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Heartache spoken here
I know a thing or two about heartbreak and tears
So come on down we’ll talk about it
Heartache spoken here
- Warren Zevon
That’s the third game this week the Timber Rattlers have lost in the ninth inning in the last seven.
- 7/14 – Lake County scores three runs in the top of the ninth to beat the Rattlers 5-4
- 7/18 – Bowling Green scores two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Rattlers 6-5
- 7/21 – Dayton gets a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Rattlers 7-6
Jorge Lopez was behind in the count…a lot. It cost him as he gave up double on a 3-1 pitch in the third that tied the game 4-4 and a single on a 3-1 pitch that put Dayton in front.
Taylor Mangum did a nice job in the seventh inning. There was a runner at third and two outs with Mejias-Brean and Gelalich due up. Mangum pitched around them with walks and got Tanner Rahier to ground into a force play to end the inning.
But, he fell behind Winker 2-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the home run followed to end the game.
I hate that stupid fog horn. You’ll hear it on the highlight on the Dragons website tomorrow morning.
I’m pretty sure that MiLB.com will pick out the home run by Victor Roache in the top of the first inning. You have got to see it. I’ll link it on twitter or in the game notes post tomorrow. This will have to do for now.
Chris McFarland, Adrian Williams, and Alfredo Rodriguez – the 8-9-1 hitters in the Wisconsin order – did a great job setting up or cashing in on rallies. Rodriguez has started three of the five games on this trip with a base hit. McFarland was on base three times – HBP, 2B, BB – stole a base, and scored two runs. Williams had a sacrifice bunt, a walk, and a double. Well done, guys.
I mentioned the three ninth inning losses in the last seven games earlier in the post. But, the game that can be compared to is the 13-inning loss to Fort Wayne back on July 12. That was the game Wisconsin had the winning run in scoring position in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh innings but did not score.
Read the game story for the full details, but the Rattlers had the go ahead run in scoring position in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings. They did not cash in on those opportunities.
Here’s the weird thing. In the eleventh inning on July 12 and in the eighth inning on July 21, there were two runners on base after Michael Reed drew a walk. Tyrone Taylor grounded into inning ending double plays both times.
I can almost guarantee that – if the situation comes up again – it won’t happen again.
Well….Quad Cities and Peoria both lost and Clinton won on Sunday. So, once again, the Rattlers didn’t lose any ground in the standings to QC or Peoria. All they lost was another day.
Get ‘em tomorrow.
There’s nothing magical about it. They’re made of flesh and blood. You take out their heart you bring down the beast. – Denton Van Zan
Saturday’s game was the complete opposite of Friday’s game. The Rattlers got out of the gate fast, were good in situational hitting, cashed in their opportunities, played (mostly) clean defense, and kept the opponents in check. Excellent win.
Victor Roache had a bad night on Friday in Bowling Green. He was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. But, here’s the thing. He walked on the bus after the game, said “They got me tonight.” to Dusty and went back to his seat for the ride to Dayton. Yeah, they got him last night, but he didn’t let it bother him. He came back on Saturday and his first at bat went to 3-2. He lined that 3-2 pitch into left-center to drive in Tyrone Taylor and the Rattlers had a 2-0 lead. He had two hits and hit the ball hard two other times. The good nights are going to outweigh the bad for Roache with the way he approaches the game.
Michael Reed tripled in the first and scored on a wild pitch. He has reached ten triples on the season. The franchise record is 13 (Jermaine Clark, 1998).
Tyler Wagner gave up a home run. But, it was a home run you can live with because it was a solo home run and the Rattlers still had the lead. Later in the inning, the Dragons had runners on first and third with one out. Wagner needed a double play ball and got a double play ball. Arcia to McFarland to Cooper to end the inning and the Rattlers were still up 3-1.
Wagner left after five innings and 84 pitches. It’s been a week since he blew past 100 pitches in eighth innings, so it was not a surprise to see him come out after five innings.
