Hideki Matsui and SluggerThe Portland Sea Dogs and the Trenton Thunder continued their playoff series last night in Portland, Maine. Hideki Matsui is still on rehab assignment to Trenton after breaking his wrist in May, but he was unable to bring another victory to the Thunder. The Sea Dogs won 5 to 4 despite a ninth inning attempt at coming back by Trenton. Matsui was left on deck when the final out of the game was achieved.

That was a fun game last night. In years past I have gotten to a lot of the Sea Dogs games since I lived right across town. This year, I moved away from the peninsula before the season started and was just way too busy with the whole getting moved and getting married business to make it to any games. At least we made it to one game, though.

Hideki Matsui was certainly the highlight of the game. Every at bat was met with cheers and jeers; there was a pretty good Trenton crowd in the stands. It was perfect weather for a baseball game.