Postdoubleheader Post – Games of June 20, 2014
Pre-doubleheader Interview with Bees Broadcaster Michael Broskowski:
Between Games Interview with Timber Rattlers Hitting Coach Chuckie Caufield:
The Rattlers won two games on Friday at Burlington. They were 2-7 at Burlington all of 2013.
Game 1 Starter:
Anthony Banda matched his career high for strikeouts in game as a professional as he picked up eight in five innings.
Game 2 Starter:
Zach Quintana on June 6: 1IP, 1H, 5R, 4BB, 0K …. no decision
Zach Quintana since 6/6: 8.1IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 8K …. two games and two wins
Game 1 Photos:
Game one ended on a foul pop behind first base. The runner at first must have lost track of the number of outs because he was running on contact. Cooper caught the ball behind first and the runners was 2/3 of the way to second base. There was an easy flip to Trevor Seidenberger covering at first to close out the game with a FF3, 3-1 double play.
Game 2 Photos:
A couple of things:
Looking for insurance in the ninth, manager Matt Erickson had runners at first and third with no outs. He pulled out the safety squeeze with Angel Ortega at the plate. This is probably the fifth or sixth time the Rattlers have successfully run that play and got the result they have wanted. It was also the second time I had a feeling that they would run that play.
It cannot be stopped!
Also of note, the Rattlers did not commit an error in either game.
One last note.
I passed a personal milestone after game number one was in the books. That was game number 2000 since I took over as the Timber Rattlers radio announcer from Tim McCord for the 2000 season.
I missed a few games in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 for hockey because I was the announcer for the Green Bay Gamblers and playoffs would get in the way of some of those early season games. But, I haven’t missed a game since early in the 2003 season and that streak is at 1,725 straight games after both games were completed on Friday.
It’s just a number…and calling 2000 games (or to be more accurate with the doubleheader in the books 2001 games) in the Midwest League game probably isn’t that big of a deal. But, it means…something. I just don’t know what that is. I do know that I’m not done yet.
Here’s to a great start to the second half.
Thank you listening.