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Maine native makes the start against Reading…Let’s count to 10.

The first Mainer in franchise history is Mike MacDonald, who makes his second start of the season for Portland.

The Sea Dogs continue their 8-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Reading Phillies…After winning the first 4 games of the stand against New Hampshire, the ‘Dogs have dropped the last two, losing 11-4 last night…Camden, Maine native Mike MacDonald, who became the first Mainer to play for the Sea Dogs on July 8th at Trenton, makes his second Double-A start…MacDonald hurt his left hamstring five batters into his first appearance with Portland and was activated from the disabled list earlier today…The righty made two starts at Hadlock Field as a member of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2006.

With last night’s loss, the ‘Dogs are 3-8 against the Reading Phillies and a combined 11-33 against Binghamton, Reading and Trenton…After tomorrow’s game, the ‘Dogs go back to playing New Hampshire (four at Manchester) and three versus Trenton (at Hadlock Field).

Let’s count to 10

  1. Tonight is MacDonald’s first start at Hadlock Field as a member of the ‘Dogs.
  2. Two more hits for Jackie Bradley Jr. last night/
  3. Portland is playing 30 of 33 against Trenton and New Hampshire since June 23rd – currently these are the three games against a different opponent.
  4. Upcoming roadtrip for the Sea Dogs is a four-game set in New Hampshire
  5. Five hits for Dan Butler and Reynaldo Rodriguez this homestand.
  6. Six homers for Matt Spring this season.
  7. Chris Hernandez ranks 7th in the Eastern League in ERA (3.13)
  8. Number of starts made by Drake Brittonwho allowed a tied a career-high with eight runs allowed last night.
  9. Number of multi-hit games for Marquez Smith.
  10. Number of multi-hit games for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Lineups for Tuesday (7:00 PM start)

Reading: James 8, Hernandez 4, Ruf 3, Tripp DH, Castro 9, Asche 5, Valle 2, Abreu 7, Hanzawa 6, RHP Julio Rodriguez (5-3, 3.84)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Hazelbaker 7, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Hissey 9, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Mike MacDonald (0-0, 13.50)

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.

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.

Sea Dogs at Reading for a twinbill

Portland plays their seventh doubleheader of the season on Tuesday night in Reading…The ‘Dogs are 1-3-2 in twinbills this season.

New Guy: For the second straight day, the Red Sox have signed a player from the Independent Leagues…Catcher Jeff Howell is here from the Lincoln Saltdogs (American Association). He played a bit last year in New Britian…Howell is wearing #29.

Matt Rusch starts tomorrow for Portland. He was signed from the Can-Am League on Tuesday

LET’S PLAY TWO: The Sea Dogs and Phillies play a doubleheader tonight at First Energy Stadium…Portland has a 1-3 record in doubleheaders away from Hadlock Field…The only two twinbill splits have come in the ‘Dogs home doubleheaders this year…Portland is 37-34 since June 1st, the R-Phils have dropped 8 of 13 this month after going 17-12 in July.

GOING DEEP IN BASEBALLTOWN: The Phillies took the first game of the series last night 7-4 thanks to home runs from Brett Clevlen, Carlos Rivero and Tuffy Gosewisch…Clevlen and Rivero each had a solo shot, but it was Gosewisch’s three-run bomb in the sixth inning that knocked Sea Dogs starter Brock Huntzinger out of the game…Ryan Khoury also had a two-run homer as part of a late comeback bid by Portland.

THE BAKER AND THE BUTLER: Jeremy Hazelbaker and Dan Butler joined Khoury as Sea Dogs with a multi-hit effort last night…Butler drove in Hazelbaker on a double in the fifth inning for Portland’s first run of the game…That was the catcher’s first RBI in Double-A…Hazelbaker twice led-off an inning with a single and scored runs both times.

MAKE SURE YOU’RE COMFORTABLE: Last night’s contest turned out to be another three-hour affair for the Sea Dogs…Each of Portland’s last three games has been over the three-hour mark…The ‘Dogs have not played a nine-inning game in under 2:30 since a 2-1 loss at New Hampshire on July 22nd.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE: Prior to last night’s game Portland and Reading had not played since the two teams split an abbreviated two-game series at Hadlock Field on May 17-18…The Sea Dogs have an 11-game losing streak at First Energy Stadium with their last win coming in the 2010 season opener…Two teams have split six games at Hadlock Field this season.

ANOTHER MILESTONE: Khoury passed Iggy Suarez for the most games played in franchise history (305) after his start at shortstop last night…Khoury is currently playing for Portland for the fourth consecutive season…He is already the franchise leader in runs scored (172), walks (158) and plate appearances (1,262)…With two more at-bats Khoury (1,073) will pass Fletcher Bates (1,074) for the most in team history…His double last night gave him 69 for his career, three behind Chih-Hsien Chiang.

WHAT’S ON DECK: The Sea Dogs and Reading Phillies conclude their four-game series tomorrow night…The Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets will play at Fenway Park in three days as part of a six-game homestand against the Mets and the first meeting with the Harrisburg Senators (Nationals affiliate).

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