Tater Tuesday: Marshall Hubbard – 2005

Welcome to Tater Tuesday on the blog. Each week I’ll take a look at home runs or – as the Great George Scott called them – taters. Usually, this will be home runs by a Timber Rattlers player.

Tater Tuesday has already looked at the team leader in home runs from the 2005 season with Mike Wilson’s entry.  But, another look at 2005 is worth it this week for left-handed slugger Marshall Hubbard’s 17 homers.

Marshall Hubbard as a Rattler in 2005.

Marshall Hubbard as a Rattler in 2005.

HR #1
Date: April 17
Opponent: Peoria Chiefs
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Chris Shaver
Inning: 4th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Peoria 4, Wisconsin 2
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Peoria 4

HR #2
Date: May 17
Opponent: Lansing Lugnuts
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kyle Yates
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 1, Lansing 0
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Lansing 0

HR #3
Date: May 17
Opponent: Lansing Lugnuts
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Jeremy Harper
Inning: 5th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 9, Lansing 2
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 10, Lansing 2
Note: Hubbard went 5-for-5 and drove in seven runs in this game.

HR #4
Date: May 25
Opponent: Kane County Cougars
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Ryan Webb
Inning: 1st
Outs: 2 outs
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 2, Kane County 0
Type: Two-Run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Kane County 0

HR #5
Date: May 27
Opponent: Swing of the Quad Cities
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Jeff Randazo
Inning: 7th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 8, Quad Cities 3
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 10, Quad Cities 5

HR #6
Date: June 2
Opponent: Cedar Rapids Kernels
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Nick Green
Inning: 4th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 1, Cedar Rapids 1
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 3, Cedar Rapids 1

HR #7
Date: June 11
Opponent: Cedar Rapids Kernels
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Fernando Rodriguez
Inning: 3rd
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Cedar Rapids 5, Wisconsin 2
Type: Two-Run
Score After Homer: Cedar Rapids 5, Wisconsin 4

HR #8
Date: June 15
Opponent: Clinton LumberKings
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kevin Altman
Inning: 5th
Outs:  1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 14, Clinton 1
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 16, Clinton 1

HR #9
Date: June 19
Opponent: Beloit Snappers
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kyle Waldrop
Inning: 1st
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 0, Beloit 0
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Beloit 0

HR #10
Date: June 19
Opponent: Beloit Snappers
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kyle Asleton
Inning: 5th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 6, Beloit 5
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 8, Beloit 5
Notes: This was the final game of the first half and the second two-homer game for Hubbard on the season.  Nine of Hubbard’s ten home runs were on the road in the first half of the season.

HR #11
Date: June 28
Opponent: Swing of the Quad Cities
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Brian Miller
Inning: 8th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 10, Quad Cities 2
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 11, Quad Cities 2

HR #12
Date: July 1
Opponent: Fort Wayne Wizards
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Vern Sterry
Inning: 5th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 3, Fort Wayne 3
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Fort Wayne 3

HR #13
Date: July 9
Opponent: Peoria Chiefs
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Grant Johnson
Inning: 5th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 4, Peoria 1
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 7, Peoria 1

HR #14
Date: July 30
Opponent: Beloit Snappers
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kyle Crist
Inning: 8th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Beloit 9, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Beloit 9, Wisconsin 1

HR #15
Date: August 2
Opponent: South Bend Silver Hawks
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Chris Kinsey
Inning: 4th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: South Bend 5, Wisconsin 2
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: South Bend 5, Wisconsin 4

HR #16
Date: August 31
Opponent: Dayton Dragons
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Jon George
Inning: 5th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 3, Dayton 2
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Dayton 2

HR #17
Date: September 1
Opponent: Dayton Dragons
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Joe Powers
Inning: 4th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Dayton 3, Wisconsin 2
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Dayton 3
Note: If you scan the type of homers that Hubbard hit in 2005, you’ll notice that he only hit three solo home runs.

If you ever needed proof as to how unfriendly Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium is to left-handed power hitters, I give you Marshall Hubbard’s 2005 season.

Hubbard hit 17 homers for the Timber Rattlers that season.  He had 15 on the road and just two at home.

Let’s take a look at his home/road splits for that season.

Home: 56 Games, 191 At Bats; .251/.368/.351; 2 HR, 26RBI
Road: 54 Games, 200 At Bats; .340/.405/.635; 15 HR, 51RBI

That is an odd split and it is unfortunate because Hub had a top five Timber Rattlers walk-up song of All-Time!  Hub is a Real American! Fights for the rights of every man!

Tater Tuesday Archives:
Wladimir Balentien – 2004

George Scott – 1975

Matt Hagen – 2003

Khris Davis – 2010

Ron Garth – 2006-2008

2012 Postseason Homers

David Ortiz – 1996

Mike Wilson – 2005

One Homer Rattlers – 2009-2013

One Homer Rattlers – 2000-2008

Juan Silvestre – 1999

Justin Leone – 2000

Shawn McCorkle – 2000

John Castellano – 2001

Sean Peless – 2002

Jon Nelson – 2003

Adam Jones – 2004

Hank Aaron – 1975-1976

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