Here’s Chris McFarland’s double in the sixth inning:
By the way, the top three RBI guys on the Timber Rattlers after Saturday’s game:
- Tyrone Taylor – 45
- Victor Roache – 44
- Chris McFarland – 37
Harvey Martin came in after the Rattlers scored two runs in the top of the 6th to take a 5-1 lead. After facing five batters in the sixth, he worked a 1-2-3 seventh, and got the first two outs of the eighth. Then, Seth Mejias-Brean…home run…long, long home run. But, Martin seemed to say, “So What?” and got the next batter. Then, he struck out a pair of batters in the ninth to give him 5Ks in the game and his first professional save. Martin was around 90-91 on the stadium gun and worked his off-speed stuff in well.
Martin has made four appearances for the Rattlers this season. In those four starts – in order – he has a loss, a win, a hold, and a save.
Good news! Quad Cities, Peoria, Clinton, and Burlington all lost. The Rattlers pick up ground on all of them.
Keep it going tomorrow.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ve… seen things you people wouldn’t believe… Rally ships on fire off the infield of Bowling Green. I watched line drives glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate before turning into rally killing double plays.
And that’s about it. No, seriously. I have nothing to add to the game story. It was that kind of night.
Eight hits, 0 runs. Three players (Tyrone Taylor, Michael Reed, and Tyler Roberts) had two hits. Only one walk was drawn.
Tough game. Tough Night. This game is just best left on the ash heap of history.
But another game tomorrow.
Hmm…Barney’s movie had heart, but “Football in the Groin” had a football in the groin. – Homer Simpson
I was seriously considering just leaving that clip from The Simpsons up there as the entire post for tonight.
Victor Roache was 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored:
The home run ended up in the grass seating area to the left of the batter’s eye. Good God Almighty! Good God Almighty! He’s killed that baseball! As God is my witness that ball is BROKEN IN HALF!
That’s a 5-game hitting streak for Roache – 8-for-21 (.381). He also has at least one extra base hit in each of his last five games (3 homers, 2 doubles). That makes a slugging percentage of .905 and an OPS of 1.286. To HECK with the small sample size. He’s starting to heat up.
Chris McFarland made an excellent defensive play in the bottom of the fourth to get Andrew Toles for the final out and prevent a run.
Here’s the thing about Thursday’s game that felt like a football to…well, you know… The Rattlers were outhit 14-6. One player had half of Wisconsin’s hits….and they still had a chance to win the game.
I made this point in the game story, but to get it out here.. Toles walked to start the bottom of the ninth inning. Leonard Reginatto failed in two bunt attempts and singled. Tommy Coyle was next and failed in two bunt attempts. He tripled to drive in the winning run. Go figure.
The only team from the Western Division to win on Thursday was Cedar Rapids. That means the Timber Rattlers didn’t lose any ground in the race to catch Quad Cities, Clinton, and Peoria. But, they didn’t pick up any ground. That is about the fourth time in the last ten or eleven games the Rattlers had chance to pick up ground on all three of those teams. Yeesh!
By the way, here are Wednesday’s Highlights – which do not have the catch to rob Roache in the top of the eighth – from BGHotRodsTV.
And here are Thursday’s Highlights.
There was a happy ending on Thursday and a little something to put the game in perspective. Matt Erickson’s wife Julie has been getting close to giving birth to their third child. Matt came out on the road and the baby wasn’t due until Tuesday or Wednesday. But, he was ready to head back at a moments notice. The call came in the seventh inning that little Emma couldn’t wait anymore. Matt showed me a picture on his cell phone as we got on the bus and he was still getting the details as we headed back to the hotel. Matt will be heading home tomorrow morning and will rejoin the team next Wednesday when the homestand with Clinton starts. Congratulations to the Ericksons.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Runner at first, two outs, bottom of the second, Austin Ross has a 1-2 pitch due to Joey Rickard. The runner from first goes. Ross freezes Rickard with a pitch on the outside corner at the knees…..and the pitch was called a ball and the runner at first is now on second. The next pitch goes for a single to drive in the first run of the game. The throw to the plate is just a little up the line and late and since the throw was not cut off, Rickard goes to second. The next pitch is a bloop single to left-center to drive in Rickard for a 2-0 lead.
That’s out of the way.
