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Hernandez promoted…Clemens in the house

 

Roger Clemens throwing batting practice for the Fisher Cats.

BETTER LATER THAN NEVER: The Sea Dogs are now 7-2 since the All-Star and are two games under .500 (13-15) in the last 28 games…Portland and New Hampshire continue the four game series tonight…The ‘Dogs have had success against the ‘Cats winning 12 of 19 so far this season…Portland and New Hampshire have seven games remaining, all at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.

STOLMY STELLAR, BUTLER SAVES THE DAY IN 3-2 WIN: The Portland Sea Dogs trailed heading into the ninth, but plated two unearned runs in the ninth to take home the 3-2 win over the Fisher Cats. Kevin Howard committed two throwing errors in the ninth that led to two Portland runs scoring. Dan Butler was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a fielder’s choice and throwing error and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly to left by Reynaldo Rodriguez…In the bottom of the ninth Butler allowed a runner to reach on a passed ball on a strike out, but the catcher hosed Brad Glenn when he tried to steal second to end the game…Stolmy Pimentel started for the fourth straight time against New Hampshire, and once again was on point…Pimentel went seven and allowed just one run on six hits…Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a solo shot to right-center to put the Sea Dogs up 1-0 in the third.

PIMENTEL LEADING THE PITCHING CHARGE: Pimentel has worked consecutive 7-inning stints, and notches his team-leading sixth quality start of the season…Portland’s staff has been scoreless in 27 of their last 29 innings pitched…Since the All-Star break, they’ve compiled a 2.42 ERA (21 ER/78.0 IP)…Tonight, Will Latimer makes his second career start – both will be against New Hampshire.

TOP OF THE ORDER HAS BEEN TOP NOTCH: Over the past four games, four players have hit in the top three places in the order and combined to go 18-for-47 (.383) with five home runs, 15 RBI, 17 runs scored, five doubles, and two triples. Smith and Hazelbaker have led the charge over the three games with 14 of the 18 hits.

MONTHLY DAP: The Red Sox awarded RHP 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 .280 (42-for-150), 10 HR, 32 RBI since June 1st.

WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs continue the four-game roadtrip tomorrow night with game three of a four-game weekend series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) at 7:05 PM…On Monday, Portland returns home for a short three-game homestand against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate).

Lineups for Friday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker DH, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3, Butler 2, Hissey 7, Bermudez 9, Gibson 6, Dent 4, LHP Will Latimer (1-3, 3.86)

New Hampshire: Marisnick 8, Goins 6, Sobolewski 5, McDade 3, Glenn 9, Ochinko 2, Van Kirk DH, Bocock 4, Tolisano 7 RHP Ryan Tepera  (3-1, 3.56)

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.

‘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 Thunder in the series finale…No Oscar

Oscar Tejeda was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox last night due to the Kevin Youkilis trade.

The Sea Dogs and Thunder complete their four-game series with the Trenton Thunder on Monday night from Waterfront Park…Portland was swept in a doubleheader on Saturday night due to Friday’s rainout, but won yesterday 6-5.

Last night Outfielder Oscar Tejeda was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox to make room on the 40-man roster…Tejeda hit .253 (167-for-659) with 10 homers and 72 RBI in 174 games with Portland.

Roster Move: INF Zach Gentile is active for tonight’s game

High Five to Will Middlebrooks for being named American League Player-of-the-Week…Also to former Sea Dog Anthony Rizzo on his call up to the Chicago Cubs.

Youukkk…Kevin Youkilis was a member of the 2003 Portland Sea Dogs

Yesterday, the Red Sox signed Right-hander Jason Urquidez from the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League and assigned him to Portland…Urquidez is wearing #29, and will work out of Portland’s ‘pen.  The former standout at Arizona State University (teammates with Dustin Pedroia) was teammates with former Sea Dog Beau Vaughan in Lancaster.  “We call Beau tweak, because he walks up and down the bullpen the entire game.” said Urquidez (pronounced Ur-key-dez).  “Beau is great, he’s lost tons of weight, so his routine is to pace from the bullpen pitcher’s mound to the plate until his name is called.” added Urquidez.

Urquidez and Marquez Smith have both joined from the Independent League the past nine days.

Game Notes

Lineups for Monday (7:05 PM start) 

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith 5, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Spring 3, Gibson 6, Hissey 9, Natoli 4, Britton LHP

Trenton: Pirela 4, Adams DH, Z. Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Sublett 7, Gil 2, Maruszak 5, Mujica 6, Nuno LHP

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 (15-25) vs. Binghamton Mets (19-20)

Former Sea Dog Kevin Youkilis was an on-base machine in Portland…Does he finish his career in Boston?

