On the Bright Side (June 17 Edition)

Thumbnail image for brightside.jpgLast night’s 7-2 loss to the seventh-place Wisconsin Timber Rattlers did many negative things for the LumberKings.  They’ve lost four-straight for the first time all year, have slipped behind Peoria to fourth in the West Division, and most importantly, have been eliminated from first-half playoff contention.

The Kings could finish 39-30 at best, while second-place Quad Cities could finish with the same record at worst.  However, the River Bandits hold the tiebreaker, head-to-head record, with a 4-2 mark against Clinton.

That means it’s time for another edition of “On the Bright Side”.

While the LumberKings were officially eliminated from the playoff picture last night…

  • At least we start fresh in the second half.  The LumberKings open up against Beloit at home on June 25 at 7:00 PM.
  • At least we have the 2010 Midwest League All-Star Game to get excited about.  It was announced the other day that Nick Franklin will take part in the Home Run Derby on Monday night in Fort Wayne.
  • At least we get to watch Erasmo Ramirez (5-2, 2.43) go to work tonight.  He’s 5-0 over his last six starts and has still walked just three batters while striking out 40 over 59.1 innings.
  • At least you still get LumberKings Game Notes: 
    6.17.10 kingsnotes.pdf

And that’s all for now.  I don’t plan on doing a pregame interview tonight, but if I come up with anything, it will certainly be posted here.


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