Nick Shaw's bat patiently waits for him to recover from fouling a ball off his foot in Saturday's game at Cedar Rapids.
Kernels 6, Rattlers 5
Boxscore | Game Story
- Well, that was anti-climactic.
- Cody Hawn had three hits and two RBI tonight. The way that he has been hitting the ball lately, it looks like Hawn will have a big second half. He is 14-for-36 (.389) with seven RBI in his last nine games. A lot of those balls that weren’t falling earlier in the season are starting to find holes.
- For example, his RBI double in the third. It was a line drive to left-center. Kernels left fielder Justin Bass made a full out, parallel-to-the-ground dive for the ball. The ball went in and out of Bass’s glove and Hawn got a double.
- That’s two ejections for Dusty Rhodes this season. You can read about the call that set him off in the game story. All I will say is that I wouldn’t mind seeing the replay of that play and maybe send it in with response to the incident report.
- HEY! for Franklin Romero! scoring all the way from first on an errant pickoff throw to third. Frankie got a head start and the Kernels were in that “No Doubles Defense”, but he was flying around the bases.
- Judging by the way the team hung out in the dugout for a minute or two after the game ended, they did not know that Quad Cities won tonight to knock them out of the playoffs. A lot of guys just hung out on the rail and watched the Kernels celebrate the win.
- Every one on this team talked about making the playoffs as a goal. Making it in the first half would have been a bonus and a big one. To see this group of guys fall short, is tough to see.
- The great thing about the Midwest League schedule is that there are another 70 games to try to make that goal of the playoffs.
- It’s not going to be easy, and I have a feeling that there are going to be a few roster moves before the start of the second half on June 24, but the goal remains the same for this Timber Rattlers team in the second half
- Make the playoffs!
- Hopefully as the second half champion for a shot at Quad Cities in the first round. That would be fun.
- First, end the half strong on Sunday afternoon with Austin Ross on the hill.