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The LumberKings saw their three-game winning streak and their two-day run in first place come to an abrupt end as a result of five errors last night, losing 5-3 to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Luis Nunez (2-for-4, RBI) and Tim Morris (1-for-4) kept hitting streaks alive at nine games and 11 games, respectively. Matt Cerione also lifted a solo home run (highlight:
Cerione Solo HR 7.2.10.mp3) and is hitting .321 over his last eight games.
More useful factoids in tonight’s Game Notes:
On the interview, I’ve decided to point the mic at the legendary voice of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, John Rodgers. He’s watched a club fronted by All-Star center-fielder Mike Trout capture the first half West Division title, the first by a Kernels’ club since 1992.
We’ll talk about Trout, one of several 2009 first-round picks of the Los Angeles Angels currently comprising the Cedar Rapids’ roster. Mr. Rodgers also weighs in on the likes of Matt Long, Jean Segura and Casey Haerther of the offense, plus Fabio Martinez, Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs of the pitching staff. Get ready for a long one, the interview clocks in at just over nine minutes.
Listen Here: John Rodgers CEL Interview 7.3.10.mp3
Tonight, it’s the Midwest League debut (sort of…ok, so he made four starts with Wisconsin in 2007) of right-hander Nolan Gallagher. Seattle’s fourth-round pick out of Stanford in 2007 is back from Tommy John surgery and faces the Kernels tonight, first pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM. Listen to the game online at 1390kcln.com.
I had the fortune (and media credential) of enjoying last night’s Midwest League Home Run Derby from the West Division dugout at Parkview Field, and what a show it was. Clinton’s own Nick Franklin hit a combined six home runs while lasting into the second round, but ultimately it was the smooth right-handed strokes of Wisconsin’s Khris Davis and Fort Wayne’s own Nate Freiman that produced the most clouts last night.
Davis ended up winning in a pretty impressive final round over Freiman. Both launched several to deep left field that seemed to get completely over the back wall of the stadium. I have video to prove it, which you will see within the next few days (or later today if I get the time to edit).
For now, here’s some pictures from last night:
Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
Brian Moran (seated on the very end) of your LumberKings takes part in the pregame autograph session.
Inside the West Division dugout during the Skills Contest.
Erasmo Ramirez, Vinnie Catricala and Brian Moran of your LumberKings.
Wisconsin’s Khris Davis talks to reporters following his derby victory.
More to come after tonight!