Today’s Interview: James Paxton (Vol. 3)
I recorded this interview with LumberKings’ left-hander James Paxton two days ago, covering his stellar one-inning performance in this year’s Midwest League All-Star Game and his reaction to being named to the XM Satellite Radio 2011 All-Star Futures Game. I saved it for today as Sundays are usually tight on time to get interviews.
Enjoy my third interview installment with K-Pax: Paxton ASG, Futures Game Interview 6.24.11
As for last night’s game, the LumberKings dropped the middle game of the series with Burlington by a 5-1 score. Kevin Rivers singled home Julio Morban to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the sixth inning, but the Bees scored three times against the pen combo of Jonathan Arias and Keli’i Zablan to put the game out of reach. Right-hander George Mieses looked sharp, limiting the Bees to two runs — both unearned — on four hits over 5.1 innings, but he received no help from the offense while on the mound for the third-straight start (no runs for El Toro over his last 17.2 innings) and fell for the Midwest League-high tying ninth time.
More on Mieses and the rest of the Kings in today’s Game Notes: 6.26.11 kingsnotes
Here’s a different look at the Starting Lineups: 6.26.11 lineup
Ground ball artist, left-hander Anthony Fernandez looks to build upon his tremendous first-half finale (7.0 IP, 4 hits, no runs in 1-0 win at Kane County) in his first second-half start today. First pitch is at 2:00 PM, listen to the broadcast on 1390kcln.com.