Absolutely ridiculous – Postgame post for August 5, 2013

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe

Ann Mollica Photo

This is Alfredo Rodriguez heading for home with the wining run. Is that a Matt Erickson fist pump? It sure looks like it

Beloit 5
Wisconsin 6
Boxscore | Game Story

I guess lightning DOES strike twice in the same place.

Look. I don’t know. I really don’t know.  How do you write about a game like tonight?

Let’s work our way forward with what happened before the game today.  And I’ll give you a headsup on some stuff to watch for on Brewers Live for the Fox Sports Wisconsin pregame show.

Sophia Minnaert was at the ballpark early today and did a series of interviews with:

  • Orlando Arcia
  • Tyrone Taylor
  • Lance Roenicke
  • Victor Roache
  • Matt Erickson

She said that they will be turning those interviews into some stories to air on the pregame show.   She also did an interview with Kate Geenen, who is in charge of the English class for the Spanish speaking players.  I’ll be looking forward to seeing how those pieces turn out for the broadcast.

Tyler Wagner and a GO:FO of 9:2 and mixed in four strikeouts.  He looked like he has most of the season.  Really good.  In the episode of Field Pass that is airing right now,  Wagner talks a bit about fielding his position.  He made some nice plays in the game to help himself out.  He also kept the pitch count down and did the whole “pitch to contact” thing.

Victor Roache. The homer in the ninth. By Grabthar’s hammer! It was an 0-1 curveball that he put into orbit.
 
KKRAAAAKKDOOOOHMM

I was talking with Austin Ross about Roache after batting practice and asked him, “How would you pitch him?” “I wouldn’t  give him a breaking ball. That’s for sure.”  Shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone.

Roache has one homer in each of the last three games.   He has six hits during a four game hitting streak those hits are: Three homers, a triple, a double, and a single. 

Still, that home run in the ninth was only one run and the Rattlers were down 5-2.  But, Wisconsin had Beloit right where they wanted them.  Just remember back to July 28, 2013.

Great to see Chris McFarland come through with a hit to keep the ninth inning going.  It was a bit of a roller coaster for McFarland on the night.  A great defensive play in the first, an RBI single in the fourth, an error that let the go ahead run score in the top of the eighth.  Then, the single in the ninth.  That ninth inning single led to…

Orlando Arcia watch the highlight and watch where he lines that double to right.  Remember, he just turned 19.

Teams that run and try to take the extra base on the opposing team talk about putting pressure on the defense.  That’s exactly what Alfredo Rodriguez did in the ninth after Reed’s single tied the game.  First, that ball barely made the outfield grass.  Second, Rodriguez saw third base uncovered and kept going.  The pitcher got over there, but the throw was off and since the catcher was covering home plate, there was no one to back up that wild throw.  Rodriguez scored and the Rattlers have won two straight. 

Sleep fast, Timber Rattlers. 12:05pm first pitch on Tuesday.
Pictures!

Photo by Jake

Look at how high Garrett Cooper gets in the background.

Photo by Ann Mollica

Elevation!

Storming the plate.

Storming the plate.

Look out, Mike Reed! There are some people looking for you.

Look out, Mike Reed! There are some people looking for you.

Photo by Jake

Bear Hug!

How in the hell did Arcia get there first?

How in the hell did Arcia get there first?

Ann Mollica photo

Easy! Easy! He just got off the DL!

Photo by Jake

Smiles, everyone. Smiles!

Highlights. Apologies for the blown call on the game-winning play:

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