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Postgame Post for June 10, 2014


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Beloit 9
Wisconsin 6
(17 innings)
Boxscore | Game Day | Game Story

Brennan is greeted at the dugout after his game-tying grand slam. It happened so long ago it feels blurry and out of focus:

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Most of what I needed to say is in the game story. Click that link up top for the details…but, to give you the main point:

The Wild Card leading Burlington Bees lost 4-2 at Clinton. The Quad Cities River Bandits won 6-2 at Cedar Rapids. The Peoria Chiefs were rained out in their home game against Kane County. The Bees and River Bandits are now tied for the Wild Card at 34-30. Peoria is 33-30 and a half game behind the Bees and River Bandits. The Timber Rattlers could have moved closer in the playoff chase had they scratched a run across after tying the game for their eighth straight win. But, it was not to be for Wisconsin as they fell back to the .500 mark and remain two games out of the Wild Card spot.

…with five games to play.

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Clint Terry:

Matt Erickson:

The call that Jon and Matt discuss is the play in the bottom of the 14th.  Francisco Castillo at first is running and Rafael Neda sends a sharp grounder near Castillo.  Castillo avoided getting hit by the ball a slid into second.  Pan, the second baseman, fielded the ball and  flipped to Mercedes, the shortstop covering the bag.  Mercedes threw on to first to get Neda and it looked like Castillo would be on second with one out.  The umpire had ruled “safe” in that the ball missed Castillo, but called him out at second on the force play and Neda out at first on the double play….Eshleman followed with a double to the gap in left center….but was left stranded.

Want to see that play on the replay again?…Be there in a bit, TWC SportsChannel on demand.

I was told that the Highlights would take 1000 hours to upload to YouTube tonight. I will try to remember to add those highlights in the morning.

Meanwhile….we have a new #1 for the longest game in Timber Rattlers history. Here’s the old list…The scary coincidence is the #3 on that list…which is now #4

3.) May 20, 2010: The Peoria Chiefs beat the Rattlers 9-6 in fifteen innings in a game that took 5:06 in Grand Chute. This game…. The reason Wisconsin made it to extra innings was a three-run bottom of the ninth to tie the game 4-4. They tying run scored on a wild pitch. Peoria scored a run in the top of the twelfth. Wisconsin scored a run in the bottom of the twelfth on an error by the left fielder. Peoria ran out of pitchers and had to turn to catcher Mario Mercedes in the bottom of the fourteenth. Scooter Gennett singled with two outs and stole second base. Khris Dennis followed with a single to right, but Scooter was thrown out at home plate by Nelson Perez. In the top of the fifteenth, Peoria sent nine men to the plate and scored four runs off Andy Sauter. All four runs came with two outs and the Rattlers were down 9-5. In the bottom of the fifteenth, Wisconsin loaded the bases with one out against Mercedes. D’Vontrey Richardson drove in a run to make it 9-6. Peoria went to Larry Suarez for one out and he struck out Cutter Dykstra to end the game, the longest game – by time – in Timber Rattlers history.

Nathan Baliva loves to bring up Mario Mercedes about five times a season and three more times in the offseason…I hate him so much for that.

Get ‘em tomorr….get ‘em today.

Time for go to bed….or I’m just gonna lay down in my office here for a minute or two….later.

Postgame post – June 8, 2014

Two games back with seven to play.  Difficult….not impossible….BUT, there’s this from the game two game story:

There was a lot of movement in the Midwest League’s Western Division Wild Card race on Sunday. The Burlington Bees swept a pair of games from the Beloit Snappers and the Quad Cities River Bandits swept two games from the Peoria Chiefs. Peoria fell from the lead into third place Wild Card race. Quad Cities jumped to a one game lead over the Chiefs and Burlington is just a half game behind the River Bandits. Quad Cities will host the Chiefs on Monday night. Burlington has a doubleheader at home against Beloit.

To put that paragraph in…um…graph form…

Quad Cities 33-29 —
Burlington 32-29 0.5
Peoria 32-20 1.0
Wisconsin 31-31 2.0
Clinton 29-32 3.5

Remaining Games:
Quad Cities (7): v. Peoria (1), @ Cedar Rapids (3), v. Wisconsin (3)
Burlington (8): v. Beloit (2), @ Clinton (3), @Cedar Rapids (3)
Peoria (7): @Quad Cites (1), v. Kane County (3), v. Clinton (3)
Wisconsin (7): @Clinton (1), v. Beloit (3), @Quad Cities (3)

Game 1:
Timber Rattlers 4
LumberKings 1
Boxscore | Game Story

Game 2:
Timber Rattlers 8
LumberKings 5
Boxscore | Game Story

Matt Erickson interview from between games:

