Postgame Thoughts (July 8, 2011)

Wiseguy: The greatest TV Show you've never heard of.


Kane County 6, Wisconsin 1
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  • Ever see Wiseguy? Great show, especially the first season.
  • There is a scene in the first episode in which Vinnie Terranova, an undercover federal agent, has just gained the confidence of Atlantic City mob boss Sony Steelgrave. Sonny, who was one of the most interesting characters on television in the 80’s, is explaining the facts about working for him to Vinnie: You mess up, you get dropped in a hole near the turnpike. Once a year we drive by and somebody says, ‘Hey, isn’t that the spot that we planted old Vinnie?’ You get what I’m talking about?
  • To paraphrase Sonny: I’d like to drop this game in a hole near 441. Once a year, I’ll drive by and say, ‘Hey, isn’t that the spot where we planted that game from July 8, 2011?’ You get what I’m talking about?
  • As long as it’s not like Goodfellas and I gotta go dig it up six months later.
  • Maverick Lasker looked frustrated in the fourth inning tonight.  There were several close pitches that were called balls. Then, with two out and none on in the inning, five straight Cougars reached base for three more runs.
  • There also appeared to be a bit of a discussion between Orlando Calixte and Lasker when the former was at second base and the latter had turned around to rub up the baseball.
  • The image that I most want to bury in a hole out on the turnpike is in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Hopkins sent a grouncer behind third.  Cheslor Cuthbert made a great play to make the stop, but I thought that Hopkins would beat the throw easily.  However – when I looked to first – Hopkins had rounded out into foul territory as if he was setting up to round first and go for second base.  By the time he was heading back to the bag, he was out by a couple of steps.
  • I am almost positive this will not happen again.
  • Adrian Rosario got in the game with two on and no outs in the fifth.  His first pitch was a wild pitch. His second pitch was a single that drove in two runs.  Kane County went up 6-0.
  • Mike Walker broke up the shutout with a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth.
  • Walker broke up a shutout with a two-out RBI double in the top of the ninth inning at Kane County on May 27.
  • Cody Hawn now owns a 9-game hitting streak.
  • Kane County is 38-46 this season.  The Rattlers are 46-39 this season.  Wisconsin is 4-7 against Kane County this season.
  • Here is a head-scratcher for you: The Rattlers are 2-6 in eight games at Time Warner Cable Field in the second half.  They have been outscored 55-36 in those eight games.
  • Three-game series at Quad Cities starts Saturday.  Wisconsin swept a three game set in the QC May 1-3.
  • Get on the bus and get ’em tomorrow.

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