I thought Ross threw well. His velocity reached 90 a couple of times on the stadium gun. He threw 41 pitches/29 strikes, hit a batter, didn’t walk anyone, and struck out one in three innings.
Matt Erickson stopped me in the hallway after we got back to the hotel and said, “0-for-4″. I knew what he meant. The Timber Rattlers were 0-for-4 in situational hitting on Wednesday. Twice they had a leadoff double – Alfredo Rodriguez to start the game and Parker Berberet to start the third. Twice the hitters failed to move the runner to third. The Rattlers didn’t score in either inning. McFarland started the eighth with a walk and Rodriguez couldn’t get the bunt down, but eventually walked. Then, Reed did get the bunt down with runners on first and second with no outs in the eighth, but put it right back to the pitcher, who got the force out at third.
Chris McFarland crushed his home run in the fifth. He got a 1-0 pitch and drilled over the wall in left-center. It was his third home run of the season. He is third on the team in RBI with 35. Plus, that tied the game 2-2. AND extended his current hitting streak to eight games, the longest hitting streak of the season for McFarland. Pretty nice.
Like I said the other night, the other guys get paid to make plays, too. By my count, the Bowling Green outfield made five catches worthy of a Web Gem designation. They were:
- Andrew Toles makes a running catch of a sinking line drive off the bat of Michael Reed and doubles Rodriguez off second base in the first inning.
- Toles raced back to the gap in right-center to rob Tyrone Taylor of a two-out extra-base hit in the first inning.
- Rickard robbed Garrett Cooper of an RBI with a fine running catch in right-center after Roache had doubled with one out in the second.
- Rickard made a leaping catch on the warning track in the top of the eighth inning with two outs and the bases loaded on a drive to right by Roache.
- Left fielder Marty Gantt got into the act running back to the track to catch a deep fly off the bat of Orlando Arcia. Gantt crashed into the chain-link fence and held on for the second out of the ninth inning.
Oh, and for good measure, Tyler Goedell made a good decision on a slow chopper off the bat of Mike Garza with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth. He cut the ball off before it reached the shortstop and he fired a strike to the plate to get a force out and keep the Hot Rods in front.
Matt Erickson did say he would want one play back. Garrett Cooper was on first with no outs in the top of the seventh. An errant pickoff throw bounded down the right field line and he waved Cooper on to third. But, the first baseman got to the ball and fired a strike to third from the tarp (you can see where the tarp is in the picture up top). Cooper was out and there was no argument.
That would be SEVEN plays. If any one of those seven plays is not executed perfectly by Bowling Green, this game is either still being played or I’m writing about a Timber Rattlers win.
Tyrone Taylor hit the ball TOO hard in the top of the eighth inning. Rodriguez was at second and Reed was at first with one out. Taylor smoked a ball through the left side of the infield and it got out to Gantt in such a hurry there was no chance for Rodriguez to score. That loaded the bases, but the Garza and Roache at bats would follow….and let’s not talk about those again.
Bowling Green does post highlights after their games to their YouTube Channel, but I was told that they were having some problems with getting them on line tonight. I wanted to link to them just so you could see some of these plays. Instead, I’ll link to the Channel and you can check later.
Get ‘em tomorrow.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I’ll have more later. Stuff to do now.
Johnny Hellweg pitched six innings. Kyle from Brew Crew Ball was at the postgame press conference and has comments from Hellweg:
He classified the outing as a game where he was “just trying to work on some stuff.”
“(I was) trying to treat some of the guys like they were different hitters, trying to put big leaguers in their shoes,” Hellweg said. “Trying to execute some pitches that I would have if they were different guys.”
Click the link for all of the comments.
It probably should have been a scoreless six innings for Hellweg. But, Adrian Williams lost a popup in the Sun with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the sixth. That allowed two runs to score. It didn’t help that Hellweg walked a batter with two outs to load them up in the first place. In the end it didn’t matter….because….
How many times this season has one Timber Rattlers error led to a big inning for the other team? You don’t need to answer. It’s rhetorical. Besides it’s probably less than it seems. It was nice to see the tables turn as Wisconsin scored four unearned runs after a dropped fly ball in right field during the bottom of the fifth.
