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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.

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.

Notes, Lineups…Not in a New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind was a hit by Billy Joel….New York has not been a hit for Portland, they’re 0-6 in Binghamton this season.

So many New York tie-ins, I couldn’t pass it up for today’s blog…The Red Sox lost 10-3 at Yankee Stadium last night and the Sea Dogs are playing their second straight series against a New York affiliate.  Portland is 10-28 against the New York affiliates (Trenton and Binghamton) this season, and haven’t won a game at NYSEG Stadium.  Despite last night’s doubleheader sweep, the ‘Dogs are 11-6 since the All-Star break.

BRING ON THE DIFFERENT FOES: The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets continue a four game, three-day weekend series with game three tonight…It is just the second time in over a month that the Sea Dogs aren’t playing the Trenton Thunder or New Hampshire Fisher Cats (7/16-7/18 vs. Reading)…The ‘Dogs have not fared well against the B-Mets winning three of the 13 matchups so far…The two teams have six games remaining in the season series.

B-METS STING ‘DOGS IN DOUBLE DIP 2-1, 3-1: The Binghamton Mets swept away the Portland Sea Dogs in a doubleheader Friday night at NYSEG Stadium…Game 1: The B-Mets notched a run in the third and fourth innings respectively and survived a Sea Dogs threat in the seventh to hang on and win 2-1…Zach Gentile brought home the lone run for Portland with an RBI single in the fifth inning to cut the deficit in half at 2-1…Drake Britton allowed two runs on seven hits, he walked three and struck out seven over five innings…Cory Mazzoni shut down the Sea Dogs over the first six frames and handed things over to major leaguer Frank Francisco who locked it down for the save and the win…Game 2: The Binghamton Mets took game two 3-1 with a little late inning magic over the Portland Sea Dogs…Dustin Martin hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Mets up 3-1 for good…Bryce Brentz hit a solo home run on the first pitch of the second inning for Portland’s lone run…Darin Gorski delivered six strong innings and took home the win.

PITCHING HELPING THE WAY: Over the last eight games, the Portland bullpen has been outstanding and has allowed just eight runs over 34 innings (2.11 ERA)…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 82 of their last 100 innings pitched…Since the All-Star break, they’ve compiled a 3.14 ERA (51 ER/146.2 IP).

STEADY GOES SMITH: Marquez Smith has played in forty games with the Sea Dogs and has been outstanding in his time…The infielder is hitting .306 (48-for-157) with three home runs and 20 RBI…Smith has compiled a .362 on-base percentage and is slugging .465 with Portland.

FIELDS IS ON FIRE: Josh Fields has been the team’s top reliever since June 13th…He had a season-high five strikeouts on July 24th vs. Trenton…Last 12 outings: 2-0-4, 0.43 ERA (ER/21.0 IP), 5 H, 2 R, ER, 5 BB, 27 SO…Has a strikeout in 27 of 30 appearances.

WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland wraps up the four-game weekend series against the Binghamton Mets with the finale tomorrow at 1:05 PM…This marks the final series at NYSEG stadium…The ‘Dogs have a six game homestand waiting on the other side with the Akron Aeros (Indians affiliate) and the Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate).

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith DH, Rodriguez 3, Vitek 5, Hissey 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (4-3, 4.73)

Binghamton: Lageres 8, Fisher 4, Campbell 7, Dykstra 3, Flores 5, Marte DH, Martin 9, Pena 2, Tovar 6,  RHP Greg Peavey (4-6, 5.64)

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.

Sox and Yankees meet in Double-A

Earlier today Jeremy Hazelbaker was named the Eastern League Player of the Week…He leads the Sea Dogs with 15 homers.

The Sea Dogs and Trenton Thunder open up a three-game series on Monday night from Hadlock Field…Portland has dropped 17 of 22 to the Thunder this season…This series is the final three meetings of the year between the two division rivals.

BETTER LATER THAN NEVER: The Sea Dogs are now 9-3 since the All-Star and are one game under .500 (15-16) in the last 31 games…Portland and Trenton open up a three-game series tonight…The ‘Dogs haven’t had much success against the Thunder winning just five of 22 so far this season…This marks the final series between the two teams in 2012…The Sea Dogs are 40-40 against all other opponents in the Eastern League in 2012.

FISHER CATS SALVAGE SERIES FINALE 6-5 IN 10: John Tolisano hit an RBI single to right that plated Kenan Bailli and gave the New Hampshire Fisher Cats the 6-5 win in 10 innings over the Sea Dogs…Portland jumped on the board in the first inning when Jeremy Hazelbaker and Marquez Smith hit back-to-back solo home runs in the first inning…Trailing 3-0 in the second the Fisher Cats plated five runs on six hits in the third inning…Portland Tied it in the third with two more runs when Smith and Bryce Brentz hit doubles and a wild pitch allowed Brentz to score from third…Mike MacDonald gave up the five runs in the second, but worked through 4.1 innings in his third start as a Sea Dog…Chris Balcom-Miller delivered three and two-third innings of scoreless, hitless relief…Ryan Pressly took the loss with the run allowed in the 10th.

