Fisher Cats Turn to Liz for Support in Portland Series

by PATRICK CAVANAUGH

(MANCHESTER)—The New Hampshire Fisher Cats play host to the Portland Sea Dogs in game three of the four-game series this afternoon in a contest that will begin at 1:35 PM in Manchester.

The Fisher Cats, who sit at the bottom of the Eastern Division with a record of 16-32, turn to Radhames Liz to help them recover from a 4-3 loss on Friday, and last night’s brutal contest that resulted in an 18-0 shutout. Liz has the tools to get the job done, but the Fishers will only be looking for a strong three innings, as it is his first start after recovering from a knee injury.

“Liz’s pitch count is going to be watched closely today,” said Fisher Cats manager Bobby Meacham. “He hasn’t pitched too many innings this year.”

Liz, 30, has quite the track record of baseball experience. His career began in 2005 in the Baltimore Orioles system, but moved on to play in the Padres organization before spending three years in Korea with the LG Twins.  During his three seasons overseas, Liz appeared 94 times and carried a record of 26-38. He led the Korea Baseball Organization in strikeouts (188) and had the fourth best ERA (3.06).

Today, his counterpart will be Portland’s LHP Brian Johnson (3-0, 2.01).

For live updates throughout today’s contest, you can follow Patrick Cavanaugh on Twitter (@pcava12).

About Patrick Cavanaugh

Patrick Cavanaugh is a 16-year-old sports journalist, currently in his junior year at the Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire. He can be found in the various press boxes around the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), as he is the Voice of the Laconia Muskrats. On an off-day, he can be found in his home away from home: The Press Box at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Patrick has covered the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) since 2010. He serves as BSU18's main contributor in the state of New Hampshire. His favorite sports icons are Jerry Remy and Dustin Pedroia. His dream job is being a sports broadcaster. He can be reached at [email protected]
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