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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

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Sea Dogs (12-23) at Trenton Thunder (17-16

The Trenton War Memorial Museum is located next to the team hotel.

The Sea Dogs conclude their four-game series with the Trenton Thunder on Sunday afternoon at Waterfront Park…Portland needs a win today to manage a split of the four-game set, as the Thunder won last night 5-1…Chris Balcom-Miller (2-2, 5.12) makes his 8th start of the season for Portland and the fourth of his career against Trenton…Craig Heyer, who is 2-2, 4.28 ERA (16 ER/33.2 IP) takes the hill for the third time this season against Portland (0-1, 3.38 ERA).

*The 12th annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race at Hadlock Field today…Great article in the Portland Press Herald on the winners.

Lineups for Sunday

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

Trenton: Almonte 9, Joseph 4, Adams DH, Johnson 7, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Mahoney 5, Farnham 2, Maruszak 6, Heyer RHP

Game Notes

Chris Balcom-Miller Interview

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My sister is a mom of two beautiful girls…Couldn’t be more proud of her. Happy Mother’s Day to her and my mom…two best woman I know.

 

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Sea Dogs (12-22) at Trenton Thunder (16-16)

The Trenton War Memorial Museum is located next to the team hotel.

The Sea Dogs continue their four-game series with the Trenton Thunder on Saturday night from Waterfront Park…Portland grabbed a 4-2 win on Friday night, scoring all four runs in the fifth off losing pitcher Ryan Pope (1-4)…Chris Hernandez (2-2) tossed 6.2 innings on 7 hits and 2 runs to notch the win…Aaron Kurcz fanned five over 2.1 innings to secure his second Double-A save…Billy Buckner takes the hill tonight.

*The 12th annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race at Hadlock Field is this Sunday…Portland’s first Fireworks show of the season is scheduled for Friday, May 18th – you can order tickets at seadogs.com or at 207-879-9300.

Lineups for Saturday

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

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

Game Notes

Chris Balcom-Miller Interview

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Sea Dogs (11-22) at Trenton Thunder (16-15)…Balcom-Miller Interview

Waterfront Park has a little Fenway flavor, notice the manual scoreboard in straight away right field

The Sea Dogs three-game winning streak was snapped after last night’s 7-0 loss in the series opener at Trenton…Portland had only six hits, and were beaten by Righty Brett Marshall (4-1)…Tonight, Chris Hernandez (1-2, 1.99) makes his first career start against the Yankees affiliate and the seventh of the season…Trenton has won 6 of 7 from the ‘Dogs this season…Cody Johnson continued his hot hitting against Portland, nailing a two-run triple in last night’s game.

*The 12th annual Mother’s Day 5K Road Race at Hadlock Field is this Sunday…Portland’s first Fireworks show of the season is scheduled for Friday, May 18th – you can order tickets at seadogs.com or at 207-879-9300.

Bryce Brentz has hit safely in 8 of 9 games: 12-for-34 (.353), 2 HR, 3 RBI and 4 doubles

Lineups for Friday

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

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

Game Notes

Chris Balcom-Miller Interview

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.

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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Sea Dogs (10-21) vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (13-17)…Arnie on Harper

The Sea Dogs continue their two-game series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) on Wednesday night from Hadlock Field…Portland has won 3 of 4, and have received a quality start in back-to-back games…Righty Stolmy Pimentel seeks his first Double-A win in tonight’s game…Reynaldo Rodriguez smacked two homers on Monday night for the second time in his Double-A career and Bryce Brentz added a 2-run shot…Chris Balcom-Miller notched his second win of the year, working a team-high 7 innings on 3 hits and one run…Last night’s game will be made up on July 13th as part of a 7-inning doubleheader.

Lineups for Wednesday

Reynaldo Rodriguez homered twice on Monday night…His last 6 hits are extra-base hits (4 homers and 2 doubles)

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

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

Game Notes

Past Sunday chat with Kevin Boles

Sea Dogs Media Guide

  • Great article by Brian McPherson…Arnie Beyeler on Bryce Harper
  • Sea Dogs’ beat writer Kevin Thomas with a throwback article…Dave Joppie on Will Middlebrooks.
  • Daisuke and the truth about Tommy John from Alex Speier

Portland is seeking back-to-back series wins for the first time since July 18-27, 2011, when they won three consecutive series…The Sea Dogs have not won back-to-back series at home since winning seven of eight at Hadlock to end the 2010 season.

The Josh Beckett bobblehead will be made up on June 6th.

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Sea Dogs (8-21) at New Britain (18-11)

Portland has won series victory this season, taking 2 of 3 in New Britain on April 23-25.  Today, the ‘Dogs can win their second series of the year.  Righty Billy Buckner (0-2, 4.50) makes his second start of the season against New Britain…Righty B.J Hermsen (0-0, 1.29) takes to the hill for the second time in Double-A…Hermsen began the season in High-A Ft. Myers, posting a 1-0, 0.78 ERA in 4 starts.

