Wednesday May 11, 2011 | 01:19 PM

No one was blaming the 10:30 a.m. start, but neither the Portland Sea Dogs nor the New Hampshire Fisher Cats had the bats working much Wednesday, in the Fisher Cats 3-0 win.

Were it not for Chih-Hsien Chiang's bloop single down the line in shallow left field, in the third inning, New Hampshire starter Joel Carreno would have been working on a no-hitter.

And if it was not for a slider that got too much of the plate, Sea Dogs starter Michael Lee would have been working on a shutout. Lee's misplaced slider was swatted out of the park, for a two-run homer by Mike McDade in the fourth inning.

Lee (1-3) put in his second-best outing of the year, allowing two hits and two runs, lowering his ERA to 4.45. Lee, 6-feet-7, was an 8th-round draft pick out of Oklahoma City University in 2008.


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