Monday Notes (7/11)
The LumberKings lost 5-0 to Beloit yesterday afternoon despite 2-for-4 efforts from both Mickey Wiswall and Stefen Romero and a near-quality outing from right-hander George Mieses (6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 K). The Snappers scored four of their five runs in one quick burst in the fourth against Mieses, and the Kings couldn’t touch right-hander Manuel Soliman over 7.0 innings. As a result, both teams are now tied for second in the West with 10-7 records heading into tonight’s rubber match.
Also found in today’s notes, a brief recap of former LumberKings LHP James Paxton’s performance in yesterday’s Futures Game. Chances are you’ve seen this already, but K-Pax retired the U.S. side in order in the third inning, including getting Washington’s Bryce Harper to ground out to first . Unfortunately, he’s still going back to double-A Jackson, so I won’t be able to do the Futures follow-up interview as I had hoped.
Tonight’s Game Notes: 7.11.11 kingsnotes
LumberKings (10-7): Robbie Anston/LF, Carlos Ramirez/3B, Mickey Wiswall/DH, Stefen Romero/2B, Tim Morris/1B, Kalian Sams/RF, Mike McGee/CF, Anthony Phillips/SS, Carlton Tanabe/C, Anthony Fernandez/LHP
Beloit Snappers (10-7): Daniel Santana/SS, Wang-Wei Lin/CF, Jairo Perez/DH, Michael Gonzales/1B, Daniel Ortiz/RF, Adam Bryant/2B, Andrew Leer/3B, Tobias Streich/C, Derek McCallum/LF, A.J. Achter/RHP
Lefty Anthony Fernandez is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA over his last four starts for the LumberKings, he’ll look for his third win in the finale of this three-game series in Beloit. First pitch is at 7:00 PM here at Pohlman Field, listen to the game on 1390kcln.com.