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Postby MattyB » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:44 am

Trenton Wins Battle of the Bullpens 4-2 in 15 Innings

Portland, Maine - The Trenton Thunder (82-51) plated two runs in the 15th inning and outlasted the Sea Dogs (53-77) to clinch a playoff berth and win 4-2 on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at Hadlock Field.

The Thunder bullpen finished the game with 9.2 scoreless innings and 17 strikeouts. Matt Wotherspoon allowed one hit in 1.2 scoreless innings and Giovanny Gallegos threw two perfect frames and struck out the final five batters he faced. Tyler Jones worked three scoreless and allowed three hits while walking two and striking out five. J.P. Feyereisen (W, 7-3) closed out the game with three scoreless frames.

Trenton pitchers combined to strike out 21 Sea Dogs hitters, tying a franchise record for the most strikeouts in a game by Portland (8/2/97 v. Akron).

After Tyler Wade reached on an error to begin the 15th inning, he stole second and scored on an RBI single by Miguel Andujar off of Taylor Grover (L, 2-4). Three batters later Billy McKinney hit an RBI single to score Francisco Diaz and put Trenton ahead 4-2.

Trenton took the first lead of the ballgame in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Abiatal Avelino off of Teddy Stankiewicz. They extended the lead to 2-0 in the fifth on an RBI single by Dustin Fowler to score Sebastian Valle.

Stankiewicz allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

The Sea Dogs were able to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by Rainel Rosario to score Cody Decker and an RBI groundout by Ryan Hanigan later in the inning to score Rosario.

Hanigan joined the Sea Dogs today on a rehab assignment from the Boston Red Sox and finished the game 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Thunder starter Will Carter went 6.1 innings and allowed two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out four.

The Sea Dogs bullpen was also terrific until the 15th. Ty Buttrey worked 2.1 scoreless innings for Portland while Williams Jerez went two scoreless and allowed just one hit. Ben Taylor added 2.2 hitless innings before Taylor Grover entered and worked two scoreless before allowing the winning runs in the 15th.

The Sea Dogs go for a season-high fifth straight win tomorrow at Hadlock at 6:00 PM. LHP Jalen Beeks (5-3, 4.47) takes the mound for Portland against LHP Daniel Camarena (9-5, 3.36) for Trenton. Pregame coverage begins on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network at 12:40 PM.
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Postby crusher » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:30 am

Trenton spoils Sea Dogs’ home finale

PORTLAND | The Trenton Thunder spoiled the Portland Sea Dogs final home game of the season with a 4-3 victory in 11 innings in an Eastern League baseball contest in front of a sellout crowd of 7,368 to close out the Sea Dogs’ home schedule in 2016. The Sea ...

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Postby MBRer » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:02 am

Fightin Phils beat up Sea Dogs

READING, Pennsylvania — The Reading Fightin Phils scored seven runs in the second inning and grabbed the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs 7-1 in Eastern League baseball action on Monday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ricardo Pinto (W, 6-6) worked seven scoreless innings on just three hits, a walk …

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Postby MBRer » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:20 am

Reading pounds Sea Dogs

READING, Pennsylvania, — The Reading Fightin Phils hit five home runs and received six strong innings from Thomas Eshelman, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 14-6 on Wednesday night in an Eastern League baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Eshelman (5-5) led Reading (87-49) to its fourth straight win, working six strong …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:00 am

Sea Dogs shut out Fightin Phils

READING, Pennsylvania — Teddy Stankiewicz struck out a season-high eight batters and the Portland Sea Dogs used a four-run fourth inning to defeat the Fightin Phils 6-0 in an Eastern League baseball contest Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Stankiewicz scattered four walks, didn’t walk a batter and threw 66 of …

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Postby DickPhillips » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:59 am

Strong start propels Fisher Cats by Sea Dogs

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored in the first four innings and held on for a 7-4 Eastern League baseball win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. New Hampshire’s Jeremy Gabryszwski (8-11) earned a quality start, allowing four runs …

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Postby MattyB » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:55 am

Dubon's Homer Sets Tone in Sea Dogs 7-2 Win

Manchester, N.H. - The Sea Dogs (54-83) scored five times in the first two innings and led wire-to-wire in the 7-2 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (68-73) in the penultimate game of the 2016 season on Sunday night in Manchester.

