Whether you get up – Postgame post for June 11, 2013

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. – Vince Lombardi

Adrian Williams streaks across the plate on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh.

Adrian Williams streaks across the plate on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh.

Wisconsin 4
Beloit 5
Boxscore | Game Story

The Timber Rattlers had 14 hits. All of them were singles. They scored four runs. That’s kind of amazing.

Parker Berberet with a 4-for-4 game.

Adam Giacalone with a 3-for-4 including a single in the top of the seventh off a tough lefty that drove in two runs for a 4-3 lead.  He took it right back up the middle.  Really nice at bat.

Michael Reed with a pair of hits. His on base streak has reached 31 games.

Victor Roache is hitless in his last 22 at bats.

Tyrone Taylor tagged his sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, but went hitless to see his hitting streak end at nine games. I will take the blame for this since Mark Concannon asked me for some notes about Taylor for the Brewers Broadcast on Tuesday night.

Three mistakes were costly for the Rattlers on Tuesday.  The two pickoffs to stop rallies and the error in the bottom of the seventh.

I have been doing some math involving the seven games of this season series between the Timber Rattlers and the Snappers.  All of the following numbers – except for errors (obv.) – are for the offense,

Batting Average: .291 (67-for-230)
Walks: 16
Home Runs: 0
Total Runs Scored: 24
Unearned Runs Scored: 2
2-out Runs Scored: 9
Strikeouts: 55
Errors: 8
Wins: 1

Batting Average: .252 (55-for-218)
Walks: 24
Home Runs: 7
Total Runs Scored: 34
Unearned Runs Scored: 11
2-out Runs Scored: 21
Strikeouts: 63
Errors: 1
Wins: 6

That seems an appropriate place to stop.

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