A Busy Start to August
The final full month of the 2010 season begins today as your LumberKings continue the series in Wisconsin. The Kings beat up Rattlers’ right-hander Eric Arnett for seven runs last night, cruising to the 10-0 win. Matt Cerione homered for the fourth time and fell a triple shy of the cycle, while Blake Ochoa victimized his old team with a towering drive to left for his fourth home run as well.
Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez fired 6.2 scoreless innings to extend his scoreless streak to 14.2 and the bullpen kept the shutout in-tact.
I would love to have caught either Cerione or Ramirez prior to today’s 1:05 PM game, but a lot of other things have kept me busy. For one, the LumberKings’ roster has been changing. Ace lefty Jimmy Gillheeney and right-hander Ryan Moorer were both promoted to high-A High Desert yesterday, but the move had not been announced until today.
Furthermore, the Kings have received 26-year-old right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen, who is expected to start in the series finale in Wisconsin tomorrow night. Wilhelmsen’s story is an intriguing one, and I will get to that in another post/interview.
The moves haven’t stopped there. After tossing 5.2 scoreless innings in triple-A Tacoma’s 8-2 win over Reno last night, right-hander Yoervis Medina was sent down three levels and will join Clinton today. I doubt he’ll be available to pitch, but you never know.
Plenty of things to read about in today’s Game Notes:
Right-hander Taylor Lewis (3-1, 6.37) makes a spot start in place of injured righty Nolan Gallagher today, first pitch scheduled for 1:05 PM. Listen online at 1390kcln.com!