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From the game story:
Wisconsin has opened the second half of the 2014 Midwest League season by doing something no other Timber Rattlers team has ever done. In twenty seasons of Timber Rattlers baseball, no team had ever come into Burlington and swept a four-game series from the Bees…until this series.
In the words of that great philosopher Homer Simpson, WOO-HOO!
I don’t have anything to add, other than pictures. Look how nice it was in the first inning!
And then it was over.
Enjoy the off day on Monday.
It was fine for the Bees up until the moment this ball gets thrown into right field by the third baseman.
Zach Quintana Pregame Interview:
Taylor Brennan is now 4-for-7 with the bases loaded. He has driven in eleven runs with the sacks full this season.
In Brian Loconsole’s previous five outings before Saturday, he had allowed two hits, two walks, and struck out twelve in 10-1/3 innings. Wisconsin got to him for three runs on five hits and a walk over 1-1/3 innings.
The Rattlers had eight hits in Saturday’s game, but their average for the month of June actually went down…to .290. Wisconsin is 14-3 in June and has outscored their opponents 101-73 in the month.
Overlooked at bats of the night: Jose Pena and Garrett Cooper with consecutive two-out singles in the top of the seventh. Pena snuck a single through to left field to keep the seventh inning alive for the Rattlers. Then, Cooper stepped in to face Loconsole. Cooper had been 0-for-2 to that point of the game with two strikeouts. He was down a couple of strikes with Pena at first base and fouled two two-strike pitches off to keep in there as he worked the count full. Then, he lined a payoff pitch hard past the first baseman for a single to send Pena to third and set up the tying run on the botched force play depicted in the photo that leads off the post.
Game time on Sunday is 2:00pm!
Pre-doubleheader Interview with Bees Broadcaster Michael Broskowski:
Between Games Interview with Timber Rattlers Hitting Coach Chuckie Caufield:
The Rattlers won two games on Friday at Burlington. They were 2-7 at Burlington all of 2013.
Game 1 Starter:
Anthony Banda matched his career high for strikeouts in game as a professional as he picked up eight in five innings.
Game 2 Starter:
Zach Quintana on June 6: 1IP, 1H, 5R, 4BB, 0K …. no decision
Zach Quintana since 6/6: 8.1IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 8K …. two games and two wins
Game 1 Photos:
Game one ended on a foul pop behind first base. The runner at first must have lost track of the number of outs because he was running on contact. Cooper caught the ball behind first and the runners was 2/3 of the way to second base. There was an easy flip to Trevor Seidenberger covering at first to close out the game with a FF3, 3-1 double play.
Game 2 Photos:
A couple of things:
Looking for insurance in the ninth, manager Matt Erickson had runners at first and third with no outs. He pulled out the safety squeeze with Angel Ortega at the plate. This is probably the fifth or sixth time the Rattlers have successfully run that play and got the result they have wanted. It was also the second time I had a feeling that they would run that play.
It cannot be stopped!
Also of note, the Rattlers did not commit an error in either game.
One last note.
I passed a personal milestone after game number one was in the books. That was game number 2000 since I took over as the Timber Rattlers radio announcer from Tim McCord for the 2000 season.
I missed a few games in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 for hockey because I was the announcer for the Green Bay Gamblers and playoffs would get in the way of some of those early season games. But, I haven’t missed a game since early in the 2003 season and that streak is at 1,725 straight games after both games were completed on Friday.
It’s just a number…and calling 2000 games (or to be more accurate with the doubleheader in the books 2001 games) in the Midwest League game probably isn’t that big of a deal. But, it means…something. I just don’t know what that is. I do know that I’m not done yet.
Here’s to a great start to the second half.
Thank you listening.
Hey, Ernie! What do you say?
Not exactly what I had in mind…but, okay.
Here are a series of photos taken at Community Field between 3:45 and 4:30 on Thursday…That would be last night.
Here’s what it looks like today! To borrow Ernie’s Line: Let’s play TWO today!
Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes June 20 2014
The Rattlers have won nine of their last ten to get to 34-32. This is the first time they are two games over .500 since they were 10-8 on April 23.
But, I’m afraid I have some Bad News:
Burlington dodged a lot of Clinton opportunities and defeated the LumberKings 3-2 in eleven innings at Clinton. One Burlington win in their final three games of the half will help them claim the Wild Card spot. One Rattler loss in their last three games at Quad Cities knocks them out of the playoff picture in the first half.
If you remember back to the end of the second half of the 2013 season, the River Bandits knocked the Rattlers out of the playoffs with a sweep in Grand Chute heading into the final road trip of the season.
Pregame Interview with Garrett Cooper:
Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Francisco Castillo (translated by Omar Garcia):
On to the QC!
Here’s the thing…
Quad Cities 34-31
Basically, the Rattlers elimination number is two. If the Rattlers win out they will be 37-32. If Burlington goes 2-2 in their last four games, the Bees will also be 37-32. But, the Bees have the tie-breaker since they went 5-3 against Wisconsin.
A loss in any of these last four games could eliminate the Rattlers…IF Burlington winds up at the top..
Tie involving more than two teams: 1) Best winning percentage in games involving tied teams for the full season; 2) best run differential in games involving tied teams for the full season; 3) best winning percentage in second-half games involving tied teams; 4) best run differential in second-half games only in games involving tied teams.
I won’t start figuring this out until I have to….so…tomorrow night, eh?
Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
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What a difference for Zach Quintana:
6/6 v. Cedar Rapids: IP, H, 5R, 4BB, 0K
6/11 v. Beloit: 3.1IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
And he picked up his first MWL win.