May 2014

Postgame Post – May 31, 2014

Quad Cities 4
Wisconsin 3
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

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Postgame comments (Jon Feyen):

Matt Erickson:

Clint Coulter:

Steve Halcomb:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Timber Rattlers Highlights:

Proposal Highlights:

Some Pregame Interviews from earlier this week:
 
Michael Ratterree (5/28):

Taylor Brennan (5/30):

Lineup & Game Notes – May 31, 2014

Good to be back home! Great weather!

May 31 Ballpark

And a great crowd!

May 31 Grass Seats Only

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:15pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV
Television: MyNEW 32′s Sports Showdown - Pregame at 6:00pm

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 31 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Zach Quintana
River Bandits Starting Pitcher: Evan Grills

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:  RattlersGameNotes May 31 2014
River Bandits Game Notes: QC 2014-05-31 at WIS

Lineup & Game Notes – May 30, 2014

It’s a great day for baseball!  It’s a great day for the last game of a 9-game road trip!

May 30 ballpark
Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:15pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 30 lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Barrett Astin
Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher: Ethan Mildren

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 30 2014

Timber Rattlers Promotional Highlights for May 31-June 6.

Yes. Hank the Dog on Sunday!

JP Cadorin’s nice story on Clint Coulter and Chris McFarland that was taped – unfortunately – on the day at McFarland got hurt in a game:

Lineup & Game Notes – May 29, 2014

You can’t see them, but there are millions of gnats in this picture.  Most of them are hovering about head-height in the dugout and in the outfield.

May 29 Ballpark

It’s quite maddening. Quite! maddening.

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:15pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 29 lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Taylor Williams
Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher: Ryan Eades

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 29 2014

Game Notes & Lineup – May 28, 2014

Before putting today’s information on the blog, a quick visit to yesterday in Clinton.

Michael Ratterree mere moments after contact:

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The Grand Slam Highlight:

At home plate:

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Today, Cedar Rapids. Game Time 6:35pm:

May 28 Ballpark

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:15pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 28 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Preston Gainey
Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher: Aaron Slegers

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 28 2014

Game notes for May 27, 2014

The suspended game from Monday will restart at 5pm today.  A seven inning game will follow the conclusion of the suspended game.

May 27 ballpark

Hey, Ernie! What do you say?

Let's play 1-1/2 today!

Let’s play 1-1/2 today!

Exactly!

Here is the boxscore for the suspended game to catch you up to speed.

The game will restart in the top of the fourth inning with Steve Halcomb at first base and no outs.  Tristan Archer will take over for Zach Quintana in the bottom of the fourth.

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher (Game 2): Anthony Banda
LumberKings Starting Pitcher (Game 2): Eddie Campbell

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 27 2014

Lineup, Game Notes, and Transactions – May 26, 2014

Today’s game is at 2:00pm.  There is also a lot more to today than just baseball.  This is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Clinton, Iowa.  It located one block from Ashford University Field.

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Take a moment to remember the day before this game gets going today.

May 26 Ballpark

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 1:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 26 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Transactions:
Pitcher Mark Williams has been transferred to Brevard County (Florida State League)
Infielder David Denson has been transferred to Maryvale (Arizona League)
Outfielder Lance Roenicke has been placed on the Wisconsin Disabled List (retroactive to 5/23)

Pitcher Clint Terry has been transferred from Extended Spring Training to Wisconsin

Pitcher Zach Quintana has been activated from Wisconsin’s disabled list
Pitcher Tyler Spurlin has been activated from Wisconsin’s disabled list
Catcher Paul Eshleman has been activated from Wisconsin’s disabled list
Eshleman, Quintana, Spurlin, and Terry are all active for today’s game.

Wisconsin’s roster is now at 25 active players.

Timber Rattlers Roster: 5 26 2014 Timber Rattlers Roster

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Zach Quintana
LumberKings Starting Pitcher: Edwin Diaz

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 26 2014

Postgame Post – May 25, 2014

Wisconsin 3
Clinton 2
Boxscore | Game Story

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Final 2 outs of the game:

I don’t have a lot to add to the game story.  Just this…Did you know that four of the Timber Rattlers eight hits on Sunday were bunt singles?

And this…You can bunt three straight times and get run.

And this…Steve Halcomb tried to get a bunt down after the bunt singles by Francisco Castillo, Omar Garcia, and Johnny Davis.   He popped back to the mound.  That was four bunts in a row.  Just for kicks Clint Coulter should have dropped one down just to see what would happen.

BUNT TO WIN!

I mentioned this story on the air today. But, wanted to share it on the blog.


Conrad Gregor of Quad Cities hit a home run on Saturday to put the River Bandits in front of the Cedar Rapids Kernels.  That was just the start of the story.

Conrad Gregor’s first home run of the season was caught on the fly Saturday night by the happiest fan at Modern Woodmen Park.

As Gregor rounded the bases following a three-run blast which put Quad-Cities ahead to stay in its 5-2 Midwest League win over Cedar Rapids, the fan standing behind the wall in the right-center power alley pumped his arms in the air, proudly waving the ball for all in the crowd of 5,494 to see.

He had his reasons.

“That was my dad,’’ Gregor explained after the River Bandits finished off the three-game sweep of the Kernels.

Would’ve been better on Father’s Day….But, the Rattlers are in Quad Cities on Father’s Day…So…good thing it happened last night.

Lineup & Notes for May 25, 2014

A great day for baseball!

May 25 Ballpark

But, first a few things from last night:

5/24 Pregame interview with Matt Erickson (Discussing the David Denson injury and other things):

Pregame Photos:
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Rafael Neda Home Run:

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On to today with a 2:00pm first pitch:

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 1:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 25 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Barrett Astin
LumberKings Starting Pitcher: Lars Huijer

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 25 2014
Clinton LumberKings Game Notes: Clinton 5.25.14

PLAY BALL!

Lineup & Game Notes – May 24, 2014 (Miller Park Edition)

The roof is open…for now.  First pitch is 6:10pm.

May 24 Ballpark

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 5:50pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 24 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Tyler Alexander
Beloit Snappers Starting Pitcher: Ronald Herrera

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 24 2014

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