Postgame Thoughts (August 29, 2011)

Carlos Gomez at the plate...

Kernels 6, Timber Rattlers 4
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  • Well, shoot.
  • The results…eh…Kane County won tonight.  That puts them six games clear of the Rattlers with seven games left.
  • Let’s focus on a few other things tonight.
  • Nick Ramirez is stinging the baseball.  Tonight was the third time he has collected three doubles in a game.
  • That would be three times in the last four games for him to have three doubles in a game.
  • Cody Hawn is also ripping the baseball.  He had two sharp singles and a walk to move his average to .296.
  • Carlos Gomez denied Rolando Gomez a home run in the top of the fifth.
  • He raced back to the wall just to the right of the batter’s eye and leapt to get a glove on the ball.
  •  Gomez didn’t make the catch, but he brought it back into the park
  • Then, he turned it into an outfield assist when Rolando tried for a triple.
  • That’s 46 outfield assists this season for the Rattlers.
  • Gomez left the game after he grounded out in the seventh inning.  He went 1-for-4 with another stolen base, & the outfield assist.
  • Eric Arnett’s slider looked good again, but he missed the strike zone eight straight times in the fifth to first load the bases and then force in the tying run.
  • In the eighth, the Rattlers looked like they caught a huge break on the obstruction call in the eighth.
  • When the call stood, Kernels manager Brent Del Chiaro was ejected.  But it was during the argument that the production crew earned their salary for the homestand.
  • During the argument one of the quick thinkers began playing this clip from Billy Madison:
  • The crowd had one of their strongest reactions to anything that has been played by the production crew all season.
  • Speaking of the crowd: 5,295 on a Monday night.
  • The crowds have been awesome over the final homestand.
  • Come on out and say good bye to the home schedule on Tuesday night.

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