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Sea Dogs and Curve play two…Kalish and the new faces

The Sea Dogs and Curve were postponed on Friday night, and open up their three-game series on Saturday night with a doubleheader from Peoples Natural Gas Field…Portland is 2-1 on the trip, winning on Thursday morning 7-2 at Harrisburg.

OF Ryan Kalish starts in the twinbill opener and will not play the second game.

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish

Game Notes

Lineups for Saturday (Game 1)

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 7, Kalish 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Ranaudo RHP

Altoona: Grossman 8, Holt 6, Cunningham 4, Sanchez 2, Cabrera DH , Durham 9, Farrell 5, Latimore 7, Gonzalez 3,  Baker LHP

  • May Notables:  Portland went 6-25 last May, but took 15 of 28 this May…Reynaldo Rodriguez set a franchise record with 10 homers in May…The bullpen tied a May franchise record with 10 saves.
  • Bryce Brentz finished May leading the Eastern League with a .388 (38-for-98) average, which ranked second in Double-A behind Jacksonville’s Nick Franklin (.394)… Brentz had 10 of his 15 multi-hit games in May.
  • MEDICAL HISTORY: The Sea Dogs have had 21 players make a Major League rehab assignment – Kalish is the second this season…As a Red Sox affiliate: Kalish and Daisuke Matsuzaka (2012), Bobby Jenks (2011), Mike Cameron, Manny Delcarmen, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida (2010), Jed Lowrie, Matsuzaka and Smoltz (2009), David Ortiz (2008), Lenny DiNardo (2004 & 2006), Casey Fossum (2003), Chad Fox (2003), Wade Miller (2005) and Matt White (2003)…As a Florida Marlins affiliate: Luis Aquino (1994), Chris Hammond (1994), Charles Johnson (1995), Matt Mantei (1997), Kevin Millar (2002) and Gary Sheffield (1994)…In addition, Ellsbury and DiNardo were members of Portland’s 2006 Eastern League Championship team.

Chorye Spoone was assigned to Portland yesterday Chorye Spoone was assigned to Portland Thursday from Triple-A Pawtucket (photo courtesy of Jillian Souza Photography)

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Sea Dogs (20-30) at Harrisburg Senators (27-23)

Nothing wrong with my camera…this was the scene around 4 o’clock yesterday in Harrisburg, PA.

The Sea Dogs have won five of their last seven, and open up a six-game roadtrip on Wednesday night in Harrisburg, PA against the Senators with a doubleheader…Portland has dropped 12 of their last 17 at Metro Bank Park, but split four-games on City Island last season…Harrisburg is 27-23 on the season, only three games behind the Akron Aeros for the top spot in the Western Division…Tonight starts a stretch of 21 straight games for Portland against the Wild-Western Division.

Lineups for Wednesday Game 1

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Wilkerson 8, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Buckner RHP

Harrisburg: Perez 8, Lozada 6, Valdez 7, Pahuta 3, Rahl 9 , Mayorson 5, Van Ostrand DH, Ivany 2, Nicol 4,  Ballard LHP

Game Notes

Reynaldo Rodriguez and Jeremy Hazelbaker Video Highlights

  1. Harrisburg is the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals…Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg have made stops in Harrisburg.
  2. Senators’ Manager Matt LeCroy was the 50th overall pick in the 1997 Draft by the Minnesota Twins…The pick was granted to the Twins for failing to sign Travis Lee in the first round of the 1996 draft.
  3. Harrisburg Hitting Coach Eric Fox skippered the Sea Dogs in 2002…Fox was the fifth overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 1986 draft…Played for Seattle (1986-88), Oakland (1989-94), Texas (1995), the L.A. Dodgers (1996), Philadelphia (1997) and Baltimore (1997). Appeared in 116 games and posted a .198 batting average. An outstanding outfielder with a .995 career fielding

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 (20-29) vs. New Britain (28-21)

The Sea Dogs have found the winning formula this season against the Rock Cats, taking 8 of 12 from the Twins’ affiliate this season…Portland scored a pair of 4-3 victories on Saturday and tied a season-high with 14 hits, beating the Rock Cats 8-5 on Sunday afternoon…After today’s game, the ‘Dogs travel to Harrisburg, PA to battle the Senators in a three-game set.

Lineups for Monday

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hicks 8, Colabello 3, Hanson DH, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Lehmann 2, Roof 4, Jacobson RHP

Portland:  Gibson 6, Wilkerson 8, Rodriguez DH, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gentile 7, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Hernandez LHP

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel Interview

MEMORIAL DAY PRESS RELEASE

The Portland Sea Dogs have partnered with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to host Military Appreciation Day at Hadlock Field on Memorial Day; Monday, May 30th when the Sea Dogs take on the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) at 1:00 PM. Members of the military and veterans along with their immediate family members are eligible for free tickets to the game thanks to Operation Homefront and the VA Maine Healthcare System.

