PORTLAND – The Sea Dogs have played their last regular season game at Hadlock Field this year, but the team has four road games left to try and battle back for a spot in the playoffs.
The playoff format this season in the double-a northeast league pits the two teams with the best regular season winning percentage against each other in a five game series starting Sept. 21.
Currently, the Portland Sea Dogs have the fourth best win percentage in the league, .582, with a 64-46 record. They have played five less games than the next best team in the standings, the Somerset Patriots.
Portland plays six days straight against the Hartford Yard Goats dating back to Tuesday in Connecticut. The Sea Dogs had won eight straight before losing Wednesday night, 14-7.
A return to battle for playoff supremacy would be a nice way to cap off the season, according to the team’s president and general manager, Geoff Iacuessa.
“It would mean quite a bit. We haven’t been in the playoffs for seven seasons, so it would be great to qualify, and obviously after losing last year it would be one last way to finish what has been an exciting and successful season.”