EL: Portland (http://www.sonsofsam...ok/external.png) center right no-repeat; padding-right: 13px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Devern Hansack) @ Trenton (Philip Hughes) [7:05pm]
CL: Wilmington (http://www.sonsofsam...ok/external.png) center right no-repeat; padding-right: 13px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Clay Buchholz) @ Frederick () [6:35pm]
NYPL: Lowell (TBD) @ Aberdeen (TBD) [7:05pm]
FYI: EL Playoff is a best of FIVE. CL Playoff is a best of THREE.
Sea Dogs Preview
What might push the Trenton Thunder past the Portland Sea Dogs this time?
Will it be the home-field advantage?
Or maybe the nasty pitchers?
Or could it be Godzilla?
The Eastern League Northern Division playoffs begin tonight at 7, when the Sea Dogs play the first game of the best-of-five series with Trenton at Waterfront Park.
Trenton is getting a boost to its lineup with the addition of New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui, aka Godzilla, who is playing with the Thunder on a rehab assignment for the first two games. Matsui is recovering from a broken wrist.
"I will like to face him," said Devern Hansack, scheduled to start for the Sea Dogs tonight. "It will be a good test, getting to pitch against someone who is very good in the big leagues."
Blue Rocks Preview
The Blue Rocks are rolling out a young pitching corps for the series. All three scheduled starters haven't even been with the Rocks for a month. Tonight's starter, 22-year-old Clay Buchholz, joined the Blue Rocks on Aug. 15. Scheduled Game 2 starter is Michael Bowden, 19, added on Aug. 25, and then for Game 3, the Rocks are scheduled to start Michael Rozier, 21, with the team since all of last Wednesday.