Sunday, March 9, 2014
What do the Portland Sea Dogs, Carolina Mudcats and Clinton Lumberkings have in common>
All three teams are in a tie for the title of fewest wins in pro baseball - all at 13.
The Sea Dogs (13-30) were "below average in every phase of the game," Portland manager Kevin Boles said in Today's Press Herald story.
In Triple-A, Daniel Nava returned after clearing waivers and went 2-for-4 ... Tommy Hottovy (1.42 ERA) pitched a one-hit inning.
Salem starter Chris Balcom-Miller (2.34) retired the first nine batters he faced, six by strikeouts. He faded a bit, going 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K ... Reynaldo Rodriguez (.318) was 2-for-3, as was Mark Wagner (.290), who is biding his time in Class A until the Red Sox figure out what to do with him.
Boston and Tim Wakefield (1-1, 4.50) are at Detroit (Rick Porcello 4-2, 3.08).
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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