Postgame Thoughts (August 31, 2011)

Home run #11 for Mittelstaedt

Bees 4, Wisconsin 1
Boxscore | Game Story

  • Brooks Hall reached 100 innings this season with his three innings tonight (100-1/3 to be exact)
  • Tough call on a play at the plate in the second inning.  If it goes the way the Rattlers saw it, Jason Rogers has an outfield assist and the game is 1-0 heading to the third.
  • But, it didn’t go the Rattlers way.
  • Dan Britt with three scoreless innings and Greg Holle with two scoreless innings out of the Rattlers bullpen.
  • For a team that is awful defensively (182 errors this season) Burlington made some slick plays tonight.
  • Both of the 4-6-3 double plays they turned in the game made me do a double take.
  • But, hey. They are going to the playoffs.
  • TJ Mittelstaedt appears to be finishing strong.
  • First, 13-for-27 during the just completed homestand to raise his average from .282 to .297.
  • Then, he goes 2-for-3 with a homer and a stolen base tonight.  He bumps his average up to .300 after this performance and matches his season high hitting streak of six games.
  • Not bad for a 44th round pick
  • Oh, AND the dirtbag stole his 28th base of the season.
  • This kind of snuck up on me.  Cody Hawn is now hitting .293 on the season.  He – like Mittelstaedt – is in the Top 10 in hitting for the Midwest League with five games left in the season.
  • Non-baseball but still minor league related note: The music guy in Burlington may have the most eclectic playlist in baseball.  This is one of the songs they play after games as fans leave Community Field:
  • I’ll need to keep track of their songs tomorrow night for the whole playlist so I can make a mix tape.
  • See, a mix tape is…
  • Oh,  tape is recording material that is stuck inside a cassette..
  • Cassettes are….
  • Oh, I’ll see you tomorrow.

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