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The Sea Dogs continue their three-game series on Saturday night versus the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) at Arm & Hammer Park. Portland suffered a 6-3 loss on Friday in the series opener.
Player move: OF Ronald Bermudez activated from the disabled list.
Coverage begins at 6:45 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network
Pre-Game Interview: Josh Mauer, Voice of the Trenton Thunder
Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Meneses 4, Shaw 3, Thomas 7, Almanzar 5, Vitek DH, Spring 2, Bermudez 9, Gibson 6, Ranaudo RHP
Trenton Lineup: Flores 9, Pirela 4, Austin 9, Murphy 2, Roller 3, Heathcott 8, Medchill DH, Castillo 6, Stevenson 5, Nuding RHP
HOMECOMING: Jackson, New Jersey native Anthony Ranaudo, makes his fourth start of the season for the Sea Dogs in game two of the series on Saturday night…Ranaudo attended St. Rose High School, just 42 miles from Arm & Hammer Park…Portland has dropped two straight, and has not lost consecutive road contests this season…RHP Zach Nuding, who allowed seven unearned runs at Hadlock Field on April 5th, makes his fifth start of the season for the Thunder.
DECIDED EARLY: Trenton scored all six runs off Matt Barnes (1-1) in 4.2 innings, taking the series opener, 6-3 on Friday night at Arm & Hammer Park…Tony Thomas drove in all three runs for Portland, going 2-for-4…Thomas delivered an RBI double in the first and a two-run triple in the fifth…J.R. Murphy led the Thunder with three hits and Kyle Roller nailed a two-run double in the third…Nik Turley (2-1) earned the win for the Thunder, working five innings on six hits and three runs…Jose Ramirez hurled four scoreless frames in his Double-A debut and earned a save.
MAYBE THE NAME CHANGE WILL HELP: Arm & Hammer Park, formally known as Waterfront Park in Trenton, has not been kind to Portland…The ‘Dogs have dropped 17 of their last 22 games against the Thunder in New Jersey…Portland won the season series in 2010, taking four of seven.
AND IT CONTINUES: 1B Travis Shaw extended his on-base streak to 19 games, by going 0-for-2 with three walks (Eastern League leader with 22) on Friday…Shaw’s on-base streak is currently the longest in the league…Altoona’s Andrew Lambo had a 20-game on-base streak from April 4-24.
RAINING 3’S: The Sea Dogs and Harrisburg lead the league with nine triples…Portland has eight in the last five games…Xander Bogaerts has a triple in three straight games, Thomas has tripled in back-to-back starts.
HIGH FIVE: Portland has had a reliever strikeout five batters in consecutive games…Last night, Keith Couch fanned a season-high 5 over 2.1 innings…Ruiz struck out five on Wednesday in the series finale against Binghamton…Chris Martin extended his scoreless streak to 14.1 innings to start the season, working a scoreless frame last night.
WHAT’S ON DECK: Portland and Trenton (Yankees affiliate) conclude their three-game series tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 PM…On Monday night, the Sea Dogs open up a four-game series in Reading, PA against the Fightin Phils (Phillies affiliate)…The final two games of the roadtrip begin at 11:35 AM.
Good morning from Ft. Myers where the temps are back in the 70′s. You’ll hear no complaining from me, but yesterday the locals were very upsets with 62 as the high for the day.
This afternoon the Sea Dogs and Pawtucket Red Sox make the 10-minute commute to Lee County to battle the Twins affiliates. Righty Keith Couch is expected to start for Portland, and could crack the ‘Dogs 5-man rotation. Last year, Couch went 11-9, 3.46 ERA in 28 games/22 starts with High-A Salem.
Possible Opening Day lineup for Portland: C – Christian Vazquez, 1B – Travis Shaw, 2B – Heiker Meneses, 3B – Kolbrin Vitek, SS – Xander Bogaerts, LF – Peter Hissey, CF – Ronald Bermudez, RF – Shannon Wilkerson, DH – Michael Almanzar.
Yesterday - Brandon Jacobs and Keury De La Cruz played in the Salem games…That still doesn’t mean they can’t start the year somewhere else.
Player to keep an eye on…Shannon Wilkerson, OF. Last year he was called up to Portland due to injuries in Portland’s outfield. Despite both being from Georgia, Wilkerson reminds me a lot of former Sea Dog Josh Reddick…Both have that rugged style of play – throwback as one would say. In addition to having great speed and an above average arm, Wilkerson can play all three outfield spots. I like how he handles himself on and off the field. He’s a great teammate. Keep your eye on him this season.
- Article on former Sea Dogs Manager Arnie Beyeler
- Former Sea Dog Ryan Lavarnway optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier today
- Manager John Farrell expects to have his 25-man roster set by the end of Thursday’s game – the Sox are at home versus the Twins at 7:05 PM.
- Former Sea Dog Jon Lester was named the Opening Day starter…4 of the 5 in the Sox rotation are former Sea Dogs – Lester, Buchholz, Dempster and Doubront.
- We should know the fate of Jackie Bradley Jr. by 11:00 PM tomorrow night.
Sea Dogs Itinerary upcoming
Sunday, March 31
Players & coaches flying from Fort Myers scheduled to arrive.
Monday, April 1
Players & coaches driving from Fort Myers scheduled to arrive.
No Media Availability
Tuesday, April 2
9:00-11:00 AM: Team Workout at USM (Media is welcome to shoot the workout but players are unavailable for interviews)
Wednesday, April 3
Time TBA- Team Workout at Hadlock Field (field conditions permitting)
3:00-4:00 PM: Media Day Sea Dogs Clubhouse
Sea Dogs Manager Kevin Boles, coaches, players, and front office staff will be available for interviews and photos in the Sea Dogs clubhouse. Media is asked to enter the clubhouse through the doors facing Fitzpatrick Stadium. Media may pick-up full season credentials at this time.
4:00 PM: Team Meeting- Clubhouse closed to Media
5:30 PM: Welcome Dinner
Thursday, April 4
4:00 PM Gates top Hadlock Field Open
6:00 PM Trenton Thunder (Yankees) @ Portland Sea Dogs
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.
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)
Natoli EH/SS (1-2, 1B, BB)
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.
The Sea Dogs continue their seven-game roadtrip on Tuesday night against the Reading Phillies from First Energy Stadium…Last night, the Sea Dogs took the opener 2-1, thanks to a run-scoring single by Bryce Brentz in the fourth inning off losing pitcher Jonathan Pettibone…Brentz joins me on the pre-game show beginning at 6:15 PM on the WPEI/US. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…It’s part one of our conversation.
Nuggets on Ranaudo
HOW ACQUIRED: Red Sox 3rd pick (sandwich pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds, 39th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
QUICK HITS: Top Pitching Prospect in the Red Sox system and #4 prospect overall according to Baseball America…Also ranked with the best curveball in the system.
LAST SEASON: Went 9-6 with a 3.97 ERA (56 ER/127.0 IP) and 117 strikeouts in 26 games between Greenville and Salem in his pro debut…Ranked 6th among Red Sox minor leaguers in strikeouts…Fanned eight in 4.2 innings on April 25th vs. Greensboro…Red Sox Minor League Pitcher for May after going 3-0 with a 3.65 ERA (10 ER/24.2 IP)…Promoted to Salem on May 31 and went 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 22 K’s in 4 starts in August.
CAREER/PERSONAL NOTES: Went 5-2 with a 7.32 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 51.2 innings over 15 games (11 starts) for LSU as a junior in 2010…Pitched for Brewster of the Cape Cod League before signing and did not allow an earned run over 5 starts, going 3-0 with 10 hits allowed and 31 strikeouts in 29.2 IP…Earned the win in the clinching game of the 2009 College World Series…Entered 2010 rated as the draft’s top pitching prospect by Baseball America…Selected by Texas in the 11th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.
Lineups for Tuesday
Portland: Vitek 5, Tejeda 7, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Spring 2, Bermudez 8, Gibson 6, Meneses 4, Ranaudo RHP
Reading: Gillies 8, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Susdorf DH, Valle 2, James 9, Abreu 5, Castro 9, Hanzawa 6, Naylor RHP
Sea Dogs Updated Roster…Pimentel placed on the disabled list (blister on right index finger)
- Number one article I found today on Philly.com involving Kevin Youkilis
- Update on yesterday’s minor league games from Alex Speier
- Sox and Mariners preview from the Globe
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