Retro Interview: Kyle Seager
Infielder Kyle Seager, a LumberKing just three seasons ago, is joining the Seattle Mariners today after hitting .455 in 12 games with triple-A Tacoma. Once he debuts, he’ll be the sixth former Clinton player to make an MLB debut this season and the 230th in the history of the franchise dating back to 1937. For the full press release on Seager, visit this link from LumberKings.com.
As I mentioned in my “Retro Interview” post on right-hander Blake Beavan (who debuted for the Mariners just last Sunday and won with a run over 7.0 innings against San Diego), my old audio links from the pre-WordPress days are inactive. So, here’s a re-visit of my 2009 interviews with Seager and a couple of his LumberKings’ highlights:
- Kyle Seager Interview 7.19.09
- Kyle Seager Interview 8.18.09
- Seager First Pro Hit (2-R single) 7.18 vs. Peoria
- Seager First Career HR (3-R) 7.23 vs. South Bend
- Seager double off Zambrano at Peoria 8.20.09
- Seager-Hansen-Savastano Double Play 7.19 vs. Peoria
Seager, wearing #15, will be available for Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge tonight as they take on the LA Angels. Meanwhile, we here in Clinton prepare for game two of a three-game series against the Angels’ Midwest League affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernels.
Tonight’s Game Notes: 7.7.11 kingsnotes
Tonight’s Starting Lineup: 7.7.11 lineup
Right-hander Taijuan Walker dominated the Kernels with five innings of scoreless, two-hit ball back on May 26. That’s the last time the 18-year-old earned a win, as he’s gone 0-2 with four no-decisions since then. He’ll take the baseball starting at 7:00 PM tonight, listen to the broadcast on 1390kcln.com.