(Reading, PA) - The Portland Sea Dogs (36-33) and Reading Fightin
Phils split a doubleheader on Tuesday night at First Energy Stadium.
Portland dropped the opener 4-1, but won the nightcap 3-0. The game
was delayed at the start, one hour and nine minutes due to rain.
Game 1 Recap
Right-hander Seth Rosin (4-4) tossed a complete-game, three-hitter in
Reading's 4-1 win in game one of the twinbill. Rosin gave up one run,
one walk and fanned five in his first career complete-game.
Rosin was perfect in four of seven innings, and earned his first win
since May 25th at Harrisburg.
Matt Barnes (3-4) suffered his third straight loss, giving up two
hits, two runs (not earned) on two walks and six strikeouts.
Reading took a 2-0 lead, scoring earned runs in the second and third
innings off Barnes. Sebastian Valle gave the Fightin Phils a 1-0 lead
on a run-scoring groundout, a wild pitch by Barnes in the third scored
Michael Almanzar picked up Portland's first hit, a two-out,
run-scoring single in the fourth.
Jim Murphy added a big hit off Jeremy Kehrt in the fifth. Edgar Duran
started the rally with a bunt-single and Mendonca doubled to left.
Murphy followed with a two-run single to center, giving Reading a 4-1
Prime Motor Group Player of the Game: Michael Almanzar
Game 2 Recap
Travis Shaw cleared the bases with a double in the third and Charlie
Haeger (3-3) tossed 5.2 scoreless as Portland won the nightcap 3-0.
Haeger scattered four hits, and stranded eight runners, holding
Reading 0-for-7 with runners-in-scoring position.
Spot-starter Bobby Bramhall (0-1) lasted only 2.2 innings giving up
three unearned runs on two hits, two walks and three strikeouts.
Rafael Perez got the final four outs for his first save in the Red Sox system.
Shaw finished 2-for-4, nailing the game-winning double after Bramhall
walked J.C. Linares to load the bases. Heiker Meneses reached on an
error to star the rally. Shannon Wilkerson walked with one out.
The Sea Dogs went 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts, tying a team high,
and finishing one shy of a franchise record.
Prime Motor Group Player of the Game: Charlie Haeger
The Sea Dogs and Reading Fightin Phils (Phillies affiliate) continue
their four-game series on Wednesday night from First Energy Stadium.
RHP Anthony Ranaudo (7-1, 2.15) takes on Right-hander Brody Colvin
Radio coverage begins at 6:45 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio
Network and via the Tune-In Radio app for smartphones and tablets.
Portland returns home on June 24th to entertain the Binghamton Mets in
a three-game series. Tickets are available by calling 207-879-9500 or