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Reminders – September 16, 2014

The Pick-A-Seat event will be one week from today.  It will be held from 4pm to 9pm at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  There is a Rummage Sale, too.

Here is the 2015 Timber Rattlers schedule:  2015 Timber Rattlers Schedule

In case you missed it, here is Clint Coulter on Fox Sports Wisconsin from the September 13 game at Miller Park.  There is some news in there:

As mentioned, Coulter will be participating in the advanced instructional league.  @BrewersPD has the Brewers minor league players that will be participating:

 

@BrewersPD also had the players that will be in the Brewers Instructional League:

There is one more MiLB game left in the season. The Triple-A Championship Game is being held tonight at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina. International League Champion Pawtucket will face Pacific Coast League Champion Omaha. The game will be shown on NBC Sports Network starting at 6pm CDT. MiLB.com has a preview article here.

If you are looking for a rooting interest in this game, Carlos Peguero – a Timber Rattlers outfielder in 2009 – led Omaha with 30 home runs.  But, he is up with the Royals now and won’t be with Omaha tonight.

photo by Wm. Glasheen
BUT, Brian Poldberg is the manager at Omaha.  Poldberg was a coach of the Appleton Foxes in 1987 and the manager of the Foxes from 1988 through 1989.

1989PoldbergGo, StormChasers!

No alumni birthdays today.  But, there is one anniversary of an MLB debut for September 16:

Shawn Estes, a first round pick of the Seattle Mariners in 1991, was a Timber Rattler in 1995.  He also spent all of 1993 and part of 1994 in Appleton as a member of the Foxes.

Shawn Estes as an Appleton Fox in 1993.

Shawn Estes as an Appleton Fox in 1993.

The Mariners traded Estes – along with Wilson Delgado, another Timber Rattler – to the San Francisco Giants for Salomon Torres on May 21, 1995.  Estes made his MLB debut with the Giants on September 16, 1995.

Estes made the start at Pittsburgh on that date and took the loss.  He allowed five runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts over 5-1/3 innings pitched.  Estes had a 2-1 lead heading into the sixth inning, but gave up the tying run before leaving with the bases loaded.  All three runners he left on base would eventually score against the San Francisco bullpen.

Former Timber Rattlers pitching coach Chris Hook came on in relief later in that game for the Giants, too.

Getting back into the swing

Welcome to the offseason, Timber Rattlers fans.

Clint Coulter and Jimmy Nelson were presented with awards as the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year and Minor League Pitcher of the Year on September 13 before the game between the Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.

A few photos from the day:

Clint Coulter meets with the media before the game.

Clint Coulter meets with the media before the game at Miller Park on September 13.

Clint Coulter and Khris Davis talk before the game at Miller Park on September 13.

Clint Coulter and Khris Davis talk before the game.

Joe Block interviews Clint Coulter at Miller Park.

Joe Block interviews Clint Coulter at Miller Park.

The Coulter family talks with Bob Uecker before the game.

The Coulter family talks with Bob Uecker in the Brewers dugout before the game.

Nelson, Reid Nichols, Shawn Whalen, Ron Roenicke, and Coulter after the awards were presented.

Nelson, Reid Nichols, Shawn Whalen, Ron Roenicke, and Coulter after the awards were presented.

I’m working on a few things from the day for the website.  I should have it tomorrow.

A couple of projects were given to the interns this season.  They were to go through for the birthdays and MLB debuts of the Timber Rattlers.

Happy Birthday on September 15 to:
Matt Thornton (’99, ’00) – 38
Chris Dennis (’09, ’10, ’11) – 26
Liam Ohlman (’09) – 28
Brian Harris (’08) – 31

The lone MLB debut by a Timber Rattler on September 15 belongs to:
Jaime Bubela (’01) entered the game between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners on September 15, 2005 at Arlington as a pinch runner for Greg Dobbs (’02) in the top of the ninth inning.

I’ll be adding these features in during the offseason and adding a few more things to a daily post.  Eventually, I’d like to get to the posts that will go up once a week….That is something that still needs a little thought.  But, it’s good to be back.

