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Game Notes – May 2, 2013

On the road we’re somebody else’s guests – and we play in a way that they’re not going to forget we visited them. – Knute Rockne

It's almost like the good weather followed the team over to Michigan.

It’s almost like the good weather followed the team over to Michigan.

You may tune in for today’s broadcast a few different ways:

In the listening area, dial around to AM1280, WNAM.  This is one of the internet links to listen to the game.   WNAM is also available on IHeartRadio as a website and as an app for your smart phone.

Today’s Timber Rattlers Transactions:
RHP Jono Armold transferred to Wisconsin from Helena
RHP Martin Viramontes placed on the Disabled List

Updated Timber Rattlers Roster: Timber_Rattlers_Roster_050213

Timber Rattlers Lineup:
Tyrone Taylor – DH
Michael Reed – RF
Mitch Haniger – CF
Victor Roache – LF
Jose Sermo – 3B
Clint Coulter – C
Chris McFarland – 2B
Mike Garza – 1B
Orlando Arcia – SS

Game 1 Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Mike Strong
Game 1 Lansing Lugnuts Starting Pitcher: Daniel Norris

Game 2 Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Tyler Wagner
Game 2 Lansing Lugnuts Starting Pitcher: Ben White

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesMay22013

What do ya say, Ernie?

Let's play two!

Let’s play two today!

Lineup and Game Notes – April 29, 2013

I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want. - John Lee Hooker

Let's go!

Let’s go!

 You may tune in for today’s broadcast a few different ways:

In the listening area, dial around to AM1280, WNAM.  This is one of the internet links to listen to the game.   WNAM is also available on IHeartRadio as a website and as an app for your smart phone.

My NEW32′s Sports Showdown has the TV broadcast.

This game is also available on MiLB.TV.

First pitch tonight is scheduled for 6:35pm.

Timber Rattlers Transaction:
RHP Jorge Lopez has been activated from the disabled list.  The Rattlers are at the 25-player limit.

Updated Timber Rattlers Roster: Timber_Rattlers_Roster_042913

Timber Rattlers Lineup:
Tyrone Taylor – CF
Michael Reed – RF
Mitch Haniger – DH
Victor Roache – LF
Jose Sermo – 3B
Clint Coulter – C
Chris McFarland – 2B
Adam Giacalone – 1B
Orlando Arcia – SS

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Jorge Lopez
South Bend Starting Pitcher: Cody Wheeler

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesApril292013

Lineup & Game Notes – April 26, 2013

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves. – Marcel Proust

It's a great night for baseball!

It’s a great night for baseball!

You may tune in for today’s broadcast a few different ways:

In the listening area, dial around to AM1280, WNAM.  This is one of the internet links to listen to the game.   WNAM is also available on IHeartRadio as a website and as an app for your smart phone.

If you are in the viewing area, My NEW32′s Sports Showdown has their first broadcast of the season.

This game is also available on MiLB.TV.

Timber Rattlers Lineup:
Tyrone Taylor – LF
Jose Sermo – 3B
Mitch Haniger – CF
Victor Roache – DH
Chris McFarland – 2B
Clint Coulter – C
Adam Giacalone – 1B
Orlando Arcia – SS
Michael Reed – RF

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Tyler Wagner
West Michigan Starting Pitcher: Hudson Randall

ADDED:
Updated Timber Rattlers Roster: Timber_Rattlers_Roster_042613

Roster Move: LHP Pitcher Brent Suter promoted to Brevard County.  Wisconsin will play with 24, one under the 25-man limit for now.

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotesApril262013

Welcome to Wisconsin….

A few odds and ends from the first full day of the Timber Rattlers in Appleton, Wisconsin.

It was Media Day today and there will be plenty of stories in various Fox Valley media to link to later tonight or sometime tomorrow.

I can share the 2013 Timber Rattlers rotation as it was announced by pitching coach David Chavarria.  There will be four tandems to start the season with one stand alone starter:

THU: Tyler Wagner/Mike Strong
FRI: Damien Magnifico/Leonard Lorenzo
SAT: Brent Suter
SUN: Jorge Lopez/Ryan Gibbard
MON: Preston Gainey/Eric Semmelhack

There was a roster move yesterday.  RHP Taylor Mangum – @themangral10 -has joined the Timber Rattlers.  That puts the Timber Rattlers roster at 25.

Click the link below for the new roster, which has been cleaned up as far as the removal of double numbers and a few typos:
Timber_Rattlers_Roster_040213

I taped the first edition of Timber Rattlers Field Pass for Time Warner Cable SportsChannel after Media Day.  Manager Matt Erickson and team president Rob Zerjav are the guests.  JP Cadorin will have a piece on Scooter Gennett and Hunter Morris that he taped in Arizona earlier in March.

