Good morning from Burlington! Game time today is 11:30am.
Outfielder Troy Stokes, Jr. placed on Disabled List
Outfielder Elvis Rubio transferred from Helena to Wisconsin
Monday with Burlington Announcer Michael Broskowski:
Tuesday with Wisconsin Pitching Coach Gary Lucas:
Today’s Game Notes:
WIS: RattlersGameNotes April 13 2016
Updated Wisconsin Roster: 4 13 2016 Timber Rattlers Roster
A little windy here in Burlington. But, the Sun is out and we have baseball tonight!
WIS: RattlersGameNotes April 11 2016
Carlos Belonis (with Isan Diaz as translator):
Troy Stokes, Jr.:
WPA Chart for Game #1:
Top Plays Game #1:
Tucker Neuhaus 3-run double in 3rd: + .207
Chavez single & E5: – .169
Troy Stokes double in 3rd: + .133
Perrin strikes out Higley in 5th: + .093
Top Rattlers Performers WPA Game #1:
Troy Stokes – 0.246
Tucker Neuhaus – 0.157
David Lucroy – 0.148
Jon Perrin – 0.134
WPA Chart for Game #2:
Top Plays Game #2:
Iriart hits 3-run homer in 4th: – .301
Beloit turns 6-4-3 double play in 6th: – .208
5-3 grounder to end game: – .143
Gilbert lines into double play in 3rd: + .121
Isan Diaz single in 6th: + .110
Top Rattlers Performers WPA Game #2:
David Burkhalter 0.181
Carlos Belonis – 0.177
Monte Harrison – 0.102
HOME OPENER! The field is in great condition!
WIS: RattlersGameNotes April 10 2016
*-The notes reflect the original game two starter for Beloit (Angel Duno). The game two starter for them was switched after the notes were set. Rattler Radio apologizes for any inconvenience.
HEY, ERNIE! What do you say?
Saturday’s Home Opener against the Beloit Snappers has been postponed. But it was not postponed due to lack of effort by the Timber Rattlers front office.
Pretty much everyone – except me – was at the stadium until 10:00pm on Friday night doing battle with the elements. I received pictures via text to show me their attempts to clear the snow up here as I was watching the Timber Rattlers and Snappers play in some ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS conditions in Beloit. At least I was inside…They were out there.
The team bus pulled into the parking lot at the stadium at 2:00am this morning and I am pretty sure that I saw the grounds crew just leaving at that time.
Additionally, while they were shoveling away here, they had the Timber Rattlers game on the PA system to listen to me call the game. So they had it bad that way, too.
Don’t tell them I said it, but I work with the best front office in baseball.
Here are those photos courtesy of Rob, Jay, Ann, and Hilary:
This is what the field looked like this morning:
A look at some of the chaos that goes into a broadcast in Beloit:
I will get to Friday’s information in a moment. First, here is last night’s pregame interview with Matt Erickson:
And here is the Win Probability Chart from Thursday. Remember, on the road UP is BAD for the Rattlers.
WIS: RattlersGameNotes April 8 2016
Welcome to 2016, Timber Rattlers fans!
Tonight’s game starts at 6:30pm CDT
Here is your Opening Night Lineup:
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The following three players have been transferred to the roster of the Helena Brewers
Pitcher Christian Trent
Catcher Natanael Mejia
Outfielder Elvis Rubio
2016 OPENING DAY ROSTER: 4 7 2016 Timber Rattlers Roster
The release is over on the main website. The breakdown looks like this:
PITCHERS (14): David Burkhalter, Miguel Diaz, Marcos Diplan, Jake Drossner, Nathan Griep, Scott Grist, Conor Harber, David Lucroy, Drake Owenby, Freddy Peralta, Jon Perrin, Quintin Torres-Costa, Christian Trent, and Jordan Yamamoto.
INFIELDERS (6): Luis Aviles, Isan Diaz, Jake Gatewood, Sthervin Matos, Tucker Neuhaus, and Alan Sharkey.
OUTFIELDERS (5): Carlos Belonis, David Denson, Monte Harrison, Elvis Rubio, and Troy Stokes
CATCHERS (3): Mitch Ghelfi, Max McDowell, Natanael Mejia
There will be three roster moves before Thursday to get down to the 25-player limit.
This roster finds five players that have been placed on MLB Pipeline’s list of the Top 30 Prospects in the Brewers organization. These top Milwaukee prospects are: Harrison (#11), Gatewood (#12), Isan Diaz (#16), Diplan (#24), and Miguel Diaz (#27).
This is a PDF of the Timber Rattlers roster: 4 4 2016 Timber Rattlers Roster
The main story on the “Pretty Close” Timber Rattlers Opening Day roster and the 5-inning game between the Timber Rattlers and the Brevard County Manatees is over at the main website.
Here is the full postgame interview with Matt Erickson.
The Timber Rattlers infield was shifting against Clint Coulter today. If you look at this photo, there are not four infielders on the third base side of second. There would be three infielders on the field and Field Coordinator Charlie Green as an on-field coach. Click for the full image.
Here is a tweet of the game-ending 6-4-3 double play.
— Chris Mehring (@CMehring) March 30, 2016