On the Bright Side (June 6 Edition)

Thumbnail image for brightside.jpgIt’s certainly been a while since I’ve had to roll out the OTBS segment here on the LumberBlog, but I think the events of the last two nights qualify.  In case you’ve missed it, the LumberKings lost 7-6 on a walk-off single in Dayton on Friday night, then saw leads of 2-0 and 5-3 erased in a 7-5 loss to the Dragons again last night.

While the LumberKings have slipped to 4-4 on this road trip and now 3.0 games behind second-place Quad Cities for the West Division Wild Card spot…

  1. At least there’s still 13 games remaining (including nine at home) to get it together.  It doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but a win today and a River Bandits loss would put the Kings just 2.0 games out.
  2. At least James Jones has stayed red-hot.  Jones drove in three runs last night, including two on a bases-loaded single (highlight: 
    Jones 2-R single 6.5.10 at Dayton.mp3).  So far on this trip, Jones is hitting .300 (6-for-20) with three HR and nine RBI.
  3. At least we have right-hander Erasmo Ramirez on the mound today.  Ramirez is 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA over his last four starts and is now fifth in the league in ERA (1.90).
  4. At least you can still read LumberKings’ Game Notes: 
    6.6.10 kingsnotes.pdf
  5. At least we have our first off-day since May 17 coming up tomorrow.  We’re going to need it after the nine-hour ride home from Dayton.

That’s all for now.  As mentioned, Ramirez gets the start today as this 10-game, three-city road trip finally draws to a close.  The broadcast gets underway at 12:45 PM central time on 1390kcln.com.


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