Sea Dogs Forced To Modify Game Schedule Frequently

After starting out 5-0, the Portland Sea Dogs have been forced to only play six games. Likewise, they have not played a game since last Tuesday, in which they defeated Portland Sea Dogs game scheduleBinghamton 2-0. Weather has not been a friend to the Sea Dogs, causing many changes to the game schedule.

Games previously set for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were postponed. The first two were away match-ups versus the Rumble Ponies while Friday’s match-up was the first of three against the Trenton Thunder. It was also set to be the start of a six-game homestand. The postponement was Portland’s second moved home game of the year. They were previously forced to move the Opening Day game against Reading.

They got the chance to resume their schedule Saturday when they played a doubleheader beginning at 1 pm. Both games were against Trenton.

Portland Sea Dogs Modified Game Schedule

According to the Sea Dogs website, “tickets for Friday’s postponed game may be exchanged for tickets of equal or lesser value to any remaining 2017 Sea Dogs home game, subject to availability. Any questions regarding rained out tickets can be directed towards the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or tickets@seadogs.com.”

The Sea Dogs played a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, April 22nd, which consisted of two seven-inning games. Tickets for April 22nd were good for both games of the doubleheader.

The Binghamton road games have been rescheduled to June and August.

Obviously, the Sea Dogs have been hard-pressed to continue what started as a historic season. Thus far, they have relied heavily on superb pitching performances—mainly from Teddy Stankiewicz and Jalen Beeks. Additionally, the Sea Dogs have benefited from the rising stardom of Rafael Devers and Danny Mars.

The grand thing about baseball is that there is usually a tomorrow.

The Sea Dogs split the doubleheader with Trenton on Saturday, 3-0 and 0-5 respectively. On Sunday, they walked off in a 6-5 thriller. Monday, Portland lost to Hartford 5-0. As for Tuesday’s game, it was moved to May 16th at 5:00 due to rain.

Xander Bogaerts Joins Ortiz to Help Offense in Game 5

Xander Bogaerts

Everything that we hoped and dreamed for Jackie Bradley Jr. in April is what Xander Bogaerts has become this post season. He is one of two players that started the season with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs and ended the season with post-season play, including phenomenal offensive appearances in the World Series. The other player that helped Boston in the post season was the underdog of Portland’s starting rotation, Brandon Workman.

In the World Series, Bogaerts racked up a total of five hit, 3 runs, and 3 RBIs. During Game 5, he nearly went hit for hit (1 run and 2 hits) with David Ortiz (3 hits, 1 RBI) getting on base more often than his Red Sox clutch counterparts. His ability to get on base has made the difference game after game. Though only 21 years of age, he is wise beyond his years of experience. He has the plate patience, the eye for the right balls at which to swing, and the ability to make good contact for singles and doubles. Bogaerts speed helps him get to first quickly and safely. He has promise as a future base stealer in the mold of Jacoby Ellsbury who had a similar trajectory from Double-A to the big leagues in 2007.

Tuesday brought a welcome day of rest for players and fans, alike. Fans look forward to see what he can do in Game 6 back at home for the Fenway Faithful.