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Lineup and Game Notes – April 4, 2013

Welcome to the start of the 2013 season of Timber Rattlers baseball!

The Timber Rattlers open this year on road with a game against the Peoria Chiefs.  Game time is 6:30pm.  The pregame show on the radio begins at 6:10pm.

It’s going to be a great night for baseball!

Peoria Chiefs Stadium with the calm before the start of the season.

Peoria Chiefs Stadium with the calm before the start of the season.

You may tune in for the broadcast a few different ways:

In the listening area, dial around to AM1280, WNAM.  This is one of the internet links to listen to the game.   WNAM is also available on IHeartRadio as a website and as an app for your smart phone.

I am still working on the logistics of the This Date in Timber Rattlers history post.  So, this seems like a good spot to fit it in until that gets done.

APRIL 4 – The Timber Rattlers have played just three games on April 4 in their history.

1997 – The Rattlers lose 1-0 on Opening Day at West Michigan.
2002 – The Rattlers win 3-1 on Opening Day at Beloit.
2003 – The Rattlers had their second straight home game with Beloit postponed by snow.
2008 – The Rattlers lose 4-3 at Quad Cities in a delayed Opening Day.  Nathan Adcock was the starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers and allowed two unearned runs over five innings, but Quad Cities came back for the win.

APRIL 4, 2013:
Tyrone Taylor – CF
Orlando Arcia – SS
Mitch Haniger – RF
Parker Berberet – DH
Clint Coulter – C
Mike Garza – 1B
Chris McFarland – 2B
Jose Sermo – 3B
Michael Reed – LF

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Tyler Wagner
Peoria Starting Pitcher: Kurt Heyer

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:


Championship Numbers

It’s been just over a week and it’s still not old. (Photo Credit: Brad Hand)

Time to get back to a bit more regular posting schedule.

First, here is the new Mehring Monday with some memories of moments from the Championship run.

Second, here is the document of the Timber Rattlers 2012 Playoff stats.
Wisconsin hit .214 as a team in their nine playoff games
Opponents hit .191 against Wisconsin pitchers.
Nick Ramirez had nine hits in the playoffs – a single, four doubles, and four home runs.  He led the team in average (.310), homers (4), RBI (10), walks (8), and HBP (2).  That all leads to a OBP of 487, and an OPS of 1.349.  Small sample size or not, that is pretty impressive.

Third, here is the document with a breakdown of runs by inning, the pitching, and the defense: Timber Rattlers 2012 Playoff Breakdowns

Highlights from the last document:
Rafael Neda was .500 (4-for-8) in throwing out base stealers
Wisconsin outscored opponents 14-0 in the fourth inning during the playoffs
Starting pitchers had a K:BB ratio of 51:11 in 64 innings

Last:  I just received an email from Rob Zerjav, the Midwest League Executive of the Year.  Sports32 will rebroadcast the Fort Wayne telecast of Game Four of the Midwest League Championship Series.

The first three rebroadcasts are scheduled for:
Wednesday, 9/26 at 1:30pm
Sunday, 9/30 at 11am
Monday, 10/1 at 7pm

Get those DVR’s set.


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