Ryan Court put Portland ahead early with an RBI double in the first off of Wilmer Font (L, 3-2) to score Mauricio Dubon.

The Sea Dogs added four more runs in the second, first on an RBI infield single by Cole Sturgeon that hit off of Font. One batter later Mauricio Dubon clubbed a three-run homer - his sixth of the season - to extend the Sea Dogs' lead to 5-0.

In his final start of the season, Mitch Atkins (W, 6-7) went 6.2 innings and allowed just one run on eight hits while walking one and striking out nine. Atkins ends the year with 145 strikeouts and will likely end the season as the league leader.

Fisher Cats' starter Wilmer Font allowed six runs on eight hits in six innings with no walks and eight strikeouts.

Portland added a run in the sixth on Cody Decker's 14th home run of the season and another in the seventh on a solo shot by Aneury Tavarez, who goes into the final day of the season leading the league with a .335 average.

The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) close out the regular season on Monday afternoon with a 1:35 PM first pitch from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Portland has not named their starter for Monday. New Hampshire has RHP John Straka (3-1, 6.16) on the hill. Pregame coverage begins on the Sea Dogs Radio Network at 6:15 PM, first pitch is 1:15.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:52 am

Sea Dogs drop season finale to Fisher Cats

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 3-1 in an Eastern League baseball season finale Monday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

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Postby MattyB » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:26 am

Red Sox notebook: Baseball America honors Yoan Moncada

Yoan Moncada happens to be in the midst of an extreme slump early in his career — nine consecutive strikeouts and counting — but he got some good news yesterday when he learned he won the prestigious Minor League Player of the Year Award by Baseball America. It’s the first time a Red Sox player has won the award.

“I feel very happy about it because it’s an award that I got based on the hard work that I’ve been putting in this year in the minors,” said Moncada, who between Salem (Single A) and Portland (Double A) hit .294 with 45 stolen bases, a .918 OPS, 31 doubles and 62 RBI in 106 games. “It’s an exciting time for me, and I’m very proud of that success.”

Figuring out success in the present, in the big leagues, is the next challenge, one that will require a great deal of work. For now, future starts are highly unlikely. The infielder will be an active watcher and listener on the bench.

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Postby MattyB » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:02 am

RED SOX ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF 2016 MINOR LEAGUE AWARDS

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox announced infielder Yoan Moncada as this season’s Minor League Offensive Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Roniel Raudes as the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Third baseman Rafael Devers has been named the organization’s Minor League Defensive Player of the Year, while shortstop Mauricio Dubon has earned Baserunner of the Year honors. The Latin Program Player and Pitcher of the Year honors have been awarded to infielder/outfielder Pedro Castellanos and right-handed pitcher Ritzi Mendoza, respectively.

Additionally, left-handed pitcher Robby Scott has been recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Lou Gorman Award. Created in 2011, the award is given annually to a Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the Major League team.

The 2016 Minor League Awards are selected by the Red Sox baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors. The recipients will be honored during a pre-game, on-field ceremony at Fenway Park tonight prior to Boston’s 8:08 p.m. game against the New York Yankees.

Moncada, 21, finished sixth among Red Sox farmhands with a .294 batting average and fourth with 15 home runs while leading the organization with 45 steals in 57 attempts. In his second professional season since signing as an international free agent in March 2015, the switch hitter played 61 games for High-A Salem and 45 for Double-A Portland before being selected to the major league roster on September 2, combining to go 119-for-405 with 94 runs, 31 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, and a .918 OPS over 106 minor league games. After earning mid-season and post-season All-Star honors in the Carolina League, Boston’s 2015 Baserunner of the Year became the first Red Sox prospect and first Cuban native to be named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year.

