LumberKings at Bees – Game 47

Gameday 5-27

At last, we hit the road again!

After playing seven straight home games, the LumberKings are back on the road, facing a team they just hosted last week, the Burlington Bees. Today is a rematch of last Sunday’s pitching matchup, with Zack Littell going for Clinton against Jose Rodriguez of Burlington. Littell picked up a no decision in his last start, going six innings and allowing just two runs. He leads the team in quality starts with five, and also leads the team and league in innings pitched (53.2). Rodriguez scattered seven hits over five innings last time out, but limited Clinton to just two runs. Like on Sunday, Rodriguez will be piggybacked by righty Luis Pena, who picked up the win in that Sunday game. Its a beautiful day in Burlington, and the wind is blowing out! Now for some links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Darin Gillies

 

Game Story From Last Night’s Lancaster JetHawks Game. Why did I put this here? Well, they beat the Stockton Ports 29-11! That, despite not being Mariners related story, is still worth the publicity on this blog!

And now, the lineup!

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First pitch is at 6:30, and I’ll have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show beginning at 6:15. You can also stream the game online here. Enjoy the game, and as always, #LumberUp!

LumberKings at River Bandits – Game 39

Gameday 5-19

The LumberKings and the River Bandits will get to play a rubber game tonight, after Quad Cities won by a 9-3 final last night. Lukas Schiraldi goes for the LumberKings, making his league leading ninth start. Last time out against Peoria, he picked up a quality start and a no decision, going six innings and allowing two runs. Makay Nelson makes his season debut for the River Bandits, having played all of last season with the Greenville Astros. There was some news earlier today as Alex Jackson was called up from extended spring training prior to the game. Jackson, the 6th overall pick in the 2014 draft, started the 2015 season on the LumberKings roster, but was sent down in early May. It will be very exciting to see what he can do. Now, for the links!

Tonight’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Ricky Eusebio & Conner Hale (They Wanted To Do It Together)

And now, the lineup!

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First pitch is at 7 PM, and I’ll have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show at 6:45. You can also stream the game online here. Enjoy the game, and as always, #LumberUp!

LumberKings at River Bandits – Game 38

Gameday 5-18

Suns out guns out!

After a morning game and some time off last night, the LumberKings are back in Davenport for the second game of their series against the River Bandits. Kyle Wilcox goes for Clinton, making his eighth start of the season. Last time out against Peoria, Wilcox allowed just two runs over five innings, but both runs came home on wild pitches. Kevin McCanna goes for Quad Cities, as the former Rice righty makes his fifth start of the season. With a win, the LumberKings can do something they failed to do all of last season, and that’s win a series at Modern Woodmen Park. Now, its time for some links!

Tonight’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Last Night’s Starter Zack Littell

Article On Hottest Farm Systems To This Point (Hint: The Mariners Are In There!)

And, tonight’s lineup!

Starting-Lineup-May-18th

First pitch is scheduled for 7 PM, and I’ll have the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show on WCCI 100.3 FM at 6:45. You can also stream the game online here. Enjoy the game, and as always, #LumberUp.

LumberKings at River Bandits – Game 37

Gameday 5-17

Oh lovely morning!

The LumberKings are back on the road, but get to sleep in their own beds as they begin a three game commuter series at Quad Cities with an 11 AM start time today (I’ve had three cups of coffee already). Zack Littell goes for Clinton, looking to bounce back from his last start against Wisconsin in which he gave up five runs over five innings, including two home runs. Chris Murphy goes for Quad Cities, coming off a start against Burlington in which he threw seven shutout innings. Its a beautiful morning, so lets have some fun with some day baseball! Now for the links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Manager Mitch Canham

And, today’s lineup!

Starting-Lineup-May-17th

First pitch coming up shortly, listen to the game on WCCI 100.3 FM or stream online here. Enjoy the game, and as always, #LumberUp!

LumberKings at Timber Rattlers – Doubleheader!

Gameday 5-11

We’ve got baseball weather today! Yay!

