Results tagged ‘ Interviews ’
Here is the full interview with Wisconsin Timber Rattlers pitching coach Gary Lucas. The sound quality of this interview was much better, but I made a mistake when talking about Drake Owenby. He actually worked five scoreless innings. I said four scoreless in my question about him to Gary.
Dayton catcher Nick Travieso was the designated bunter in the game. He was not in the starting lineup, but in the second, third, fifth, and sixth innings he went to the plate to bunt with a runner on first and less than two outs. In the third inning, Travieso went up to bunt with one out and a runner at first. The runner was picked off by Owenby and Travieso was removed from the box in place of the hitter whose turn it was supposed to be in the order.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Dragons pitcher retired the side in order, but still needed work, so he got one more batter in the frame. He got a 1-2-3-4 inning.
Then, in the top of the eighth, that same pitcher left the game after a walk and a sacrifice bunt. So much for no pitching changes during innings of minor league spring training games.
The Rattlers didn’t bring enough pitchers to cover the bottom of the tenth inning, so the Dragons didn’t get to bat in that turn. The game ended in a tie after 9-1/2 innings.
Here is the tweet with the Timber Rattlers lineup on Tuesday afternoon:
— Chris Mehring (@CMehring) March 29, 2016
Here is the link to the Periscope video of the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game. It’s 21 minutes….and still without sound.
Mehring From Arizona: The Final 2015 Chapter is on the main website with a recap of the day’s action. Also, here is a link to Jonathan Mayo’s piece from Brewers camp late last week. A taste:
During his full-season debut, No. 21 prospect David Denson took his fair share of lumps. He looks the part of a big, strong left-handed-hitting first baseman. But some holes in his swing were exposed and he didn’t tap into his considerable raw power consistently. Denson will be just 20 for all of this season, so there’s time yet for him to adjust.
“I think he’s going to come around this year,” Nichols said. “We’ll see the adjustments he makes. He was at a higher level, probably, than he should’ve been, and he battled some injuries. He has a tremendous eye and big-time power. With that combination, I think he’s going to have a breakout year this year.”
Nichols also is expecting a big year from Brandon Woodruff, the system’s No. 30 prospect and an 11th-round pick from last June’s Draft. His combination of command and game plan intrigue the Brewers.
“I think you’re going to see something from him,” Nichols predicted. “He pitches inside with a fastball. He can pitch in on purpose. He has an idea of what he’s doing. His mechanics are clean. He’s not grunting and groaning out there. He might be in Brevard, he’ll maybe skip a level.”
There is also a three questions segment with Kody Medeiros, a possible Rattler in 2015.
Here’s today’s interview with Matt Erickson, Wisconsin’s manager. We discuss Devin Williams, Milton Gomez, Jake Gatewood, and Dustin DeMuth…and a few other things.
Photos from today:
That will do it from Arizona. Back to Wisconsin tomorrow. Can the season start yet?!
Here is a brief interview with Gary Lucas, the new pitching coach of the Timber Rattlers.
Photos from today’s game over at Hohokam against the A’s.
Check out the Mehring in Arizona column over on the main website for details on the action today in Minor League camp.
For the blog content: I had an opportunity to interview Timber Rattlers manager Matt Erickson after the game today. Click to hear it as we discuss….stuff:
Marquess Pfaff of WSCO had Matt Erickson on his show yesterday. Click this link to hear the interview.
Alumni Birthdays for January 29:
Kane County leads Best-of-three first round series 1-0.
Kane County 7
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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):
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):
PHOTOS (Ann Mollica):
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: