Lineup and game notes – April 7, 2013

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (2-1) and the Peoria Chiefs (1-2) conclude their four-game series today at 2:00 pm CDT.  This post will help you get ready for the game.  This link will help you realize that spring is on the way….somewhere.  What I am trying to say is that it’s really, really nice in Peoria today.

Reminder:  The Timber Rattlers open up a seven-game homestand on Monday.  Game time against the Cedar Rapids Kernels is 6:35pm.  Here is a little something to lets you know what will be happening during the  first seven games at the renovated Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

You may tune in for today’s broadcast a few different ways:

In the listening area, dial around to AM1280, WNAM.  This is one of the internet links to listen to the game.   WNAM is also available on IHeartRadio as a website and as an app for your smart phone.

Running the steps in Peoria before Sunday's game.

Running the steps in Peoria before Sunday’s game.

April 7 in Timber Rattlers History:

1995 – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers play their first official game under that name.  Wisconsin opens the 1995 season with a 6-0 loss to the Peoria Chiefs at Meinen Field at Pete Vonachen Stadium.

1996 - The Rattlers lose to the West Michigan Whitecaps at home.

1997 - The Rattlers game at West Michigan is postponed by cold.

2000 - The Timber Rattlers game at Beloit is postponed by rain.

2001 - The Timber Rattlers are swept in a doubleheader at Beloit.  The Snappers win game one 2-1 and game two 16-13.

2002 - The Timber Rattlers home opener against the Burlington Bees is postponed by snow.

2003 - The Timber Rattlers were scheduled to face Clinton at home.  But, due to the field conditions after four days of snow and cold that forced the postponement of an entire series with Beloit, the Rattlers and LumberKings move an off day from April 10 to April 7.

2005 - The Timber Rattlers open the season with a 3-1 win over Peoria.  Mark Lowe pitches six scoreless innings and Matt Tuiasosopo drives in a pair of runs for Wisconsin.

2006 – The Rattlers lose 3-0 to the Chiefs at home.

2007 - The game between the Rattlers and Chiefs is postponed by cold and snow.

2011 - The Timber Rattlers open their season with a 9-3 win over the Kane County Cougars at home.  Nick Shaw homers and Austin Ross allows one run over six innings for the Rattlers.

2012 – The Timber Rattlers beat the Cedar Rapids Kernels 7-6 at home.  The Kernels scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 6-3 lead.  Wisconsin scored four times in the bottom of the ninth for their first walkoff win of the year.  Chadwin Stang drove in a run with a double to start the rally.  Ben McMahan tied the game with a two-run single.  Parker Berberet knocked in the winning run for the Rattlers.

April 7, 2013:
Timber Rattlers Starting Lineup:

Tyrone Taylor – CF
Orlando Arcia – SS
Mitch Haniger – RF
Parker Berberet – 1B
Clint Coulter – DH
Mike Garza – 3B
Chris McFarland – 2B
Brent Dean – C
Michael Reed – LF

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Jorge Lopez
Peoria Starting Pitcher:  Kyle Helisek

Click here for the Today’s Game Notes:
RattlersGameNotesApril72013

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