The Rattlers started getting some hits after that dropped fly ball. Williams lined a double to left. Reed singled off second base. Taylor ripped a triple. Garrett Cooper knocked in his first run as a Rattler. That made the score 6-0.
Even after the Captains scored their two runs in the sixth, the game never felt like it was in danger. Taylor Wall had a nice bounce back outing after taking the loss in the game to Fort Wayne on Friday. Wall went three innings for the third time this season and picked up his fifth save of the season.
Taylor made a great catch to end the game. See it in the highlights. Great read. Great speed.
Skipping back to the second inning for a second. One of the topics covered occasionally in this series of posts is something called dirtball reads. That would be reads by base runners on pitches in the dirt and if they think they can move up a base or not by getting a good jump. Mike Garza had a great read on a pitch in the dirt in the second. He took off on a pitch that didn’t get that far away from the catcher, but he just beat the throw. He scored on a Victor Roache double to put the Rattlers up 1-0.
The Timber Rattlers won the game by four runs. That is the largest margin of victory for them since they won 11-5 at Kane County on June 15.
By the way, the Timber Rattlers went 4-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
Bus leaves for Bowling Green tomorrow morning. I’ll be on twitter and probably working on a post or two during the ride. Next game is Wednesday.
I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real -
Hurt, Johnny Cash version
Logan Vick had two of the three hits off Jorge Lopez on Sunday. Both came on two strike pitches. The first, a looper to center, was not hit hard. The second would have been a home run had it been hit about four feet to the left. Vick’s seventh inning double hit off the 16′ high batter’s eye in center. A little bit to the left and it’s in the Lake County bullpen for a home run.
But, that’s just nitpicking at the start by Jorge Lopez. It was his second start to reach in which he pitched a total of seven innings. He has seven quality starts in his last nine outings. This is the second time he has allowed one run in a start and wound up with a no decision. His development from start-to-start has been fun to watch.
Taylor Mangum with a tough ninth inning…a tough outing really. He had retired 19 straight batters over two appearances coming into Sunday’s game. It reached 20 when he got the first out of the eighth. Not sure what happened in the ninth. The home run really didn’t matter because the lead was still 3-2. But, a single and an RBI double tied the game. Then, a double up the first base line gave the Captains the lead.
About that play that gave Lake County the lead. I saw the ball hit the line about 20 feet in front of the first base bag. Then, I checked the plate umpire for the call. He ruled it fair. I checked the replay and you could see Mangum pointing foul. Matt Erickson came out to talk about the play for a long time. Not an animated argument, but just a discussion with the plate umpire. Remember, on a play like that, it’s a fair ball of if the ball crosses the base…even if the ball lands in foul territory.
Just a reminder. The plate umpire on Sunday was the plate umpire on Friday when that close 3-2 pitch went for ball for to let the TinCaps score the go ahead run. Just something to file away for later.
Victor Roache had another rough day in the field. Two errors in left field as he had trouble picking up base hits to his backhand. The second error was on the double by Eric Haase. That error sent the go ahead run to third instead of holding Haase at second base. He has four errors in left over the last two games.
Victor Roache also destroyed another baseball. It was his tenth home run of the season, his third since last Monday, and his second in as many days. I thought that he would cash in his chance in the ninth when he was at the plate with two outs as the winning run. But, it wasn’t to be for him. There will be another shot later this season and he will take advantage.
Garrett Cooper had a little more time to get into game preparation. Yesterday, he spent most of the day traveling from Montana to Appleton and I’m just guessing that had a factor in his 0-for-5 debut on Saturday. On Sunday, he drew a walk and singled through the right side of the infield to go 1-for-2. We’ll see how this goes.
A few extra runs would have been good, but the Rattlers had one hit after the Parker Berberet home run in the fifth. That would be the single by Walla with one out in the ninth.
Clinton won again on Sunday. Peoria won, too. The Rattlers now trail Clinton by two games for the Wild Card and they are behind Peoria by a game.
