Results tagged ‘ Interviews ’

Postgames post – April 16, 2014

Pregame interview with Chris McFarland:

Game 1 (8 innings):

Lansing 7
Wisconsin 10
Boxscore | Game Story | Game Day

Game 1 Walkoff Photos from Ann Mollica….I can’t tell if they are celebrating or trying to stay warm.






Between games interview with Matt Erickson:

Game 2:

Lansing 0
Wisconsin 1
Boxscore | Game Story | Game Day

I was terrible tonight.  In everything…and I don’t want to risk making anything worse in the post.  But, the Rattlers won two games to move to 8-4.  I’ll be better tomorrow.

Video Highlights Game 1:

Video Highlights Game 2:

Postgame Post – April 13, 2014

Wisconsin 11
South Bend 7
Boxscore | Game Story

Rattlers go 4-2 on the road and head home.

Rattlers go 4-2 on the road and head home.

Pregame interview with Preston Gainey:


Coulter Homer #1:

Coulter Homer #2:

Brennan Homer:

Ratterree Homer:

McFarland Homer:

Castillo RBI Single in 8th for 8-7 lead:

Chris McFarland heads to the dugout after hitting Wisconsin's fifth homer of the day.

Chris McFarland heads to the dugout after hitting Wisconsin’s fifth homer of the day.



Postgame Post – April 12, 2014

Wisconsin 6
South Bend 4
Boxscore | Game Story

Preston Gainey struck out eight on Saturday to set a new professional high in a single game.

Preston Gainey struck out eight on Saturday to set a new professional high in a single game.


Pregame with David Denson:

Clint Coulter Grand Slam in the 3rd:

Preston Gainey Strikes Out the Side in the 4th:

Chris Razo Strikes Out Colin Bray. Earns First Pro Save:

Postgame Post – April 10, 2014

Wisconsin 3
West Michigan 0
Boxscore | Game Story | Gameday

Really nice win for the Timber Rattlers to take two of three from the Whitecaps.  I really need to ask the outfielders what they are doing.  Drop a hint in the comments if you know.

Outfielders celebration

What are they doing? I never know what they are doing.

Pregame interview with Rafael Neda:

Apologies for the wind conditions in that interview….If I were perfect, I would be boring…right?


Barrett Astin gets Ben Verlander to ground into a 4-6-3 double play in the eighth inning:

Jose Pena breaks the scoreless tie with hit RBI double in the top of the ninth:

Clint Coulter follows Pena with a two-run double in the ninth and the Rattlers are up 3-0:

Two wins in a row for the Timber Rattlers.  They go for three in a row when they face the South Bend Silver Hawks on Friday night at 6:35pm CDT.






Postgame Post – April 9, 2014

Timber Rattlers 6
West Michigan 1
Game Story | Boxscore | Game Day

Rattlers take the lead.

Rattlers take the lead.


The last week has been hard for reasons beyond baseball that I don’t want to get into here. There is a plan for post game posts this year because I just can’t spend an hour or 90 minutes writing it after games especially when there is an 8:00 am bus for a day game after a night game. But, it has just been tough.

A quick word about the odd play in the bottom of the seventh inning. Harold Castro stole second. Rafael Neda’s throw to second deflected off the glove of shortstop Angel Ortega and Castro took third base. Center fielder Omar Garcia got to the ball in right-center and lobbed the ball back to Ortega. It was a high lob without much on it. Castro saw this and tried to score. Ortega alertly threw a strike to Neda at the plate and Castro was retired.

That was the closest the Whitecaps came to scoring a run off Taylor Williams on Wednesday.

Once things do return to normal, there are some new things that I want to try for postgame and I believe that I have made the change that will allow me to post postgame interviews to the blog. But with the odd – and totally understandable – clubhouse setup in West Michigan for this series, I have not postgame interviews to share.  Just give me a little time, please.

So, Wednesday’s pregame interview with Chuckie Caufield will have to do, okay?

Would Tuesday’s interview with Whitecaps radio announcer Ben Chiswick be all right to share?

How about Sunday’s between games interview with Timber Rattlers team president Rob Zerjav?

Can I post an interview with Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers here, too?

I would also like to add highlights to a post for road games, but that is for another time.  Because the 8am bus is going to be here early and I still have to put together Thursday’s game notes.

Enjoy the win, Rattlers fans.  See you in the morning.

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:

Three Quick Thoughts (4/13/11)

@Kernels 6, Rattlers 4

Boxscore | Game Story

Three quick thoughts

  • Cody Hawn is on the toughest 0-for-12 I have seen in a long time.  An E-7 should have been a double in the 5th and he scalded a liner deep to center in the 7th on Monday night.  On Tuesday, a liner to left was run down in the 1st and a wicked one-hopper was back handed for a 4-3 putout in the 4th.  On Wednesday, a he hit a line drive right at the second baseman in the first inning and a line drive headed for the left field corner was snared on a backhander by the third baseman.  That 0-for-12 could easily by 6-for-12.  I have a feeling this will all even out for Hawn
  • Stosh deserved better in the bottom of the eighth inning.  An error put the potential go ahead run on base.  Then, he absolutely shattered the bat of David Harris.  Unfortunately, the ball dropped in for a single.  They might still be playing if not for those two plays.
  • I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that  TJ Mittelstaedt got enough of the ball in the fourth inning to get the ball out of the ballpark.  It’s 390′ to the part of the stadium to which he hit it.  But, my gosh, it got out. And it was not wind-aided.

The production crew has already uploaded the interview with Mike Walker from Wednesday’s Pregame Show.

Get ‘em tomorrow.

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.

Interviews 1 through 5 of 2011

I think I figured this out….Well, I didn’t figure it out. Our geniuses in the production department…who thought they had the day off today figured it out.  I just got them the audio.

Now that we have this capability, these should be posted the following day.  Enjoy.  Maybe learn a few things.

From April 7:
Matt Erickson:

From April 8:
Nick Shaw:

From April 9:
Reggie Keen:

From April 10:
Jimmy Nelson:

From April 11:
Tyler Roberts:

Up next….audio highlights from the road games….


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