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The Timber Rattlers won the first two games of the season opening series in Peoria. The Chiefs won the second two games of the series. The Rattlers are coming home to start a 7-game homestand with a 2-2 record.
Here are the highlights – all Chiefs unfortunately:
As mentioned in the story, Orlando Arcia and Tyrone Taylor both had a single on Sunday. That extends their season opening hitting streaks to four games.
Arcia struck out one time, but continues to hit the ball hard when he makes contact. Nothing really spectacular in the field today. But, there were a couple of plays that were really, really nice. Don’t take my word for it. Make it to a game this season and see for yourself.
Clint Coulter was just a bit out in front of a pitch in the fourth inning. He hit the ball long enough, but it hooked foul.
Mitch Haniger showed his speed on the triple he hit in the sixth inning. That’s very good.
Here are some photos….still getting the hang of it.
Three game series with Cedar Rapids starts on Monday at 6:35pm. here are the pitching matchups:
MON: RHP Preston Gainey vs. LHP David Hurlbut
TUE: RHP Tyler Wagner vs. LHP Brett Lee
WED: RHP Damien Magnifico vs. LHP Taylor Rogers
By the way, the Kernels are 3-1 on the season. They took three of four from the Beloit Snappers at home to start the season. The Kernels also just had a combined no-hitter. It was Sunday.
History was made Sunday afternoon as three pitchers combined to no-hit the Beloit Snappers in a 9-1 win for the Kernels (3-1).
Starter Tyler Duffey and relievers Josue Montanez and Tim Atherton combined to no-hit the Snappers (1-3) in the Kernels’ first 9-inning no hitter since Ramon Ortiz threw one against Quad Cities in 2007. Stephen Locke notched a no-hitter in 2005 against Peoria in a rain-shortened 5-inning game.
Duffey exited the contest after 7 perfect innings. The Houston, Texas, native was efficient in his first professional start, as he left with just 76 pitches to his name and struck out 7.
All three games start at 6:35pm. I can’t wait to get home. See you there!
The Rattlers fall in extra innings on Saturday. This was the second extra-inning game out of three games played this season. That does not necessarily mean that the Rattlers will play 93 games that go extra innings out of the 140 that are on the schedule. (Fun with small sample sizes)
Here is a very Peoria-centric highlight package. It does include one of Tyrone Taylor’s diving catches. It does NOT include the play by Orlando Arcia that was completely ridiculous at how good it was….even after I requested it. To be honest, we probably wouldn’t have put in a Chiefs play like that in our home highlights. FRONT OFFICE RIVALRY!
You make the call on the play at the plate. The cut to the low first base camera makes it tough to tell.
A few points for the season so far:
Peoria has scored nine runs in the first three games. Six of those nine runs have come after there were two outs and nobody on base. The run that scored in the bottom of the 13th occurred after reliever Taylor Mangum retired the first two batters and made it look like the game was headed for the 14th.
Did I mention that defensive play by Arcia and how ridiculous it was? I did? How about his offense today? No? Okay. He was 1-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a hit batsman. BUT, his line drive to third in the fifth inning was one of the hardest hit baseballs today by a Timber Rattler AND his flyout to right in the 13th was a nice defensive play by Nick Martini.
Mike Garza was also robbed of at least one RBI – probably two – in the 10th. Rattlers had runners at second and third with two outs. Garza sent a screaming one-hopper right at the feet of Patrick Wisdom at third base. Somehow, Wisdom came up with the ball and made the play to first for the final out. Garza has hit the ball hard a couple of times, but the Chiefs have made some nice defensive plays against him.
I remembered where the sports setting for my camera was.
A few odds and ends from the first full day of the Timber Rattlers in Appleton, Wisconsin.
It was Media Day today and there will be plenty of stories in various Fox Valley media to link to later tonight or sometime tomorrow.
I can share the 2013 Timber Rattlers rotation as it was announced by pitching coach David Chavarria. There will be four tandems to start the season with one stand alone starter:
THU: Tyler Wagner/Mike Strong
FRI: Damien Magnifico/Leonard Lorenzo
SAT: Brent Suter
SUN: Jorge Lopez/Ryan Gibbard
MON: Preston Gainey/Eric Semmelhack
There was a roster move yesterday. RHP Taylor Mangum – @themangral10 -has joined the Timber Rattlers. That puts the Timber Rattlers roster at 25.
