Postgame Thoughts (July 14, 2011)

Sgt. Slaughter meets a HUGE fan before the Timber Ratlers game against the Whitecaps on Thursday night!


Timber Rattlers 2, Whitecaps 2
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  • What a fun night!
  • And I don’t mean just because the Rattlers won.
  • Maverick, you have permission to buzz the tower.
  • Rough third inning with a pair of two out walks, including one to force in a run that put the Rattlers behind 1-0.
  • By the way, that’s TEN straight games in which the opponents have scored first.
  • Put that third inning off to one side.  The other six innings are why Maverick has been a prospect.
  • In all, I only had him at 76 pitches through seven innings and he threw 51 strikes.
  • Keep going.
  • Adrian Rosario showed a few flashes of why the Orioles took a chance on him with the Rule 5 draft.
  • Yes, he got into trouble in the eighth.  But, he got out of it with some nasty stuff.
  • Velocity was good. Movement was better.
  • Dusty Rhodes got kicked out of the game in the third inning. Chad Stang was ruled out on a pickoff play.
  • Dusty disagreed.
  • The Rattlers lost three runners on the bases tonight. That will need to be cleaned up a bit.
  • The Dirtbag strikes again.  Three more hits and TJ Mittelstaedt bumps his average up to .326.
  • Cody Hawn with a pair of singles and he extends his hitting streak to 14 games.
  • That matches Scooter Gennett’s 14-game streak from last season as the longest of the Brewers Era for the Rattlers.
  • Jimmy Nelson gets the ball tomorrow.  Brooks Hall is being skipped this time through the rotation.
  • On a somewhat related note, something that has been in the works for awhile happened tonight without my knowledge
  • Timber Rattlers HOME GAMES are now available on MiLB.TV!!!
  • I wish I would have known. That way I could have altered my call a bit. Not much, but enough to synch up a bit with what is going out over the video feed.
  • There is a subscription price, but it is minimal for the rest of the season.
  • I guess that I can’t make stuff up anymore.
  • Enjoy the win and get ’em again tomorrow.
  • Speaking of fun!

Bonus video: Sgt. Slaughter sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

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