Results tagged ‘ Highlights ’

Postdoubleheader post (May 18, 2011)

Sorry. If you heard the games yesterday or if you listen to the highlights below, you’ll realize why this is so late.

Game one Highlights:

Game two Highlights:

  • Austin Ross. That is all
  • Greg Holle got it done
  • Chris Dennis crushed that homer in the first game
  • Only a great diving play by Gunner Glad in the bottom of the seventh inning kept the Rattlers from the sweep
  • That play robbed Dennis of the game-winning hit in both games
  • Dan Britt retired 15 in a row after the third inning.
  • It’s weird when you talk about an extra-inning game ending in the eighth.
  • Two more today.

Postgame post (May 17, 2011)

The Timer Rattlers and the Snappers observe a moment of silence before Tuesday's game at Time Warner Cable Field to honor Harmon Killebrew. Killebrew spent many years with the Twins. Beloit is the Midwest League affiliate of Minnesota.

Beloit 7 @Wisconsin 0
Boxscore | Game Story

  • Zach Braddock is just waiting for the okay from the doctors to get back with the Big League club. He looks ready.  Tonight he pitched three scoreless, hitless innings, walked one, and struck out a pair.
  • Manuel Soliman struck out 11 over six innings and gave up just two hits.
  • HOWEVER, the Rattlers had two on with one out in the first and two on with one out in the fourth.  Wisconsin went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine runners in the game,
  • ADDITIONALLY, as you can imagine with some many strikeouts, there were no productive outs tonight.  None of the outs with runners in scoring position moved a runner along to the next base.
  • In the last two games, Wisconsin has scored one run on seven hits and they have struck out 28 times.
  • Think about that.  28 strikeouts.  That is one more K than the number of outs needed in for one game.
  • Nelson did a nice job getting ahead of hitters in the game.  But, he walked three batters on 3-2 pitches.
  • If Wisconsin gets through the fifth inning without allowing a run, it would at least have not been as lopsided.  But, with two outs and none on base, Nelson gave up a double, a walk, and back-to-back singles to see the game turn from a 3-0 game to a 5-0 game.
  • I am not being sarcastic about Brian Garman as the player of the game tonight.  As Tony Pechek said on the interview on Sunday, “THAT’S the Brian Garman who pitched in Helena last year.”  It should continue.
  • Great. wanted to talk to Soliman after the game tonight.  That makes two stories on the opposing starters at Time Warner Cable Field over the last four games.
  • Shake it off. Doubleheader tomorrow.  Game one is an Austin Ross start.  Game two is Dan Britt.  Come on out for the twinbill on Wednesday starting at 12:05pm
  • Regarding tomorrow…Happy North Day!  Why Happy North Day?
    Q: How did you get your middle name of North?
    A: “I get that a lot. That’s my dad’s middle name, too, but it is his mom’s maiden name. She was one of four sisters. Obviously, the name wasn’t going to continue, so my grandmother gave my dad the middle name of North and then they in turn gave it to me. So we’ll probably just keep going from here on, keep the name in the family.”
  • Happy North Day!  I know it’s an early start on Wednesday, but let’s see if we can get #HappyNorthDay trending.
  • Sorry.  Too much cough medicine…and cold medicine…and cough medicine…and cold medicine…and cold medicine….and cough/cold medicine.
  • Highlights…We Got defensive highlights!  You can sense the catch by Keen even with the net support in the way.

Postgame post (May 10, 2011)

Video Highlights:

Rattlers 4, Kernels 1
Boxscore | Game Story

  • For the prospect watchers out there, Yadiel Rivera got the start at short and looked very good on defense.  Strong, accurate throws to first and solid work around second on the 3-6-3 double play turned with Cody Hawn in the fifth inning.  And his throw home on the relay to get the runner at the plate in the first inning…HOLY MACKEREL!  I mean it’s the first higlight in the video above.  Go watch it if you haven’t already.  Now…Rivera at the plate…
  • …His single in the sixth was right back through the middle…He struck out swinging on his other two at bats.
  • Still some work to do for Rivera.  But, who doesn’t need to work on some things at this level.
  • Del Howell walked one batter tonight. That is all.
  • Okay, maybe not. Howell was 13-1 in ground out/fly out ratio.  Since, I saw a question somewhere…The other balls put in play against Del were: Ground single into left…Ground double down the third base line…Home run…ground ball kicked for an E-3…Line drive single to center…fly ball single to right…
  • I’m not up on this GO/AO ratio but there were two popups that were not included in the AO part of the ratio..13/3? Still not bad. Right?  These new stats are tough.
  • Since coming off the disabled list, Eric Marzec has pitched six scoreless innings, allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out nine.
  • Franklin Romero has an 11-game hitting streak.  His RBI single in the second inning tied the game.  During his streak, Romero is 16-for-41 (.390).  The only other current hitting streak that is longer than Romero’s is the 13-gamer that belongs to Micah Gibbs of Peoria.
  • A few games ago, I compare the Rattlers offense to the Badger basketball team. Tonight was an example of that.  Drought conditions despite favorable scoring conditions for a long time.  Then…Mike Bruesewitz for three….Book it!…Jordan Taylor drives the lane! YES!…Jon Leuer….GOT IT!…Time out Indiana!
  • Playing the role of Mike Bruesewitz for three was Chris Dennis whose two-run triple put the Rattlers up 3-1.  Jordan Taylor was played by Mike Walker’s RBI single.  Greg Hopkins should have been Jon Leuer tonight with an RBI double, but since it was a ground rule double Walker had go back to third base.
  • I want to be Matt Lepay….for just one day. Can you tell?
  • I feel old because when I saw Braulio Pardo as the catcher for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, I thought of Don Pardo.
  • Jimmy Nelson’s turn tomorrow.