After rain washed out game two of the LumberKings series with the Timber Rattlers, the two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 PM. Zack Littell will take the ball for the LumberKings, making his seventh start of the season. Last time out, Littell took the loss against Lake County, throwing six innings of four run baseball. In his lone start ever at Neuroscience Group Field, he took the loss despite going seven innings and allowing only three runs back on June 25th of last season. Art Warren will go for Clinton in game 2, coming off his shortest outing of the season against Fort Wayne. With the exception of that start, Warren has gone at least five innings in every start. Wisconsin will have the tandem of Marcos Diplan and Freddy Peralta in the first game, with Diplan getting the start. Both have thrown at least 20 innings, and both have ERAs under 2.40. Peralta is a former Mariners prospect who pitched with the AZL Mariners last year. He was acquired by the Brewers in the trade that sent Adam Lind to the Mariners. Also included in the package to the Brewers was 2015 LumberKing Daniel Missaki. David Burkhalter goes in game two for Wisconsin, having allowed only three earned runs over 23.2 innings in 2016. It’s going to be a fun evening here in Appleton, as the LumberKings look for their Division leading 20th and 21st wins. Now, for the links and news!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With First Baseman Dalton Kelly

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Another plug for the Seattle System Scoop, episode 4! Listen friends, its good!

In roster news, Vinny Nittoli was promoted to Advanced A Bakersfield, and Jeffeson Medina was called up from AZL Extended. Medina is active tonight and wearing number 32. Click this link for an updated https://www.mixcloud.com/widget/iframe/?feed=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mixcloud.com%2FSeattleSystemScoop%2Fseattle-system-scoop-episode-4-may-5th-2016%2F&hide_cover=1&light=1“>roster.

And now, the game one lineup!

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The first pitch for game one is scheduled for 5:05 PM, with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show beginning at 4:50. Game two will commence 30 minutes after the final out of game one. I will have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM, with online streaming available here. Enjoy the games, and as always, #LumberUp!

LumberKings at Timber Rattlers – Game 30

Gameday 5-9

Don’t worry, I’m still alive

Greetings everyone, and happy May! As I’m sure you’re well aware of, I haven’t posted anything since the Dayton series, so expect most of these gamely posts to occur when we are on the road. After coming off a 3-3 homestand with a 12 inning victory in the series finale against Lake County, the LumberKings head to Appleton, Wisconsin to begin a three game series with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Like in 2015, Clinton will be at Neuroscience Group Field for three different series, but will not be back here after the end of June. Lukas Schiraldi goes for the LumberKings, making his seventh start of the season and his fourth career start against Wisconsin. Last time out, Schiraldi took the loss against Fort Wayne despite going a season high 6.2 innings and striking out a season high eight (which tied his career high). Lefty Jake Drossner goes for Wisconsin, making his sixth start of the season. Drossner has been knocked around as he has allowed three or more earned runs in four of his five starts. In addition, Drossner has only completed a full five innings once in five starts. It’s an overcast day in Appleton, but temperature should get close to 61 degrees by first pitch. Now for some links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Manager Mitch Canham

Article on 2013 LumberKing Dylan Unsworth’s no hit bid on Friday. He was named the Souther League’s Pitcher Of The Week this past week

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Here is the link to the 4th episode of the Seattle System Scoop, this one we cover a lot of baseball in. Take a listen, you’ll enjoy it!

And now, the lineup!

Starting-Lineup-May-9th

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35, and I’ll have the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show beginning at 6:20. Listen to the game on WCCI 100.3 FM or listen online by clicking this stream link. Enjoy the game and #LumberUp!

LumberKings at Dragons – Game 22

Gameday 4-30

After coming back to win last night by a 6-4 final, the LumberKings look to take the series from the Dragons on a cold and rainy day in Dayton. Zack Littell goes for Clinton, making his fifth start of the season. Littell gave up a career 11 hits against Cedar Rapids last Sunday, but of the six runs he allowed, only two of them were earned. Littell became the first LumberKings pitcher to have gone six innings in consecutive starts. Former 6th round pick Jose Lopez takes the ball for Dayton, looking for his fourth win in five starts. Despite being 3-1, Lopez has an ERA of 5.66, having allowed 13 earned runs in 20.2 innings. The weather looks bleak, but the goal is to start and finish the game regardless of the time, considering these two teams don’t play each other again. Now for the links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Art Warren

Article on Bakersfield lefty Anthony Misiewicz’s seven no hit innings last night

And, tonight’s lineup!

