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Contributors: Sports - Clearing the Bases

  • 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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  • Thursday May 19, 2011 | 7:33 am

    Lars hits first two homers; Sox streaking

    Lars Anderson hit his first home runs of the year, one in each game of a doubleheader, which Pawtucket split with Columbus. Anderson went 3-for-6 and is now batting .273. Kyle Weiland started the first game (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K). He now has 45 strikeouts in 40 innings. Andrew Miller was wild in the second game (4 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 […]

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  • Wednesday May 18, 2011 | 10:13 pm

    Remembering when Buchholz faced Jackson in 2008

    While working on the Sea Dogs game story (they lost Wednesday night to Reading, 13-4), I glanced at the Red Sox game on the press box TV, and watched Clay Buchholz and Austin Jackson battling each other with bases loaded in the seventh. That brought me back to three years ago. Remember when Buchholz was sent all the way back to Double-A in 2008, to work with pitching coach Mike Cather? […]

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