Johnny Hellweg gets the start for the Timber Rattlers on Monday afternoon at 12:05pm. The last time Hellweg pitched at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium was August 16, 2010 when he was a member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He tossed two innings, allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out three. In that game, Hellweg pitched the eighth inning with the Rattlers leading 10-7, the Kernels scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take an 11-10 lead, and Hellweg pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to slam the door.
Get the Captains tomorrow.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. – Oscar Wilde
Rodolfo Fernandez has showed what he is capable if glimmers. One inning at a time or one or two batters at a time. He has never put it all together…until Saturday night. That was outstanding. He threw every pitch that he wanted to for a strike on Saturday. And he didn’t get flustered in the top of the ninth on the dropped fly ball that put the lead runner on second base with no outs. Nope. He just struck out the 2,3, & 4 hitters to get out of the inning. In all, Fernandez tossed four scoreless innings, walked one, allowed one hit and struck out eight.
How good was his stuff? Of the eight strikeouts Fernandez recorded, five were came on called strike three.
Tyler Wagner. That is gutting out eight innings. The kid gives up eleven hits, works out of a bases loaded jam in the first, and went into shutdown mode after the fourth inning. I interviewed Wagner for the next edition of Timber Rattlers Field Pass and talked to him about the ‘Forget You’ theory of pitching that David Chavarria talks about often. That being…No MLB pitcher throws a shutout every time they take the mound. So you have to be: Oh, you scored a run here. Forget you. I’m going to make my pitches and do my job and make sure you don’t get another. Wagner responded that the toughest thing about moving from closing at Utah to starting in the Brewer system is remembering that if you give up a run early in the game, it’s not over. Minimize the damage and keep the offense in the game.
PS to the pitching part of this post: Rattlers pitchers today had a combined K:BB of 16:2
Chris McFarland extended his hitting streak to seven games with his RBI triple in the second inning. He is 10-for-27 during the streak and he continues to hit the ball hard, too.
Speaking of streaks, the Timber Rattlers have at least one triple in each of their last five games.
If ever a foul ball needed to go on the highlights, Max Walla’s foul in the middle of the game was it. He crushed a ball over the bridge from the berm to the home run porch and over the huge inflatable slide on the flat part of the ground back in the play area. Had it been straightened out….I might have had the same reaction I did on the Victor Roache home run in the third….
Victor Roache had a rough night in left field. He committed two errors and misplayed a couple of balls. But, watch that home run in the highlights. That chuckle from me because it was so ridiculous at how far it went and how effortless the swing was.
I was kidding Michael Reed the other day about him having triple speed and triple power. Guess I’ll have to take that back. Totally worth it. No doubt on his first home run of the season and first in over a year. Outstanding.
This last part will bring joy to some areas of the internet. Orlando Arcia walked to start the bottom of the 12th. The Rattlers did not have Reed bunt. Arcia stole second. The Rattlers did not have Reed bunt. They let him swing away. Look at what happened.
A false move here, a stumble there
A box of letters and a lock of hair
That’s all that’s left when i turn out the light
I count the missing pieces every night -
John Hiatt, Missing Pieces
It’s late. This is going to be a little short, but I;ll try to be informative.
The Rattlers had chances. But, Holy Rawlings, the TinCaps make some plays that are tough to make in a normal situation and they made them with the game on the line. They were:
- Domoromo throwing out Garza at the plate to keep the Timber Rattlers from scoring the tying run in the bottom of the eighth
- Mallex Smith, who was playing deep in no doubles, raced into to make a great catch on Roberts for the first out of the bottom of the ninth.
- Domoromo made a great running catch back towards the left field corner to rob Taylor of a game winning hit in the ninth
- Smith, who was playing way over in right-center, sprinted to left-center to deny Williams of at least a double with one out in the tenth.
- Adamson charged in from right to make a sliding catch to keep Roberts from driving in the winning run in the tenth.
- Tyler Stubblefield made a stop on a wicked, slicing one-hopper from Taylor in the eleventh. If the ball gets by him, Rodriguez scores the winning run from second. Instead, Stubblefield turned it into an inning-ending double play.
As a wise man once said: They other guys get paid to make plays, too….I think it was William Tecumseh Sherman, but I couldn’t find the quote online. Like I said…it’s late.
