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Timber Rattlers Highlights:
Some Pregame Interviews from earlier this week:
Michael Ratterree (5/28):
Taylor Brennan (5/30):
Final 2 outs of the game:
I don’t have a lot to add to the game story. Just this…Did you know that four of the Timber Rattlers eight hits on Sunday were bunt singles?
And this…You can bunt three straight times and get run.
And this…Steve Halcomb tried to get a bunt down after the bunt singles by Francisco Castillo, Omar Garcia, and Johnny Davis. He popped back to the mound. That was four bunts in a row. Just for kicks Clint Coulter should have dropped one down just to see what would happen.
BUNT TO WIN!
I mentioned this story on the air today. But, wanted to share it on the blog.
Conrad Gregor of Quad Cities hit a home run on Saturday to put the River Bandits in front of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. That was just the start of the story.
Conrad Gregor’s first home run of the season was caught on the fly Saturday night by the happiest fan at Modern Woodmen Park.
As Gregor rounded the bases following a three-run blast which put Quad-Cities ahead to stay in its 5-2 Midwest League win over Cedar Rapids, the fan standing behind the wall in the right-center power alley pumped his arms in the air, proudly waving the ball for all in the crowd of 5,494 to see.
He had his reasons.
“That was my dad,’’ Gregor explained after the River Bandits finished off the three-game sweep of the Kernels.
Would’ve been better on Father’s Day….But, the Rattlers are in Quad Cities on Father’s Day…So…good thing it happened last night.
SHOW ME FIVE!
Just a few thoughts:
Victor Diaz has been ridiculously good and has run a scoreless streak out to 15-1/3 innings with six more scoreless innings on Thursday.
Anthony Banda had a roller coaster performance in 2-1/3 innings. In the seventh, he gave up two runs and it could have got away from him there, but he stranded three runners. In the eighth, he struck out the side in order and looked really, really good. But, the walk in the ninth started the game winning rally. The wild pitch allowed the winning run to go to third with one out and led to….
The Rattlers going to five infielders. But, it didn’t work out tonight. The coaches are doing whatever they can to get this thing turned around for the final 23 games of the first half.
The five infield formation wasn’t the only turn to the bizarre on Thursday.
The Timber Rattlers have a video intern who sets up cameras around the ballpark to record the players at bats and pitches and other things. It’s a teaching tool and many teams in the Midwest League have a video intern. He got on the bus after the game tonight and said, “Someone stole my centerfield camera tonight.”
Someone just walked around to the back of the outfield fence and took a pretty expensive camera without being seen or caught. It didn’t necessarily have to be a fan either. The back of the field is wide open to pedestrians and anyone can get back there. As long as they don’t stand on something to watch the game, there’s no problem….until tonight. If you are reading this in the Beloit area and see someone filming a birthday party with a camera that has T-RATS on the side….Ask, “Hey, there must be a pretty interesting story behind how you got that camera, eh?”
Ridiculous. It’s like a parallel universe down here.
Let’s end on an up note.
Congratulations to Omar Garcia:
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) May 22, 2014
Pre-doubleheader interview with Matt Erickson that aired between games:
Postgame Comments (Jon Feyen & Kyle Lobner):
Game 1 Highlights:
Game 2 Highlights:
I’m just taking a wild guess here…but I’m pretty sure that Michael Ratterree and the Timber Rattlers relievers in the bullpen have never seen a giant shopping cart before tonight.
My Pregame Interview w/Former Appleton Fox Tim Harikkala:
Postgame Comments (Courtesy of Jon Feyen):
It was 73 at gametime. It was 54 later. It got foggy.
Here is the shot of the field in the 9th:
Trevor Seidenberger’s scoreless string ends at 11-1/3 on the unearned run in the top of the seventh and he takes the tough luck loss on Monday.
Chris McFarland’s hitting streak is at nine games after his two-run single in the fifth inning tied the game 3-3.
Preston Gainey was at 97 pitches (64 strikes) through 4-2/3 innings pitched.
I want to thank whatever or whomever it was that kept the rain away from the ballpark to the game to be played. The last thing anyone wanted to deal with was another doubleheader.
Dad, if it was you, thank you.
For the record, the needle was at 96 & 97 for Jandel Gustave, the final pitcher for the River Bandits on Monday night.
Photos by Ann Mollica:
This is screen legend Timothy Dalton in the Classic “Hot Fuzz”
This is Cedar Rapids Kernels center fielder Jason Kanzler:
RULE OF THUMB #1: If you grow a mustache….it should look like this!
This was a really nice game for the Rattlers to win. Clean game with a fine starting performance by Diaz. Chris McFarland stayed hot. Anthony Banda fought his wildness and won.
Clint Coulter may not have had a hit, but he walked two more times to give him 23 of those on the season. He struck out once, but he has just 22 of those this season….132 plate appearances by a guy with 8 homers and his BB:K is 23:22….That’s good right?
The Rattlers took two of three from the Kernels to give them their first series victory since they swept the two game set from Lansing on April 16.
Apologies for the shortness of the post. It was a scramble to get going this morning and Jon was off today so no postgame audio.
My crummy call on the highlights will have to do.
Have a great Mother’s Day, everyone. See you Monday.
Cedar Rapids had eighteen hits on Friday night. Make no mistake, they hit the ball hard on Friday…a lot. Yet, there seemed like a lot of choppers and slow rollers and broken bats where Wisconsin pitchers were not rewarded for making good pitches. So, I counted up the number of infield hits for the Kernels on Friday and came up with eight…EIGHT….Almost half of their hits were infield singles.
Clint Coulter has hit a homer in three straight games. He has knocked in a run in five straight games.
Chris McFarland’s 7-game hitting streak ties Coulter for the longest hitting streak on the team this season.
Get ‘em tomorrow.
Pregame Interview with Mark Williams:
Postgame Comments (Courtesy of Jon Feyen):
Matt Erickson (Jon & Alex Strouf):