November 2011

Stadium Snow Slideshow

The 2011 Holiday Ticket Packages are available from the ticket office.

There is some great merchandise to choose from when you order a package:

The Foxes zip up hoodie on the left is a particular favorite of mine.

Here is a direct link to the online ticket order form.

I promise not to do this too often between now and Opening Day, but here are some scenes from the stadium after the first snowfall of the season.


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Winter is coming

Winter is coming.

Taken at 10:15 on November 9.

The photo in this post was taken about an hour of this photo was uploaded to the Timber Rattlers facebook page.

Will update through the day.

And here is your update as of 2:20pm.

Accumulation. There's a funny looking word...accumulation.

A field photo for November 8

It’s raining in the Fox Cities today, consider this photo a baseline for the series of Time Warner Cable Field photos that will be taken between now and next April.

At least it is not snow.

The 2012 season is still a long way from here and the weather is only going to get worse.  However, I refuse to get mad about this annual event of weather deterioration. Instead, I am taking a page from mellow Charles Bronson…

Charles Bronson wearing a bandana. Your weather is

WWCBD when the season starts to turn from Fall to Winter? He would put on a bandana, calmly watch the weather, and wait.

THAT’S what Charles Bronson would do!

The week in the Fall/Winter Leagues

First the action in the Rising Stars Game (aka The Arizona Fall League All-Star Game).

Rising Stars West 11, Rising Stars East 2

Of note:
Nathan Adcock (’08): IP, H, R, HR, 0BB, 0K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
Jed Bradley: IP, 0H, 0R, 2K

Arizona Fall League Regular Season:

Peoria Javelinas:
Kentrail Davis (’10): 17 games, .316/.400/.474; HR, 7RBI, 4SB, CS
Scooter Gennett (’10): 14 games, .383/.448/.533; 2 HR, 9RBI
Adam Moore (’06): 11 games, .205/.326/.256; 0 HR, 6 RBI
Jed Bradley: 3 games; 0-0, 4.50ERA, 4IP, BB, 3K
Daniel Meadows (’09): 8 games; 0-0, 2.61ERA; 10.1IP, 5BB, 4K
Casey Medlen (’11): 6 games; 1-1, 3.86ERA; 9.1IP, 2BB, 11K
Cody Scarpetta (’09): 5 games, 4 starts; 0-3, 19.64ERA; 7.1IP, 13BB, 7K

Surprise Saguaros:
Nathan Adcock (’09): 4 games, 4 starts; 1-2, 5.65ERA, 14.1IP, 4 BB, 13K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): 8 games, 1-1, SAVE, 5.40ERA, 8.1IP, 5BB, 11K

Australia Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 3 games; .091/.091/.182

Perth Heat:
Jamie McOwen (’07): 3 games; .364/.462/.545

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 1 game, 1 start; 6.1IP, 2H, R, 0BB, 4K

Dominican Republic:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 6 games; 0-1, SAVE, 5.40ERA; 3.1IP, 4BB, 2K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 7 games; 2-0, 0.93ERA; 9.2IP; 3BB, 8K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 4 games, 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 10 games; .115/.207/.115

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 15 games; .362/.431/.793; 6 HR, 13 RBI
Wily Peralta (’09): 4 games, 4 starts; 0-2, 6.19ERA; 16IP, 7 BB, 11K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 3 games, 3 starts; 0-0, 2.13ERA; 12.2IP, 5BB, 13K

Tigres del Licey:
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .417/.462/.417
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 2 games; 1-for-4
Santo Manzanillo (’10): 1 game; 0-0, *.**ERA, 0.0IB, BB, 0K

Puerto Rico:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 1 game; IP, 0BB, 0K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Jeffrey Dominguez (’06): 3 games, 6-for-10, 2 HR, 2RBI

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 3 games, 3-for-8
Hiram Burgos (’10): 1 game, 1 start; 0-1, 11.57ERA; 2.1IP, 2BB, 0K
Josue Matos (’99): 1 game, 2IP, BB, 3K


Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 13 games, .091/.250/.152; HR, 5 RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 5 games, 4 starts; 2-2, 2.28ERA; 23.2IP, 9BB, 16K
Jose Escalona (’08): 7 games; 0-0, 7.71ERA; 4.2IP, 4BB, 0K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games; .143/.250/.143

