Tuesday afternoon – Postgame post for August 6, 2013

Tuesday afternoon,
I’m just beginning to see, now I’m on my way
It doesn’t matter to me, chasing the clouds away. 
– Moody Blues

Hobbs Johnson gets out of a bases loaded jam in the 7th.

Hobbs Johnson gets out of a bases loaded jam in the 7th.

Beloit 5
Wisconsin 8
Boxscore | Game Story

There was no comeback hangover like last time.  The Timber Rattlers scored five in the ninth to win a game against Burlington on July 28, but lost 5-1 to the Bees on July 29.

The Rattlers scored five runs in the ninth inning on August 5 to beat Beloit and scored six runs in the first inning on August 6 to jump out to a big lead and hold on for their third win in a row.

Michael Reed now has a 12-game hitting streak after a 3-for-4 day (with two doubles, a walk, and three runs scored) on Tuesday.  He has raised his average to .311.  For now he has jumped from a tie for ninth into seventh place.  That’s just behind Brandon Drury (.314) and just ahead of Corey Seager (.309).

Your Victor Roache update. 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly for his 63rd RBI of the season, a strikeout, and two walks. 

Did you know….Tyler Roberts is hitting .289 in 25 games for the Rattlers this season?  His two run double gives him ten RBI this season.

Jorge Lopez with five solid innings.  The only negative was the home run by Renato Nunez, that included an epic batflip up the third base line.  But, he got out of a sticky situation in the first inning and pretty much cruised through the rest of his performance.

In the first game of the series against Beloit, the Rattlers committed three errors and took the loss.  In the last three games of the series with Beloit, the Rattlers committed a total of one error and won all three games.   The DEUCE you say, sir!?!?!

Long day. Short night. Hitting the road to Peoria on Wednesday morning.  This is a huge road trip for the Rattlers.  Get after it.

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