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June 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Matheny, Dalbec power Sea Dogs to 18-run win


6/1 Cup of Coffee: The Sea Dogs saw their entire lineup go off, resulting in a franchise-record 20 runs. Bobby Dalbec and Tate Matheny (pictured) each homered twice. Tanner Houck and Alex Scherff also turned in terrific outings on the mound. Salem picked up their suspended game from yesterday and added a seven-inning affair afterwards.

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On a tough night for Pawtucket, Marco Hernandez continued to play well by going 2 for 4 with a double. He's now hitting .360 in 14 games with the PawSox. Oscar Hernandez roped two doubles and Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 4 with fourth home run. Teddy Stankiewicz was knocked around for seven runs in just 2 1/3 innings in the loss. Jenrry Mejia struck out three in a scoreless inning before Cole Sturgeon saw some time on the mound in the blowout.


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The Sea Dogs set franchise records for three different offensive categories in a route. The new number two prospect in the SoxProspects.com rankings, Bobby Dalbec, roped two home runs as part of a 3-for-7 effort. Tate Matheny, Jake Romanski, and Deiner Lopez all had four-hit games, with Matheny also belting two home runs. Josh Tobias, Cody Asche, and and Keith Curcio all pitched in with three hits apiece, as the Portland lineup as a whole batted .510 (26 for 51) on the night.

Even with the offense taking the spotlight tonight, Tanner Houck still dazzled with six innings of shutout baseball. He allowed three hits, three walks, and stuck out seven. Durbin Feltman tossed a scoreless ninth as well.

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In a continuation from yesterday's suspended game, the Red Sox went on to drop this one by giving up seven late runs. After his inside-the-park home run yesterday, Jarren Duran added some stellar defense with an outfield assist in the eighth inning. Pedro Castellanos went 2 for 4 and Isaias Lucena went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. it was a tough night on the mound, as Robbie Baker and Andrew Politi combined to allow nine runs in just 4 2/3 innings.

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Salem dropped this one in seven innings, as Ryan Fitzgerald went 3 for 4 with an RBI and Nick Lovullo went 2 for 3 with a double. Dylan Thompson labored through 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Andrew Schwaab got the final two outs and did not allow a run.

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Greenville hung on for a one-run victory despite only three hits from the offense. Devlin Granberg and Brandon Howlett each picked up doubles and Jordan Wren went 1 for 4 with an RBI and his 12th stolen base. Alex Scherff was terrific in picking up his first win of the season, allowing just one run (unearned) in six innings while striking out three. Tyler Joyner closed it out with 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

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Player of the Night: Tate Matheny was a huge reason why the Sea Dogs scored 20 runs, as he went 4 for 6 with two home runs, three runs, and six RBI. The right-handed hitter had hit zero home runs through May 26, but now has three in his last four games. He also has a .366 batting average in his last 10 games after a very slow start.


Photo Credit: Tate Matheny by Kelly O'Connor

 
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