Postgame Thoughts (August 28, 2011)

Keep your eyes on the middle infielders...

Timber Rattlers 11, Kernels 1
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  • Wheeeeeeeeee!  Oh…no one says Wheeeeeeee!!
  • The Rattlers offense is on a roll.  They have scored 42 runs on 53 hits during their current four game winning streak.
  • Another big inning for the Rattlers.  Wisconsin scored six runs and sent 10 men to the plate in the bottom of the first inning.
  • Cody Hawn with three more hits and three more runs
  • Jason Rogers with three more hits and three more RBI
  • Nick Ramirez with two more doubles
  • This is what .500 for the season looks like!
  • Carlos Gomez had a pair of hits and a stolen base and two runs.  He will play seven innings tomorrow.
  • Remember yesterday when I mention how hard it is to move the team batting average this late in the season?
  • Yeah. Up another point today.  The Rattlers are up to .253 as a team in 2011.
  • When the Rattlers lost to Kane County on August 24, their team batting average was at .249
  • During the four game winning streak, which features the offensive onslaught of the last three days, the Rattlers have raised their average four points.
  • Do you have any idea how difficult that is?
  • Not that he needed all 11 runs, but Jimmy Nelson was on his game on Sunday. No walks, seven strikeouts, seven innings. Broke off some very nice breaking balls and velocity reached 94 a couple of times.
  • And he is now at 140-1/3 innings pitched with an 8-8 record.
  • Nelson’s second half: 6-2 in 13 starts. 78IP, 30 BB, 72 Ks
  • Looking good.
  • From the “That didn’t last long” department: On Saturday, the Timber Rattlers had five doubles to set a season high in a single game.  On Sunday, the Rattlers had six doubles to set another single game high this season.
  • Again from the “That didn’t last long” department: On Saturday, the Rattlers drew 6,407 to the game to set a single game high for attendance this season at home.  On Sunday, the Rattlers drew 6,506 to set a new single game high for attendance at home this season.
  • MY GOD! What a catch by Franklin Romero, Jr in the 8th inning!  I wish that the highlight computer was working again.  Because I think that there would be a new #1 on the defensive plays of the year.
  • Scoreless innings from STOSH! and Rosario on Sunday.
  • PS. Kane County lost their fourth in a row.  Beloit lost again, too.  The Rattlers are all by themselves in 4th place.  They trail Kane County by five games….with eight to play.
  • Might as well jump!



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