Highlights and bloopers

I leave it to you to decide which is the highlight reel and which is the blooper reel

Interviews and Highlights

There should have been highlights from Monday’s game on this list, but the internet connection at the hotel has been horrible.

Matt Erickson pregame interview from Sunday in which we recap the first month of the season and various other things:

Sunday’s game highlights featuring all three outfield assists in the Rattlers win:

Monday’s pregame interview with Charly Bashara, Sunday’s winning pitcher:

Postgame thoughts – April 30, 2011

Clinton 5, Rattlers 2
Boxscore | Game story

  • What do ya know? There CAN be games played two days in a row in Wisconsin.
  • Jimmy Nelson with a 13:1 GO/AO ratio. That’s very good.  It will pay off for him.
  • The Rattlers were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
  • Twelve hits for the Rattlers. Eight of them came with two outs.  Only one hit came at the start of an inning.
  • I don’t know what happened on that play at the plate in the top of the 7th. I went back and checked the video and it appeared that Roberts looked up as if the ball was hit in the air. It did not look like he was expecting a throw from Hawn for the play at the plate.  It was weird.
  • The team went 2-4 in the six games on the homestand.
  • On to the QC and Beloit for a six road trip.

Speaking of the Quad Cities series, here are the scheduled pitching matchups and the game times:

SUN: RHP Dan Britt v. LHP Kevin Siegrist @5:00pm
MON: RHP Tyler Thornburg v. RHP Zach Russell @11:00am
TUE: RHP Austin Ross v. RHP Trevor Rosenthal @6:30pm

Post doubleheader thoughts (April 29, 2011)

Before we get started, the tarp went on the field after game two.

Please let it come off before the game tomorrow.  Please.

Game one
Rattlers 5, Clinton 0
Boxscore | Game story

Game two
Clinton 6, Rattlers 1
Boxscore | Game story

Game one was a Chili’s ‘Rattlers Win, You Win’ victory.  On the way out of the stadium, you should have received a coupon good for Free Chips and Queso at the Appleton Chili’s located at 1170 N. Casaloma Drive near Fox River Mall.

To the musings of a madman’s mind

  • A lot has been made about the speed of the Timber Rattlers outfielders.  But how about those arms.  Reggie Keen with an outfield assist in both games.  Franklin Romero with on in game two.
  • Granted, the base running of the LumberKings was not good…but, still….WOW.
  • I feel bad for Cameron Garfield. In game two, he gets back behind home plate for the first time since getting off the disabled list and…I’ll let Mike Woods (@Floridagators59) take it away with the following tweets
  • Catcher Cameron Garfield, 2nd-round pick of Brewers in 09, looks to have suffered knee injury Had to be helped off field after play at plate
  • There was no collision, looks to have caught a cleat. Scream was pretty loud. Tough break for Garfield. Good thing, he’s just 19
  • Well, I’m not sure if any time is a good time to get a knee injury for a catcher, but if I hear anything else I’ll try to let you know.
  • Speaking of health updates here is Jason Rogers (@jasonrogers3000): chilling in arizona, getting ready for my surgery next wednesday, rehabbing for 6-8 wks, then back to wisconsin!!!
  • Get well soon, Jason.  Hurry back. The weather will be much better when you get back here. I guarantee it.
  • Our usually on top of it music crew missed it with Forrest Snow on the mound for Clinton in Game two of the doubleheader.
  • How do they miss a chance for Informer
    You know say daddy me snow me-a (gonna) blame
    A licky boom-boom down
    ‘Tective man he say, say Daddy Me Snow me stab someone down the lane
    A licky boom-boom down
  • I mean really.
  • Cody Hawn on the home run board with a line drive homer to left.  Opposite field homers are a good sign…Or so I’ve heard.
  • Helllllloooooo, Matt Miller!  I can’t wait to see how he pitches when he gets in a groove of pitching every five days instead of having to wait 10 days and then wait another six.
  • Seriously.  I had Austin Ross at 106 pitches (69 strikes) in his 7 inning complete game on Wednesday.  Miller was at 84 pitches (61 strikes) for his complete game on Friday.
  • Miller struck out six and walked one.  This is the Matt Miller that went 9-2 in the Pioneer League (playoffs included) last season.
  • Friday’s attendance: 4,062.  The front office really needed that

Friday Night Videos:

Game one highlights:

Game two highlights:

Pregame interview with Austin Ross:

  • Sleep fast. Day game tomorrow!

Walker, Timber Rattler

Mike Walker doesn’t hit a baseball.  The baseball is so scared of being hit by Mike Walker and it flies as far away from him as possible before he can make contact.

Carlos George Interview & Mike Walker Highlight

The Production Crew has taken up residence in the Time Warner Cable Field.

First, here is the Carlos George interview from the the April 12 pregame show:

Now, here is Walker’s eighth inning at bat that ends with the Rattlers taking the lead against the Kernels:

Next task for the production guys is to get me the Honus Wagner baseball card and invent a perpetual motion machine.  I’ll give them a week.

Three Quick Thoughts (4/9/11)

Rattlers win 4-3 over the Cougars on Saturday afternoon.

Boxscore | Game Story

That was a Rattlers Win, You Win victory sponsored by Chili’s! If you were at the game today, you should have received a coupon good for free chips and queso at  Chili’s of Appleton.

Three quick thoughts:

  • Jason Rogers is deceptively fast
  • Tyler Roberts was a bit off target on one of his throws to second, but it got there with enough time to still get the runner
  • Thank you, Manny Parra.  Good luck when you get to Milwaukee

Highlights with some babbling in the backgr0und:


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