Post-Doubleheader Thoughts (April 27, 2011)

Game one

River Bandits 7, Rattlers 5
Boxscore | Game Story

Game two

Rattlers 3, River Bandits 1
Boxscore | Game Story

Game two was a Chili’s ‘Rattlers Win, You Win’ victory.  If you were at the game, you should have received a coupon good for free chips and queso at the Appleton Chili’s located at 1170 North Casaloma Drive (near the Fox River Mall)

Austin Ross receives the first of many congratulations.

  • Can we PLEASE get Austin Ross a DANG Cheesehead!?!?  The man is practically a Wisconsin resident.
  • Three complete games already this season.  The Rattlers had one complete game in each of the last three seasons.
  • Tyler Roberts. Home run AND a single. He has seven hits (in 36 at bats) this season and six are for extra bases.
  • Defense needs to tighten up.  Six errors today.
  • Bullpen needs to tighten up.  Four blown saves this season…In seven opportunities.
  • Base running needs to tighten up.  A pickoff and they ran into a pair of outs in the first game.
  • The rovers are all still here.  There will be a lot of early work one of these days.
  • In game one, Dan Britt appeared in his third game of the season. It was his first since game two of the doubleheader against Peoria on April 17…1…3….6…Yeah. That’s 10 days between appearances….isn’t it?
  • In game two, Welcome Back, Cameron Garfield! Sharp double to right in his first at bat since April 13 at Cedar Rapids…That’s 1…2 weeks…Right? I was told the only math I would need in broadcasting would be to count my millions of $$$.
  • I called it a squeeze, but Garfield was not breaking to the plate on the bunt single by Franklin Romero in game two.
  • Oh, and Romero is on twitter now, too.  @romerofjr
  • The Rattlers offense reminds me of the offense of the Badgers basketball team.  Deep threats all around.  But, Wow, they can go a long time without scoring.  In game one, Wisconsin scored five runs in the first two innings with a pair of two-run homers and an RBI single.  Then – after running into an out to end the second – 13 straight batters were retired.  In game two, Reggie Keen singled to start the inning.  That was the last hit of the game for Wisconsin.  Only a walk to Mike Walker with two out in the third broke kept Trevor Rosenthal from retiring the last 12 in a row.
  • It’s been a long day. Not complaining. Just stating a fact.

Game two highlights:

See you tomorrow!

1 Comment

Well, it’s better than getting swept in a double header…but the Rattlers should’ve done the sweeping yesterday.

Yes, the bullpen has been very…frustrating.

I was warming up a little and enjoying a beverage in The Lodge between games and thought I heard you say that George ran on his own there at the end of the first game. I can’t imagine Erickson would have been waving him to third when we’re down two with only one out in our last at bats? Have got to know the situation. Darn it!

Heading up north later this morning to my good buddy’s house to watch NFL Draft Festivus 2011 the next two nights. Looking forward to the last afternoon Saturday game on……Saturday.

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