LumberKings at Dragons – Game 22

Gameday 4-30

After coming back to win last night by a 6-4 final, the LumberKings look to take the series from the Dragons on a cold and rainy day in Dayton. Zack Littell goes for Clinton, making his fifth start of the season. Littell gave up a career 11 hits against Cedar Rapids last Sunday, but of the six runs he allowed, only two of them were earned. Littell became the first LumberKings pitcher to have gone six innings in consecutive starts. Former 6th round pick Jose Lopez takes the ball for Dayton, looking for his fourth win in five starts. Despite being 3-1, Lopez has an ERA of 5.66, having allowed 13 earned runs in 20.2 innings. The weather looks bleak, but the goal is to start and finish the game regardless of the time, considering these two teams don’t play each other again. Now for the links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Art Warren

Article on Bakersfield lefty Anthony Misiewicz’s seven no hit innings last night

And, tonight’s lineup!

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With the rain the way it is, we don’t know when we will get started, but first pitch is still scheduled for 6:07 PM CT. Listen on WCCI 100.3 FM or online by clicking this stream link. Keep up to date with our Twitter feed (Follow @LumberKings) for updates regarding the start.

 

 

LumberKings at Dragons – Game 21

Gameday 4-29

This place is pretty cool

After a five hour bus trip through the Kentucky night, the LumberKings are fresh and ready to go for a three game series with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field. Last year, the LumberKings lost all three games they played against Dayton, with the series finale being a 17-7 loss. But this year is different, and last night’s 6-3 win at Bowling Green clinched the LumberKings their first winning April since 2009. Art Warren goes for Clinton, making the start in his home state of Ohio. The righty who went to Ashland University in Ashland, OH, has allowed just one earned run in 16.1 innings over three starts. Dayton will counter with righty Anthony DeSclafani, who is on a rehab assignment from the Cincinnati Reds. In 2015, DeSclafani went 9-13 with a 4.05 ERA in 184.2 innings pitched. This is his second rehab start, as he pitched four innings for AA Pensacola on April 23rd against the Jackson Generals, the Mariners AA affiliate. The weather is much cooler than it was in Bowling Green, with the game time temperature set for around 63 degrees. Now for some links!

Pregame Interview With LumberKings Hitting Coach Cesar Nicolas

Tonight’s Media Notes

Article From When Dayton Set The MiLB Record For Consecutive Sellouts

And the lineup!

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First pitch is scheduled for 6 PM CT. Listen live on WCCI 100.3 FM or online by clicking here on this stream link. Enjoy the game, and as always, #LumberUp!

 

LumberKings at Hot Rods – Game 20

Gameday 4-28

Well, we wrap up our series in Bowling Green today, looking to take the final game of the series against the Hot Rods. Yesterday we played about a game and a half, considering the first pitch of the day came in the top of the 5th inning with two outs. It was the first time I had ever been a part of the resumption of a suspended game, and with the 12-8 loss, it marked the first time the LumberKings have lost consecutive games all year. Game two was a nail bitting 3-2 loss, in which the LumberKings tied the game and gave Bowling Green the lead back in the fifth inning. At the start of the day, Clinton remained in a first place tie with the Kane County Cougars atop the west, so the time to get hot again is now!

Lukas Schiraldi goes for the LumberKings, making his team leading fifth start of the season. He threw 4.2 scoreless innings in Saturday’s 18 inning marathon, but has walked four apiece in each of his last two starts. He did not face the Hot Rods in 2015. Lefty Genesis Cabrera goes for Bowling Green, making his fourth start of the year. The Dominican native is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings. Now for links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With LumberKings First Baseman Dalton Kelly

Article Of Top 10 Phil Collins Era Genesis Songs. With Genesis Cabrera starting for Bowling Green, I thought this might be kindof cool to tie in.

And, today’s lineup!

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First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM CT. Ill have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM beginning at 6:20 with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show. You can also listen to the game via this stream link. Enjoy the game, and #LumberUp!

LumberKings at Hod Rods – Game 18

Gameday 4-26

So you may have guessed this, but the craziness of the back end of our last homestand is why I haven’t posted since Friday. When you have a scheduled seven game of a doubleheader go 18 innings, and then have to play another one, it sets you back a little bit. Regardless, I am still alive, and am in Bowling Green for the first of 12 straight against Eastern Division opponents. It is an absolutely gorgeous day here, with the temperature being a brisk 82 degrees. Kyle Wilcox goes for the LumberKings, making his third straight road start. He has walked six apiece in each of his last two starts, but only allowed two runs in his last start. Jose Mujica (not the former president of Uruguay) takes the ball for Bowling Green. He has only five walks in 14.1 innings, which may indicate good pitches to hit most of the night. Now, for links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Mitch Canham

In case you missed it, the Cut 4 article on Saturday night’s crazy 18 inning game

And now, the lineup!

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First pitch is at 6:35. Ill have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM beginning at 6:20 with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show. You can also stream the game via this stream link. Enjoy the game, and #LumberUp!

LumberKings vs Cedar Rapids – Game 14

Gameday 4-22After rain cancelled the first game of this series last night, we get rolling tonight for the fifth game in the last eight against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Nick Wells goes for Clinton looking to improve on his last start against the Kernels, when he allowed five runs over five innings, including a home run to Sean Miller, the first of Miller’s career. Sam Gibbons goes for Cedar Rapids, and the last time out against the LumberKings, he got hit around, allowing four runs on 11 hits over 4.2 innings. However, the last time he was in Clinton, he threw eight scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out 12. That will not happen again tonight (At least that’s what we hope!). Now, time for links!

