Thursday Notes (4/14)
Well, the 500th broadcast is over, and unfortunately it didn’t end with a positive result. The LumberKings again took a 2-0 lead (the fourth-time they’ve scored first this year) in the first inning but scored just two more runs the rest of the way, dropping game three of the series at Beloit, 10-4. It’s the fifth-straight loss for the reeling Kings, who are now the Midwest League’s only one-win team.
There’s been signs of life. Steven Baron ripped a two-run single in the first with two outs. Ramon Morla stroked a double to right-center as Clinton rallied to tie the game at 4-4 in the sixth. Left-hander Anthony Fernandez had his ground-ball-inducing stuff working until his rough fifth frame. However, it just didn’t add up to a win.
Last year’s experience should serve to teach us all that it’s not how you play in the first two weeks, two months or even first half that should determine the success of a season. It’s best to take it all in stride right now. With that being said, you can bet Jesus Azuaje and company are looking at tonight’s game as holding importance for confidence’s sake. Right-hander George Mieses, who looked solid in a quality start/no-decision in his first start against Burlington will get the start tonight. Beloit counters with left-hander Logan Darnell who is off to an 0-1, 15.00 ERA this season but was 2-3 with a 2.08 ERA in the Appy League last year.
No interview tonight, only notes. Still, enjoy them: 4.14.11 kingsnotes
Beloit (5-2): Daniel Santana/SS, Gunner Glad/LF, Daniel Ortiz/RF, Oswaldo Arcia/DH, Michael Gonzales/1B, Derek McCallum/2B, Kyle Knudson/C, Reggie Williams/3B, Wang-Wei Lin/CF, Logan Darnell/LHP
LumberKings (1-6): Marcus Littlewood/SS, Julio Morban/CF, Kevin Rivers/RF, Stefen Romero/LF, Mickey Wiswall/1B, Steven Baron/C, Ramon Morla/3B, Tim Morris/DH, Carlos Ramirez/2B, George Mieses/RHP
First pitch of broadcast #501 is scheduled for 6:30 PM on this bitter cold Wisconsin evening. Listen online at 1390kcln.com!