The Sea Dogs look for their fourth straight win at Hadlock Field, battling the Binghamton Mets on Saturday afternoon at Hadlock Field…Portland grabbed a 4-0 win on Friday night in the series opener, receiving six scoreless innings from Billy BucknerJeremy Hazelbaker drove in the first 2 runs with a double in the fifth…Juan Carlos Linares and Reynaldo Rodriguez added two-out RBIs in the seventh…This afternoon, RHP Stolmy Pimentel makes his fourth start of the season for Portland.

Lineups for Saturday

Binghamton: Den Dekker 8, Rodriguez 5, Havens 4, Marte DH, Reyes 9, Campbell 3, Centeno 2, Kazmar 6, Zapata 7, Mejia RHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Vitek 5, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Spring 2, Bermudez 8, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Pimentel RHP
  1. Former Sea Dog Kevin Youkilis rehabbing for Pawtucket.
  2. Good stuff from Salem Red Sox broadcaster Evan Lepler on Jackie Bradley Jr.
  3. Peter Gammons on Youkilis

Game Notes

Bryce Brentz 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

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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 (12-24) at Reading Phillies (22-13)…Five-Hit Club in Franchise History

Could Kevin Youkilis be taking off for Philly? Read Below

The Sea Dogs second leg of their roadtrip continues on Monday night at First Energy Stadium against the Reading Phillies…Portland dropped 3 of 4 in Trenton, losing yesterday 7-4…In the loss, Bryce Brentz went 5-for-4 on Sunday, becoming the 11th player in franchise history to pick up 5-hits in a game.

Reading was the home to the Red Sox in the Eastern League

Five-Hit Club in Franchise History: Will Middlebrooks (July 5, 2011 vs. Binghamton, game 2 of a doubleheader), Ryan Kalish (May 29, 2010 vs. New Britain), Jeff Natale (July 17, 2007 at New Hampshire), Tyler Minges (June 18, 2006 at New Hampshire), David Murphy (May 21, 2006 vs. New Hampshire), Kenny Perez (June 16, 2005 vs. Harrisburg, Sheldon Fulse (August 29, 2004 vs. Norwich), Joe Kilburg (June 20, 2004 vs. Binghamton), Adrian Gonzalez vs. Reading (May 25, 2002), Luis Castillo (June 28, 1996) vs. Norwich.

Lineups for Monday

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

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

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Updated Roster…Pimentel placed on the disabled list (blister on right index finger)

  1. Number one article I found today on Philly.com involving Kevin Youkilis
  2. Update on yesterday’s minor league games from Alex Speier
  3. Sox and Mariners preview from the Globe

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 (11-21) at Trenton Thunder (15-15)

The Sea Dogs look for their first 4-game winning streak since last season, when they battle the Trenton Thunder on Thursday night at Waterfront Park…Portland completed a 2-game sweep of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats with last night’s 5-4 win at Hadlock Field…Righty Stolmy Pimentel picked up his first Double-A victory in his 18th try, working six strong innings on 5 hits, 2 runs (one earned) and one strikeout…The ‘Dogs earned their first series sweep at Hadlock Field since September 3-6, 2010 when they swept the Fisher Cats.

Bryce Brentz has homered in consecutive games, and has hit safely in 7 of 8 games: 11-for-30 (.367), 2 HR, 3 RBI and 4 doubles

Lineups for Thursday

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Tejeda DH, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 5, Meneses 4, Martin RHP

Trenton: Almonte 9, Joseph 4, Murton 3, Johnson DH, Mesa 8, Mahoney 5, Brewer 7, Gil 2, Maruszak 6, Marshall RHP

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

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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.

Day 4 from the Ft. Myers…Game Recap/Arnie Beyeler

Portland Sea Dogs Game Recap (Game Photos below)

Adalberto Ibarra delivered a run-scoring fielder’s choice, giving the Sea Dogs a 6-5, walk-off win over the New Britain Rock Cats on Monday afternoon.  Heiker Meneses began the rally with a one-out triple down the right-field line, and was safe on a throw to the plate from the first baseman.  Portland had 11 hits off ‘Cats’ pitchers, including a 3-run double from Oscar Tejeda in the first inning.  Bryce Brentz and Reynaldo Rodriguez added run-scoring doubles.  Ryan Pressly tossed four innings, yielding 4 hits on 3 runs.  Ruben Flores worked two scoreless frames and Pete Ruiz gave up two runs over 2 IP.  Michael Olmsted earned the win, working a perfect ninth.  Olmsted was a former 9th round pick by the Mets in 2007.  Boston acquired the righty last May from Chico of the Independent League.

Mini-Box Score
Jeremy Hazelbaker CF      1-for-2, BB, Bunt-1B
Matt Johnson CF             0-for-2
Derek Gibson SS                   2-for-4, 2B, 1B, RS
Kolbrin Vitek 3B                  0-for-1, BB
Nick Natoli 3B                   0-for-2
Bryce Brentz RF                   1-for-2, 1B, RS
Drew Hedman RF            1-for-2, RBI, 2B
Kevin Youkilis – batted in the first 2 innings, 2 BB
Oscar Tejeda LF                    2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2B, 1B, RS, SB
Christian Vazquez C            0-for-2, BB
Leonel Escobar C              0-for-1
Reynaldo Rodriguez 1B      1-for-4, RBI, 2B
Heiker Meneses 2B              2-for-4, 3B, 1B, RS
Adalberto Ibarra                  0-for-4, RBI

Ryan Pressley                        4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
Ruben Flores                          2 IP, H, SO
Pete Ruiz                                   2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, SO
Michael Olmsted                   IP, SO

Faces taking in the Minor League games: GM Ben Cherington, Alfredo Aceves, Brandon Duckworth, Bill James, Tony Pena SR (watching his son pitch for Pawtucket), Bill Masse (Former Thunder Manager)…The second voice of the PawSox Steve Hyder spent his first day watching Pawtucket beat Rochester 6-2.

Interview with current PawSox Manager Arnie Beyeler

Oscar Tejeda's follow through on a bases-clearing double

 

Former Sea Dog Kevin Youkilis had 6 at-bats between Portland and Pawtucket on Monday, going 3-for-4 with 2 walks.

Former Red Sox Catcher Tony Pena watching his son pitch for Pawtucket.

In the Bens we trust. Ben Crockett, Director of Player Development (LEFT) and GM Ben Cherington

Day 4 Morning Report/Audio Interviews

Catching up with Aaron Bates after Rochester's 6-2 win over Pawtucket on Saturday. (Aaron Goldsmith/Pawtucket Red Sox)

I wanted to thank Shoe & Joe from the Morning Jab for having me on this morning.  The Sea Dogs new home for baseball this season is 95.5/95.9 FM in Portland, Maine, the same radio group that owns the Big Jab 96.3 FM.

I’ll be checking back in later today, with a final game recap of Portland’s exhibition game against New Britain.  Before the game, I’ll be watching Arnie Beyeler throw batting practice and hit fungos to the Red Sox players who will not travel for today’s game.  Kevin Youkilis will get some at-bats during the minor league games.

My interviews if you missed them

Michael Bowden

Rich Gedman

Aaron Bates

My longest rain delay involved Kevin Youkilis – how about a new TV?

So how about this Monday morning?  I know it’s tough getting up to start a new work week, but 63 degrees in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  Hopefully some of you had a planned day off, and are enjoying the sunshine.  It doesn’t have to be  in the 60′s to put us in the baseball mood.  As soon as pitchers & catchers report to Ft. Myers, our juices get flowing for the 2012 season opener.  As the Sea Dogs prepare for their exhibition opener on Wednesday in Florida, the front office continues their intense preparation in Portland, Maine.  A few days ago, the Sea Dogs announced this amazing promotion, which starts on June 29th.   Yes, Flat screen televisions will be given away.  I’m not sure I could survive without my High-Definition TV.

  • Somebody asked me last week, “How long was the longest rain delay you ever sat through?”  It was very easy to remember – 2001.  I was working for the Utica Blue Sox then, and we were playing the final game of a 4-game series in Lowell.  The Manager for the Spinners was Arnie Beyeler and the Blue Sox Manager was Kevin Boles.  I remember this day so clearly, and I do remember the 2001 season, especially since I was living in New York (not close to home), my parents made the trip to Lowell for the game that was originally planned for 5:00 PM.  They sat with me during the rain delay for about three hours, and finally left when they figured there was no way we would play.  So after 4 hours and 45 minutes, we started the game at 9:45 PM.  Also, the Lowell Spinners were nice enough to put us up in their team hotel for an extra night.

    Former Sea Dog Kevin Youkilis batted third in a game that was delayed 4 hours and 4 minutes due to rain.

  • If you look at the photo below, you’ll see that Kevin Youkilis batted third for Lowell, and went 1-for-3 with a 2-run single.  It’s amazing years later that I would be linked to both managers here in Portland, and that Youkilis would go on to a great career with the Red Sox.  This was one of those lasting memories, plus the Blue Sox lost the game 11-3.
  • Make sure to follow Elizabeth Dreeson on Twitter @Eli_Dreesox.  With the minor league exhibition season starting on Wednesday, Elizabeth will update all the happenings from minor league camp.
  • Great blog by my former broadcast partner and good friend - http://pawsoxblog.mlblogs.com/2012/03/09/futures-at-fenway-to-feature-pawsox-spinners/
  • Quick take on Peyton Manning.  I think San Francisco and Houston would be his best shot at winning a Super Bowl.  Two teams with Super Bowl defenses.
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