May 24, 2013

Morning suits Dogs just fine

David Ross and Franklin Morales impress in rehab starts in an 11 a.m. game.

By Tom Chard
Staff Writer

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Franklin Morales and catcher David Ross, both in Portland on rehab assignments, listen to Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper in the fifth inning of an 8-4 victory Thursday at Hadlock Field.

John Ewing/Staff Photographer


WHO: Portland Sea Dogs (Anthony Ranaudo 5-1) at Binghamton Mets (Cory Mazzoni 2-1)

WHEN: 7:05 p.m.



Boles liked the way his team swung the bats.

"The guys played well from an offensive standpoint," he said. "They were working the counts. Gibson gave us a big spark in the No. 8 slot. He drove a couple of balls in the gap. He had four quality at-bats. We've seen improvements in his hitting."

NOTES: While this was the first morning start to a game at Hadlock Field, Ross said that he remembers playing a game in the minor leagues in Oklahoma City that began at 10:30 a.m.

Ross borrowed Jason Varitek's catcher's mitt for the game. "That mitt has been through a lot of wars," said Ross. "All of my stuff is with Boston."

Ross became the 31st player to make a major league rehab assignment with the Sea Dogs and the 25th with the team as a Red Sox affiliate.

It was school day at Hadlock with numerous children from southern Maine schools in attendance.

To make sure the kids didn't lose much class time, there was a science class held before the game.

The Sea Dogs took to the road after the game and will start a four-game series at Binghamton on Friday night.

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