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(Audio) Rich Hill on a MLB Rehab, All-Star Break Standings and the Radar Gun!

The Sea Dogs completed a three-game sweep of the Altoona Curve with last night’s 2-1 win at Hadlock Field…Portland has seven straight wins at home, the most as a Red Sox affiliate, and their longest win streak since April 8-23, 1997.

Longest home winning streaks All-Time at Hadlock Field

  1. 12 straight, June 15-July 11, 1996
  2. 7 straight, August 2-current
  3. 7 straight, April 8-23, 1997
  4. 7 straight, April 18-May 6, 1995

Eastern League Records Since the All-Star Break

Lefty Rich Hill is the eighth Major Leaguer to rehab this season with Portland – already a franchise record for a single-season. (photo by Kelly O’Connor)

Portland                     22-11   (.667)     -
Bowie                           23-12   (.657)    -
Akron                          21-12   (.636)   1.0
Trenton                      21-14  (.600)   2.0
Reading                      19-16  (.543)    4.0
Richmond                   18-16  (.529)   4.5
Binghamton              19-17   (.528)   4.5
New Britain               17-18   (.486)   6.0
Altoona                       16-19  (.457)    7.0
New Hampshire      14-21  (.400)   9.0
Erie                               10-25  (.286)   12.0
Harrisburg                   8-27  (.229)   14.0
Last night Gerrit Cole hit 100 mph numerous times on the Hadlock Field radar gun.  Since I’ve been calling games with Portland (2005), I’ve seen Daniel Bard hit a 100 and Erie’s Bruce Rondon (last homestand)…Cole was consistently in the upper 90’s with his fastball, hitting 98 on a majority of his nine strikeouts.
The righty retired the first 14 batters until Xander Bogaerts nailed a double to right field.  Here’s what Cole had to say about Bogaerts – “It was 80 mph and I tried to get it in there for a strike, but I ran the risk of letting him get the bat head out on it. A lot of people would roll over it, but he did a good job of going the other way.”

New Britain: Latimore 8, Cabrera 2, Santos 9, Curry 3, Tejeda 6, Marrero 7, Cunningham 4, Cutler DH, Welch 5, LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.80)

Portland: Bradley Jr. 8, Smith 5, Hazelbaker DH, Brentz 9, Shaw 3, Bogaerts 6, Hissey 7, Vazquez 2, Gibson 4, RHP Stolmy Pimentel (4-6, 5.38)

Game Notes

Workman and Bogaerts Highlights

Jackie Bradley Jr. 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 (20-29) vs. New Britain (28-21)

The Sea Dogs have found the winning formula this season against the Rock Cats, taking 8 of 12 from the Twins’ affiliate this season…Portland scored a pair of 4-3 victories on Saturday and tied a season-high with 14 hits, beating the Rock Cats 8-5 on Sunday afternoon…After today’s game, the ‘Dogs travel to Harrisburg, PA to battle the Senators in a three-game set.

Lineups for Monday

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hicks 8, Colabello 3, Hanson DH, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Lehmann 2, Roof 4, Jacobson RHP

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

Game Notes

Ralph Treuel Interview

MEMORIAL DAY PRESS RELEASE

The Portland Sea Dogs have partnered with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to host Military Appreciation Day at Hadlock Field on Memorial Day; Monday, May 30th when the Sea Dogs take on the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) at 1:00 PM. Members of the military and veterans along with their immediate family members are eligible for free tickets to the game thanks to Operation Homefront and the VA Maine Healthcare System.

Military personnel and veterans may reserve their complimentary tickets to the game by logging on to Joint Service Support (JSS) at www.jointservicesupport.org. Once logged in, search for the Memorial Day Baseball Game, complete the form and tickets can be picked-up at the ballpark on game day at the Veterans booth. Please contact the Military Family Assistance Center at 1-888-365-9287 with any questions or problems. Limited tickets are available and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

The Sea Dogs will host an autograph session for military personnel in the outfield prior to the game from 12:00 to 12:20 PM.

In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the team will wear camouflage caps for the game. The caps will be raffled off with the proceeds going to the Maine National Guard Foundation Fund.

Army Captain Lisa Snow will perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. The Sea Dogs also have a variety of patriotic music that will be played throughout the game.

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 (19-29) vs. Rock Cats (28-20)

Zach Gentile signed with the Red Sox in 2008…He has a 10-game hitting streak to begin his Double-A career.

The Sea Dogs have found the winning formula this season against the Rock Cats, taking 7 of 11 from the Twins’ affiliate this season…Portland scored a pair of 4-3 victories on Saturday…The two teams resumed Friday’s suspended game due to fog at 1 PM…Reynaldo Rodriguez drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning for the game-winner…In game two, Juan Carlos Linares nailed a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

 

Lineups for Sunday

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hicks 8, Hermann 2, Hanson DH, Rizzotti 3, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Beresford 4, Darnell  LHP

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Linares 9, Rodriguez 3, Brentz DH, Butler 2, Gibson 6, Gentile 4, Meneses 5, Martin RHP

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 host New Britain (suspended game) – followed by 7-inning game

Friday night’s game at Hadlock Field was suspended due to fog…Portland is trailing 1-0 when play resumes on Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.

The Sea Dogs and Rock Cats resume last night’s suspended game at 1 PM this afternoon…Portland is trailing 1-0 on Deibinson Romero’s RBI ground out.

Fog History: Last April 27th Portland beat the Binghamton Mets 9-4 in 7 innings after the game was stopped due to fog, but lost to the Trenton Thunder 4-2 after 6 ½ innings on May 27thIronically, both fog outs last season occurred with the Boston Bruins playing game sevens of their playoff series…The ‘Dogs won a fogged out game in 1994 – all four fog-outs have occurred at Hadlock Field.

Lineups from Friday’s suspended game

New Britain: Tosoni 7, Hermann 2, Colabello 3, Rizzotti DH, Hicks 8, Romero 5 , Bigley 9, De Los Santos 6, Beresford 4, Pitcher TBA

Portland:  Hazelbaker 7, Wilkerson 8, Rodriguez 3, Brentz 9, Spring 2, Gibson 6, Dent 5, Hernandez DH, Meneses 4, Pitcher TBA

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 (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 (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

Matt Spring Interview
Sea Dogs Media Guide
  • 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.
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.

Game 20 Sea Dogs (5-14) at New Britain (12-6)…Corsaletti and Ortiz

The Sea Dogs snapped a 4-game losing streak with last night’s 5-3 win over the Rock Cats…Tonight, the two teams square off in the middle game of the series – tomorrow morning is the finale, beginning at 10:35 AM…Former Sea Dog Jeff Corsaletti, who appeared in 306 games with Portland, has ties to New Britain…His dad Arthur is a member of the New Britain, CT Sports Hall of Fame.

Arthur Corsaletti was a standout baseball and football player in Connecticut.

(Below are lineups)

  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94…Roger Clemens pitched for the New Britain Red Sox in ’83.
  • Two years ago, both Manny Delcarmen and Mark Kotasy made rehab starts in New Britain.
  • Portland’s next roadtrip is a 3-game series in New Britain (May 4-6)
  • Carl Pavano hails from New Britain, CT.

Pitching Matchup

Today: RHP Billy Buckner (0-2, 6.00) vs. LHP Logan Darnell (2-0, 2.81)
Wednesday: (10:35 AM) – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-2, 7.36) vs. LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.52)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Tuesday

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

New Britain: Hicks 8, Hermann 7, Bigley 9, Colabello DH, Romero 5, Hanson 3, Florimon 6, Lehmann 2, Beresford 4, Darnell LHP

Big Papi in his days with the New Britain Rock Cats

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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.

Game 19: Sea Dogs (4-14) at New Britain Rock Cats (12-5)

The Sea Dogs have lost four straight, 6 of 7, and continue their 7-game roadtrip on Monday night in New Britain against the Rock Cats…New Britain has won 18 of the previous 27 from Portland, including 2 0f 3 last week at Hadlock Field…Ironically, the parent clubs start a 3-game series in Minnesota…Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a rehab start for Salem tonight…(Below are lineups)

  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94…Roger Clemens pitched for the New Britain Red Sox in ’83.
  • Two years ago, both Manny Delcarmen and Mark Kotasy made rehab starts in New Britain.
  • Portland’s next roadtrip is a 3-game series in New Britain (May 4-6)
  • Carl Pavano hails from New Britain, CT.

Pitching Matchup

Today LHP Chris Hernandez (0-1, 1.72) vs. RHP Steve Hirschfeld (2-0, 1.06)
Tomorrow: (6:35 PM) – RHP Billy Buckner (0-2, 6.00) vs. LHP Logan Darnell (2-0, 2.81)
Wednesday: (10:35 AM) – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-2, 7.36) vs. LHP Luke French (2-0, 1.52)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Interviews and Highlights

Lineups for Monday

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

New Britain: De Los Santos 4, Hermann 2, Bigley 9, Colabello 3, Hicks 8, Romero 5,  Florimon 6, Hanson DH, Dolenc 7, Hirschfeld RHP

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.

Game 12: Portland Sea Dogs (3-8) vs. New Britain Rock Cats (8-3)

The Sea Dogs continue their 7-day homestand on Monday night against the Rock Cats (Twins affiliate)

  • Roster Move: INF Jon Hee promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket…
  • New Britain was a Red Sox affiliate from 1983-94
  • Portland has not won a series this season
  • Rock Cats’ radio broadcaster Jeff Dooley is the brother-in-law of Don Orsillo

    Kolbrin Vitek extended his on-base streak to 11 games on Sunday (photo courtesy of Rick Rosenfeld)

Game Notes

Linares with Player-of-Week honors

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Lineups for Monday

New Britain: Dolenc 7, Hermann DH, Bigley 9, Colabello 3, Hicks 8, Romero 5, Florimon 6, Lehmann C, Beresford 4, Albers RHP

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

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.

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