It goes on – Postgame post for August 29, 2013
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost
The way I figure it – after tonight – Clinton’s magic number is 2. If the Rattlers go 4-0 over the last four games, they will be 34-36. If Clinton goes 2-2 over their last four games, they will be 34-36. Tie-breaker goes to Clinton.
There were so many chances for both teams. The Rattlers couldn’t get the big hit. The Bandits kept hitting into double plays…six of them to be exact.
Both teams had ten hits. A big difference: Quad Cities was 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The Rattlers were 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Back to the double plays. They ranged from routine to spectacular to ridiculous. In order:
3-6-3 double play with Berberet making a strong throw and tap dance at first on the return throw
4-6-3 double play on a runner’s interference call
6-4-3 double play with Arcia going to his back hand and Rodriguez hanging in there to make the turn
Strike-him out/Throw-him out double play with another strong, on target throw by Houle to second base.
7-6-3 double play on a fine running catch by Roache in left and the runner forgetting how many outs there were
3-unassisted double play with Berberet snagging a liner and stepping on first.
Mike Garza with his second 4-hit game of the season.
Michael Reed with his second 3-walk game of the homestand.
Alfredo Rodriguez with two more hits in the leadoff spot.
And…it’s been a long day. One more home game in the season and then it’s off to Burlington. Let’s see what happens.