Playoff Preview: Eddie Menchaca
T-minus 3 hours, 30 minutes until Game 1 of the West Division Quarterfinals. Eddie Menchaca’s LumberKings begin the quest for Clinton’s first Midwest League title since 1991 as they open a best-of-three series against the rival Quad Cities River Bandits. Left-hander Tony Butler (3-4, 3.26) gets the start tonight at Alliant Energy Field, while the Bandits will counter with right-hander Boone Whiting (5-2, 2.41).
Menchaca joins me for tonight’s interview and weighs in on the LumberKings’ second-half turnaround, the match-up against Quad Cities, the starting rotation for the series (Butler, left-hander Anthony Fernandez, right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen) and his own playoff memories as a player.
Listen Here: Menchaca Interview 9.7.11
Tonight’s Game Notes: 9.7.11 kingsnotes _quarterfinals.gameone_
Starting Lineups: 9.7.11 lineup
First pitch is at 6:00 PM, make sure to wear your green LumberKings shirts for a “green-out” at AEF tonight. If you’re not making it down to the ballpark, tune in on AM 1390 KCLN and 1390kcln.com.