The key bits from Game 2:
Ortega 2-run double to make it Clinton 5, Wisconsin 3:

Davis 2-run triple to make it Wisconsin 5, Clinton 5:

Garcia RBI single to make it Wisconsin 6, Clinton 5:

Photos from the Pressbox:
Game 1:

June 8 Brennan scores game 1

June 8 Game 1 Handshake

June 8 Game 1 Arrow

Game 2:

June 8 Davis Triple Game 2

June 8 Game 2 Castillo Single

June 8 Game 2 last pitch

June 8 Game 2 Final


Postgame Post – June 6, 2014


Ortega Triple

Four wins in a row!

Cedar Rapids 8
Wisconsin 12
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Postgame comments (Jon Feyen):

Angel Ortega:

Tristan Archer:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollcia):


Video Highlights:

On to Clinton!

Postgame Post – June 5, 2014


Photo by Ann Mollica

Check the background.

Cedar Rapids 4
Wisconsin 7
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Pregame interview with Taylor Brennan:

Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Johnny Davis:

Michael Ratterree:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Ann Mollica):







Postgame post – June 4, 2014

This one’s not coming back!


Cedar Rapids 4
Wisconsin 6
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Pregame Interview with Preston Gainey:

Postgame Comments (Courtesy of Jon Feyen):

Taylor Brennan:

Clint Coulter:

Matt Erickson:

Photos (Courtesy of Ann Mollica):



Not as bad as #5 on this list, a 1995 brawl between the Winston-Salem Warthogs and the Durham Bulls on…Strike Out Domestic Violence Night….Seriously.








NOTE: I updated the post with the tweet and the links about twenty minutes after originally publishing it.

Postgame Post – June 2, 2014

Completion of Sunday’s game:
Quad Cities 7
Wisconsin 4
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Regularly Scheduled Game:
Quad Cities 3
Wisconsin 4
Boxscore | Game Day | Game Story


Aramis Ramirez comments (Jerrad Radocay):

Matt Erickson comments (Jon Feyen):

Trevor Seidenberger comments (Jon Feyen):

Johnny Davis Comments (Jon Feyen):

There were some issues with the highlights loading onto YouTube.  So, here are a bunch of photos by Ann Mollica.

















Postgame Post – May 31, 2014

Quad Cities 4
Wisconsin 3
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story

Postgame comments (Jon Feyen):

Matt Erickson:

Clint Coulter:

Steve Halcomb:

Photos (Ann Mollica):





Timber Rattlers Highlights:

Proposal Highlights:

Some Pregame Interviews from earlier this week:
Michael Ratterree (5/28):

Taylor Brennan (5/30):

Game Notes & Lineup – May 28, 2014

Before putting today’s information on the blog, a quick visit to yesterday in Clinton.

Michael Ratterree mere moments after contact:

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The Grand Slam Highlight:

At home plate:

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Today, Cedar Rapids. Game Time 6:35pm:

May 28 Ballpark

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:15pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 28 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Preston Gainey
Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher: Aaron Slegers

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 28 2014

Lineup, Game Notes, and Transactions – May 26, 2014

Today’s game is at 2:00pm.  There is also a lot more to today than just baseball.  This is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Clinton, Iowa.  It located one block from Ashford University Field.

May 26 Memorial2

Take a moment to remember the day before this game gets going today.

May 26 Ballpark

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 1:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

May 26 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Transactions:
Pitcher Mark Williams has been transferred to Brevard County (Florida State League)
Infielder David Denson has been transferred to Maryvale (Arizona League)
Outfielder Lance Roenicke has been placed on the Wisconsin Disabled List (retroactive to 5/23)

Pitcher Clint Terry has been transferred from Extended Spring Training to Wisconsin

Pitcher Zach Quintana has been activated from Wisconsin’s disabled list
Pitcher Tyler Spurlin has been activated from Wisconsin’s disabled list
Catcher Paul Eshleman has been activated from Wisconsin’s disabled list
Eshleman, Quintana, Spurlin, and Terry are all active for today’s game.

Wisconsin’s roster is now at 25 active players.

Timber Rattlers Roster: 5 26 2014 Timber Rattlers Roster

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Zach Quintana
LumberKings Starting Pitcher: Edwin Diaz

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes May 26 2014

Postgame Post – May 21, 2014

Kane County 8
Wisconsin 2
Boxscore | Gameday | Game Story May 21 2014 001

Postgame Comments (Tim Froberg & Jon Feyen):
Clint Coulter:

Matt Erickson:

Photos by Ann Mollica:








Video Highlights:


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