We remember our sufferings – Postgame post for July 26, 2013
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero also said something about Brevity being the best recommendation of speech….With that in mind.
Letting you know this up front, I made a mistake in the original game story. I originally wrote that three Clinton pitchers did not retired the side in order on the night. Tyler Pike did get a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the fifth. I tried to edit the story to reflect that change.
Wisconsin (1-for-9) and Clinton (1-for-14) combined to go 2-for-23 with runners in scoring position in the game. That’s amazing.
Parker Berberet has quietly put together a 10-game hitting streak. He is 11-for-35 during this streak.
Tyler Wagner threw 80 pitches. It was 40 strikes and 40 balls. He walked five and battled through 5-1/3 innings. He Tyler Wagner threw 80 pitches. It was 40 strikes and 40 balls. He walked five and battled through 5-1/3 innings. Wagner left with the bases loaded with one out in the sixth and the team down 1-0. Then, ….
Harvey Martin did a really nice job getting out of the sixth inning. Bases loaded with one out and he got back-to-back popouts to end the frame to keep the game a 1-0.
Chris McFarland nearly put the Rattlers back to even in the seventh inning. His line drive was slicing away from the right fielder, who made a sliding catch to keep Adrian Williams at second and Alfredo Rodriguez at first. It was nice to see him deliver the single to drive in Tyler Roberts in the bottom of the ninth to avoid the shutout.
Speaking of Adrian Williams. Check out the highlights for some stellar plays by Williams as the shortstop tonight. Tip of the cap to AW.
The Rattlers begin a three game series with the Burlington Bees on Saturday night. Both teams are 13-20 in the second half. Both teams trail Quad Cities for the top second half playoff spot by 5-1/2 games. Both teams trail Peoria for the second half wild card spot by four games. Clinton stands between the Rattlers and the two playoff teams.
Saturday’s Western Division Schedule:
Burlington (13-20) at Wisconsin (13-20)
Clinton (16-17) at Cedar Rapids (22-11)
Kane County (9-23) at Peoria (17-16)
Quad Cities (18-14) at Beloit (19-14)
That sets the stage for the weekend pretty well.
Friday’s highlights with some good defense: