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Nine after 9 for August 4, 2012

Rattlers 2
Snappers 1
Boxscore | Game Story

That’s that with that.

  1. First – which is kind of obvious since this is point #1 – no report on Stephen Peterson.  He left after the sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the seventh.  He slipped on the turf or the mound going after the bunt.  Even after the injury he got to the ball and threw to first for the out.
  2. Also, no report on Chadwin Stang, who has not played the last two days.  Stang is still on a 17-game hitting streak.
  3. I thought of a quote from Rounders – which itself was a quote – to relate to Matt Miller‘s performance in Beloit as I was gathering my thoughts for tonight’s column.  It was Mike McDermott who said: “Like Papa Wallenda said, ‘Life is on the wire, the rest is just waiting.'”
  4. Shhhh….Miller has ten wins on the season (10-7) now and is 7-2 since his loss at Beloit on June 2 when he gave up seven runs on ten hits in four innings.  After that game his ERA was at 4.57.  That ERA has dropped – bit by bit – to 3.68 since.
  5. On Saturday, he went six innings with one run allowed and the Snappers were 0-for-5 against him with runners in scoring position
  6. For the second day in a row, the Rattlers denied the opponents as they tried to steal a run with runners on the corners.  On Friday, Adrian Williams held the runner at third as he took the throw and ran the would-be thief down between first and second.  on Saturday, the throw from Rafael Neda went through to second and Yadiel Rivera threw right back to the plate to get that runner. D! FENCE!…D! FENCE!
  7. Michael Strong. I am out of words. Just go look at his page and see his numbers and his splits and everything.
  8. STOSH! was – once again a ridiculously good as his mustache.  Here’s his page.  Look, O ye hitters, and despair.
  9. But seriously.  You can’t get more into a more high leverage situation than Miguel FREAKING Sano up with the tying run at first and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning and you strike him out to get him.  The next four outs were just icing on the cake.  STOSH!

If only it had been in the lede

This line from David S. Glasier of The News-Herald in Eastlake, Ohio would be worthy of consideration for Lede of the Year…Had it only been in the lede of his article on Bowling Green’s 9-8 win over Lake County.

Instead it was buried near the bottom of the first page.

Sad. Because this line needs to be celebrated.  It reads like a 1940’s sportswriter jazzing up his copy for the squares back in the editing room.

Doing the most bodacious bashing for the visitors from Kentucky were shortstop Derek Dietrich and first baseman Phil Wunderlich.

Do you know what Bodacious means?  Well, perhaps these righteous experts could let you know:

Be excellent to each other….and….PARTY ON, David S. Glasier, dude!

The Quad Cities perspective

From the QC Times story about Monday’s game…in which the Timber Rattlers struck out 18 River Bandits…

“Their pitchers did not show me an out pitch. We didn’t have the right offensive approach at all,” Rodriguez said. “We didn’t use the middle of the field. We got pull happy. It was hard to watch.”

At least Rodriguez had company from his viewing vantage in the third-base coach’s box.

Quad-Cities had runners on third with one out in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings but mustered just two runs.

“We had enough chances, but we didn’t put any pressure on their defense at all,” Rodriguez said. “Your job as a professional is to shorten your swing with two strikes, work the middle of the field, put the ball in play, and we didn’t do that. They were giving us runs and we didn’t take them.”

The River Bandits are the Midwest League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals affiliate.

That may be a little unfair since the game story about Sunday’s game included this quote:

“Sometimes, you just have to tip your hat to the other team and tonight, Wisconsin went out and earned the win. They took it from us,” River Bandits manager Johnny Rodriguez said after watching the Timber Rattlers score 10 runs over the final four innings to overcome a 5-2 deficit.

Back to the story 0n Monday’s game there is this note:

“He’s been mashing against us. He’s had a couple of homers and is showing what he can do.” – River Bandits outfielder Nick Longmire, referring to his former Pacific teammate Mike Walker, a Wisconsin infielder who belted a two-run homer vs. the River Bandits on Monday

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