Four in a row – Postgame post for May 5, 2013

And when I breathed, my breath was lightning. – Black Elk

Ryan Gibbard strikes out Jeremy Rathjen to end the fifth inning on Sunday.

Ryan Gibbard strikes out Jeremy Rathjen to end the fifth inning on Sunday.

Timber Rattlers 5
Great Lakes 0
Boxscore | Game Story

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:

Same photo as the game story. It's just uncropped.

Same photo as the game story. It’s just uncropped.

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:

He hit is far is what I'm saying.

He hit is far is what I’m saying.

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:

Or on the lawn behind the Rattlers bullpen.

Or on the lawn behind the Rattlers bullpen.

 

THAT'S what happened to Carl.

THAT’S what happened to Carl.

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