Four in a row – Postgame post for May 5, 2013
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning. – Black Elk
This was the baseball’s reaction to being hit out of the park by Victor Roache in the first inning:
Roache went opposite field. Here’s the home run as it was leaving the yard:
The ball landed beyond the Big E’s Sports Grill sign…around that second railing on the walkway. The sign is around 377′ from home plate. Here’s a better look at the sign with the walkways:
IF MiLB.com puts the highlight up as a on the main page, I’ll share it…it may be a day or two before it goes up on the site, but it’s all good.
Tyrone Taylor hit the ball really, really hard in the second inning. I thought it was a hit. How that got changed to an error is…I’m not going to say anymore. It’s just going to get me in trouble.
I didn’t put this in the game notes, but I made a point to put it on Twitter before the game today: Not in the Notes: In 1st 4 games of this trip, @TimberRattlers drew 29 walks. They face Lindsey Caughel today: 0BB & 20K in 21IP in 2013.
There were two outs and none on in the top of the first inning, when Mitch Haniger drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch right before the home run by Roache. There were two outs and none on in the top of the second inning, when Alfredo Rodriguez drew a walk on a 3-1 pitch.
Total number of walks for the Rattlers today were three. They have 32 walks in the first five games of this road trip. Oh, and they are 4-1 on this trip with one game left.
Ryan Gibbard. I had him at 79 pitches with 54 strikes. He took that early lead and ran with it.
The in stadium pitch speed display had Jorge Lopez reach 94 a couple of times. He was consistently at 91-92 and he three strikes. The only thing that went wrong for him today was the last out of the bottom of the eighth inning. There was a runner at second with two outs and Corey Seager hit a hard one-hopper back to the mound. Lopez turned and threw to third. Fortunately, Alfredo Rodriguez tagged out Seager in a rundown. Lopez yelled into his glove as he walked off the field….I think it was “Darn it!”
Monday’s game starts at 9:35am CDT. That’s a 10:35am start time here in the eastern time zone. The bus leaves 2-1/2 hours before the game tomorrow. Tune in for some baseball for your coffee break.
Maybe pull up a seat on the lawn outside of work: