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Contributors: Sports - Clearing the Bases

  • Sunday May 29, 2011 | 1:21 am

    Middlebrooks, Lavarnway, Weiland, Rodriguez, Brentz, Ranaudo

    The last legitimate third-base prospect for the Sea Dogs was Kevin Youkilis. Will Middlebrooks has the tools to become the next one. See Today’s column. And it look like Ryan Lavarnway has found his stroke again, after a slow start He hit his ninth and 10th home runs on Saturday. See Today’s Story. Lavarnway played 44 games for Portland last year (.285 average, 8 home runs, 39 RBI, .888 OPS). […]

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  • Saturday May 28, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    First-place Red Sox, Furbush is fine; Dogs’ lineup

    To all those people who were screaming for changes when the Red Sox were struggling in April, we offer this item: Boston (29-22) is in first place in the American League East, a game ahead of the Yankees (27-22) and 1 1/2 over the Rays (27-23. For all those people screaming with delight, we offer the same comment we did in April: It’s early. Great night Friday for Red Sox and local […]

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  • Friday May 27, 2011 | 12:17 am

    Stuck on 13

    What do the Portland Sea Dogs, Carolina Mudcats and Clinton Lumberkings have in common> All three teams are in a tie for the title of fewest wins in pro baseball – all at 13. The Sea Dogs (13-30) were "below average in every phase of the game," Portland manager Kevin Boles said in Today’s Press Herald story. In Triple-A, Daniel Nava returned after clearing waivers and went 2-for-4 … Tommy […]

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  • Thursday May 26, 2011 | 6:22 am

    Furbush vs. the Sox? Sliding Sea Dogs. Rebounding Casey Kelly

    The Red Sox and Alfredo Aceves (1-0, 2.43) visit the Tigers today. While Boston has to be concerned with Tigers starter Max Scherzer (6-1, 2.98), the Red Sox might be seeing a hot lefty out of the bullpen – Charlie Furbush. Furbush, from South Portland, was called up to the Tigers last week. He made his debut Monday, collecting the win with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless, 2-hit relief. The Red […]

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    Tuesday May 24, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    Lefties of the past and future

    Terrible break for former Sea Dogs left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, 30, who is done for the year with a complete tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his left elbow. De La Rosa was 5-2 with a 3.51 ERA for the Rockies. De La Rosa (left) was the first ace of the Red Sox-affiliated Sea Dogs, in 2003, going 6-3 with a 2.80 ERA before a promotion to Pawtucket. […]

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  • Tuesday May 24, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    Might Lackey be pitching for the Sea Dogs? Other notes and Sox & Dogs lineups

    If John Lackey stays on his rehab schedule, he could end up pitching for the Portland Sea Dogs, but not at Hadlock Field. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Lackey is scheduled to make a rehab start on May 31. Triple-A Pawtucket is home that night and that normally is the preference for major league rehabs. But the Sea Dogs have a doubleheader that night in New Britain, […]

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  • Tuesday May 24, 2011 | 12:49 am

    Bard beat; Weiland wow; a 23-inning game; a sacrificial shoe?

    Daniel Bard spoiled Red Sox fans with his 1.93 ERA last year, his first full major league season. On Monday night, Bard allowed an inherited runner in to tie the score, and then allowed the go-ahead run in the eight inning of a 3-2 Red Sox loss to Cleveland. Bard is 1-4 with a 3.65 ERA, and two blown saves. Bard has also pitched 24 1/3 innings, second highest among […]

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  • Monday May 23, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    Artificial sun; Fife called to be a stopper; Sox, Dogs lineups

    Another raw evening here at Hadlock Field. The always-optimistic Sea Dogs staff keeps telling me the sun is out. I finally clued in and looked at the video board, which features a picture of a smiling sun. There is reason for hope for Portland (12-27), which is on a four-game losing streak. Stephen Fife, currently the ace of the staff, is on the mound. Fife (4-2, 2.57 ERA) has won his […]

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    Monday May 23, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Best (Indians) and near-worst (Sea Dogs), ex-Dogs Buchholz & Masterson; why Lin to AAA?

    Back from a short break for my oldest son’s graduation from Loyola Univerrsity (1 college graduation down, 8 to go). The Red Sox (25-21), who have climbed to within a game of the Yankees (25-20) and Rays (26-21), play at Cleveland today. The surprising Indians feature the best record in the majors: 29-15. Looking for the worst record in pro baseball? It’s not the Portland Sea Dogs, but they are close. […]

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