Sea Dogs beat up on Fisher Cats pitching, 13-5
A late scratch of scheduled starter Ryan Tepera shook up the Fisher Cats’ pitching plans and the Portland Sea Dogs made them pay, scoring all 13 of their runs in the first five innings of yesterday’s 13-5 victory over New Hampshire.
The Sea Dogs (41-38) scored two runs in both the first and third innings against spot starter Matt Wright (2-4), then broke it wide open with six runs in the fourth against Randy Boone, who allowed nine runs – only three earned – in two innings of relief.
Travis Shaw belted a grand slam and Peter Hissey and Tony Thomas also homered for the Sea Dogs, who amassed 17 hits against four Fisher Cat pitchers.
Kevin Ahrens homered for New Hampshire (39-43), Adam Loewen was 3-for-5 with a double and triple, and Brad Glenn was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.