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September 10, 2023 Sea Dogs Game Notes

September 10, 2023 - Eastern League (EL)
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SEA DOGS SPLIT TWO WITH FIGHTINS Carlos De La Cruz put Reading on the board in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer to left field. On Friday, the game resumed in the top of the third where Roman Anthony rocketed his first homer at the Double-A level. The solo blast to right field put Portland on the board, 2-1. Baron Radcliff hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth to extend the 3-1 Reading lead. Madison Stokes launched a solo homer of his own in the bottom of the sixth to and the third homer of the day for the Fightins put Reading on top by three. Phillip Sikes cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly to left field to score Nathan Hickey. Reading completed the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to secure the 5-2 lead. In Friday's regularly scheduled game, Chase Meidroth ignited the scoring with a solo homer in the top of the first. The solo shot marked his seventh of the season and Portland led, 1-0. In the top of the fifth as Teel recorded his first double at the Double-A level. The two-run double scored Anthony and Rosier before Teel came home to score on a throwing error by the right fielder and Portland led 4-0. Two runs scored in the top of the seventh after a bases-loaded wild pitch allowed Blaze Jordan to score before an RBI single from Alex Erro would extend the 6-0 lead.

WELCOME TO DOUBLE-A Boston's 2023 first round pick and number four prospect, Kyle Teel, along with the Red Sox number two prospect, Roman Anthony, both made their Double-A debuts on Tuesday night in Reading. Teel recorded his first double last night while also recording his first multi-hit game. Anthony launched his first homer yesterday to right field.

BULLPEN BLANKS READING Portland relievers combined for 15 strikeouts across 7.0 innings in yesterday's shutout win. Ryan Miller silenced all six batters he faced with strikeouts before Alex Hoppe earned his first win with 2.0 perfect innings with four strikeouts. Christopher Troye recorded 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts before Cody Scroggins dominated with a perfect inning of his own.

LUIS IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE LEAGUE Earlier this series, RHP Luis Guerrero was promoted to Triple-A Worcester. Across 43 games and 49.2 innings with Portland this season, Guerrero posted 59 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .150 average against him. Guerrero totalled a 1.81 ERA while leading the league in saves (18). He ranks first in all of Double-A and third in all of minor league baseball in saves.

SEA DOGS STANDINGS Portland is currently tied with Reading for second place of the Northeast Divison, 6.5 games back. Somerset and Binghamton are currently tied for first place in the Northeast Division.

THIS DATE IN SEA DOGS HISTORY September 10, 2007 - For the fifth consecutive year, the Portland Sea Dogs establish a franchise record in attendance at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs averaged 6,483 fans, surpassing the 2006 mark of 6,358.

PITCHING PREVIEW RHP Hunter Dobbins will take the mound for the Sea Dogs in his twelvth start for Portland. Dobbins last pitched on September 3rd against the Somerset Patriots at Hadlock Field where he earned the winning decision after tossing 5.1 innings allowing three runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out four. Dobbins has faced the Fightins once this season back on June 23rd in Reading which also marked his Double-A debut. He tossed 5.0 innings allowing one run on three hits while walking three and striking out five. He held the Fightins to a .167 average against him.

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