Postgame thoughts (June 24, 2011)
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- The second walk-off win of the season is a great way to start the second half
- Remember earlier in the season when I compared the Rattlers offense to the offense of the Badger Basketball team?
- It happened again.
- Nothing from the Stang hit in the third to the double by Tyler Roberts in the eighth.
- Then, the lid came off
- Roberts took a little bit of a chance on the grounder to the left side after the double, but he made it.
- Mittelstaedt stays hot with an RBI single in the eighth. 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. He’s 12-for-23 since June 14.
- Once Walker got on in the ninth, you could sense the Rattlers had a great shot to win that game.
- Romero with a very nice stint as a pinch runner and a nice Dave Roberts impression.
- He steals second to get into scoring position and Dennis – with his Bill Meuller impression – singled Romero home with the tying run.
- Let’s go through the last few pitches of the final plate appearance for Roberts: On the 2-1 pitch, he chased a fastball up in his eyes; on the next pitch, he got just enough of an inside pitch to stay alive in the at bat. On the next pitch, Roberts lined a pitch to right (opposite field for those of you at home) for the game winning sac fly.
- Oh, and his double to right in the eighth…also to right.
- That doesn’t excuse the bad throw that let the River Bandits score their first run in the fifth inning…But, it sure makes up for it.
- Brooks Hall’s unofficial pitch count (82 pitches, 48 strikes) just looks weird. I thought that he was in the strike zone more than that, but, I triple checked my math…
- He got into trouble in the 6th when he walked Cody Stanley on four straight pitches and gave up a two-out, two-run double to Jonathan Rodriguez on a 3-1 pitch. That put the Rattlers down 3-1.
- There was a 92 a few times on the pitch speed indicator for Hall.
- There was a 96 a lot of times for Carlos Martinez, the Quad Cities Starter tonight.
- Kudos to Brian Garman! Three scoreless no hits, two walks, four strikeouts and the win.
- Here are a couple of interesting numbers: 2-49 & 2-19. Also: 13-29 & 15-9.
- In 2010, Wisconsin was 2-49 when trailing after eight innings. In 2011, Wisconsin is 2-19 when trailing after eight innings.
- In 2010, Wisconsin was 13-29 in one run games. In 2011, Wisconsin is 15-9 in one run games.
- To wrap this post up, Where’s Roberts?
- I just noticed…Greg Hopkins (#5)…Is that a jump for joy? I think it is.