Raudes, 18, ranked third among Red Sox minor leaguers and tied for third in the South Atlantic League with 11 wins over 24 starts with the Single-A Greenville Drive, also finishing eighth in the organization with a 3.65 ERA (46 ER/113.1 IP) and striking out 104 opposing hitters compared to just 23 walks. The right-hander began the season 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA (16 ER/47.1 IP) in his first 10 starts before earning recognition as a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star, and posted a 3.28 mark (21 ER/57.2 IP) in 12 second-half starts for the Drive. The Nicaraguan-born Raudes has played two minor league seasons since signing with the Red Sox as an international free agent in July of 2014, going 18-9 with a 3.32 ERA (69 ER/187.0 IP), a 1.09 WHIP, and 183 strikeouts compared to 32 walks.

Devers, 19, committed only 15 errors over 117 games (116 starts) at third base with High-A Salem, leading Carolina Leaguers in fielding percentage (.960), total chances (377), putouts (104), and assists (258) at the position. Having played no defensive position other than third base since signing as an international free agent in 2013, Devers has improved his fielding percentage each season, from .905 in 2014 to .949 in 2015 and .960 this year. Named a post-season All-Star in the Carolina League, the left-handed batter hit .282 (142-for-503) in 128 games at the plate with 64 runs scored, 32 doubles, eight triples, 11 home runs, 71 RBI, and 18 stolen bases. Over three seasons Devers has posted a .293 average (361-for-1,233) with 182 runs, 87 doubles, 14 triples, 29 home runs, 198 RBI, and 26 stolen bases in 313 minor league games.

Dubon, 22, recorded the third-most stolen bases (30-for-37) among Red Sox minor leaguers over 124 total games between Portland (62) and Salem (62) this season. The 2016 Carolina League mid-season All-Star was successful in 22 consecutive stolen base attempts from May 3 to July 7, while his overall success rate of 81.1 percent matched his career high set in 2015. He also ranked third among all minor leaguers in runs scored (101), while his 157 hits were the most among Red Sox farmhands. In 486 at-bats between the two clubs, Dubon finished third in the organization with a .323 average (157-for-486) and recorded 31 doubles, nine triples, six home runs, and 69 RBI. Originally selected by the Red Sox in the 26th round of the 2013 June Draft, the infielder has hit .306 (388-for-1,268) in 330 games over four professional seasons.

Castellanos, 18, finished his first professional season with a league-leading 23 doubles and 47 RBI in 62 games for the Dominican Summer League Red Sox 2. The first baseman led the team and ranked among league leaders with a .326 batting average (12th) and a .496 slugging percentage (5th), also collecting four triples, three home runs, 47 RBI, and 26 multi-hit games. In a 7-1 win over the DSL Mets 2 on July 14, the right-handed batter went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI, belting his first career grand slam in the fifth inning. Castellanos ended the campaign with a season-long 14-game hitting streak, batting .423 (22-for-52) with three runs, nine doubles, one triple, and 20 RBI during that time.

Mendoza, 20, finished his fourth professional campaign 7-0 with a 1.05 ERA (8 ER/68.1 IP), the third-lowest mark among qualified Dominican Summer League pitchers. The right-hander’s seven wins were tied for eighth in the DSL, as he was one of only three DSL pitchers to win as many as seven games without suffering a loss. Mendoza limited opponents to a .166 batting average over 14 starts, striking out 48 and issuing only 13 walks (3.69 strikeout/walk ratio). He surrendered two runs or fewer in each of his outings, allowing only one run in 12 of them and no runs in six. The Venezuelan native has made 54 appearances (23 starts) since joining the organization in 2013, going 14-6 with a 3.00 ERA (56 ER/168.0 IP), 100 strikeouts, and three saves.

Scott made his major league debut on September 2 in Oakland at the age of 27, more than five years after the Red Sox purchased his contract from the independent Yuma Scorpions. The non-drafted free agent left-hander has compiled a 19-12 record with a 2.75 ERA (96 ER/314.0 IP) in 156 minor league games (10 starts) since signing with the Red Sox, earning mid-season All-Star nods in 2014 and 2015 while with Portland. He began the 2016 season with 32 appearances (six starts) for the PawSox, going 4-3 with a 2.54 ERA (22 ER/78.0 IP) and 73 strikeouts against 14 walks before earning his selection to the major league roster on September 2. Since then, Scott has thrown 4.0 scoreless relief innings in his first two big league outings, including 3.0 frames in his Fenway Park debut Thursday against the New York Yankees.
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