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  • Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 | 11:21 am

    The Sea Dogs 7-man rotation; and an arrival from Greenville

    The Portland Sea Dogs pitching staff is going through a little transition, which is why reliever Charlie Rosario was sent up from Greenville. He had a 2.64 ERA in 17 games. A reliever is needed when you consider the Sea Dogs currently have seven starters on their roster. Alex Wilson, Stephen Fife, Michael Lee, Brock Huntzinger and Stolmy Pimentel began the season in Portland, and all five are still here. […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 | 12:47 am

    Clay, Khoury, Chiang and Alex

    It has been a difficult year for Caleb Clay, his first full season as a reliever. But he came through late Tuesday night with 3 1/3 innings (2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K), picking up his first win in an 11-5 win over New Britain. The game was close until a seven-run sixth inning broke it open. Ryan Khoury (3-for-4) hit the game-winning RBI with a double. Chih-Hsien […]

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  • Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Sea Dogs making moves; Middlebrooks due back Thursday

    So Miguel Gonzalez got hit hard Monday and was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Jeremy Kehrt pitched six gutsy innings Monday and got demoted to Class A Salem. Confused? Here is a two-word answer: paper moves. The Sea Dogs have a doubleheader tonight and a noon game Thursday. They need fresh pitchers. So Gonzalez, Kehrt and Cesar Cabral (temporarily inactive) were taken off the roster. Gonzalez and Kehrt are still here, but "officially" […]

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  • Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 | 11:14 am

    A promising first base prospect

    With Adrian Gonzalez signed through 2018, the Red Sox don’t have an immediate need to develop a first baseman, except in an emergency situation. Still, it’s interesting to note today’s minor league transaction as low Class A Greenville and advanced Class A Salem switched first basemen. Miles Head, 20, got the promotion. He was hitting .338 in Greenville with 15 home runs and a 1.022 OPS. Head was a 26th-round […]

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  • Monday Jun 27, 2011 | 6:42 am

    Tazawa tonight; more Lavarnway; Greenville’s clout

    When I left Portland manage Kevin Boles’ office Sunday in New Hampshire, I said I hope T-B-A gives him a quality start on Monday. Boles smiled. While today’s starter is To Be Announced, the announced name is expected to be Junichi Tazawa. Since Tazawa is not yet on the Sea Dogs roster, the team cannot officially say who is starting today. The Red Sox organization usually waits until the last minute to announce […]

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  • Sunday Jun 26, 2011 | 3:02 am

    Small market power; Lavarnway homer; Chiang slam

    In today’s Baseball Column, we talked to former Red Sox scouting director Jason McLeod about the challenges of being with a small market team like San Diego. Of course, after the Red Sox have lost four straight – two to the Padres and two to the Pirates – maybe it isn’t such a challenge for the little guys. But we all know better. Big-market teams like Boston will always have […]

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  • Saturday Jun 25, 2011 | 6:37 am

    Lin makes nice comeback; Lavarnway still hitting

    Che-Hsuan Lin, in his third day since coming back from a wrist injury, went 3-for-5 with 5 RBI for Pawtucket. He is batting .292. Another Pawtucket player who began the year in Portland, Ryan Lavarnway, hit two doubles to up his average to .361. Kyle Weiland (3.33) started for Pawtucket: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 1 K … Blake Maxwell (2.81) pitched the final 2 innings: 3 H 1 R […]

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  • Friday Jun 24, 2011 | 6:51 am

    Tazawa in Portland will mean moves; maybe a promotion for Wilson?

    Junichi Tazawa stepped out of the Sea Dogs clubhouse at Hadlock Field Thursday afternoon and uttered one word. "Cold." Tazawa, who spent most of the 2009 season in Portland (before eventually reaching the majors), knows it can be colder here – but he expected warmth in June, instead of the damp 57-degrees he was greeted with. Tazawa is not officially activated onto the Sea Dogs roster, but he will be, […]

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  • Thursday Jun 23, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Dogs lineup; Hassan hitting again

    The tarp is on at Hadlock Field, but the Sea Dogs expect to play baseball tonight at 6 p.m. This is the last time Trenton and Portland face each other this season, so they will do everything possible to play – or the game will be canceled. Alex Hassan, who was flirting with a .400 average for so long, took a dip in June. He was batting .207 this month, […]

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