Lastly…

The team did manage to get outside after media day.  A quick stretch on the concourse and a quick game of catch in the parking lot.  Field is still a little soft.

It's brisk.

It’s brisk.

Chris McFarland is from Lufkin, Texas.

Chris McFarland is from Lufkin, Texas.

The manager is the one in the winter hat.

The manager is the one in the winter hat and jacket.

I doubt that Preston Gainey has had snowbanks for a backdrop when he's thrown before today.

I doubt that Preston Gainey has had snowbanks for a backdrop when he’s thrown before today.

It can start warming up any day now.  Any. Day. Now.

Lineup & Game Notes for August 23, 2012

I’m trying to picture the renovation….

Tonight’s Lineup:
Chadwin Stang – CF
Yadiel Rivera – SS
Brandon Macias – 3B
Ben McMahan – RF
Cameron Garfield – DH
Greg Hopkins – 1B
Lance Roenicke – LF
Rafael Neda – C
Carlos George – 2B

Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
David Goforth

Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher:
Ryan Crowley

Timber Rattlers Roster Move:
RHP Santo Manzanillo has been returned from his rehab assignment with the Arizona Brewers and reinstated from the DL at Huntsville. He has been transferred from Huntsville to Wisconsin.

Timber Rattlers Updated Roster:
Timber_Rattlers_Roster_082312

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:
RattlersGameNotesAugust232012

Kernels Game Notes:
KernelsGame Notes 8-23

Follow tonight’s game (7:05pm CDT first pitch):
Radio: AM1280,  WNAM
Internet Audio: WNAM Website (Click Listen Live Tab) (free)
Internet Video: MiLB.TV (subscribers only)

Lineup & Game Notes for August 22, 2012

Another great day for baseball!

Tonight’s Lineup:
Chadwin Stang – CF
Max Walla – RF
Brandon Macias – 3B
Ben McMahan – DH
Nick Ramirez – 1B
Greg Hopkins – 2B
Yadiel Rivera – SS
Rafael Neda – C
Lance Roenicke – LF

Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
Chad Pierce

Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher:
Frank De Jiulio

Timber Rattlers Roster Moves:
LHP Brent Suter transferred to Wisconsin from Helena
RHP Maverick Lasker placed on Disabled List

Timber Rattlers Roster:
Timber_Rattlers_Roster_082212

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:
RattlersGameNotesAugust222012

Kernels Roster:
8-22 Kernels Roster

Kernels Game Notes:
KernelsGame Notes 8-22

Follow tonight’s game (7:05pm CDT first pitch):
Radio: AM1280,  WNAM
Internet Audio: WNAM Website (Click Listen Live Tab) (free)
Internet Video: MiLB.TV (subscribers only)
Cable TV: Sports 32 (Time Warner Cable Subscribers)

Lineup and Game Notes for August 8, 2012

Back to work

Tonight’s Lineup:
Chadwin Stang – CF
Lance Roenicke – LF
Brandon Macias – 3B
Cameron Garfield – C
Ben McMahan – RF
Greg Hopkins – 1B
Mike Garza – DH
Yadiel Rivera – SS
Carlos George – 2B

Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
Jacob Barnes

Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher:
Eswarlin Jimenez

Timber Rattlers Transactions:
RHP Matt Miller from Wisconsin to Brevard County
RHP Michael White from Helena to Wisconsin

Timber Rattlers Roster:
Timber_Rattlers_Roster_080812

Timber Rattlers Game Notes:
RattlersGameNotesAugust82012

Cedar Rapids Roster:
8-07 Kernels Roster

Kernels Game Notes:
KernelsGame Notes 8-08

Follow tonight’s game (7:05pm CDT first pitch):
Radio: AM1280,  WNAM
Internet Audio: WNAM Website (Click Listen Live Tab) (free)
Internet Video: MiLB.TV (subscribers only)

Lineup and Game Notes for May 30, 2012

Back at it today.

Tonight’s Lineup:
Brandon Macias – 3B
Max Walla – RF
Jason Rogers – LF
Nick Ramirez – 1B
Greg Hopkins – 2B
Rafael Neda – C
Carlos George – DH
John Dishon – CF
Adrian Williams – SS

Wisconsin Starting Pitcher:
Chad Thompson

Cedar Rapids Starting Pitcher:
Austin Wood

Timber Rattlers Roster Moves:
LHP Michael Strong to the DL retroactive to 5/29
RHP Kevin Shackelford activated from DL are available tonight

Updated Timber Rattlers roster:
Timber_Rattlers_Roster_053012

Timber Rattlers Game Notes
RattlersGameNotesMay302012

Kernels Game Notes:
KernelsGame Notes 5-30

Follow tonight’s game:
Radio: AM1280, WNAM
Internet Audio: WNAM Feed (new link)

Meet the 2012 Timber Rattlers

Here is the PDF of the roster for the 2012 Rattlers:

UPDATE: Chad Pierce is going to wear 11 and there was also a slight misspelling of a players name.  Here is the up-to-date copy:

Timber_Rattlers_Roster_040312

Here is the release on the Timber Rattlers home page.

Click on the names for their MiLB.com page. Players who are returning from 2011 are in bold.  Twitter handles – that I could find – where applicable.

Pitchers:
Jacob Barnes
Drew Gagnon  – @Dgags24
David Goforth - @Brew_Crew72
Seth Harvey@MrSethHarvey
Seth Lintz - @SethLintz
Matt Milller
Andy Moye
Chad Pierce@pierce_chad
Stephen Peterson@SPetey22
Kevin Shackelford
Tommy Toledo@TommyToledo13
Mark Williams@M9Willy40

Brandon Williamson

Catchers:
Parker Berberet
Rafael Neda@rafaelneda88
Tyler Roberts

Infielders:
Carlos George
Greg Hopkins - @StJonnyHopkins
Brandon Macias@Cias12
Yadiel Rivera
Jason Rogers - @JasonRogers2003
Adrian Williams@A__Williams13

Outfielders:
John Dishon
Ben McMahan - @BenMac15
Chad Stang

Odds & Ends

Claudio Liverziani's 1997 Timber Rattlers baseball card

This week’s Flashback Friday is up on the home page.  It’s the story of Italian Claudio Liverziani.  Interesting story.

There were three former Timber Rattlers taken in the 2011 Rule 5 draft.  Two of them were picked in the major league part and one was in the minor league part.  All three had very brief stints with the Rattlers

The minor leaguer was Fabian Williamson, who had a blink and you’ll miss it performance with the Timber Rattlers in 2007.  No. Seriously. He pitched six shutout innings against the Kane County Cougars on September 3, 2007 and that was his only appearance as a Rattler.  He spent the ’08 season with Pulaski and was traded to the Red Sox for David Aardsma before the 2009 season.  Then, in 2010, Williamson went to Oakland for Eric Patterson.

Now, the Texas Rangers have picked him up.

The two former Rattlers who were taken in the MLB part of the draft were Brett Lorin (By Arizona from Pittsburgh) and Erik Komatsu (By St. Louis from Washington).

Lorin joined the Rattlers during the 2008 season after being a fifth round pick of the Mariners that year.  He went 0-2 in eight games (six starts).  In 2009, he started the season in Clinton before being traded (along with Nathan Adcock, Jeff Clement, and two others) to the Pirates organization 9for Jack Wilson & Ian Snell) during the second half of the season.

Komatsu was the starting right fielder for the Rattlers on opening night, 2009.  However, it was an injury-plagued year for Komatsu and he played just 26 games for the Rattlers.  This past summer, the Brewers sent Komatsu to the Nationals for Jerry Hairston, Jr.

This Baseball America blog post has a reaction from Lorin and comments about Komatsu.

[Lorin profiles] as a back-of-the-rotation starter, and was selected by the Diamondbacks, the 11th player selected. Lorin was sleeping at his parents’ California home when he was picked; he said one of his parents woke him up to give him the news, and Arizona assistant GM Billy Ryan called him soon thereafter to welcome him to the organization.

“I thought I might get picked,” said Lorin, a 6-foot-7, 245-pounder with three average pitches who went 7-6, 2.84 at high Class A Bradenton in the Pirates organization this year. “It’s huge, it’s really exciting to get a chance to go to major league camp and have a shot to make the major league club. I’m going to bring my work ethic and do everything I can mentally and physically to give myself that chance.”

On a day when they lost Albert Pujols to the Angels in free agency, the Cardinals took outfielder Erik Komatsu from the Nationals system; Washington had just acquired him in July from the Brewers for Jerry Hairston Jr. Cardinals farm director John Vuch said the club’s scouts saw Komatsu enough to slot him as a fourth outfielder with a solid lefthanded bat. Komatsu has a .302/.389/.434 career slash line in the minors and spent 2011 in Double-A.

Last item today is about two former Rattlers who will participate in the Australian Baseball League All-Star GameDenny Almonte (’08) and James McOwen (’07).

According to that link, Almonte is an: RBI machine from the Seattle Mariners organisation set an ABL record eight RBIs in one game last week.

McOwen gets no such description in the article.

The game is December 21 at Barbagallo Perth Ballpark.

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