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Report from the Fort Day 1 (Afternoon Edition)

Today I traveled down to Sarasota, Florida to watch the Sea Dogs take on the Bowie Baysox.  Baltimore’s minor league complex is separate from the big-league complex, so I was unable to get any updates on the Major League game.

That's Joe Flacco's brother Mike.

That’s Joe Flacco’s brother Mike.

Final Line score
                          R    H   E
Portland       2     9    3
Bowie             5     9    2

Boxscore for Portland

Meneses SS/2B  (0-3, BB)
Coyle  2B (2-for3, 2 1B, SB, RS)
De La Cruz RF (1-3, 1B)
Vitek 3B (1-4, 1B)
Jacobs LF (0-1, HB, BB)
LeBlanc LF (0-2)
Wilkerson CF (1-2, 1B, SB, RS)
Johnson CF (0-2)
Almanzar 1B (0-2)
Hedman 1B (0-2)
Flacco DH (2-for-4, RBI, 2 1B, 2 K)
Blair C (0-2)
Escobar (0-2)
Natoli EH/SS (1-2, 1B, BB)

Pitching
Kyle Kaminska 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
Nefi Ogando 1.1 IP, 0 H, BB
Charle Rosario IP, BB, 2 SO
Kyle Kraus IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER
Robby Scott IP, H

Quick hits from today….

  • I thought this was baseball? Two football connections in Sarasota – Bowie’s John Ruettiger (Rudy’s nephew) playing for Bowie…Michael Flacco (Joe’s brother) for Portland
  • Former Sea Dogs Jeff Corsaletti surprised me with a guest appearance…Corsaletti is an assistant coach for an area Sarasota High School Baseball team…They were getting set to play after the minor league games.
  • Former Sea Dogs in the Baltimore system who were in appearance: Manny Delcarmen, Luis Exposito, Miguel Gonzalez  and Yamaico Navarro.
  • During Spring Training, most of the Triple-A coaching staff is assisting in the big leagues…Portland’s coaching staff worked the Pawtucket game, while the Salem staff worked the Portland contest.
  • I had a chance to chat with these former Sea Dogs: Bryce Brentz, Ryan Dent, Derik Gibson, Alex Hassan, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Alex Wilson and Steven Wright.
  • On Tuesday Matt Barnes starts for Portland against New Britain at Boston’s complex.
Kolbrin Vitek (pictured right) is feeling healthy after back issues in 2012.

Kolbrin Vitek (pictured right) is feeling healthy after back issues in 2012.

Ohio Native returns home, so does a former Aero

Jeff Shaw (Travis Shaw’s dad) pitched in the Eastern League with Canton in 1988…Travis was born the year his dad made his Major League debut.

Knuckleballer Steven Wright earned his 10th win of the season in his previous start, but that was his first with the Sea Dogs…Wright worked six innings on Sunday, allowing five hits and one run.  This couldn’t have worked out better for Wright, who was traded on July 31st from Akron and is now back in his former park.  On Monday, Wright was able to get his personal belongings and settle up some loss ends that he had in Akron.

Sticking with Ohio, 1B Travis Shaw attended Kent State, 20 minutes from Canal Park, and will have a lot of family at the game tonight, including his dad Jeff Shaw.  Travis has played at Canal Park when he was in college, he’s really looking forward to these three days.  The Shaw’s are from Washington Court House, Ohio – three hours from Akron.

Travis was nice enough to join me before tonight’s game, the interview is below.

With a win tonight, Portland ties a season-high for consecutive wins with with five…the ‘Dogs are 5-1 during a 15-game stretch against the Western Division – their final 15 games against the West this season.

Lineups for Tuesday

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Vazquez 2, Hissey DH, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Mike McDonald (1-2, 5.32)

Akron: Henry 9, Holt 8, Chen 3, Neal 7, Diaz 6, Abraham 5, Weglarz DH, Perez 2, Rohlinger 4, LHP Giovanni Soto (6-8, 3.84)

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.

Andrew Bailey Interview (Audio)…’Dogs look for the sweep

Knuckleballer Steven Wright makes his Sea Dogs debut this afternoon…He becomes the fifth knuckleballer in franchise history.

Andrew Bailey is scheduled to pitch one inning…Bailey marks the seventh Major League Rehab appearance in Portland this season.

Lineups for Sunday

Erie: Fields 7, Romero 6, Castellanos 9, Lennerton 3, Garcia 8, Bishop 3, Plagman DH, McCann 2, Jones 4, RHP James Avery (10-8, 4.25)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Spring 2, Hissey 7, Gibson 6, Dent 4, RHP Steven Wright (9-6, 2.59)

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.

‘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.

Knuckleballer officially joins the Sea Dogs…Shaw set to make debut

“I thought something strange was going on when I saw a bunch of you guys (myself included) smiling as I walked by the batting cage.”  - That’s a quote from Steven Wright when he left the Akron bullpen yesterday after throwing a side session.  At that point, we all knew he was traded to Boston.  Wright had no idea.  The full audio interview is below.

Sea Dogs Roster Moves todayWright officially on the roster…INF Reynaldo Rodriguez to Triple-A Pawtucket…INF Travis Shaw received from High-A Salem…INF Drew Hedman and LHP Will Latimer assigned to High-A Salem…RHP Chris Martin activated from the disabled list…RHP Jason Urquidez placed on the temporary inactive list.

 

Getting set to make his Double-A Travis Shaw - Leads all Red Sox Minor Leaguers with 73 RBI…Hit .305 (108-for-354) with 16 homers (T-3rd in the system) and 73 RBI with High-A Salem…Ranked among the following Carolina League categories: 1st in RS (69), T-1st in 2B (31), 2nd in RBI, EBH (50), BB (59) and TB (193), 3rd in HR and SLG (.545), 5th in OBP (.411)

Lineups for Wednesday

Akron: Holt 8, Henry 9, Neal 7, Abraham 3, Diaz 6, Weglarz DH, Rohlinger 5, Perez 2, Toole 4  RHP Paolo Espino (5-2, 3.14)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Vitek 5, Hazelbaker 7, Brentz DH, Shaw 3, Smith 4, Hissey 9, Butler 2, Dent 6, RHP Mike MacDonald (1-1, 4.24)

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.

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