Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Sea Dogs may have the worst record in the Eastern League, but Portland does feature some individual talent. Five players were named to play in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 13 in Manchester, N.H.
The five: pitchers Stephen Fife and Alex Wilson, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang and Alex Hassan.
Fife, who will be making his second straight appearance, leads the Sea Dogs in wins (8-3 record, 3.28 ERA). Wilson (6-4) leads the Portland starters in ERA (2.82).
Middlebrooks, currently on the disabled list, is batting .294 with 8 HR and an .812 OPS. He is scheduled to be activated from the DL on Thursday.
Hassan leads the team in hitting (.323) and on-base percentage (.447), while Chiang leads in OPS (.973).
It will be a busy week for Chiang and Middlebrooks. Both are also scheduled to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game on July 10 in Phoenix.Tweet
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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