Tonight’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Former MLB Infielder Jeff Cirillo (This was a lot of fun to do, hope you like it!)

And now, the lineup!

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Listen to the game on WCCI 100.3 FM or by clicking this stream link. Enjoy the game, and #LumberUp!

LumberKings at Chiefs – Game 13

Gameday 4-20

Not long after the LumberKings rallied to beat the Chiefs in ten innings, the two clubs meet for the rubber game of the series, an 11 AM start on a kids day. Kyle Wilcox goes for the LumberKings, looking to improve on his last start at Cedar Rapids, where have gave up four runs over 4.1 innings. Jake Woodford, the number 12 prospect in the Cardinals system according to MLB Pipeline, takes the ball for Peoria. He is 0-1 with a 4.63 ERA over his first two starts. On Thursday at Wisconsin, he gave up four runs in 5.2 innings, taking the loss. As it is a kids day, we had a very short turnaround from last night, so without further adieu, here are the links!

Pregame interview with outfielder Ricky Eusebio

Today’s Media Notes

No link here, but for the first time this season, every Mariners affiliate won!

And, today’s lineup!

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I’ll have the call starting with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show at 10:45 AM. Listen on WCCI 100.3 FM or online by clicking this stream link. Enjoy the game, and #LumberUp!

 

LumberKings at Chiefs – Game 12

GameDay 4-19

Oh dark clouds, please go away!

The LumberKings have had a case of the Mondays, allowing a combined 21 runs in their two Monday games. But today is Tuesday, which means it’s a fresh day! Clinton looks to even the series at a game apiece by sending righty Zack Littell (0-1, 5.40) to the hill. Littell gave up six runs on nine hits in his last start on Thursday at Cedar Rapids, but he has been historically good against Peoria, having posted a 2.91 ERA over four starts spanning 21.2 innings. The Chiefs counter with Venezuelan righty Derian Gonzalez (0-0, 1.80), making his second start of the season. Last year, Gonzalez went 3-5 with a 4.23 ERA with the GCL Cardinals, so starting him at full season A ball is a fairly aggressive assignment for him (considering the Cardinals have two rookie ball affiliates). There is some rain in the forecast, but hopefully it misses us entirely (praying to the baseball gods on that one!). Now, here are some links!

Pregame Interview With Manager Mitch Canham

Today’s Media Notes

Article on 2014 LumberKing Tyler O’Neill, who’s off to a hot start with AA Jackson

And of course, today’s lineup!

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I’ll have the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show beginning at 6:15. Listen on WCCI 100.3 FM or stream the game online by clicking this link.

 

LumberKings at Chiefs – Game 11

GameDay 4-18

After a split in Cedar Rapids, the LumberKings head to central Illinois to take on the Peoria Chiefs. That photo you see was taken today, so you know it is absolutely gorgeous outside. Lukas Schiraldi goes for Clinton, looking to pick up his third win in as many starts. So far in 2016, Schiraldi has been dominant, allowing just one run over the course of ten innings. He has also not allowed a run in each of his last nine innings pitched. Brennan Leitao makes his second start of the season for Peoria, having come off a loss on Tuesday against Quad Cities. He gave up just two runs over five innings, but the Chiefs were shut out in that game. The last time the LumberKings were at Dozer Park, it was a game to forget, as three Chiefs pitchers, including Cardinals rehabber Jaime Garcia. Now for some links!

Pregame Interview With Chris Mariscal

Today’s Media Notes

In affiliate news, Tacoma’s Mike Zunino has homered for the fourth straight game. That’s pretty impressive!

And now, today’s lineup!

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Listen to the game at 6:30 on WCCI 100.3 FM or by clicking this link!

LumberKings at Kernels – Game 9

Gameday 4-16

After the longest game of the season last night, Clinton looks to take command of the series on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Perfect Game Field in Cedar Rapids. The LumberKings posted season highs in both runs and hits (19) in the 11-5 victory over the Kernels. Today, it will be lefty Nick Wells going for Clinton, looking to improve on his first start, where he gave up seven runs in 3.1 innings. He is opposed by another lefty in former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Sam Clay who allowed just one unearned run in his first start last Sunday against Quad Cities. Bit of an odd first pitch time today, but it helps those Kernels fans who want to hop across the parking lot to see the USHL playoff game between the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and the Bloomington Thunder, which starts at 7. Now for some links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Reliever Joey Strain

And, today’s lineup!

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LumberKings At Kernels – Game 8

Gameday 4-15

Last night was not the ideal way to open the series, but despite a 7-3 loss, the LumberKings had a chance to tie the game in the eighth inning. Most importantly, Clinton has been competitive in pretty much every game, with last night being only the second time the LumberKings have allowed more than six runs in a game. Tonight, Kyle Wilcox goes for the LumberKings, looking to build upon his first career start, a five inning three run (two earned) performance on Sunday at home against Kane County. Cedar Rapids counters with Australian righty Sam Gibbons. Last year Gibbons was 7-4 with a 2.89 ERA over 15 starts, and that last time he faced the LumberKings, he limited them to one hit over eight scoreless innings, not issuing a walk and striking out a season high 12 hitters. Hopefully that doesn’t happen again tonight! Now for some links!

Tonight’s Media Notes (Good Info Here!)

Pregame Interview With First Baseman Dalton Kelly

ESPN Article about former Clinton Pilots and MLB manager Jim Leyland being selected to manage Team USA in 2017 World Baseball Classic

And of course, the lineup!

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Broadcast will hit the air at 6:20 on WCCI 100.3 FM with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show. Click here to stream the game online.

 

 

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