Postgame Thoughts (August 15, 2011)

Good mood! Brats! For Everyone!

Wisconsin 7, Quad Cities 5
Boxscore | Game Story

  • I wouldn’t characterize Miller as completely wild today.  Yes, there were some pitches that were well outside the strike zone, but several early pitches were borderline. That just built on itself.
  • It must be a thing with Miller and the River Bandits.  Two starts vs. QC: 6.2IP, 2H, 2R, 13BBs, 6 K.
  • Britt & Williams were workman-like in their relief outings.
  • Rosario wasn’t exactly Rosario the Ridiculous – meaning his stuff wasn’t ridiculous – in the eighth.  But, in the ninth,  you bet.
  • Speaking of ridiculous…check out the two defensive plays by the Rattlers at the end of the highlight reel.
  • Rattlers pitchers did the job today and stranded 12 Quad Cities runners in the game.
  • Meanwhile, the Rattlers went 3-for-6 with a runners in scoring position.
  • And one of those as at bats without a hit was an error that would have got a run home anyway.
  • Plus, TJ Mittelstaedt’s sacrifice fly got a run home, too.
  • Great to see Reggie Keen with solid contact and a key hit today.  He laced that triple in the fifth to put the Rattlers up 3-2.
  • Nice reaction by the Rattlers fans in the bottom of the eighth inning. Nick Ramirez sent a high fly to center, but Nick Longmire lost the ball in the Sun.  The ball looked like it was going to drop.  Then, out of nowhere — well, technically from way over in right field — Chris Edmondson flashes into the picture and makes a diving catch.  The fans gave a nice ovation to Edmondson for the catch.
  • The Rattlers wrap up the 18-game season series with the River Bandits 9-9.
  • I really can’t believe that there only seven home games left in the regular season.
  • Off day on Tuesday.  Then, it’s off to Peoria for three and Burlington for four games.
  • The scheduled Rattlers starting pitchers for the road trip*:
    WED: LHP Del Howell @PEO
    THU: RHP Jimmy Nelson @PEO
    FRI: RHP Eric Arnett @PEO
    SAT: RHP Brooks Hall @BUR
    SUN: RHP Matt Miller @BUR
    MON: LHP Del Howell @BUR
    TUE: RHP Jimmy Nelson @BUR
    *-Subject to change
  • Enjoy the highlights:

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