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9/8 ml Gameday: 1st Round, Game 3s
Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:01 AM
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">Andrew Dobies) vs. Trenton (Matt Childers) [6:05pm]
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">Michael Rozier) vs. Frederick (Kevin Hart) [6:05pm]
Notes: If Wilmington wins tonight, they will start the Carolina League Championship Series on Saturday @ Kinston.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 07:51 PM
Wilmington's season is about to end as Rozier gets knocked out early. Down 7-1.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:27 PM
Six unearned runs (2 errors by Pinckney, 1 by Natale, 1 by Otness)
Blade hits a three-run shot in the 9th to make it look only slighly less embarrassing.
Never should have got to a third game.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:41 PM
Andrew Dobies went the first 5+ innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 walks and a WP, allowing 2 runs while striking out 4. Jon Searles went the next 2 innings, giving up a walk and striking out one. Barry Hertzler pitched the 8th inning, giving up a walk and striking out one. Edgar Martinez pitched the 9th inning, giving up 2 hits and a HBP, allowing 2 runs while striking out one.
Brandon Moss led the offense, going 2/3 with a HR and a walk. Luis Jimenez went 2/4 with 2 doubles. Jacoby Ellsbury went 1/3 with a HR, walk and SB. Chris Durbin and David Bacani each went 1/3; Durbin with a double. George Kottaras went 1/4 with a double. Keoni de Renne went 0/2 with a sacrifice. Jeremy West and Brian Myrow each went 0/4. Matt Van der Bosch was caught stealing as a Pinch Hitter.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:48 PM
Mike Rozier went the first 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits (1 HR) and a walk, allowing 3 runs while striking out one. Scott Shoemaker went the next 2 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits (1 HR) and 2 walks, allowing 4 unearned runs while striking out one. Beau Vaughan went 2 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 4. Justin Sturge went the final 2 innings, giving up 3 hits, a HBP and 3 WPs, allowing 3 unearned runs while striking out one.
Jeff Natale paced the offense, going 3/4 with a double. Andrew Pinckney went 1/2 with a SB. Jed Lowrie, Bubba Bell and Ian Bladergroen each went 1/4; Bladergroen with a HR. Matt Kent walked in his only PA. Scott White went 0/2. Bryan Pritz and John Otness each went 0/3. Jeff Corsaletti and Jay Johnson each went 0/4.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:59 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:20 PM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:12 PM
1. Rozier is ok, he left the hospital and returned to the stadium after the game. Bet he's thinking that football wouldn't be quite so painful.
2. Buchholz has been told that, if Portland wins its series, he MAY be promoted to pitch.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:22 AM
Eastern League RBI champion Randy Ruiz stood at the plate. Major-leaguer Hideki Matsui stood on deck. The tying run stood on second base, with two outs in the ninth inning.
Portland Sea Dogs reliever Edgar Martinez stood on the mound. His boss, Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, sat in a seat behind home plate.
Feeling the heat, Edgar?
"No," Martinez said. "I feel comfortable. I feel it's my game. No pressure at all."
The cold-blooded Martinez delivered a slider and got Ruiz to fly out to right field to preserve the Sea Dogs' 5-4 win over the Trenton Thunder in the Eastern League playoffs Friday, before 6,157 at Hadlock Field.
Goerge Kottaras - Fitting In
The newest Portland Sea Dog got to the ballpark Friday afternoon, stopped by his new locker and checked his new uniform. The home whites with his name across the shoulders.
George Kottaras didn't have to look twice. There were the three vowels, but instead of one 'o' and two 'a's, there were three of a kind. Kattaras.
"They were sorry," said Kottaras. "I figure it was because of the Maine accent and the 'o' must sound like an 'a.' "
Uh, no. But don't worry, George. You look like a guy who can think quickly on the fly. Better yet, it seems like you play that way, too.
On a beautiful late summer night when many in the big crowd came to see Hideki Matsui sting the baseball, it was Kottaras who doubled home the game's first run. The cheers were for him.
He didn't let himself listen or feel the satisfaction. He's only 23, but he is a professional.
"I'll think about that hit now," said Kottaras after the Portland Sea Dogs beat the Trenton Thunder, 5-4. "Anything I can do to help, to fit in, will feel good."
Blue Rocks Stories:
The Blue Rocks didn't want to admit that the image of pitcher Mike Rozier writhing on the ground after a line drive hit the side of his head was unnerving.
But it was, as Rozier lay on the ground for several minutes Friday night before trying to get up and walk off the Frawley Stadium field. He was dizzy and quickly sat back down. Eventually, paramedics immobilized Rozier, placed him on a stretcher and took him to Christiana Hospital for tests and observation.
Rocks manager Chad Epperson said doctors told him Rozier had a CAT scan, but the results weren't available Friday night. Epperson said he was alert and that he was told "everything is positive so far." He was released Friday night.
That wasn't the case for the rest of the Rocks, who saw their season end with a 9-4 loss to Frederick in the third and deciding game of the Carolina League Northern Division playoffs.