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September 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Portland's season comes to an end

A great season for the Sea Dogs came to an end yesterday, as they lost the decisive fifth game of the series. It was a season to remember for Portland, as they saw an enormous amount of talent come through Hadlock Field. From Mookie BettsBlake Swihart, and Rusney Castillo (pictured) to Henry Owens, Brian Johnson, and Eduardo Rodriguez, fans had the chance to watch a top prospect play almost every night. With the loss, Pawtucket is the only affiliate still alive in the playoffs.


A six-run fourth inning doomed the Sea Dogs, as the Mets advanced to the finals. Luis Diaz was not sharp, allowing seven runs on eight hits in only 3 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out two. He gave up five runs in the fourth inning, and he was relieved by Dayan Diaz who surrendered another run. Robby Scott did end his year on a high note, shutting down the Mets over 2 2/3 innings, allowing only one hit.  

Rusney Castillo had another great day at the plate, going 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Both Castillo and Eduardo Rodriguez were promoted to Pawtucket after the game, and they will help Pawtucket try to win another Governors' Cup. Mike Miller, Jonathan Roof, and Heiker Meneses all had two hits and a double, with Miller adding a stolen base.  

Photo Credit: Rusney Castillo by Kelly O'Connor