Insane on proper occasions – Postgame Post for June 29, 2013

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. – Henry Ward Beecher

Chris McFarland scores the winning run on Saturday.

Chris McFarland scores the winning run on Saturday.

Another photo? Sure. Jorge Lopez was coaching first base. That’s why he’s wearing a helmet and coming into the celebration from first base.

Go crazy, Rattlers.

Go crazy, Rattlers.

I think Tyler Wagner is trying to suplex Orlando Arcia in this photo.  I think.

This was just about what was going on in my head after Saturday's game.

This was just about what was going on in my head after Saturday’s game.

Kane County 9
Wisconsin 10
FINAL – 11 Innings
Boxscore | Game Story

I really don’t know what I can add to the game story and the highlights.  Plus, that game was crazy.  But, I’ll give it a shot.

Preston Gainey made the longest start of his professional career with his 6-1/3 innings on Saturday night.  He scattered nine hits…Well, that’s not exactly true.  He gave up three hits in the first inning and didn’t allow a run; two hits in the third with only one run scored against him; and three hits in the seventh inning.  That would be a burst of hits.

The KEY for Gainey on Saturday night was his control.  He walked one batter.  ONE. Well done.

In the bottom of the third inning, Orlando Arcia got a 2-0 pitch in a spot where he could drive it…Look at the highlights to see where he drove it for his 3-run double.

Chris McFarland is starting to come around.  He was hitting .234 after the first half.  He is 7-for-18 in the second half to bump his average up to .250.  Really, really nice game for him on Saturday with two hits, two RBI, three runs scored, and a walk.  His error in the field came as he tried to field a grounder off the bat of Dan Vogelbach as he was positioned like this:

That's him in short right field.

That’s him in short right field.

Tyrone Taylor’s hitting streak almost came to an end on Saturday.  He was 0-for-3 heading into his plate appearance in the eighth.  Then, he got hit by a pitch.  The Rattlers were up 6-3 so it looked like he wouldn’t get a chance to hit again.  Then, he got a chance to hit again.  He singled to left to drive in the tying run.  Streak moves to lucky 13!

If you would like some quotes from Gainey, McFarland, and manager Matt Erickson about Saturday’s game, head over to this post on Brew Crew Ball. Kyle has some good stuff in there…stuff like:

“I actually told [McFarland] today before the game I like the way his body language is,” Erickson said. “He looks like he’s a little more confident than he was a month, a month and a half ago. It was good to see him get good at bats today. He took a good batting practice today, I liked the way he went about his preparation and ground balls. So a lot of times if your preparation is good your games are good, and hopefully he can continue to get that kind of feeling on a daily basis.”

We’ll see you tomorrow afternoon!

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