Starting-Lineup-April-30th

With the rain the way it is, we don’t know when we will get started, but first pitch is still scheduled for 6:07 PM CT. Listen on WCCI 100.3 FM or online by clicking this stream link. Keep up to date with our Twitter feed (Follow @LumberKings) for updates regarding the start.

 

 

LumberKings at Dragons – Game 21

Gameday 4-29

This place is pretty cool

After a five hour bus trip through the Kentucky night, the LumberKings are fresh and ready to go for a three game series with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field. Last year, the LumberKings lost all three games they played against Dayton, with the series finale being a 17-7 loss. But this year is different, and last night’s 6-3 win at Bowling Green clinched the LumberKings their first winning April since 2009. Art Warren goes for Clinton, making the start in his home state of Ohio. The righty who went to Ashland University in Ashland, OH, has allowed just one earned run in 16.1 innings over three starts. Dayton will counter with righty Anthony DeSclafani, who is on a rehab assignment from the Cincinnati Reds. In 2015, DeSclafani went 9-13 with a 4.05 ERA in 184.2 innings pitched. This is his second rehab start, as he pitched four innings for AA Pensacola on April 23rd against the Jackson Generals, the Mariners AA affiliate. The weather is much cooler than it was in Bowling Green, with the game time temperature set for around 63 degrees. Now for some links!

Pregame Interview With LumberKings Hitting Coach Cesar Nicolas

Tonight’s Media Notes

Article From When Dayton Set The MiLB Record For Consecutive Sellouts

And the lineup!

Starting-Lineup-April-29th

First pitch is scheduled for 6 PM CT. Listen live on WCCI 100.3 FM or online by clicking here on this stream link. Enjoy the game, and as always, #LumberUp!

 

LumberKings at Hot Rods – Game 20

Gameday 4-28

Well, we wrap up our series in Bowling Green today, looking to take the final game of the series against the Hot Rods. Yesterday we played about a game and a half, considering the first pitch of the day came in the top of the 5th inning with two outs. It was the first time I had ever been a part of the resumption of a suspended game, and with the 12-8 loss, it marked the first time the LumberKings have lost consecutive games all year. Game two was a nail bitting 3-2 loss, in which the LumberKings tied the game and gave Bowling Green the lead back in the fifth inning. At the start of the day, Clinton remained in a first place tie with the Kane County Cougars atop the west, so the time to get hot again is now!

Lukas Schiraldi goes for the LumberKings, making his team leading fifth start of the season. He threw 4.2 scoreless innings in Saturday’s 18 inning marathon, but has walked four apiece in each of his last two starts. He did not face the Hot Rods in 2015. Lefty Genesis Cabrera goes for Bowling Green, making his fourth start of the year. The Dominican native is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings. Now for links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With LumberKings First Baseman Dalton Kelly

Article Of Top 10 Phil Collins Era Genesis Songs. With Genesis Cabrera starting for Bowling Green, I thought this might be kindof cool to tie in.

And, today’s lineup!

Starting-Lineup-April-28th

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM CT. Ill have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM beginning at 6:20 with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show. You can also listen to the game via this stream link. Enjoy the game, and #LumberUp!

LumberKings at Hod Rods – Game 18

Gameday 4-26

So you may have guessed this, but the craziness of the back end of our last homestand is why I haven’t posted since Friday. When you have a scheduled seven game of a doubleheader go 18 innings, and then have to play another one, it sets you back a little bit. Regardless, I am still alive, and am in Bowling Green for the first of 12 straight against Eastern Division opponents. It is an absolutely gorgeous day here, with the temperature being a brisk 82 degrees. Kyle Wilcox goes for the LumberKings, making his third straight road start. He has walked six apiece in each of his last two starts, but only allowed two runs in his last start. Jose Mujica (not the former president of Uruguay) takes the ball for Bowling Green. He has only five walks in 14.1 innings, which may indicate good pitches to hit most of the night. Now, for links!

Today’s Media Notes

Pregame Interview With Mitch Canham

In case you missed it, the Cut 4 article on Saturday night’s crazy 18 inning game

And now, the lineup!

Starting-Lineup-April-26th

First pitch is at 6:35. Ill have the call on WCCI 100.3 FM beginning at 6:20 with the Iowa Pork Producers Pregame Show. You can also stream the game via this stream link. Enjoy the game, and #LumberUp!

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