Tonight’s Interview: Forrest Snow
How’s right-hander Forrest Snow’s transition from closer to frontline starter going? Judging by last night’s start, just the second of his career, better than even he could have expected. Snow struck out the first four Beloit Snappers in succession, retired the first 13 batters he faced and did not allow a single hit over 6.0 innings while striking out a career-high eight. His only blemish was two walks as he and right-handers Matt Bischoff and Tyler Burgoon combined on a one-hitter.
Unfortunately, that one hit set up the game-winning run for the Snappers, who handed the LumberKings a most frustrating 1-0 loss. Rather than focus in on the negative (15 strikeouts for the offense against the Beloit staff last night), today’s interview is all about Snow’s amazing peformance.
We talk about mixing speeds with catcher Carlton Tanabe and how important the changeup was last night, his transition from closer to starting pitcher, memories from the 2010 Playoffs including his West Division-clinching putout at first base, his goals for 2011 and more.
Listen Here: Snow Interview 4.13.11.mp3
Tonight’s Game Notes: 4.13.11 kingsnotes
Left-hander Anthony Fernandez (0-0, 4.50) was the starter for Clinton’s only win thus far this season, we’ll see if he’s up to the task of halting a four-game losing streak in his second start tonight. Beloit counters with 2010 holdover B.J. Hermsen, who went 0-1 with an ERA of 6.00 in his one outing against the Kings last year.
Beloit (4-2): Daniel Santana/SS, Gunner Glad/2B, Lance Ray/RF, Oswaldo Arcia/DH, Michael Gonzales/1B, Daniel Ortiz/CF, Josmil Pinto/C, Reggie Williams/LF, Andrew Leer/3B, B.J. Hermsen/RHP
LumberKings (1-5): Marcus Littlewood/DH, Julio Morban/CF, Kevin Rivers/RF, Mickey Wiswall/LF, Steven Baron/C, Ramon Morla/3B, Tim Morris/1B, Carlos Ramirez/2B, Anthony Phillips/SS, Anthony Fernandez/LHP
On a programming note, tonight marks my 500th career solo broadcast of LumberKings Baseball. I don’t have any special guests (Tom Hanks and musical guest the Wu Tang Clan cancelled), but it still should be a fun time. Listen beginning at 6:15 PM on 1390kcln.com.