Results tagged ‘ Interviews ’
Pregame interview with Chris McFarland:
Game 1 (8 innings):
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
@Kernels 6, Rattlers 4
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.
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.
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:
From April 8:
From April 9:
From April 10:
From April 11:
Up next….audio highlights from the road games….