Postgame Post – April 19, 2014

Rattlers head into Easter with a win over the Loons.

Great Lakes 2
Wisconsin 5
Boxscore | Game Story | Gameday

Pregame interview with Brad Golder, radio announcer for the Loons. We talk about some of the 16 sons of former major leaguers who have played with the Loons, West Bend, Wisconsin native Paul Hoenecke, and the Loons in general:


The Rattlers were 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position on Saturday.

Quintana, Fernandez, and Martin all threw well.

The defense played really well.  Pay particular attention to the play by McFarland and the play by Brennan in the highlights at the bottom of the post.

Also, watch the hit by Jose Pena to put the Rattlers in front.  It’s in the highlights.  Keep in mind that he hit that pitch on a 2-2 count.  Pretty decent piece of hitting by Pena.

This series of photos from Ann Mollica capture the Pena 2-run single:

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I have to run.  Have a great Easter, all.  Back on Monday from Burlington, Iowa.

Video Highlights:

Lineup and Game Notes – April 19, 2014

A great day for baseball in Northeastern Wisconsin!

Watch out for Flying Bratwurst.

But, watch out for Flying Bratwurst.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

RADIO: AM1280, WNAM
INTERNET AUDIO:  I Heart Radio
INTERNET VIDEO: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

Lineup April 19 v Great Lakes

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Zach Quintana
Great Lakes Starting Pitcher: Greg Harris

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes April 19 2014
Great Lakes Game Notes: Loons 2014 game notes 0419

Postgame Post – April 18, 2014

This is going to have to be fast.  Quick turnaround for tomorrow’s 1:05pm game.

Great Lakes 7
Wisconsin 6
Boxscore | Game Story | Game Day

Pregame interview with Johnny Davis:



Photos – taken by Ann Mollica – of Johnny Davis making his catch in the 3rd inning against Brandon Trinkwon:

Photo Credit: Ann Mollica

Prepare for takeoff

 

That's awesome....Photo Credit: Ann Mollica

That’s a catch!

Video of Johnny Davis making his catch in the 3rd and another in the 4th:

Both of those are kind of ridiculous, yes?

Most of the points I would have made here I made in the game story.  But, in case you don’t want to click that link:

Left On Base:
GL – 11
WI – 9

Batting with Runners in Scoring Position:
GL – 4-for-18
WI – 2-for-17

Also, the Rattlers had seven hits in the first inning.  Five hits over the final eight.

Game Highlights:

Lineup and Game Notes – April 18, 2014

THE SUN IS OUT!  PLAY BALL!

April 18 2014 On Field

 

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

RADIO: AM1280, WNAM
TELEVISION: MyNEW 32′s Sports Showdown. Pregame at 6pm
INTERNET AUDIO:  I Heart Radio
INTERNET VIDEO: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

April 18 2014 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Preston Gainey
Great Lakes Loons Starting Pitcher: Luis Chirinos

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes April 18 2014
Great Lakes Loons Game Notes: Loons 2014 game notes 0418

Postgame Post – April 17, 2014

Great Lakes 4
Wisconsin 3
Boxscore | Game Story | Game Day

Pregame Interview with Lance Roenicke:



A few things:

Rattlers stranded ten base runners and were 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

Johnny Davis went 4-for-4, the first 4-hit game by a Timber Rattler in 2014.  He laced the triple into the corner.  I told you he could drive the baseball and it’s not just bunting.

Sloppy defense in the fifth inning gave Great Lakes some runs they probably shouldn’t have had.

This Victor Diaz & Anthony Banda tandem looked really good tonight.  They combined for 8.0IP, 4H, 1R, 2BBs, & 6Ks

David Denson hit the ball on the button…again…  Were I a better photographer and/or had I set the camera properly, the photo below would be clearer and you might see the vapor trail behind the ball as it streaked to the glove of the second baseman for the final out of the seventh inning.  There were runners at first and second and the Rattlers were down 4-2 at the time.

Sorry.

Sorry.

 

I thought Coulter’s flyball in the ninth had a chance….But, not this day.

Game two is Friday night.

Highlights:

Lineup and Game Notes – April 17, 2014

Question:  What does a team that has won four in a row work on the day after a doubleheader sweep?

