Results tagged ‘ Postgame post ’
From the Game Story:
This series is the final meeting of the regular season between the Timber Rattlers and River Bandits. Both teams missed the playoffs in the first half and are fighting for one of two spots in the second half. Quad Cities is now up two games on the Rattlers in the Wild Card standings. Additionally, Quad Cities now leads the season series 7-6 and has outscored the Timber Rattlers 63-58. The first tie-breaker is the team that wins the season series. The second tie-breaker is run differential.
I will add that the third tie-breaker goes to the team that wins the final meeting of the season between the teams…Seriously.
Still a long way to go in the season. Just something else to think about for later.
Pregame Audio from Thursday:
Postgame Audio from Friday (Jon Feyen):
Photos (Ann Mollica):
Taylor Williams is 5-0 with two saves in his last seven outings
Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen):
Photos (Ann Mollica):
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!