The Timber Rattlers were hot about a couple of calls by the umpires in the game, too. Roache, a right-handed batter, was rung up on a close check swing by the base umpire, who is stationed on the infield grass between second and third with runners on first and second, for strike three and the final out of the ninth with the winning run in scoring position. The other pitch was the 3-2 pitch to Domoromo from Wall with the bases loaded in the top of the 13th that was called a ball and walked in the go ahead run. It was close….really, really close.
Max Walla 4-for-6. Second four hit game of the season for him.
Alfredo Rodriguez 3-for-6 with a perfect squeeze bunt.
Mike Strong may have given up a run in the first inning that he worked, but after that he went into shutdown mode. He received a nice hand from the crowd when he left in favor of Jono Armold with two outs in the top of the eleventh. Strong’s Line: 4-2/3 3H, R, BB, 5K.
In case you are looking at the play-by-play and wondering how the Rattlers got the last out of the top of the 13th. Here’s what happened: Fort Wayne had runners at the corners. Wall, a lefty, was on the hill and threw to first base on a pick off. The runner at third broke for the plate. Garza threw a strike to the plate and the out was recorded. The damage had been done, but it was a nice play.
The thing that really stings with the loss to the TinCaps on Friday was that Quad Cities, Clinton, and Peoria all lost. The River Bandits are now 12-8; Quad Cities and Clinton are now 10-11. A win by the Rattlers would have got them to 10-11; tied with Peoria and Clinton and 2-1/2 games behind the QC. Instead, they are 9-12 and exactly where they were when the games started on Friday. There are still 49 games left in this half, but this is a game that could stand out later in the half. Let’s hope not.
Lake County is in for three games from Saturday through Monday.
Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin
There was a point in Thursday’s game where Leonard Lorenzo could have let the game get out of hand. It was the fourth inning. Luis Domoromo had just tripled with one out. The TinCaps were up 3-2. In the past few weeks, he has given up that run and more after it. On Thursday, he struck out the next batter and got a grounder to short to strand Domoromo at third and keep the Rattlers within a run. He was rewarded.
Tyler Roberts has discovered right field! To describe Country as “pull-happy” over the past few seasons would be an understatement. “Pull-only” may be more accurate. On Wednesday, he had a sharp single to right. On Thursday, he doubled down the line in right and singled up the first baseline to drive in the two runs that gave the Rattlers a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth. He went 2-for-4 for the second game in a row and it was his fourth multi-hit game since joining the Rattlers at the start of the second half.
Harvey Martin is – according to the radar at the stadium – in the low 90′s with his fastball. His command was a bit off in the first inning, but – thanks to Parker Berberet going to the plate on a slow chopper to first – managed to work a scoreless sixth inning despite two walks and a hit.
Jono Armold is also in the low 90s. He got a fortunate bounce off his leg for the second out of the ninth inning and closed out the TinCaps for his third save of the season. He has moved his scoreless innings streak to 8-1/3 innings over his last eight relief appearances. He has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances (7-2/3 innings total).
Tyrone Taylor came in on a sinking liner to make a diving catch in the top of the fifth. Three pitches later he raced back to the track to make another catch. He has become so much more confident in his routes. Both were great catches. It is so much fun to watch him play.
Alfredo Rodriguez with a line drive homer that was a homer because he hit it to the right spot of the field. As I said on the air, distance wasn’t the problem. The only question was if it would be high enough to clear the 8′ wall. See the result in the highlights below.
We have a nominee for at bat of the season. Victor Roache. He was at the plate to lead off the fifth inning against Colin Rea. Wisconsin was up 5-3.
- Foul (0-1)
- Swinging Strike (0-2)
- Foul (0-2)
- Ball (1-2)
- Foul (1-2)
- Foul (1-2)
- Foul (1-2)
- Foul (1-2)
- Ball (2-2)
- Foul (2-2)
- Ball (3-2)
- Foul (3-2)
- Foul (3-2)
- TRIPLE OFF THE WALL IN LEFT-CENTER
Sweet lord…This was beautiful.
Oh, and Victo Roache went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in this game.
Also, I have a new favorite Parker Berberet photo: