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Results and Highlights from 5/14/12

14 May

Columbus (18-19) – 5
Pawtucket (25-14) – 3
WP: Eric Berger (1-1)
LP: Justin Germano (4-2)
S: Chris Ray (6)
HR: Columbus – Matt LaPorta (10)
Pawtucket – Lars Anderson (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Pawtucket starter Justin Germano picked up his first loss since April 13th despite not allowing 1 earned run. He lowered his ERA to 1.99, fourth best in the International League … Junichi Tazawa pitched a perfect two innings of relief, striking out 3 batters … Scott Podsednik went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored in his second game with the PawSox … Alex Hassan went 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts and a walk. It was the first time in more than four games that he struck out … In the thirteen games since Will Middlebrooks was called up to Boston, replacements at the third base position have a combined .256 batting average with 1 home run, 4 RBIs and 8 runs.

Portland (13-24) – 2
Reading (22-14) – 1
W: Chris Martin (3-3)
L: Jonathan Pettibone (2-4)
S: Josh Fields (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Sea Dogs’ starter Chris Martin pitched five innings, allowed 5 hits, 0 walks, struck out 6 and did not allow an earned run … After a 5 for 5 day at the plate on Sunday, Bryce Brentz proceeded to collect hits in his first three at-bats on Monday before striking out in the ninth inning to halt his consecutive hit streak at 8 at-bats … Left fielder Oscar Tejada went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored. He extended his hit streak to eight games … Kolbin Vitek went 1 for 4 with his first triple of the season. Of his 33 hits this year, 8 have been for extra bases.

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Results and Highlights from 5/2/12

2 May

Trenton (12-12) –4
Portland (7-19) – 3
WP: Preston Claiborne (1-1)
LP: Charle Rosario (2-1)
S: Ryan Flannery (3)
HR: Trenton – Ronnier Mustelier (3)
Portland – Reynaldo Rodriguez (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Juan Carlos Linares went 1 for 4 and has a hit in 18 of 21 games this season. His .356 batting average is third best in the Eastern League … Brock Huntzinger – who struggled through four starts this season – made his second relief appearance, tossing two scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts … Every Sea Dogs’ batter got at least one hit on the night with Kolbrin Vitek, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Oscar Tejada picking up two apiece … Tejada stole his second base of the year and Jeremy Hazelbaker was caught stealing for the third time this season. As a team Portland is 15 for 23 on stolen base attempts for a 65% success rate.

Reading (17-8) – 4
New Hampshire (11-14) – 2
WP: Julio Rodriguez (2-0)
LP: Matt Wright (0-1)
S: Justin Friend (6)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Ryan Tepera only lasted 3 innings, his shortest start of the season, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs … Justin Jackson went 1 for 4 with a 2-run triple … Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup came in and retired the one batter he faced on the night. In 11 appearances he has yet to yield a run over 11 innings of work … John Tolisano was 1 for 3 with a walk. Over his last nine games he is batting .344 with 11 walks, 7 runs and only 4 strikeouts.

New Britain (16-9) – 5
Harrisburg (14-11) – 4
WP: Luis Perdomo (2-2, 2.45)
LP: Kevin Pucetas (1-1, 3.21)
HR: New Britain – Chris Colabello (5)
Harrisburg – Sandy Leon (1), Chris Rahl (5), Tim Pahuta (3)

HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats won their fourth straight game. It is the first time since 2009 that they have started May off with two straight wins … Chris Colabello hit his fourth home run of the season and first in his last 13 games … Pedro Florimon went 2 for 4 to raise his batting average to .299. He has hit safely in six straight games … The Rock Cats have a league-worst .247 team batting average.

Pawtucket (16-10) – 3
Toledo (15-9) – 5
WP: Jose Ortega (2-1)
LP: Ross Ohlendorf (3-2)
S: Chris Bootcheck (5)
HR: Pawtucket – Nate Spears (1)
Toledo – Ryan Strieby (4)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Ross Ohlendorf allowed 5 earned runs in 3 innings as the PawSox fell to 1-5 on their current road trip … Mark Melancon tossed two perfect innings in relief, striking out 3 … Daniel Nava went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 RBIs … Nate Spears, who hit 20 home runs in Portland two years ago, connected for his first round-tripper of the season.

Sea Dogs Preview

4 Apr

Sea Dogs (2011: 59-83, Last place, E.L. Eastern Division) – After suffering through the worst season in the franchises’ 18 year history, Portland will be looking to capture their first winning season since 2008, the last time they reached the postseason.

The Sea Dogs roster has 18 names that have spent some time in Portland and second-year skipper Kevin Boles will have a solid core of prospects at his disposal that could be capable of big turnaround.

Bryce Brentz – ranked No. 5 in the Sox system by Baseball America – saw his stock skyrocket after he hit 30 home runs and drove in 94 runs between Greenville and Salem last year. Now in his third season of pro ball, the outfielder will need to work on his plate patience after striking out 115 times in 2011.

Oscar Tejada returns to Portland after a tough season both at the plate (.249 AVG) and in the field at shortstop (24 errors). The 24th ranked Sox prospect will switch to the outfield this season.

More BA ranked prospects will litter the infield – third baseman Kolbrin Vitek (No. 19), shortstop Derrick Gibson (No. 25) and utilityman Heiker Meneses (No. 30).

The pitching staff may not be so much about who is currently on the roster, but who is expected to arrive in the coming days after some extended spring training.

Top organizational pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo – ranked as the No. 2 Red Sox prospect overall by SoxProspects.com – will land in Portland after only one year of professional baseball where he went 9-6 between Greenville and Salem. The former Cape Leaguer checks in at 6’7” and will be one of the most watched prospects at Hadlock this season not just for his size, but for his electric arm.

Another name of note that will join the squad in the coming weeks is Stolmy Pimentel, who started the season with the Dogs a year ago, but proceeded to go 0-9 with a 9.12 ERA in 15 starts. He went 6-4 after being demoted to Single-A Salem, instilling a bit of confidence back in the 22-year-old. Pimental ranks as the No. 23 prospect in the Sox system by Baseball America, so expectations are still high.

Brock Huntzinger, Jeremy Kehrt, Michael Lee, Eammon Portice and Chris Balcom-Miller all return to the pitching staff after making 15 or more appearances for the Sea Dogs last year.

If Pimentel can put last year’s stint with Portland behind him and Ranaudo lives up to the hype, the rest of the pitching should fall in line.

This is a well balanced team that could make some noise if their rated prospects do what they are capable of.