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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 and Thunder play two…Jersey Boys

The Sea Dogs ended a 21-game stretch against the Western Division going 10-11, and open up a four-game weekend series against the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) with a doubleheader on Saturday night…Portland plays 30 of their next 33 games against the Thunder and New Hampshire Fisher Cats…With Thursday night’s victory, Portland has won 10 of their last 14 games in Maine, and taken four straight series.

The cast of the Broadway Show “The Jersey Boys.” Maybe the Jersey boys (Ranaudo and Hernandez) in Portland will be cast in a show called the Major Leagues

In game two of tonight’s doubleheader, New Jersey native Anthony Ranaudo makes his seventh start of the season for the Sea Dogs…Ranaudo attended St. Rose High School, which is Belmar, New Jersey and located exactly 42 miles from Waterfront Park…Ranaudo and Jayson Hernandez grew up best friends, attended the same high school, and are together in Portland.  What a great story!  The odds of that happening have to be slim.

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. made his Double-A debut on Thursday night and went 1-for-4 with a single, walk and a stolen base…Bradley Jr. singled on the first pitch he saw, nailing a 92-mph fastball off Robert Gilliam into to right field.
  • Portland has dropped 8 of 10 to Trenton this season, but the two teams still have 15 games left in the season series.
  • Tonight officially starts the second half of the season…Last year, Portland was 25-46 after 71 games.

Trenton’s Cody Johnson won’t be swinging this series…He was placed on the disabled list yesterday.

Game Notes

Jackie Bradley Jr. press release

Lineups for Saturday (5:05 PM start) – Game 1

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Tejeda 7, Rodriguez 3, Smith 5, Brentz Butler 2, Gibson 6, Dent 4, Hissey 9, Pimentel RHP

Trenton: A. Almonte 7, Pirela DH, Adams 4, Z. Almonte 9, Mesa 8, Murton 3, Maruszak 5, Gil 2, Mujica 6, Hall 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.

Martin starts in Richmond…Hello Mr. Smith

The Diamond in Richmond, VA was once the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves…Former Sea Dogs’ Pitching Coach Mike Cather pitched here in 1997-99.

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game roadtrip on Saturday night against the Richmond Flying Squirrels from The Diamond in Richmond, VA…Portland snapped a five-game losing streak on the road with last night’s 4-2 win over the Flying Squirrels…The ‘Dogs are 8-8 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division.

Sea Dogs made four roster moves before the game:

Removed from the active roster
LHP Jesse Carlson released by the Boston Red Sox…Carlson appeared in one game with Portland, allowing five hits and three runs in one inning pitched on June 12th at Bowie.

INF Bryan Johns assigned to Low-A Greenville…Johns went 1-for-7 in two games with Portland, picking up his first Double-A hit (single) last night with one-out in the fifth inning.
Added to the active roster
RHP Chris Martin has been activated from the disabled list and will start tonight’s game in Richmond, VA…Martin is 3-3, 5.27 ERA (24 ER/41.0 IP) in 10 games/8 starts this season with the Sea Dogs.
INF Marquez Smith had his contract from the Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League) purchased by the Boston Red Sox

Marquez Smith was signed by the Red Sox today from the Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League)…Smith hit .278 with Triple-A Iowa (Cubs affiliate) last season.

and assigned to Portland…Smith was originally an 8th round pick by the Chicago Cubs in the 2007 draft out of Clemson University, and began the season with Pirates de Campeche of the Mexican League (May 1-13), hitting .261 (12-for-46) with a homer and 6 RBI in 12 games…With the Camden Riversharks, Smith hit .363 (33-for-91) with 3 homers and 20 RBI.

Game Notes

Lineups for Saturday (6:35 PM start)

Portland: Hazelbaker DH, Tejeda 7, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Smith 5, Spring 2, Dent 4, Natoli 6, Martin RHP

Richmond: Brown 8, Ciriaco 6, Mayora 5, Joseph DH, Mitchell 7, Perez 9, Minicozzi 3, Monell 2, Cavan 4, Ronick 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.

Off to Richmond, ‘Dogs continue their Western stretch

The Diamond in Richmond, VA was once the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves…Former Sea Dogs’ Pitching Coach Mike Cather pitched here in 1997-99.

The Sea Dogs continue their six-game roadtrip on Friday night against the Richmond Flying Squirrels from The Diamond in Richmond, VA…Portland has lost five straight road games, and dropped the first three games of this trip to the Bowie Baysox…The ‘Dogs are 7-8 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division...Tomorrow night the ‘Dogs open up a three-game weekend series in Richmond (Giants affiliate).

  1. Just one hit for the Sea Dogs in their last 49 at-bats
  2. Two straight shutouts recorded by Bowie to close out the three-game set
  3. Drake Britton has won three straight starts for the first time in his professional career from May 25-June 5
  4. Since Bryce Brentz’s grand slam with one out in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game, the Sea Dogs have not scored.
  5. Portland has dropped five straight road games.

Game Notes

Lineups for Friday (6:35 PM start)

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Dent 6, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Hissey 8, Natoli 5, Johns 4, Britton LHP

Richmond: Brown 8, Liles 7, Mayora 5, Joseph 2, Mitchell 3, Perez 9, Adrianza 6, Minicozzi DH, Cavan 4, Fitzgerald RHP

  • INF Bryan Johns made his Double-A debut last night and went 0-for-3, getting the start at second base.
  • Richmond Hitting Coach Ken Joyce is a native of Portland, Maine.