Lineup and Game Notes – September 4, 2014

Win and play tomorrow.  Game time tonight is 6:00pm.
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Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 5:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Lineup:
September 4 Lineup
Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Preston Gainey
Kane County Starting Pitcher: Duane Underwood

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes September 4 2014

Postgame Post – September 3, 2014

Kane County leads Best-of-three first round series 1-0.

Kane County 7
Wisconsin 3
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap
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To continue their season, the Rattlers need to go to Kane County and take two straight from the Cougars.  Kane County was 54-17 at home in the regular season.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
David Denson:

Johnny Davis:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollica):
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Highlights:

Lineup and Game Notes – September 3, 2014

Great Night for PLAYOFF BASEBALL! Game One against the Cougars starts at 6:35pm.
September 3 Ballpark

A little music from the production crew to get you ready!

Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:15pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

September 3 lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Clint Terry
Kane County Starting Pitcher: Jen-Ho Tseng

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes September 3 2014
Kane County Game Notes: 9-3 at WIS (TSENG)

Lineup and Game Notes – September 1, 2014

The Rattlers are in the playoffs Order tickets here for Game One on Wednesday night when the Rattlers host the Kane County Cougars at 6:35pm.

YES!
Yes

Yes….BUT…There is one more game left in the regular season. That would be today at 2pm at Beloit.
September 1 Ballpark

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

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

September 1 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Zach Quintana
Beloit Snappers Starting Pitcher: Joe Michaud

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes September 1 2014

YES!

I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day So satisfied, I’m on my way.

Lineup and Game Notes – August 31, 2014

One up with two games to play.  Much better than one down with two to play.  The Rattlers (35-33) play in Beloit at 2pm today.  Quad Cities is at Burlington at 2pm today.  Peoria is at Kane County at 6:30pm tonight.

Let’s play some ball!

August 31 ballpark

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

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

August 31 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Tristan Archer
Beloit Snappers Starting Pitcher: Hunter Adkins

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes August 31 2014

Lineup and Game Notes for August 30, 2014

Game time in Beloit is 7pm tonight!  The Rattlers can clinch the Wild Card with a win and a loss by either Quad Cities or Peoria.

August 30 ballpark
Oh, by the way…..Nate Freiman of the Oakland A’s has been sent to Beloit for this series…He is in the lineup and first base and will be batting cleanup tonight.  Rattlers fans may remember Freiman as the player from the Fort Wayne TinCaps who finished as the runner-up to Khris Davis in the 2010 MWL Home Run Derby in Fort Wayne.

Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

August 30 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Javier Salas
Beloit Snappers Starting Pitcher: Joey Wagman

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes August 30 2014

Postgame Post – August 29, 2014

Burlington Bees 4
Timber Rattlers 2
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Recap

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Tune in later today for details on the mess that is the playoff race in both the East and the West.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Johnny Davis:

Matt Erickson:

PHOTOS (Ann Mollica):
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Taylor Brennan has hit three grand slams this season.  Two of those slams have come after the Rattlers and Steinhafel’s started a promotion that gave a fan in attendance at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium a Steinhafel’s gift card.  The value kept going up between each bases loaded homer at home.  On Thursday night, the winner received a gift card for $1,500 after the Brennan slam.  Three of Wisconsin’s grand slams at home have given away a total of $4,125 in Steinhafel’s gift cards.  That’s why I love this photo:
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Highlights:

Lineup, Game Notes, and Transactions – August 29, 2014

Let’s play some baseball!  Game time tonight is 7:05pm.

August 29 Ballpark
Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:45pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Preston Gainey
Burlington Bees Starting Pitcher: Victor Alcantara

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes August 29 2014
Burlington Bees Game Notes: Burlington Notes 829

UPDATE:  Forgot the transactions.
OF Omar Garcia activated from DL
RHP Chad Thompson placed on DL

Updated Timber Rattlers Roster: 8 29 2014 Timber Rattlers Roster

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