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Portland Sea Dogs vs Harrisburg Senators @ FNB Park – July 27, 2017

We made it over to Harrisburg to check out a Senators game. The stadium is neat and is located on City Island, right in the middle of the river next to the city. We got Club seats right behind the plate for $35 and it included all you can eat in the club. It had the normal concession food, as well as fish, pork and some other good food.

Harrisburg got on the board first in the 2nd inning when Yadiel Hernandez sent a single to left that scored Osvaldo Abreu. They added to the lead in the 5th when Nationals #1 prospect and MLB’s #6 prospect Victor Robles doubled to left to score another run and give the Senators a 2-0 lead.

Portland took over the offense in the 6th. Cole Sturgeon singled in Joseph Monge to make it a 2-1 game. In the 8th, Monge homered to left to tie the ballgame. Red Sox #3 prospect Michael Chavis hit an RBI double to give the Sea Dogs the 3-2 lead. Harrisburg got it back in the bottom half of the 8th. Drew Ward hit an RBI single to tie the game and the Hernandez hit a sac fly to score Ward and give the Senators the 4-3 lead. Andrew Robinson came in and saved the game for the Sens.

Austin Voth pitched a great game for Harrisburg going 6 innings allowing a run on 5 hits with 6 strikeouts. The 5-8 hitters each had two hits on the night. Teddy Stankiewicz was solid for Portland. He went 6 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. He was hit by a comebacker in the leg in the 4th inning, but held on to make it through six. Sturgeon and Monge were the two Sea Dogs with multi-hit games.

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Eastern League (AA) All-Star Game @ Peoples Natural Gas Field – July 16, 2014

East All-Stars – 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 – 2 7 2
West All-Stars – 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 X – 5 5 0

WP: Ryan Beckman
LP: Dustin Antolin
SV: Kenn Kasparek

East All-Stars Lineup
2B Sean Coyle, Portland – 1-3
–Jon Berti, New Hampshire – 0-1, 1 RBI
LF Ben Gamel, Trenton – 0-3
–Albert Cartwright, Reading – 0-1
C Blake Swihart, Portland – 0-2
–Gary Sanchez, Trenton – 0-2
DH Peter O’Brien, Trenton – 0-4
1B Kennys Vargas, New Britain – 0-4
RF Reynaldo Rodriguez, New Britain – 1-4
CF Kyle Johnson, Binghamton – 2-2
–Tony Thomas, New Britain – 0-1
3B Carlos Alonso, Reading – 1-2
–Brian Burgamy, Binghamton – 0-1
SS Derrik Gibson, Portland – 2-3, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI

Pitchers
Hoby Milner, Reading – 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Taylor Rogers, New Britain – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Jon Velasquez, Binghamton – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 K
Robby Scott, Portland – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Dustin Antolin, New Hampshire – 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Randy Boone, New Hampshire – 1.0 IP, 1 K
Tyler Webb, Trenton – 0.2 IP, 2 K
Cody Satterwhite, Binghamton – 0.2 IP, 2 K
Cole Johnson, New Britain – 0.2 IP
Colton Murray, Reading – 0.1 IP

West All-Stars Lineup
CF Michael Taylor, Harrisburg – 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI
2B Francisco Lindor, Akron – 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R
–Drew Maggi, Altoona – 0-1
RF Steven Moya, Erie – 1-4, 1 HR (GS), 4 RBI, 1 R
1B Christian Walker, Bowie – 2-2
–Corey Jones, Erie – 0-2
DH Mario Lisson, Richmond – 0-4
C Elias Diaz, Altoona – 0-2
–Ramon Cabrera, Erie – 0-1
SS Alen Hanson, Altoona – 0-2, 1 BB, 2 R
3B Matt Duffy, Richmond – 0-2
–Garabez Rosa, Bowie – 0-1
LF Willy Garcia, Altoona – 1-2, 1 R
–Kevin Keyes, Harrisburg – 0-1

Pitchers
Ty Blach, Richmond – 1.0 IP, 1 K
Jack Snodgrass, Richmond – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Shawn Armstrong, Akron – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 K
Tim Berry, Bowie – 1.0 IP
Ryan Beckman, Altoona – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Oliver Drake, Bowie – 1.0 IP, 2 K
Jose Valdez, Erie – 1.0 IP, 1 K
Colin Bates, Harrisburg – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 K
Kenn Kasparek, Altoona – 1.0 IP, 2 K