Drake Britton has worked 20.1 scoreless innings, dating back to May 25th with Salem…He was recently named the E.L. Pitcher of the Week

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 (26-34) vs. Richmond (28-33)

The Sea Dogs and Richmond Flying Squirrels meet in the second game of a three-game set on Saturday night at Hadlock Field…Portland took two of three from the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) in the first part of the homestand…The ‘Dogs are 6-4 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Patriotic Caps are up for auction

Lineups for Saturday (6:00 PM start)

Richmond: Brown 8, Mayora 5, Perez 9, Joseph 2 , Mitchell 7, Ciriaco 7, Adrianza 6, Cavan 6, Minicozzi DH, Fitgerald RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Tejeda DH, Linares 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Meneses 5, Hernandez 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 host Richmond…Wild, wild west

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

The Sea Dogs and Richmond Flying Squirrels meet in the opener of a three-game set on Friday night at Hadlock Field…Portland took two of three from the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) in the first part of the homestand…The ‘Dogs are 5-4 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Patriotic Caps are up for auction

Lineups for Friday (7:00 PM start)

Richmond: Brown 8, Minicozzi 4, Mayora 5, Perez 9, Joseph 2 , Ciriaco 7, Adrianza 6, Mitchell 3, Monell DH, Kickham LHP

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

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 Baysox at High Noon

Bryce Brentz was named the league’s player of the week on Monday, yesterday he was named the best for the month.

The Sea Dogs and Baysox end their three-game series on Thursday afternoon at Hadlock Field beginning at 12:00 PM…Portland is seeking their second series sweep at Hadlock Field this season, and their third 3-game winning streak…Portland has not swept a series of more than two games at Hadlock Field since September 3-6, 2010 against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Game Notes

Brentz Player of the Month Press Release

Lineups for Thursday (12:00 PM start)

Bowie: Barfield 7, Britton 9, Hughes 3, Waring DH, Machado 6 , Wheeler 5, Schoop 5, de San Miguel 2, Richardson 8, Clark RHP

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Tejeda DH, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Natoli 5, Balcom-Miller RHP

  • Slugger the Sea Dog has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Mania contest to be named the Best Mascot in the Minors!!! Slugger has a tough opponent in the third round; Nutzy from Richmond. Get those round 3 votes in and help Slugger advance. Voting ends today. Vote here.
  • The Red Sox have been active in the MLB Draft.
  • Bowie’s Manny Machado is ranked the top position prospect in Baltimore’s system according to Baseball America (#2 overall).
  • Red Sox Minor League Awards for May…Offensive Player – Greenville, OF Keury De La Cruz; Pitcher, Greenville LHP Miguel Pena…Defensive Player, Pawtucket 1B/OF Lars Anderson; Base Runner, SAL/POR OF Shannon Wilkerson; Base Stealer: Portland SS Derrik Gibson.

Last night was Josh Beckett Bobblehead Giveaway at Hadlock Field…Beckett pitched eight strong innings in a loss at Fenway Park.

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 back home against Bowie…Britton’s Double-A debut

The Sea Dogs open up a six-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) from Hadlock

Dwight Evans was at Fenway Park for the 100th anniversary, and announced the Red Sox Draft Picks on Monday night.

Field..Portland split six games on their recent roadtrip, and are 3-3 during a 21-game stretch against the Western Division…Lefty Drake Britton makes his Double-A debut tonight for Portland…Britton is ranked the #1 left-handed pitching prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America.

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish - who was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier today.

Game Notes

Lineups for Tuesday

Bowie: Richardson 8, Schoop 4, Britton 9, Widlansky 3, Machado 6 , Hughes DH, Barfield 7, Wheeler 5, de San Miguel 2, Bascom RHP

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

  • Slugger the Sea Dog has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Mania contest to be named the Best Mascot in the Minors!!! Slugger has a tough opponent in the third round; Nutzy from Richmond. Get those round 3 votes in and help Slugger advance. Voting ends June 7th. Vote here.
  • Bryce Brentz named Eastern League’s Player of the Week
  • The Red Sox have been active in the MLB Draft.
  • Bowie’s Manny Machado is ranked the top position prospect in Baltimore’s system according to Baseball America (#2 overall).

Bowie’s Manny Machado is the number two overall prospect in Baltimore’s system, but the top position player, according to Baseball America.

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 Sunday Night Baseball

The Sea Dogs and Curve play the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday night from Peoples Natural Gas Field…Portland and Altoona split a twinbill on Saturday night, with the Curve winning the second game on a walk off two-run single by Jarek Cunningham…Portland is off tomorrow, before a six-game homestand starting Tuesday night against Bowie.

Tonight could be Ryan Kalish’s last Major League rehab game with Portland. 

Audio Interview with Ryan Kalish

Game Notes

Lineups for Sunday 

Portland:  Wilkerson 7, Kalish 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Tejeda DH, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Natoli 5, Meneses 4, Hernandez LHP

Altoona: Brown 5, Holt 6, Cunningham 4, Sanchez 2, Cabrera DH , Durham 9, Farrell 3, Latimore 9, Gonzalez 7,  Cumpton RHP

  • 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.

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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