Answer: Bunt defense!

Bunt Defense 4 17 14

Transactions:
OF Michael Ratterree transferred from Wisconsin to Huntsville
C Paul Eshleman transferred from Helena to Wisconsin

Updated Timber Rattlers Roster: 4 17 2014 Timber Rattlers Roster

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

RADIO: AM1280, WNAM
INTERNET AUDIO:  I Heart Radio
INTERNET VIDEO: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Game One Lineup:

April 17 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Victor Diaz
Great Lakes Starting Pitcher: Victor Arano

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes April 17 2014

Postgames post – April 16, 2014

Pregame interview with Chris McFarland:



Game 1 (8 innings):

Lansing 7
Wisconsin 10
Boxscore | Game Story | Game Day

Game 1 Walkoff Photos from Ann Mollica….I can’t tell if they are celebrating or trying to stay warm.

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Between games interview with Matt Erickson:


Game 2:

Lansing 0
Wisconsin 1
Boxscore | Game Story | Game Day

I was terrible tonight.  In everything…and I don’t want to risk making anything worse in the post.  But, the Rattlers won two games to move to 8-4.  I’ll be better tomorrow.

Video Highlights Game 1:

Video Highlights Game 2:

Doubleheader Notes and Game one Lineup – April 16, 2014

The “weather” is finally “cooperating” and there will be baseball tonight. In fact, what do you say, Ernie?

Let's play two today!

Let’s play two today!

Exactly.

Players on the Field!
April 16 catch

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

RADIO: AM1280, WNAM
INTERNET AUDIO:  I Heart Radio
INTERNET VIDEO: MiLB.TV
CABLE TV (Game one only): Time Warner Cable SportsChannel

Timber Rattlers Game One Lineup:

April 16 game one lineup

Timber Rattlers Game One Starting Pitcher: Taylor Williams
Timber Rattlers Game Two Starting Pitcher: Barrett Astin

Lansing Lugnuts Game One Starting Pitcher: Jairo Labourt
Lansing Lugnutes Game Two Starting Pitcher: Chase De Jong

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes April 16 2014
Lansing Lugnuts Game Notes: Lansing 4-16-14

Not Hoth, but an incredible simulation

Monday’s game with the Lansing Lugnuts has been postponed.

Go figure:

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If this keeps up, I’ll have to call on Carl or Brick…I really don’t want to do that.
 
Doubleheader on Wednesday.  Details here.
 
For your baseball fix, MiLB.com talked with Clint Coulter after Sunday’s two-homer, 4RBI game.   Here is a link to the article.

“Sandy [Guerrero]‘s always saying ‘suave,’ meaning ‘easy,’ and Jeremy [Reed]‘s always saying ‘easy power, let it come easy,’” Coulter said. “Me being a strong guy and an aggressive guy, I want to go get the ball, and that’s kind of counterintuitive to what hitting is about. You’ve got to let it come to you, so I’ve just been working on staying back and letting it come to me and let my power actually work, which I think is what’s been happening lately.”

More at the link.

You may be reminded of The Empire Strikes Back. But, for me another movie comes to mind. The Dirty Dozen is one the all-time greatest movies.  Today, Mother Nature is Major Reisman as played by Lee Marvin.  I am Posey as played by Clint Walker.  Our relationship is best dramatized in this scene:

 

 
STOP PUSHING, MOTHER NATURE!
 
Photos from around the ballpark today
 
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Stop. Pushing.

Postgame Post – April 13, 2014

Wisconsin 11
South Bend 7
Boxscore | Game Story

Rattlers go 4-2 on the road and head home.

Rattlers go 4-2 on the road and head home.

Pregame interview with Preston Gainey:


 

Coulter Homer #1:


Coulter Homer #2:


Brennan Homer:


Ratterree Homer:


McFarland Homer:


Castillo RBI Single in 8th for 8-7 lead:


Chris McFarland heads to the dugout after hitting Wisconsin's fifth homer of the day.

Chris McFarland heads to the dugout after hitting Wisconsin’s fifth homer of the day.

 

HOME RUN SUPER CUT:


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