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This was the most horrifying thing I saw on my vacation:
Great trip. Great view of the game…well except for this one:
Totally worth it:
Now…on to baseball.
The World Series is the Kansas City Royals vs. the San Francisco Giants. There are no former Timber Rattlers/Foxes on the Giants. As for the Royals: Raul Ibanez played for the Foxes. Mike Jirschele coached the Foxes. Lorenzo Cain, the ALCS MVP in 2014, was a Timber Rattler in 2009:
I guess it’s “Go, Royals!”
I left off on the regular season alumni report after the NL Central. So, here are the Timber Rattlers alumni to play in the NL East in 2014.
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): 49 games, .229/.312/.389, 5HR, 21RBI
Greg Dobbs (’02): 15 games, .077/.077/.077, 0HR, 0RBI
Greg Dobbs (’02): 21 games, .214/.233/.250, 0HR, 2 RBI
Philippe Aumont (’08): 5 games, 0-1, 19.06ERA, 5.2IP, 5BB, 6K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 16 games, 0-0, 1.69ERA, 16IP, 7BB, 8K
Rafael Soriano (’00): 64 games, 4-1, 3.19ERA, 32 Saves, 62IP, 19BB, 59K
Matt Thornton (’00): 18 games, 1-0, 0.00, 11.1IP, 2BB, 8K
Anthony Varvaro (’07): 61 games, 3-3, 2.63ERA, 54.2IP, 13BB, 50K
Alumni Birthdays for October 20:
Parker Berberet (’12, ’13) – 25
Fabian Williamson (’07) – 26
Harvey Pulliam (’87) – 47
Joe Costello (’64) – 69
Keep your eyes on this link to Baseball America. They should be announcing the Top 20 Prospects in the Midwest League soon. Since the team has a subscription to the print magazine, I can see the list before it’s on the web…which is so….odd.
Only one Timber Rattler made the list:
#7 Clint Coulter. The partial scouting report from the magazine.
While Coulter does have a great batting-eye, his swing isn’t picture-perfect, as it involves a large load and a powerful cut that makes it hard to always control the barrel. That leads to swings and misses on pitches in the zone, but when he does connect, Coulter drives the ball.
Peoria pitcher Alex Reyes was #1 in the MWL. The full list and capsules on each of the players on the list should be at the link later.
I would have thought that Taylor Williams might have made the list, but it’s tough in a 16-team league.
In last night’s AL Wild Card game, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings. Former Timber Rattler Lorenzo Cain drove in a pair of runs last night, including the first run of Kansas City’s comeback in the eighth inning:
Today is the first day of the season review of Timber Rattlers in MLB during the 2014 season. Here’s a quick look at the former Rattlers….and one former Fox who spent time in the AL West this year:
Raul Ibanez (’94): 57 games, .157/.258/.265, 3HR, 21RBI
That was hit number 2,000 for Ibanez in his MLB career.
Michael Saunders (’06): 78 games, .273/.341/.450, 8HR, 34RBI
Shin-Soo Choo (’01, ’02): 123 games, .242/.340/.374, 13HR, 40RBI
One of his hits this season was #1,000 in his career:
Nate Adcock (’07, ’08): 7 games, 0-0, 4.50ERA, 10.0IP, 5BB, 9K
Ryan Feierabend (’02): 6 games, 0-0, 6.14ERA, 7.1IP, 2BB, 4K
Eric O’Flaherty (’04, ’05): 21 games, 1-0, 1 save, 2.25ERA, 20IP, 4BB, 15K
The save was the first of his MLB career.
Felix Hernandez (’03): 34 games, 34 starts, 15-6, 2.14ERA, 236IP, 46BB, 248K.
Take a bow, King Felix!
Here is the picture that is part of the return of Flashback Friday for the 2010-211 offseason.
There will be a link to the piece on the website when the article it is available.