Number 9

I’m just beginning to see, now I’m on my way. It doesn’t matter to me, chasing the clouds away. – The Moody Blues, Tuesday Afternoon

River Bandits 1
Timber Rattlers 9
Boxscore | Game Story

Nine runs on fifteen hits is a really nice day at the office.

Ryan Gibbard 80 pitches/50 strikes and one out shy of six shutout innings.  That’s two quality starts in a row for Timber Rattlers starters.  Brent Suter allowed two runs over six innings on Monday.  Gibbard allowed one run over six innings on Tuesday.

Tyrone Taylor fouled a pitch off his left knee in the third inning.  He left the game and Jose Sermo took over on the at bat.  I have no update on Taylor’s condition. …But he does:

Settle down, everybody.  He’ll be fine.  Let’s see your reaction when you foul a ball off your knee in 30° weather.

Sermo comes out of the first base coaching box and collects three hits, drives in a pair.  Look at the line drive he hits for the two-run double in the sixth inning in the highlights.

Mitch Haniger looks locked in.  He had three hits, including a double off the wall in center, and two more RBI.  You can see the interview I did with him for Timber Rattlers Field Pass on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel at 5pm today and throughout the next two weeks.  Good stuff.

How big was that Michael Reed two-run single in the sixth?  If he is retired on that play, the Rattlers would have let a bases loaded, no out situation go by without cashing in for more runs.  Their lead would have been 2-1 heading to the seventh inning and who knows where it goes from there.

Also, that Reed single was the first hit and first RBI for the Rattlers with the bases loaded this season.  Including the two at bats prior to Reed’s hit, Wisconsin had been 0-for-6 with four strikeouts.  One hit there and your chasing the clouds away.

Orlando Arcia made a leaping grab of a line drive in the top of the second inning to save a run.  He also had two hits for his second multi-hit game of the season.

NOW…Can we just get some good weather for the rest of the season?!?

Highlights:

A few photos:

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