Postgame Thoughts (August 18, 2011)

Five Man Electrical Infield (Click to enlarge)

Peoria 5, Wisconsin 4
Boxscore | Game Story

  • Another day, another shot of an unusual defensive alignment
  • That’s the second time in two years the Rattlers have gone to the 5-man infield.  It’s also the second time that it has worked.  Click here and scroll down to the 12th inning of this game at Community Field on July 3, 2010.
  • Cody Hawn hits a double to the same spot he singled in the first inning last night.
  • Hawn also with a stolen base.
  • Franklin Romero walked again. That’s FOUR!
  • Reggie Keen with an outfield assist, his 14th of the season.  It was the 43rd of the season for the Rattlers.
  • Weird bounce for Nick Ramirez in the eighth inning.  He hit a ball that was foul up the third base line.  It spun back fair…then, hit the lip of the grass to spin back foul.
  • Odd play by Arismendy Alcantara in the bottom of the seventh. He was the tying run at second base with one out and Richard Jones, Peoria’s RBI leader and a lefty, at the plate.  Alcantara tried to steal third.  Paciorek through him out easily, but the trail runner took second on the play.
  • Unfortunately, Jones singled away from the shift with a runner on second to send the tying run home.
  • The crazy thing about that game tonight was that the Rattlers had four hits and still had a chance to win it.
  • The other crazy thing is that opponents now have eight “walk-off” wins against the Timber Rattlers this season.
  • One other crazy thing….Rally vegetables:

Rally. Vegetables. Seriously.

  • Those are probably interns.  So, you want to start working baseball?
  • Clinton AND Kane County both won tonight.  The Rattlers are nine back of Kane County and six back of Clinton.  18 games left in the regular season.

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