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April 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Cup of Coffee: Portland loses fourth game in a row on a rainy Sunday

4/23 Cup of Coffee: Bad weather across the East Coast caused cancellations for every affiliate except for Portland. Unfortunately for the Sea Dogs, they got swept away by the Binghamton Mets (NYM) and fell to 4-13 on the season. 
Oscar Tejeda
 (Ian Cundall)

The Sea Dogs lost by five runs for the second straight day, falling to the Mets 7-2. The Mets took a commanding lead in the bottom of the second. Sea Dogs starter Brock Huntzinger loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, then allowed a bases clearing double to put the Sea Dogs in a 3-0 hole. The next batter followed up with a double to extend the lead to 4-0, which was more than enough for the Mets. Huntzinger allowed two more runs in the fourth when a single, triple, and sacrifice fly knocked him out of the game. In all, he went 3.2 innings allowing 8 hits and 6 runs, walking 1 and striking out 5. The Sea Dogs got a run back in the fifth when Ronald Bermudez scored on a fly ball off the bat of Derrik Gibson. The Sea Dogs did not score again until the ninth, when a Ryan Dent RBI single scored Oscar Tejeda. Kolbrin Vitek, who had reached base safely in his first 17 Eastern League games, saw his on-base streak come to an end on Sunday, going 0 for 4. One bright spot for the Sea Dogs was the effectiveness of their bullpen. Charle Rosario and Eammon Portice combined to throw 4.1 innings, allowing only 1 run on 5 hits. 

Player of the Day: Oscar Tejeda went 2 for 4 with a run scored, and was the only Sea Dogs player to record multiple hits. Despite his good showing Sunday, Tejeda has continued to struggle in his second season in Double-A, batting .258 with only 3 extra-base hits.