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.

Red Sox and September…Time to Worry?

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Is Papi worried, too?

I’m worried about two things: the Red Sox and September. There I said it. I looked over at the schedule that I have posted in my office and saw the teams the Red Sox are playing. The teams include Detroit, Tampa Bay, New York and Baltimore. They have their work cut out for them.

The wild card is still possible even with the Yankees surging. They have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time. The Rays are the real concern, though. In looking at their schedule it doesn’t appear as demanding as Boston’s schedule. They play the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle, Minnesota, Boston, New York, and Toronto with one Monday off.  Many games, true, but there are not many challenging teams. Boston, New York, and Toronto are the only threats I see.

Is it time to start panicking, or should we wait another week, like say, after we play Baltimore?  We are Bostonians. We will begin to freak out at some point. It is just a matter of when. The piece of information that provides me with some hope is the off days. The players will need these Mondays to rest. The Rays do not have that on their side.

What do you think will happen in September?