Lineups for Sunday

Billy Buckner fanned 11 Rock Cats on April 24th at New Britain Stadium…He looks for his first win in the Red Sox system on Sunday.

Portland: Hazelbaker 9, Gibson 6, Linares DH, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda 7, Bermudez 8, Spring 2, Dent 5, Gentile 4, Buckner RHP

New Britain: Ramirez DH, Florimon 6, Hermann 7, Colabello 3, Hicks 8, Romero 5, Beresford 4, Lehmann 2, Dolenc 9, Hermsen RHP

Game Notes

  • Here’s a tweet from PawSox broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith…@aaronmgoldsmith “A black SUV just drove on the warning track inside Frontier Field in Rochester and stopped behind home plate. Out walked Andy Pettitte.”
  • No home cooking for the Red Sox, and no pun intended.  Aaron Cook has landed on the DL and Andrew Miller is active.
  • Great to see Maine native Ryan Flaherty leading off today for Baltimore.
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Day 5 Morning Report/Valentine quotes

The Portland Sea Dogs and Pawtucket Red Sox travel to Tampa Bay’s minor league facility this afternoon, game time is 1:00 PM.  Portland beat New Britain on Monday, 6-5, and finish their exhibition schedule on Saturday against the Rock Cats. Sunday is a Camp Day for the minor leagues, the last day of Spring Training.

Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine spoke to the media around 10:30, with the main topic, today’s roster moves:  First baseman Lars Anderson and shortstop Jose Iglesias optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.  The club reassigned right-handed pitchers Justin Germano and Doug Mathis and outfielder Josh Kroeger to minor league camp.

Great quote from Valentine on Iglesias  “I don’t stop believing in a player until I see him stop believing in himself. I saw that the other day, I thought.” Jose spoke to a few media members outside the Red Sox weight room, and I wished him the best of luck.  I’m sure we’ll see him in Boston soon.

Bobby Valentine is eight days away from making his "official" managerial debut with the Red Sox.

Additional Bobby V quotes

On Tampa Bay not using any of their main starters against Boston – “Wise to hold starters back in the division.:

On Daniel Bard pitching twice against Blue Jays – “Different situation since he’s trying to make the team.”

Carl Crawford’s status – “He’s been taking swings in the cage, he’s feeling good.  Probably stay in Ft .Myers to work with the medical team.”

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I’m getting ready to watch Red Sox batting practice on the field, and hopefully will have an interview with Ryan Kalish.

It was very nice to catch up with former Sea Dog Trainer Brad Pearson.  Brad is a very good friend of mine, and he’s one of two assistant trainers with Boston.

—-More to come from beautiful Ft. Myers—–

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

Report from the Fort – Day 3 (Bates, Bowden and Gedman Interview)

The first three days of Spring Training has been so much fun, and I’m still in awe of the JetBlue Park facility.  During the past few days,  I’ve covered the Sea Dogs, PawSox and Red Sox, with Pawtucket broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith.  Yesterday I interviewed former Sea Dog Aaron Bates after Pawtucket’s 6-2 loss to Rochester. Tomorrow, the Twins minor leaguers play at the Red Sox complex, and I’m hoping to interview former Sea Dog Ray Chang.

Brandon Duckworth getting some work in during Sunday's workout

When I woke up this morning and heard rain, I was worried that Camp Day would be cancelled.  So what is Camp Day?  It’s where teams play intra-squad games, and hitters get to face their own pitchers.  Since it rained in the morning, a few pitchers threw to a hitter with no one on the field.  There was a catcher, umpire and a few players chasing down fly balls.  It was nice to have a great view behind home plate.

Interview with former Red Sox Catcher Rich Gedman.  Great insight on the 1986 team

With the Red Sox playing on the road today, a few starters stayed behind and took batting practice.  Former Sea Dogs Manager Arnie Beyeler threw BP (baseball slang word for batting practice), and chatted with me after their workout.  On Monday, I’m going to watch Arnie work with some of the Red Sox players during their pre-game routine in the morning.  Looking forward to getting some great photos.  I can’t say enough about how great the Sea Dogs’ coaches have been since my time in Portland.

Carl Crawford talking to Red Sox report Maureen Mullen of CSNE.com

During my morning travels, I had a long conversation with former Sea Dogs’ trainer Masai Takahashi.  Masai is one of two assistant trainers (Brad Pearson) that worked in Portland.  Jon Jochim, the PawSox trainer, was driving around in a golf cart, but he was very busy.   I also had a quick minute to check-in with Dustin Pedroia.  He said it was as honor that I read his book.  Actually I made that part up.

A Class Act on and off the field.  Former Sea Dog Michael Bowden

Up close shot of the Green Monster at JetBlue Park

Morales and Padilla showing off some dance moves. Not really, just stretching.

Have a great Sunday, and I’ll check in with you on Monday.  Reach me at seadogsradio@gmail.com.  Full photo gallery at http://www.facebook.com/portlandseadogs

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