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  • Thursday Jul 07, 2011 | 6:55 am

    The surprising Wake; Doubront may be needed; Pap’s ERA

    Tim Wakefield is two wins away from 200 in his career. He is helping prop up the injured/sickened rotation that has three pitchers on the DL – Matsuzaka (for the year), Lester and Buchholz (the latter two expected back "sometime" after the All-Star break). Another (Lackey) has been on the DL, and another (Beckett) has missed starts because of sickness. Wakefield is 5-3, although the ERA remains high (4.74). Wakefield, who has battled injuries […]

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  • Wednesday Jul 06, 2011 | 7:56 am

    Lavarnway and Middlebrooks still hot

    Ryan Lavarnway and Will Middlebrooks are two of the best hitters that have put on a Sea Dogs uniform in recent years. Lavarnway is now in Pawtucket, with a lofty 1.030 OPS in 21 games. He had two doubles on Tuesday, and is now batting .338, with a .418 on base percentage. Middlebrooks had himself a day at the ballpark in Binghamton. Playing a doubleheader, Middlebrooks was a combined 7-for-9 […]

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  • Tuesday Jul 05, 2011 | 7:38 am

    Well, at least Burnett gave it up, too; Weiland, Middlebrooks

    Have a few days off, so my 10-year-old is giving me updates. He rushed into the living room last night with a smile on his face and two words: "Yankees lost." Well, that may be some consolation on a day when John Lackey gave up seven early runs. After the Red Sox defeat, A.J. Burnett gave up a Yankees lead in New York’s 6-3 loss to Cleveland. Derek Jeter, headed to […]

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  • Monday Jul 04, 2011 | 10:21 am

    How to make room for Wilson, Buchholz?

    As Alex Wilson keeps dealing for the Portland Sea Dogs (see the Press Herald story), he seems ready to mover up toe Triple-A. But how to make room for him. The PawSox already have five starters – Kyle Weiland, Felix Doubront, Matt Fox, Brandon Duckworth and Kevin Millwood. And while the Sox figure out how to move up Wilson, they have another decision to make. When Clay Buchholz comes off […]

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  • Friday Jul 01, 2011 | 6:23 am

    Cameron memories; the kids rise; stealing to win (twice); Lavarnway (again)

    Mike Cameron was designated for assignment Thursday, struggling with a .149 average. Signing Cameron to a two-year deal last year was not a good move by Theo Epstein. But Cameron did live up to expectations as a "character guy." When he spent a few days in Portland last year on rehab, he seemed to elevate everyone at Hadlock Field with his optimism and respect (for people and the game). After […]

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  • Thursday Jun 30, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    Pimentel scratched, Navarro up; Dogs lineup

    Stolmy Pimentel will not start for the Sea Dogs tonight as scheduled because the Sea Dogs bullpen may not be able to support him. Pimentel (0-8, 9.20) has been limited to three or fewer in his last four starts, as the Red Sox try to get their pitching prospect back on track. But the Sea Dogs bullpen has been taxed recently and would be stretched to covered six-plus innings tonight. […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Five Sea Dogs named to Eastern League All-Star Game

    The Sea Dogs may have the worst record in the Eastern League, but Portland does feature some individual talent. Five players were named to play in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 13 in Manchester, N.H. The five: pitchers Stephen Fife and Alex Wilson, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang and Alex Hassan. Fife, who will be making his second straight appearance, leads the Sea Dogs in wins […]

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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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