Category Archives: 2017 All-Star Game

Mariners fire Shine as LumberKings manager

When the Clinton LumberKings start the second half of their season Thursday, they will do so with a new manager. Their parent club, the Seattle Mariners, announced late Sunday that Pat Shine was removed as Clinton’s skipper, and former Chicago … Continue reading

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Lugnuts-Whitecaps game cancelled due to rain

I finally got to see Vladimir Guerrero Jr. play. Unfortunately, that lasted only a half-inning. Saturday’s game between the Lansing Lugnuts and the West Michigan Whitecaps was cancelled due to rain. The game doesn’t affect the first-half playoff picture, so … Continue reading

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Bichette goes 7-for-8 in doubleheader to raise average to .400

Bo Bichette raised his batting average to .400 by going 7-for-8 in the Lansing Lugnuts’ doubleheader sweep of the South Bend Cubs on Thursday. The Toronto Blue Jays prospect has the second-highest batting average in Minor League Baseball, behind only … Continue reading

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Field of eight announced for MWL Home Run Derby

The eight participants in next week’s Midwest League Home Run Derby were announced Tuesday. Six are from Eastern Division teams, and three are highly-touted prospects who are the sons of former major-leaguers. The event is slated to begin at 7:05 p.m. ET Monday … Continue reading

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O’Reilly, Sanchez named Midwest League players of the week

Peoria Chiefs RHP Mike O’Reilly and Bowling Green Hot Rods outfielder Jesus Sanchez respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of June 5 to 11. O’Reilly made one start during that … Continue reading

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