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Welcome to Portland Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts becomes the youngest player in the Eastern League at 19 years old.(photo by Kelly O’Connor)

Earlier today, Xander Bogaerts joined the Portland Sea Dogs from High-A Salem and should be in the starting shortstop for the ‘Dogs in the series finale…To make room for Bogaerts, Infielder Zach Gentile was assigned to High-A Salem…The 19-year old is the youngest player in the Eastern League and will wear #5.  Lot of people tweeted me today about the number, saying it reminded them of Nomar.

“Being 19 in Double-A is a pretty unusual thing,” Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett told Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal prior to Pawtucket’s game at McCoy Stadium earlier today.

Bogaerts is ranked the #2 prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America…In 104 games with Salem, he  hit .302 (116-for-384) with 15 homers and 64 RBI…He was signed by the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent on August 23, 2009…Native of San Nicolaas, Aruba…Has a twin brother, Jair, also signed with the Red Sox as an international free agent and was sent to the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2012 season to complete the Theo Epstein compensation.

Getting plenty of ink – a few articles about today’s move.

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Spring 2, Hissey 9, Dent 4, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (6-3, 4.17)

Akron: Holt 8, Henry 9, Diaz 6, Neal 7, Weglarz DH, Lawson 4, Rohlinger 5, Perez 2, Toole 3, LHP T.J. House (6-2, 3.13)

Game Notes

Travis Shaw Interview

Xander Boegerts taking batting practice for the first time in a Sea Dogs uniform.

 

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‘Dogs host Erie…Meet Christian Vazquez

Christian Vazquez makes his Double-A debut tonight…He was hitting .266 with 7 homers and 41 RBI in 81 games with Salem.

Greetings from Hadlock Field! Lineups and Notes below

In case you missed it, I had a chance to chat with newly acquired Steven Wright…The knuckleballer makes his debut in the Red Sox system on Sunday afternoon…Wright was traded by Cleveland to Boston in exchange for INF Lars Anderson (former Sea Dog).

Congrats to Catcher Dan Butler and Pitcher Josh Fields on their promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket…Butler spent some time with Pawtucket last season…Fields pitched with Triple-A Tacoma before he was traded to Boston.

Meet Catcher Christian Vazquez…Promoted today from High-A Salem and will catch tonight….Hit .266 (78-for-293) with 7 homers and 41 RBI in 81 games…44-for-105 (42%) throwing out runners (9 ER & 8 PB)…Hitting .322 (47-for-146) with 6 HR and 25 RBI since June 1st…Had three 3-hit and 3-RBI games…Season-high 3 BB on June 1st vs. Myrtle Beach.

Last season: Named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year after going 37-of-111 (33.3) in throwing out runners (.991 fielding pct. 9 E/904 TC)…Led Greenville and ranked 4th in the system with 84 RBI…Led the Drive in homers with 18, hitting .283 (111-for-392) in 105 games.

Acquired/Misc: 9th round pick by the Red Sox in the 2008 draft…Graduated from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School…Following last season, rated by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the South Atlantic League and the Red Sox system.

Lineups for Friday

Erie: Fields 7, Romero 6, Castellanos 9, Lennerton 3, Garcia 8, Bishop 5, Plagman DH, Douglas 4, Sanz 2, LHP Ramon Garcia (7-7, 4.32)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Vitek 5, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Smith 4, Vazquez 2, Gibson 6, Bermudez 7, RHP Jeremy Kehrt (5-3, 4.50)

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.

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

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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 in Bowie, Brett Hart visits Prince George’s Stadium

Chih-Hsien Chiang leads the franchise with three grand slams…Bryce Brentz hit the franchise’s 46th last night.

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game roadtrip on Wednesday night against the Bowie Baysox from Prince George’s Stadium…Portland suffered an 11-6 loss last night, but Bryce Brentz hit his second career grand slam – the 46th in team history…The ‘Dogs are 7-6 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division…WWE Superstar Brett “Hit Man” Hart will make a special appearance in BowieI’m really looking forward to just seeing him at the park.  Hopefully I’ll get a few pictures for the blogs.

Game Notes

(Audio) Gibson Interview

Lineups for Wednesday (7:05 PM start)

Portland: Hazelbaker 9, Tejeda 7, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Dent 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Ranaudo RHP

Bowie: Richardson 8, Britton 7, Hughes 3, Widlansky DH, Machado 6, Wheeler 5, Ward 2, Adair 4, Bumbry 9, Clark RHP

Brett Hart makes his Prince George’s Stadium debut on Wednesday night

  • Sea Dogs added 31-year old lefty Jesse Carlson to the active roster yesterday..Carlson made his season debut last night, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs over 1 IP.
  • Peter Hissey returned to the lineup for the first time since April 13th, and went 2-for-4 with an RBI double last 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.

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)

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 visit Altoona…Kalish interview, new faces

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game roadtrip on Friday night in Altoona, PA against the Curve from People’s Natural Gas

Bryce Brentz hit an Eastern League best, .388 in May

Field…Portland took two of three from Harrisburg, with yesterday’s 7-2 game…Bryce Brentz went 5-for-5, becoming the first player in franchise history with two 5-hit games.  Audio Highlights from yesterday.

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish

Roster Moves: Drake Britton promoted from High-A Salem.

  • 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 John 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 from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday…Billy Buckner is now with the PawSox. (photo courtesy of Jillian Souza Photography)

Lineups for Friday

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Kalish DH, 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

Interview with Ryan Kalish

Game Notes

Brentz’s fifth hit and Kalish game-ending catch

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 (15-28) at New Hampshire (17-25) – Doubleheader #2

The view from the pressbox at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH

After a rain-out on Tuesday night, the Sea Dogs resume their four-game series on Wednesday night with a doubleheader against the Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland was no-hit on Monday night, and is 0 for their last 35 at the plate.

Lineups for Wednesday – Game 1 (Pre-Game Interview with Red Sox Pitching Coordinator Part 1)

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Bermudez 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Meneses 5, Hernandez LHP

New Hampshire: Goins 6, Tolisano 7, Van Kirk DH, McDade 3, Sobolewski 5, Bocock 4, Glenn 9, Jeroloman 2, Jackson 8, McGuire RHP

Game Notes

Reynaldo Rodriguez and Bryce Brentz video highlights

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

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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