August 28, 2017 - Eastern League (EL) - Portland Sea Dogs
Sea Dogs can't solve Castellani, drop opener 6-0
Josh Ockiemy 2-for-2, walk
Hartford, Conn - Hartford righty Ryan Castellani (9-12) tossed eight scoreless frames on five hits, leading the Yard Goats (60-73) to a 6-0 win over the Portland Sea Dogs (62-71) on Monday night at Dunkin' Donuts Park.
Hartford went to work right away, scoring three times off losing pitcher Henry Owens (3-6). Drew Weeks knocked home the first run with a single and Dom Nunez delivered a two-run hit.
Owens suffered his third straight loss, working 5.1 innings on three hits, six runs (five earned) on seven walks and three strikeouts. Hartford scored three in the sixth, all three were inherited runners allowed by Jake Cosart. Ryan Metzler had a sacrifice fly and Juan Ciriaco knocked in a run with a bunt, but a throwing error by Cosart enabled a second run.
Castallani scattered five hits, walked two and fanned right. The righty went 4-1 against Portland this year, including two wins over Owens.
1B Josh Ockimey went 2-for-2 with a walk and has reached base safely in 10 of his last 11 plate appearances. Bobby Poyner pitched the eighth and stranded the bases loaded.
Portland and Hartford resume their four-game series on Tuesday night at Dunkin Donuts Park. RHP Kevin McAvoy (6-7, 3.95) makes the start against RHP Craig Schlitter (0-3, 11.28). First pitch from the Nutmeg State is 7:05 PM.
Radio coverage on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network begins at 6:50 PM . MiLB.TV starts at 7:00 PM .
Tickets for Portland's final homestand on September 1-4 are available at seadogs.com or 207-879-9500.