Click the link below for the new roster, which has been cleaned up as far as the removal of double numbers and a few typos:
I taped the first edition of Timber Rattlers Field Pass for Time Warner Cable SportsChannel after Media Day. Manager Matt Erickson and team president Rob Zerjav are the guests. JP Cadorin will have a piece on Scooter Gennett and Hunter Morris that he taped in Arizona earlier in March.
The team did manage to get outside after media day. A quick stretch on the concourse and a quick game of catch in the parking lot. Field is still a little soft.
It can start warming up any day now. Any. Day. Now.
A few pictures of sunrise over Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium that were taken this morning.
Pictures first. Video second.
And since this is where I’ll be spending the majority of my time, I will start with Home Radio:
Here is what my brothers in sound from around the MWL have in store for them:
The press box has been expanded, too:
Inside a suite on the club level:
Yes. This photo was taken on a different day. At least the Sun was out when I took this one.
We tried some different camera movements in this video! Enjoy!
I just happened to be over at the stadium today and I saw something wonderful that needed to be shared before we shot the next video update.
The tarp has been taken down from some of the upper level.
We’ll have video and more photos next week. Have a great weekend, everyone! Think Spring!
Just like last week. Pictures first. Video second.
If you’ll indulge me, here is my new apartment…I mean, home radio booth.
This is the new bullpen area. Bullpen as in “area for office workers” not as in “place for pitchers to warm up before entering a game”.
If you look to the right when you are near the front of the stadium, you will see the new entrance to the front office.
If you look to the left from the same spot, you will see the new team store.
And here is the view from one of the upstairs camera platforms:
Let’s get this snow out of here!
In the meantime, here is the video:
This week: Photos AND video!
First the pictures:
Now, the video brings it all together with views of some areas that have not been seen before this episode:
The pleas for old stuff seems to be working. Jim Riedl dropped off a scrapbook from 1941 that includes many Papermakers photos.
Last week’s Flashback Friday covered a walkoff homer by Pat Seerey. This week’s Mehring Monday covers all those glorious photos.
In the top photo: Several fedoras, lots, of ties, one cigarette, and either a hearing aid or an earpiece for a radio (Gentleman in the lower left corner) in attendance at Goodland Field for the 1941 opener.
In the bottom photo: Wisconsin State League President Herman D. White and Appleton Papermakers President William Van Dyke.
This photo shows Papermakers manager Eddie Dancisak and Appleton Junior Chamber of Commerce chairman Parker Schultz shaking hands before the first game of 1941.
Pat Seerey is the focus of the top three photos from The Milwaukee Journal. On the lower left photo, Seerey is mobbed after his walkoff homer to beat Sheboygan. The Goodland Field crowd goes wild after Seerey’s big hit in the lower right photo.
These were the players that showed up for Papermakers Spring Training at Goodland Field in 1941.
The Smith referred to in the photos below would be Red Smith. Yes. The Red Smith of The Red Smith Banquet that is held in Appleton every January.
I love that the fans were so into the rivalry that they brought props!
Bottom photo: Guess where in Appleton this is.
Sadly, this is not a photo of Goodland Field. This is the ballpark in Green Bay.
Photo on left: I think I saw this set up in a Three Stooges short. Photo on right: This reminds me of when I used to play American Legion baseball.
Photo on left: Pat Seerey gets measured for a pair of shoes that he won after hitting a home run! Photo on right: Seerey reads about his exploits on a teammate’s newspaper, the smartphone of it’s day.
This is Hal Irelan, a scout for Cleveland. He is watching the game from way down the line in leftfield. Irelan played 67 games for the Phillies in 1914 and managed in the minors, too.
The Papermakers get together for a team meal on the road. I noted the Norman Rockwell feel to this photo when I tweeted it the other day. What do you think?
This is from the end of the season as Pat Seerey ties that pair of shose he won.
Superstition led the Papermakers to not shave during a long winning streak towards the end of the 1941 season. Here a few players get rid of their stubble. Not the photos on the wall. The editor writing the caption sure did.
Here are few of the players from early in the 1941 season. Swede Erickson (2nd from right on the top row) is the grandfather of current Rattlers manager Matt Erickson.
Eight lads for the 1941 opener against Sheboygan!
This is a team photo from later in the 1941 season. Note the caption again: Papermakers Entertain Ladies Tonight.
I hope you enjoyed the walk back to 1941. Keep those old photos and programs and memorabilia coming into the office!
I think that we will have video next week!
For now, photos.