Perfect Game Field
Rattlers 3, Kernels 2
Boxscore | Game Story
- In the words of one of my co-workers, “Nice!”
- Jimmy Nelson: 8IP, 4H, 2BB, 7K, 0R.
- In a statement that would drive Bob Gibson crazy – if I remember, October, 1964 correctly – it appeared that Nelson got stronger as the game went longer.
- He was still in the 90s with the fastball, but threw some very nice change ups for swinging strike threes late in the game.
- Plus, a nifty defensive play on a line drive back through the middle that he turned into a double play.
- Enjoy this one, @Jimmy_J_Nelson. Then, follow it up with another just like it in Beloit on the last day of this trip.
- No pressure.
- Cody Hawn CRUSHED that homer in the 7th. Click the picture up top . Hawn’s homer hit the scoreboard about ten feet above the 390′ foot sign.
- He’s got some pop.
- Weird. Heat Index of 103 and the kids from the South had good games tonight.
- Speaking of Heat Index of 103…Joey Paciorek! Welcome to catching!
- I asked if he weighed himself after the game, he said no. But, he will be drinking a lot of water tonight…and tomorrow morning…and tomorrow afternoon.
- Welcome back, @jasonrogers3000! He went 2-for-4 with a double. Looked good swinging the bat and made a nice running catch in left.
- Greg Holle made it interesting, but closed it down with a smart defensive play by Mike Brownstein.
- Here’s the deal: Two runs are already across the plate the bottom of the ninth and there is a runner at first with no outs. Ricky Alvarez sent a liner towards Brownstein that looked like it could be caught on a fly. The runner at first started back to the bag. Brownstein let the ball bounce and Wisconsin easily turned a double play to stop the rally in its tracks.
- By the way, Holle is 16-for-17 in save situations. The Rattlers franchise record is 19 (John Thompson – 19 in 1995)
- By the way, Nick Shaw drew a pair of walks to give him 51 this season. Shaw leads the MWL in walks.
- He will need to draw a lot more to get at the top of the Rattlers record book. Bo Robinson drew 108 in 1999.
- Two in a row…that’s a winning streak. Del Howell’s turn tomorrow.