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Report from the Fort Day 1 (Afternoon Edition)

Today I traveled down to Sarasota, Florida to watch the Sea Dogs take on the Bowie Baysox.  Baltimore’s minor league complex is separate from the big-league complex, so I was unable to get any updates on the Major League game.

That's Joe Flacco's brother Mike.

That’s Joe Flacco’s brother Mike.

Final Line score
                          R    H   E
Portland       2     9    3
Bowie             5     9    2

Boxscore for Portland

Meneses SS/2B  (0-3, BB)
Coyle  2B (2-for3, 2 1B, SB, RS)
De La Cruz RF (1-3, 1B)
Vitek 3B (1-4, 1B)
Jacobs LF (0-1, HB, BB)
LeBlanc LF (0-2)
Wilkerson CF (1-2, 1B, SB, RS)
Johnson CF (0-2)
Almanzar 1B (0-2)
Hedman 1B (0-2)
Flacco DH (2-for-4, RBI, 2 1B, 2 K)
Blair C (0-2)
Escobar (0-2)
Natoli EH/SS (1-2, 1B, BB)

Pitching
Kyle Kaminska 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
Nefi Ogando 1.1 IP, 0 H, BB
Charle Rosario IP, BB, 2 SO
Kyle Kraus IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER
Robby Scott IP, H

Quick hits from today….

  • I thought this was baseball? Two football connections in Sarasota – Bowie’s John Ruettiger (Rudy’s nephew) playing for Bowie…Michael Flacco (Joe’s brother) for Portland
  • Former Sea Dogs Jeff Corsaletti surprised me with a guest appearance…Corsaletti is an assistant coach for an area Sarasota High School Baseball team…They were getting set to play after the minor league games.
  • Former Sea Dogs in the Baltimore system who were in appearance: Manny Delcarmen, Luis Exposito, Miguel Gonzalez  and Yamaico Navarro.
  • During Spring Training, most of the Triple-A coaching staff is assisting in the big leagues…Portland’s coaching staff worked the Pawtucket game, while the Salem staff worked the Portland contest.
  • I had a chance to chat with these former Sea Dogs: Bryce Brentz, Ryan Dent, Derik Gibson, Alex Hassan, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Alex Wilson and Steven Wright.
  • On Tuesday Matt Barnes starts for Portland against New Britain at Boston’s complex.
Kolbrin Vitek (pictured right) is feeling healthy after back issues in 2012.

Kolbrin Vitek (pictured right) is feeling healthy after back issues in 2012.

Minor Moves involving former Sea Dogs…WBC update

The Boston Red Sox made five roster moves on Tuesday morning, with four of the five involving former Sea Dogs.  1B/OF Mark Hamilton was the other player re-assigned - he’s expected to start the year in Triple-A Pawtucket.

Photo courtesy of (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

1. Outfielder Alex Hassan (2011)…Played a career-high 126 games with the Sea Dogs in ’11, hitting .291 (132-for-454) with 13 homers and 64 RBI…Hassan, a Quincy Mass native, homered at Future’s at Fenway that season.  2013 Forecast: Due to a stress fracture in his foot, he hasn’t played this spring…He’ll probably start the year on Pawtucket’s disabled list.

2. Outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker (2011-12)…Established career-highs last season in homers (19) and RBI (64), appearing in 114 games with Portland…Hazelbaker was 33 of 44 in stolen base attempts and made his Triple-A debut on August 27th. 2013 Forecast: Will start the season in Pawtucket.

3. Outfielder J.C. Linares (2010, 12)…Health, health and health. That’s the buzzword for Linares.  Due to the Red Sox keeping more pitchers on the Opening Day roster last season, Linares started the season in Portland….He hit .333 (70-for-210) with 8 homers and 33 RBI in 58 games. On June 22nd, he was promoted to Pawtucket and went 4-for-6.  He’s one of the best pure hitters in the system, but health is an issue. 2013 Forecast: Will start the season in Triple-A Pawtucket.

3. Pitcher Steven Wright (2012)…The Red Sox and the Sea Dogs have a good history with Knuckleballers…Traded to the Red Sox by Cleveland in exchange for INF Lars Anderson (former Sea Dog) on July 31, 2012…Wright was traded while in town with the Akron Aeros and was the last person to know he was traded. During Sea Dogs’ batting practice, many of us in the media were staring at Wright as he made his way to the clubhouse after a bullpen session. Of course we saw the news on Twitter. Wright had this to say about that day “It was kind of crazy, I saw everyone looking at me and I thought I was being called up to Triple-A,” said Wright. Below is the full interview with Wright

Quick hits from the World Baseball Classic: Former Sea Dog Anthony Rizzo is the lineup for Team Italy but also former Rock Cat Chris Colabello…Colabello is a native of Milford, Mass and attended Assumption College in Worcester (MA). Last season, he clubbed 5 of his 19 homers at Hadlock Field.

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.

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.

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.

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