Tater Tuesday – Chris Dennis (2009-2011)

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.

Chris Dennis as a Timber Rattler in 2011.

Chris Dennis as a Timber Rattler in 2011.

This week, a look at the home runs hit by Chris Dennis over the parts of three seasons he spent in the Midwest League.  He is second on the Timber Rattlers career homer list with 30.

2009
HR #1

Date: May 17
Opponent: Clinton LumberKings
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Walter Surie
Inning: 4th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Clinton 5, Wisconsin 3
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 6, Clinton 5

HR #2
Date: May 21
Opponent: Kane County Cougars
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Shawn Haviland
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Kane County 1, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 1, Kane County 1

HR #3
Date: May 27
Opponent: Dayton Dragons
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: JC Sulbaran
Inning: 3rd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Dayton 5, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Dayton 5, Wisconsin 1

HR #4
Date: May 27
Opponent: Dayton Dragons
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: JC Sulbaran
Inning: 5th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Dayton 5, Wisconsin 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Dayton 5, Wisconsin 2
Note: A multi-homer game for Dennis.  He played 38 games for the Timber Rattlers in 2009

2010
HR #5
Date: April 12
Opponent: Clinton LumberKings
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Taylor Stanton
Inning: 6th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Clinton 4, Wisconsin 1
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Clinton 4, Wisconsin 3

HR #6
Date: April 14
Opponent: Burlington Bees
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kelvin Herrera
Inning: 1st
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer:  Wisconsin 0, Burlington 0
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Burlington 0

HR #7
Date: April 18
Opponent: Quad Cities River Bandits
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Scott Schneider
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Quad Cities 0, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 1, Quad Cities 0

HR #8
Date: April 19
Opponent: Quad Cities River Bandits
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: LaCurtis Mayes
Inning: 6th
Outs: 2
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 7, Quad Cities 1
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 9, Quad Cities 1

HR #9
Date: May 19
Opponent: Peoria Chiefs
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Nick Struck
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Peoria 3, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Peoria 3, Wisconsin 1

HR #10
Date: May 30
Opponent: Cedar Rapids Kernels
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Stephen Locke
Inning: 4th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Cedar Rapids 0, Wisconsin 0
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 3, Cedar Rapids 0

HR #11
Date: June 26
Opponent: Burlington Bees
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Dusty Odenbach
Inning: 6th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 7, Burlington 0
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 10, Burlington 0

HR #12
Date: June 29
Opponent: Quad Cities River Bandits
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Jason Novak
Inning: 11th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Quad Cities 4, Wisconsin 3
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Quad Cities 4

HR #13
Date: July 1
Opponent: Burlington Bees
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Brandon Barrow
Inning: 7th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 4, Burlington 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Burlington 0

HR #14
Date: July 4
Opponent: Cedar Rapids Kernels
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Tyler Skaggs
Inning: 6th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Cedar Rapids 4, Wisconsin 3
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Cedar Rapids 4

HR #15
Date: July 17
Opponent: Great Lakes Loons
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Allen Webster
Inning: 3rd
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Great Lakes 4, Wisconsin 2
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Great Lakes 4

HR #16
Date: July 23
Opponent: West Michigan Whitecaps
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Richard Zumaya
Inning: 6th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 2, West Michigan 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 3, West Michigan 1
Notes: The game was started on July 22, but Dennis hit this home run on July 23.  The game had been suspended in the bottom of the fifth inning on the previous night.

HR #17
Date: July 26 (Game two of doubleheader)
Opponent: South Bend Silver Hawks
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Diogenes Rosario
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: South Bend 0, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 1, South Bend 0

HR #18
Date: August 9
Opponent: Clinton LumberKings
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Nick Czyz
Inning: 4th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Clinton 3, Wisconsin 1
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 4, Clinton 3

HR #19
Date: August 27
Opponent: Burlington Bees
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Matt Mitchell
Inning: 4th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 2, Burlington 1
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Burlington 1

HR #20
Date: August 31
Opponent: Kane County Cougars
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Aaron Larsen
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Kane County 0, Wisconsin 0
Type: Two-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Kane County 0

HR #21
Date: September 4
Opponent: Kane County Cougars
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Kenny Smalley
Inning: 9th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Kane County 6, Wisconsin 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Kane County 6, Wisconsin 2

HR #22
Date: September 6
Opponent: Kane County Cougars
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Bo Schultz
Inning: 8th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 6, Kane County 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 7, Kane County 0

2011
HR #23
Date: May 2
Opponent: Quad Cities River Bandits
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Zach Russell
Inning: 1st
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 2, Quad Cities 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities 0
Notes: This homer followed a two-run homer by Mike Walker.  Also, this was the first at bat as a Timber Rattler in the 2011 season for Dennis.

HR #24
Date: May 11
Opponent: Cedar Rapids Kernels
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Justin LaTempa
Inning: 5th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Cedar Rapids 3, Wisconsin 1
Type: Grand Slam
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Cedar Rapids 3

HR #25
Date: May 18 (Game one of doubleheader)
Opponent: Beloit Snappers
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: BJ Hermsen
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Beloit 0, Wisconsin 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 1, Beloit 0

HR #26
Date: June 2
Opponent: Bowling Green Hot Rods
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Omar Bencomo
Inning: 7th
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 5, Bowling Green 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 6, Bowling Green 0

HR #27
Date: June 8
Opponent: Lake County Captains
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Dale Dickerson
Inning: 8th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 13, Lake County 2
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 14, Lake County 2

HR #28
Date: June 15 (Game two of doubleheader)
Opponent: Peoria Chiefs
Home or Away: Road
Opposing Pitcher: Camerson Greathouse
Inning: 1st
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 2, Peoria 0
Type: Three-run
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 5, Peoria 0

HR #29
Date: June 17
Opponent: Cedar Rapids Kernels
Home or Away: Away
Opposing Pitcher: Baudilio Lopez
Inning: 2nd
Outs: 0
Score Before Homer: Wisconsin 1, Cedar Rapids 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Wisconsin 2, Cedar Rapids 0

HR #30
Date: June 25
Opponent: Quad Cities River Bandits
Home or Away: Home
Opposing Pitcher: Angel DeJesus
Inning: 6th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: Quad Cities 3, Wisconsin 1
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: Quad Cities 3, Wisconsin 2

BONUS TATER (2011 All-Star Game)

Date: June 21
Opponent: MWL Eastern Division
Home or Away: Modern Woodmen Park, Quad Cities
Opposing Pitcher: Daniel Corcino (Dayton Dragons)
Inning: 4th
Outs: 1
Score Before Homer: East All-Stars 0, West All-Stars 0
Type: Solo
Score After Homer: West All-Stars 1, East All-Stars 0

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

Marshall Hubbard (2005)

Joe Dunigan (2008)

Brock Kjeldgaard (2009)

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