I started the night off by getting to the stadium around 3:30, and gates opened at 4:00. As soon as the gates opened, I went to the Team Store to get a couple of things, including something to get signed. The East took batting practice first meaning that half of the West signed autographs from 4-4:30 and the other half did some fan events (kid’s zone, video games, etc.). They switched at 4:30 and went from 4:30-5. The teams switched and the times for this session were 5:15-5:45 and 5:45-6:15. To give an idea of how long the line for autographs was, I got in line around 4:10 and got my first autograph around 5:15-5:20. I missed the whole West team, but was able to get twelve autographs. The autographs that I was able to get were: Trenton- O’Brien, Sanchez, Tracy, Webb; New Hampshire- Antolin, Boone, Berti; and Portland- Scott, Swihart, Coyle, Gibson. After getting autographs, I went out to left field for the remainder for batting practice. With about five minutes left in BP, I was able to make a one-hand, barehanded catch on a 400-foot home run.

As for the game, the first score came in the third inning when Derrik Gibson crushed a Shawn Armstrong pitch into the left field bleachers to give the East a 1-0 lead. The West tied the game up in the bottom half of the inning when Michael Taylor singled to score Altoona’s own Alen Hanson. The West added to their lead in the fifth. After two walks, a single, and two outs, Steven Moya crushed a grand slam to right field toward the roller coaster. Moya led the Eastern League in home runs at the break with 22, but was unable to touch a ball in his first two at-bats, striking out both times.

With the West leading 5-1, the East tried to get back into the game in the eighth. Gibson led off the inning with a triple to center. Next batter, Jon Berti grounded out to score Gibson and cut the lead to 5-2. Altoona pitcher Kenn Kasparek came in to close things out in the ninth and was able to do so by getting two strikeouts and then a Reynaldo Rodriguez line out to left to end the game. The West All-Stars got the win 5-2. Moya finished the game 1-4 with that grand slam and garnered MVP honors.

An interesting fact is that none of the position players that substituted into the game were able to get a hit. All seven hits from the East and all five from the West came from the starters. One of the RBI’s from the East Squad did come from Jon Berti, who replaced Sean Coyle at second base.

National Anthem

National Anthem

Indians #1 Prospect Francisco Lindor approaching the plate

Indians #1 Prospect Francisco Lindor approaching the plate

The players rounding the bases after a Steven Moya Grand Slam

The players rounding the bases after a Steven Moya Grand Slam

The West Squad celebrating their 5-2 victory

The West Squad celebrating their 5-2 victory

Harrisburg Senators vs Altoona Curve @ Peoples Natural Gas Field – July 5, 2014

Altoona is about a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh. I was able to head over after our practice Saturday morning. This was Pedro Alvarez Bobblehead night and it was more crowded earlier than I thought, but I was still able to get one.

Both of these teams are the bottom dwellers of the Eastern League, but some runs were scored and it turned into a good game. Harrisburg’s Michael Taylor led off the game with a double to deep center and later scored on an RBI single by Matt Skole. With the Curve’s offensive struggles, it would be thought that they would have a tough time making up a one-run lead, but they did that and more in the bottom half of the inning. Alen Hanson led off for Altoona with a homer to left-center field. Drew Maggi and Elias Diaz then singled. Maggi would later score on an error, Stetson Allie and Willy Garcia would score on a Keon Broxton double, and Broxton would score on a Kelson Brown single to give the Curve a 5-1 lead after one inning.

Not much happened until the bottom of the fourth when Keon Broxton led off the inning with a bomb to left. Kelson Brown would later score on an Elias Diaz fielder’s choice. The Senators would conclude the scoring in the seventh after Quinton Miller replaced starter Joan Montero. Adrian Sanchez scored Jason Martinson on a single and then Quincy Latimore hit a pinch-hit triple that scored Brian Jeroloman and Sanchez. The Curve pulled out the victory 7-4.

Altoona banged out ten hits and had four players with multi-hit games: Alen Hanson (2-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R), Drew Maggi (2-4, 1 R), Keon Broxton (2-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R), and Kelson Brown (2-4, 1 R). Starter Joan Montero gave up just 1 run on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts in six strong innings. Harrisburg finished with eight hits and were led by Nationals #4 prospect Michael Taylor, who went 2-5 with 2 doubles and a run scored, and Adrian Sanchez, who went 2-4 with an RBI and a run. Zach Kroenke made the start for them and went five innings giving up 7 runs (only 3 earned) on 10 hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts.

Panoramic view from behind the plate

Panoramic view from behind the plate

Harrisburg warming up before the game

Harrisburg warming up before the game