 

PITCHING HELPING THE WAY: Over the four-game set with the Fisher Cats, the bullpen was outstanding and allowed just four runs over 19 and two-thirds innings (1.88 ERA)…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 52 of their last 59 innings pitched…Since the All-Star break, they’ve compiled a 3.17 ERA (37 ER/105.2 IP).

TOP OF THE ORDER HAS BEEN TOP NOTCH: Over the past six games, four players have hit in the top three places in the order and combined to go 32-for-91 (.352) with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 27 runs scored, eight doubles, and two triples…Marquez Smith and Jeremy Hazelbaker have led the charge over the three games with 24 of the 32 hits.

MONTHLY AND WEEKLY DAP: The Red Sox awarded 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 .278 (44-for-158), 11 HR, 34 RBI since June 1st…He was tabbed EL Player of the Week today for last week .417, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R.

WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland and Trenton continue a short three-game series against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) tomorrow at 7:00 PM…Following the three gamer, the ‘Dogs hit the road to Binghamton (Mets affiliate) for a four-game series, the final series at NYSEG Stadium this season.

Trenton: Pirela 7, Mahoney 3, Adams 4, Murton DH, Mesa 8, Segedin 5, Medchill 9, Gil 2, Mujica 6, RHP Vidal Nuno (5-2, 1.56)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Hissey 7, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (4-3, 4.71)

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.

Roger Clemens Video…’Dogs look for the sweep

BETTER LATER THAN NEVER: The Sea Dogs are now 9-2 since the All-Star and are at an even .500 (15-15) in the last 30 games…Portland and New Hampshire wrap up the four game series this afternoon…The ‘Dogs have had success against the ‘Cats winning 14 of 21 so far this season…Portland and New Hampshire have five games remaining, all at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.

BRITTON BOUNCES BACK, ‘DOGS ROLL 9-1: The Portland Sea Dogs jumped on the board with three in the third and tallied six more runs in the 9-1 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats…Drake Britton didn’t have command of his fastball early, but made due with great off-speed deliveries and held the ‘Cats to one run in seven innings…The lefty found his fastball late and finished with eight strikeouts…Matt Spring hit a towering fly ball to left in the third that floated out for a three-run homer and gave the Dogs the 3-0 lead…In the fifth, Reynaldo Rodriguez followed suit and delivered a moonshot, two-run homer to left and put Portland up 6-1…Marquez Smith finished with four hits for the second time in a week, and picked up two RBI in the game as well…Aaron Kurcz delivered two scoreless innings to close out the game on the mound…Rodriguez finished with three hits, three runs score and three runs driven in.

PITCHING HELPING THE WAY: The Sea Dogs five-game win streak is their longest since last June 1-7, when they won six straight games…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 44 of their last 49 innings pitched…Since the All-Star break, they’ve compiled a 2.91 ERA (31 ER/96.0 IP).

TOP OF THE ORDER HAS BEEN TOP NOTCH: Over the past six games, four players have hit in the top three places in the order and combined to go 28-for-78 (.359) with six home runs, 22 RBI, 24 runs scored, seven doubles, and two triples…Marquez Smith and Jeremy Hazelbaker have led the charge over the three games with 21 of the 28 hits.

MONTHLY DAP: The Red Sox awarded 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 .277 (43-for-155), 10 HR, 33 RBI since June 1st.

WHAT’S ON DECK: Monday Portland returns home for a short three-game homestand against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) that kicks off at 7:00 PM…Following the three gamer, the ‘Dogs hit the road to Binghamton for a four-game series, the final series at NYSEG Stadium this season.

Lineups for Sunday (1:35 PM start)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith DH, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Vitek 5, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, RHP Mike MacDonald (1-0, 1.17)

New Hampshire: Tolisano 7, Marisnick 8, Goins 6, McDade 3, Howard 5, Glenn 9, Bailli DH, Ochinko 2, Bocock 4, RHP John Stilson (2-2, 3.38)

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.

‘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

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 and Senators!…Jackie Bradley Jr. here

Jackie Bradley Jr. will wear #7 for his new team

The Sea Dogs end their three-game series on Thursday night against the Harrisburg Senators (Nationals affiliate) at Hadlock Field.  Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston’s #10 prospect in the system according to Baseball America will make his Double-A debut.

Game Notes

Jackie Bradley Jr. press release

Lineups for Thursday (7:00 PM start)

Harrisburg: Kobernus 4, Walters 6, Valdez 9, Pahuta 3, Van Ostrand 7, Bloxom DH, Mayorson 5, Watts 2, Lozada 8, Gilliam RHP

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Hissey 7. Martin RHP

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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