Cardenales de Lara:
Alex Liddi (’08): 14 games; .136/.269/.250 HR, 4RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 21 games; .306/.370/.486; 3 HR, 10 RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; HR, 4RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 21 games; .243/.333/.419; 2 HR, 9 RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 6 games; 1-1, 2.25ERA; 8IP, 0BB, 5K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 4 games; .364/.500/.364; 0 HR, 4 RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 18 games; .180/..282/.328; 3HR, 8 RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Mike Fiers (’09): 3 games, 2 starts; 1-1, 2.25ERA; 12IP, 5BB, 8K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; HR, 2RBI
Bryan LaHair (’04): 18 games; .290/.402/.667; 7 HR, 14RBI

Bucci on Canada; McCalvy on the Dominican

A couple of links on a Thursday morning.

The first is from the Sarnia Observer up in Ontario.

Bucci recalls Canada’s incredible Pan Am gold

Canada came from behind to beat the U.S., 2-1, in the Pan Am final, scoring two late after trailing 1-0 for much of the game.

“It was tense,” said Bucci. “Every out, every strike our pitchers threw was so big.”

He adds the 5,000, or so, Mexican fans were cheering loudly for Canada — even though the Canadians had eliminated Mexico in the semis.

After throwing five shutout innings vs. Taipei in the World Cup, Bucci came up with a forearm strain and the Brewers instructed him not to pitch in the Pan Am Games.

He says his arm feels better now and he’s looking forward to pitching at the ‘AA’ level in 2012.

The second is Adam McCalvy’s blog post about the new Brewers Academy in the Dominican Republic.

 Sneak peek at the Brewers’ new Dominican academy

This new academy will provide the Brewers with all the necessary ingredients to allow their Latin players to take their baseball skills to a new level, putting them in a position to become a big league player some day,” Torres said in a statement provided by the Brewers. “From the meals to the fields, we take care of everything in between so the Brewers scouts and personnel can concentrate on their most important task, which is the development of these players.”

The move represents another step for the Brewers in re-establishing a base in Latin America. For more on that, and some additional photos, check later this morning.

Click that second headline for some pictures of the Academy.

Click this link for what I think of whenever I hear academy.

Arizona Fall League Report (Games of November 2)

Peoria 4, Salt River 2

Scooter Gennett (’10): 3-for-4, RUN, RBI
Kentrail Davis (’10): 1-for-4
Adam Moore (’06): 1-for-3, RUN

The game story from MLB has this little bit on Scooter’s day:

Javelinas leadoff man Scooter Gennett, the Brewers’ No. 4 prospect, and No. 9 hitter Ryan Jackson (Cardinals) each went 3-for-4. It was the second straight three-hit game for Gennett, who raised his average to .383, while Jackson struck out on four pitches in the eighth inning to fall a homer shy of the cycle.

AFL All-Stars

The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for their “Rising Stars” game.  The game will be held on November 5.  November 5 may have been here before they were done announcing the rosters on twitter.

Anyways, there are a few former Timber Rattlers who were named to the West squad.

Nathan Adcock, who is on twitter as @NathanAdcock47, and Jeremy Jeffress are both playing for Surprise in the AFL this fall and were announced as part of the team.

Jed Bradley is not an ex-Timber Rattlers player – but he is a 2011 Milwaukee Brewers first round draft pick.  He is also on the West squad.

As coincidence would have it all three of those pitchers, um, pitched in AFL games yesterday.

@Surprise 7, Mesa 5

Nathan Adcock (’08): 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): .2IP, 3H, 2R, ER, BB, 0K

@Scottsdale 6, Peoria 4

Scooter Gennett (’10): 3-for-4, RUN
Kentrail Davis (’10): 1-for-3, RUN, 3B, 2 RBI
Jed Bradley: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K

Arizona Report for 10/31/11

The Peoria Javelinas won 8-0 over Salt River on Monday afternoon.

Ex-Rattlers in action for Peoria:

Kentrail Davis (’10): 2-for-4, Run, SB
Daniel Meadows (’09): IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K

Peoria is at Scottsdale today.  Game time is 8:35pm CDT.

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