Postgame Post (May 15, 2011)

The original dedication plaque of Riverview Stadium, now Alliant Energy Field.

LumberKings 11, Timber Rattlers 1
Boxscore | Game Story

  • And the end of the streak comes.  But, HEY! 2-1 on the road trip. Do that a few more times and that works pretty well.
  • Taijuan Walker was very good today with 11 strikeouts in 6-1/3 innings.  He is going to be very good in the future.
  • I was asked what I thought of Yadiel Rivera the other day.  Advanced defensively and Needs work Offensively was my response.  Today, he was charged with two errors.  One on a dropped popup that cost two runs.
  • Let’s see…what else…The Sun came out in about the 5th inning.
  • Bashara pitched well, but the defense and the bottom of the order did him in today.  It just snowballed after the leadoff walk and back-to-back-bunts in the third. He did a nice job just keeping that at three runs.
  • Carlton Tanabe, the number eight hitter in the lineup score four runs today for Clinton.  Robbie Anston, Clinton’s number nine batter, scored three runs.
  • The Rattlers hits today were two for Cody Hawn, one for Mike Walker, and one for Robbie Garvey.  All of them were sharp singles.
  • Brian Garman got into and out of trouble.  He pitches two days in a row and does not allow a run.  Better.
  • A much needed off day on Monday.
  • The challenge starts on Tuesday.  At home, there will be 5 games in three days with Beloit.  5 games in four days with Burlington.
  • Then, the road trip starts on May 24 with 4 games in three days in Peoria; 4 days in Kane County, 3 days in Bowling Green, and 3 days in Dayton.
  • Then, a much needed off day on June 6.
  • Speaking of days off, I am signing off from the bus right now.  Back in the morning or the afternoon or something.

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