Tuesday Notes (6/14)

The final leg of this nine-game, 10-day homestand opens tonight, pitting the Kings against their geographical rivals, the Quad Cities River Bandits.  Johnny Rodriguez’s crew took all three meetings at Modern Woodmen Park from May 10-12, winning twice by a run and once by three runs.  The Bandits come into play holding a two-game lead on the West Division Wild Card spot with six games remaining, meaning it’s a second-straight series in which Eddie Menchaca’s club will try and slow a team’s path to the postseason.

Right-hander George Mieses, fresh off his third quality start his last time out vs. Dayton (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER in a 5-0 loss to the Dragons) makes his 13th start for Clinton tonight.  Mieses hasn’t won since April 30 at Wisconsin and has a 7.71 ERA in seven starts since going 1-2, 4.01 in April.  He’ll hope to get some offensive backing from a LumberKings’ lineup that is hitting .257 so far in the month of June, up from .224 in May and .226 in April.

More on Mieses and the Kings in tonight’s Game Notes:  6.14.11 kingsnotes

Starting Lineups:

Quad Cities River Bandits (35-28):  Michael Swinson/LF, Ronny Gil/SS, Oscar Taveras/CF, Starlin Rodriguez/2B, Cody Stanley/C, Nick Longmire/RF, Jonathan Rodriguez/1B, Joey Bergman/DH, Colin Walsh/3B, Carlos Martinez/RHP

LumberKings (21-43):  Carlos Ramirez/3B, Mickey Wiswall/DH, Tim Morris/1B, Stefen Romero/LF, Kevin Rivers/RF, Steven Baron/C, Jabari Blash/CF, Jorge Agudelo/2B, Anthony Phillips/SS, George Mieses/RHP

Listen to the broadcast at 7:00 PM on 1390kcln.com.

-DL

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