Why do we fall? Postgame post for May 27, 2013

Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up – Alfred in Batman Begins

Orlando Arcia is about to score the run that will put the Rattlers up 3-1 in the top of the 12th

Orlando Arcia is about to score the run that will put the Rattlers up 3-1 in the top of the 12th

Wisconsin 3
Peoria 4
FINAL – 12 INNINGS
Boxscore | Game Story

Austin Blaski with his fourth straight quality start. No strikeouts, but So what? He pitched well. Got out of the one jam that he was in during six innings and only walked two. He continues to pitch well.

He also picked off two runners…in the same inning. It was pretty impressive. His move may be close to a balk. He got called for a balk later in the game, but that’s just quick feet. It reminds me of David Goforth’s move from last year.

Clint Coulter took his walks (2 4-pitch walks) and hit the ball hard the other three times at the plate. His hit in the twelfth was a line drive through the right side of the infield. He also showed some speed going from first to third on the base hit to right by Orlando Arcia in that inning. Plus, he thrw out the one player who attempted to steal second on him.

There was nothing that he could do on wild pitch that moved the tying run into scoring position in the eighth inning. The pitch was very high and Coulter was lucky to get a glove on it.

The weather…First, it looked like a huge storm was going to hit the stadium around the start of the game (1:00pm). Then, we heard it was going to hit around 2:30. The rain started right around 2:25. I had the weather radar up on a tab in my browser. It looked like we just needed to get through the seventh inning, wait 30 minutes, and that would be that. BUT, it never rained hard enough for the game to be halted. Just enough to affect play.

Pardon my language but today’s weather and the game winning play were two of the damndest things I’ve see in a long time.

Nathan Baliva sent along the highlights of Monday’s game.

Of note in those highlights:

Look where Parker Berberet’s homer landed
Look at Swinson rob Clint Coulter of a home run
Look at Jose Sermo’s single in the top of the 12th and look at Arcia’s slide to the back of home plate.
*Sigh* Look at the last play. I still can’t believe that happened.

One of the damndest things I’ve ever seen.  Off to Beloit.

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