Game 4: Pre-Game Notes

6:30 PM — Sorry for sporadic updates, was down by the field for a while chatting with Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz…Brentz is in the lineup tonight, as are the following Sea Dogs:

Linares CF, Vitek DH, Brentz RF, Rodriguez 1B, Tejeda LF, Butler C, Hee 3B, Dent 2B, Meneses SS, Buckner P

5:55 PM — Still down on the field, but…Michael Dubee has been added to the Thunder roster and Graham Stoneburner is on the DL. Right groin stiffness for Stoney…more when I get upstairs.

Dubee has six years of minor league experience with the Phillies, White Sox and Pirates organizations, and has topped out at Triple-A.  The 26-year-old righty has a 26-24 career record with a 3.47 ERA with an 8.11 K/9 ratio in 454 IP.  He’s primarily been a reliever.

3:30 PM — Long-time Thunder reliever Wilkins Arias has surfaced in the Mexican League. Pitching with Broncos de Reynosa, he has started his season with 15 straight scoreless outings. The 30-year-old is 1-0 with two saves, six walks and ten hits allowed in 13 IP.

3:10 PM — Probable starters are:

Tuesday: POR Chris Balcom-Miller vs. TRE Craig Heyer
Wednesday: POR Chris Martin vs. TRE Shaeffer Hall

2:50 PM — Thunder lineup is as follows:

A. Almonte LF, Pirela 3B, Adams 2B, Z. Almonte RF, Lyerly 1B, Mesa CF, Johnson DH, Molina C, Ibarra SS, Romanski P

Of interest here…Pirela at third, Lyerly in the field and Mustelier and Brewer nowhere to be found. Kind of figured that Molina would get two out of the three games this series. Would figure Gil goes tomorrow and Molina gets the 10:35 AM honors on Wednesday.

Mustelier not playing two games in a row is interesting…

Buckner, tonight’s Portland starter, has 36 games of MLB experience with Kansas City and Arizona between 2007-10.

2:20 PM — Not a whole lot going on. Josh Romanski on the hill today for the Thunder, opposed by Portland’s Billy Buckner.

Lineups and anything of value later today…

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT


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