Clay Buchholz, P
Buchholz continues to impress, though the Sea Dogs lost the opener of Thursday's doubleheader. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and one run and striking out seven. Buchholz and Josh Beckett are the only players in Portland history to have struck out at least seven batters in six consecutive starts. Buchholz has a 1-1 record in Portland with a 1.82 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.