We sit here in the Clearwater area trying to avoid endless rain showers outside this Memorial Day weekend. To stay dry on Sunday we watched MiLB-TV to see several of the Phillies farm teams in action.
The Reading Fightin Phils’ corner infielder Zach Green caught our attention and it was not just because the Portland Sea Dogs’ left field wall is almost a carbon copy of the “Green” Monster in Boston’s Fenway Park..
Green hit a double about 14 ft. up off the Maine Monster against the Sea Dogs. They are the AA farm team of the Boston Red Sox. The Maine Monster is only 315 ft down the line from home plate and is the same height as the “Green” Monster at 37 ft.
Green homered just to the right of Portland’s Monster in Saturday’s game. Since the Maine Monster is only 160 ft. long compared to the “Green” Monster’s 240 ft. length, Zach’s homer hit off a Duncan Doughnut sign high above the scoreboard in left center.
It would not be a surprise to see the Red Sox deal for Green. They already have a wall of the same name and Zach’s swing would be ideal for the “Green” Monster in Boston.
In the four games so far this Memorial Day weekend in Portland, Green has hit two homers to go along with two doubles. His other homer was to right center.
For the first time this season with his two homers, Green has moved into fifth place in all of AA with ten home runs.
The final Reading game of the five game Portland series is today at one o’clock. We will be watching for the Monster in left.