Military personnel and veterans may reserve their complimentary tickets to the game by logging on to Joint Service Support (JSS) at www.jointservicesupport.org. Once logged in, search for the Memorial Day Baseball Game, complete the form and tickets can be picked-up at the ballpark on game day at the Veterans booth. Please contact the Military Family Assistance Center at 1-888-365-9287 with any questions or problems. Limited tickets are available and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

The Sea Dogs will host an autograph session for military personnel in the outfield prior to the game from 12:00 to 12:20 PM.

In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the team will wear camouflage caps for the game. The caps will be raffled off with the proceeds going to the Maine National Guard Foundation Fund.

Army Captain Lisa Snow will perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. The Sea Dogs also have a variety of patriotic music that will be played throughout the game.

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 (17-29) host New Britain (28-18)

After splitting a four-game series in New Hampshire, the Sea Dogs return home to battle the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins affiliate) in a four-game weekend series…Portland lost 8-2 on Friday night, but Reynaldo Rodriguez clubbed his 10th homer of the season – his 9th this month, a new team record for May.

Lineups for Friday 

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hermann 2, Colabello 3, Rizzotti DH, Hicks 8, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Beresford 4, Albers LHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 5, Hernandez DH, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP

FACTS AND FIGURES

  1. If you missed it, the Sea Dogs were no-hit on Monday night in the series opener.  It was the fifth time in franchise history the ‘Dogs had been no-hit.
  2. Bryce Brentz is hitting .382 this month, which ranks third in Double-A…Brentz has raised his average 43 points by going 19-for-43 (.442) over his last eight games.
  3. Portland is 5-4 against New Britain this season, including two series wins at New Britain Stadium.

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel 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 (17-28) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (17-27)

#17 Juan Carlos Linares is second on the team with 13 multi-hit games, but leads with 6 multi-RBI games.

The Sea Dogs conclude their four-game series on Thursday night against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland swept a twinbill from the ‘Cats last night, taking the first game in extra-innings 7-6 and the nightcap 3-2.

Lineups for Thursday (Pre-Game Interview with Red Sox Pitching Coordinator Ralph Truel Part 2)

Portland:  Hazelbaker DH, Bermudez 8, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Dent 5, Gentile 4, Meneses 6, Pimentel RHP

New Hampshire: Goins 6, Tolisano 7, Van Kirk DH, McDade 3, Bocock 5, Glenn 9 , Ochinko 2, Jackson 8, Pino RHP

FACTS AND FIGURES

  1. If you missed it, the Sea Dogs were no-hit on Monday night in the series opener.  It was the fifth time in franchise history the ‘Dogs had been no-hit.
  2. Bryce Brentz is hitting .403 this month, which ranks second in Double-A…Brentz has raised his average 43 points by going 19-for-43 (.442) over his last eight games.
  3. Portland is 5-1 against New Hampshire this season…the two teams meet 26 times this season.

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel 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.

Portland Sea Dogs (15-27) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-25)

Ranaudo is ranked the #1 Pitching Prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…He makes his second start on Monday night.

The Sea Dogs open up a four-game series on Monday night against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland swept an abbreviated two-game series from the ‘Cats on May 7-9 at Hadlock Field…The Sea Dogs have three of four series wins on the road.

Lineups for Sunday (Pre-Game Interview with Sea Dogs’ Manager Kevin Boles Part 2)

Portland:  Dent 5, Vitek DH, Linares 7, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Bermudez 8, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Meneses 4, Ranaudo RHP

New Hampshire: Goins 6, Tolisano 7, Van Kirk DH, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Bocock 4, Glenn 9, Jeroloman 2, McElroy 8, Cecil LHP

Game Notes

Reynaldo Rodriguez and Bryce Brentz video highlights

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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

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Sea Dogs (14-24) at Reading Phillies (22-15) – Morning Baseball

The Sea Dogs conclude their three-game series against the Reading Phillies on Wednesday morning from First Energy

First Energy Stadium in Reading will host the 2012 All-Star Game…Portland is seeking their first ever sweep in Reading on Wednesday morning.

Stadium…Portland is looking for their first road series sweep of the season.

*Portland  has never swept Reading at First Energy Stadium – they have two sweeps of the Phillies at Hadlock Field – the last on May 25-28, 2007 (4-game)

*Portland’s last series sweep on the road was June 1-3, 2011 at Altoona

Lineups for Wednesday

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Bermudez 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Dent 5, Gentile 4, Hernandez 2, Meneses 4, Hernandez LHP

Reading: Gillies DH, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Susdorf 7, Abreu 6, James 8, Castro 9, Barnes 5, Lerud 2, May RHP

Game Notes

Bryce Brentz Interview

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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.

Anthony Ranaudo debuts for Sea Dogs (13-24) at Reading Phillies (22-14)

Ranaudo is ranked the #1 Pitching Prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…He makes his Double-A debut on Tuesday night.

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

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 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.

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