Welcome to October and the official start of off-season posting on Rattler Radio.
The Major League Playoffs are set to begin with the Wild Card Games with Baltimore at Toronto on Tuesday and San Francisco at New York on Wednesday.
The other teams involved are Boston, Cleveland, and Texas in the American League and Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington in the National League.
I’ll be doing a more complete recap of Rattler Alumni and where they played this season throughout the rest of the week, but for now, here are the Alumni on the active rosters of the playoff teams after Sunday. Reminder, some of these players may not be active for the playoffs.
New York Mets (3):
Washington Nationals (1):
Chicago Cubs (0)
Los Angeles Dodgers (0)
San Francisco Giants (0)
Texas Rangers (4 + 1):
Brad Holman (Bullpen Coach)
Baltimore Orioles (2):
Toronto Blue Jays (2):
Cleveland Indians (1 + 1):
Scott Atchison (Major League Advance Coach & Special Assistant)
Boston Red Sox (1):
Okay…which team are you pulling for this Postseason?
Here is this week’s podcast. Kyle Lobner and I discuss the latest Frosty Microbrew, which is about Milwaukee’s September callups who are also former Timber Rattlers. There is also some talk about the 2016 Timber Rattlers season, Jose Fernandez, Vin Scully, and the 2016 MLB Playoff pictures.
Welcome to the offseason. The 2016 season came to an end in Cedar Rapids and I took a little time away from the blog. Regular posting will start again soon with some fun new features along with a few old ones that will be returning.
One of the returning features will be the Podcast and the first guest is Wisconsin Timber Rattlers manager Matt Erickson.
Matt and I sat down for over an hour last Friday to recap the season, talk about a lot of the players that played for Wisconsin this season, his plans for the offseason, the upcoming instructional leagues, and his future.
Play Ball! Game Two is in Cedar Rapids tonight. Game time is 6:35pm! Sunshine with no rain!
Matt Erickson (Kyle & Tim):
Luis Aviles 2-RBI 2B in B-5th: + .147
Travis Blankenhorn RBI 2B in T-6th: – .138
Max McDowell 2B in B-5th: + .126
JJ Fernandez RBI 2B in T-6th: – .099
Zander Wiel 3B in T-2nd: .096
Top Timber Rattlers (Win Shares):
Luis Aviles: + .176
Max McDowell: + .104
The rain is gone…for now. Game One of the series with Cedar Rapids is set for tonight! Game time is 6:35pm!
RHP Marcos Diplan transferred to Wisconsin from Brevard County
RHP Jordan Yamamoto activated from Temporary Inactive List
LHP Jake Drossner transferred to AZL Brewers
RHP Matt Smith transferred to AZL Brewers
Playoff Roster: 9-07-2016-timber-rattlers-roster
WIS: RattlersGameNotes September 5 2016
Game One of the series with the Kernels is Wednesday at 6:35pm at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. That pitching match-up is Jordan Yamamoto vs. Lachlan Wells. They faced each other on September 1. Here’s how that turned out last time.
Another GREAT DAY for Timber Rattlers baseball! Game time in Beloit is 2:00pm.
WIS: RattlersGameNotes September 4 2016
The final weekend of the regular season starts tonight in Beloit. Game time is 7:00pm.
WIS: RattlersGameNotes September 3 2016
INF Juan Ortiz placed on Disabled List retroactive to September 1
OF Corey Ray transferred from Brevard County to Wisconsin
Updated Roster: 9 03 2016 Timber Rattlers Roster
Postgame Interviews (Thank you, Kyle Lobner):
Win Probability Chart:
Nelson Molina 2-out RBI 3B in T-16th: – .405
Jake Gatewood 2-RBI 2B in B-5th: + .207
Zander Wiel 2-run HR in T-4th: – .178
Troy Stokes, Jr. 2B in B-10th: + .174
Isan Diaz K in B-11th: – .174
Top Rattlers (Win Shares):
Alex Farina: + .411
Nate Griep: + .274
Quintin Torres-Costa: + .197