6, RHP Mike MacDonald (1-1, 4.24)

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.

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