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  • Tuesday May 31, 2011 | 8:09 am

    Balcom-Miller to pitch Game 1; no relief; Doubront & Ranaudo; catchers

    Chris Balcom-Miller was officially added to the Sea Dogs roster this morning. He will pitch Game 1 of tonight’s doubleheader in New Britain. Reliever Santos Luis will go on the temporary inactive list (his wife is due to deliver their baby any day).. The Sea Dogs currently have six starters, plus Brock Huntzinger on the DL with a cut finger. Things will be sorted out by the time Portland returns from […]

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  • Monday May 30, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Middlebrooks day-to-day; pitching move(s) upcoming; lineups; Miller’s time

    Sea Dogs third baseman Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup today, but he won’t be out for long. That’s the good news. Middlebrooks left Sunday’s game after taking a bad bounce off his right middle finger. Middlebrooks said the finger jammed when it was struck and he could not move it. Tests revealed no breaks. and Middlebrooks said he should not miss more than a few days. Right-handed pitcher […]

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  • Sunday May 29, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Report has Chris Balcom-Miller coming to Sea Dogs

    According Salem Sox radio man Evan Lepler, right-handed starter Chris Balcom-Miller has been promoted from advanced Class A Salem to the Portland Sea Dogs. The Sea Dogs have not announced the move, so it remains to be seen who leaves the roster to make room for Balcom-Miller. Thinking positively, maybe Alex Wilson will get promoted to Pawtucket after his start on Monday. Wilson is 4-3 with a 2.85, with 44 […]

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  • 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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