Nine after 9 for April 25, 2012
- Tonight was the third walkoff victory in 11 home games for the Rattlers. In 70 home games during the 2011 season, Wisconsin had four walkoff wins.
- The last game-ending homer for the Rattlers was Mike Brownstein’s three- run homer on August 1, 2011 to beat Burlington in extra innings.
- Greg Hopkins is no stranger being mobbed by his teammates. On August 3, 2011, Hopkins drove in the winning run with a single to beat Clinton 2-1 in tenth inning.
- I’m not sure if it was a great move by Andy Moye or bad base running by Juan Silva, but…wow. Silva singles in the second, takes a big lead, Moye throws to first and Silva just got back. Silva takes a bigger lead. Moye throws over to first and looks like he picked Silva off. Silva is called safe. Silva takes a BIGGER LEAD – obviously thinking that there is no way that Moye will throw over again. Moye throws to first and Silva was out by a lot…I mean a lot.
- Speaking of a lot, Tyler Robers threw out Steve Selsky at second base on an attempted steal by…oh, in the name of Moe Berg, it was a lot. Country may be struggling to hit, but the kid has an arm.
- If you look at the highlights below, you’ll note that Yadiel Rivera was a few steps from third when the camera cut to home plate and I paused a bit in the call. That was when the left fielder – Silva – put both arms up and the base umpire raced out to the corner to see that the ball had either become stuck under the fence or rolled under the fence for a ground rule double. Rivera had to go back to third.
- Max Walla Watch: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 runs, BB. That’s three multi-hit games in his last five games
- Macias and Jason Rogers each had three hits with an RBI. Rogers also had a heads up base running play in the third after his RBI single. He noticed that nobody was covering second base and sprinted there to take the extra base on the Dragons.
- The relievers tonight were fortunate and good. Jacob Barnes gave up a couple of line drives in the 5th with runners at second and third. Fortunately, they were hit within easy reach of Rattlers fielders. Barnes gave up two hits, got a double play, and got into trouble with back-to-back walks in the eighth. But, Harvey came on and struck out Kyle Waldrop on a 3-2 pitch, a 91mph pitch on the inside corner that Waldrop took for strike three. Harvey struck out two more in the ninth, gave up a triple, and got the last out on a grounder to Hopkins at first.