Postgame thoughts (June 11, 2011)

 

TinCaps 8, Rattlers 2
Boxscore | Game Story

 

  • Well…now it is a three-way tie for third in the Western Division.
  • Plus, Quad Cities lost tonight.
  • You absolutely correct and up-to-date Western Division Wild Card Standings
    QC   34-28 -
    WIS 32-30 2.0
    BEL 32-30 2.0
    PEO 32-30 2.0
  • The Rattlers, the Snappers, and the Chiefs have eight games left.  Quad Cities has seven games left.
    Rattlers: 1 v. FW; 4 @PEO, 3 @CR
    Snappers: 1 v. LC; 4 v. CR; 3 @BUR
    Chiefs:  1 v. SB, 4 v. WIS; 3 @QC
    Bandits: 1 v. GL; 3@CLN; 3 v. PEO
  • The game.
  • Cody Hawn needs one of these:

    Best. Episode. Ever.

  • Hawn may start getting some hits AND win an awesome pair of parachute pants.
  • This is why he needs one of those things.  Hawn scalded two baseballs tonight that turned into three outs. One in the first was liner headed to the corner in left. But, the Fort Wayne 3B made a leaping grab for the last out. The second in the sixth made me sick to my stomach.  Here is how I wrote it up in the game story:
    Nick Shaw singled to start Wisconsin’s half of the sixth. He was running on a pitch to Cody Hawn. Hawn drove the pitch to left field and it looked like extra bases. But, left fielder Luis Domoromo raced back and made a leaping catch on the warning track with his back to the infield. Shaw was halfway to third base when the ball was caught. He was easily doubled off first base.
  • I just talked about that play again with Jay, the official scorer. Neither of us can figure out how in the HELL Domoromo made that play.
  • So, please check The Breakfast Club Soundtrack album in your Ronco Record Vault and send the contents to Cody Hawn care of Time Warner Cable Field.
  • I know I probably read too many Dr. Strange comics growing up because I keep thinking of THIS GUY when I have to say Domoromo.
  • I also must have been paying attention when we studied Richard III, because Fort Wayne’s catcher is Cole Tyrell.  I wonder if he ever picked up the nickname gentle Tyrell in his life.
  • Circling back around to the first show referenced tonight, Andrew Werner was the starting pitcher tonight. He struck out eight in seven innings.  After each of them, I wished his name was Wernstrom so that I could say, “WERNSTROM!
  • I don’t know if you have been following this in the game notes for the last few days…BUT, Mike Walker drew two walks on Saturday.  Nick Shaw drew none.  Walker leads the team in walks with 39. Shaw is second with 37.
  • Speaking of Shaw: He had three more hits to move his batting average to .260.  Before the game on May 3, Shaw was hitting .119.
  • Greg Hopkins is now on an 11 game hitting streak (19-for-46).
  • The Timber Rattlers have committed nine errors in the last two games.
  • That was a downer. Can’t let it end there.
  • Here’s a few pictures from “Star Wars” Night

The Midwest Garrison of the 501st Legion takes a bow at the end of the game.

 

Every person in this picture knows that their lightsabers are not real. Every person in this picture wishes that their lightsabers WERE real.

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