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Lineup and Game Notes – June 14, 2016

The weather is fine….for now…in Davenport, Iowa. Game time is set for 7pm.

June 14 2016 Blog Photo

Tuesday’s Lineup:

June 14 2016 Lineup

Starting Pitchers:
WIS: Marcos Diplan
QC: Jose Hernandez

Game Notes:
WISRattlersGameNotes June 14 2016

Lineup and Game Notes – April 21, 2016

Game time is scheduled for 6:30pm in Peoria tonight.  That may change.  Here’s the hourly weather forecast.

This is a photo of the field as of around 3:15 this afternoon.

April 21 2016 Blog

Check @CMehring or @TimberRattlers or @PeoriaChiefs on Twitter for updates.

The radio broadcast is on 1280 AM, WNAM starting with the pregame show at 6:15pm. The game is also available on the internet through IHeartRadio and TuneIn.

Thursday’s Lineup:

April 21 2016 Lineup

Thursday’s Starting Pitchers:
WIS: Miguel Diaz
PEO: Sandy Alcantara

Game Notes:
WIS: RattlersGameNotes April 21 2016

Front Office vs. Snow

Saturday’s Home Opener against the Beloit Snappers has been postponed.  But it was not postponed due to lack of effort by the Timber Rattlers front office.

Pretty much everyone – except me – was at the stadium until 10:00pm on Friday night doing battle with the elements.  I received pictures via text to show me their attempts to clear the snow up here as I was watching the Timber Rattlers and Snappers play in some ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS conditions in Beloit.  At least I was inside…They were out there.

The team bus pulled into the parking lot at the stadium at 2:00am this morning and I am pretty sure that I saw the grounds crew just leaving at that time.

Additionally, while they were shoveling away here, they had the Timber Rattlers game on the PA system to listen to me call the game.  So they had it bad that way, too.

Don’t tell them I said it, but I work with the best front office in baseball.

Here are those photos courtesy of Rob, Jay, Ann, and Hilary:

Front Office vs Snow 1

 

Front Office vs Snow 2

Front Office vs Snow 3

Front Office vs Snow 4

Front Office vs Snow 5

Front Office vs Snow 6

Front Office vs Snow 7

Front Office vs Snow 8

This is what the field looked like this morning:

4 9 Home Opener Postponed

Your 2016 Starting Point

Happy New Year, Timber Rattlers fans.

When we left you before Christmas, there was no snow on the newly installed field at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

Then, Monday December 28th happened…and it’s still here over a week later.

January 6 16 a

 

January 6 16 b

It finally looks like winter around here.

There are 94 days to the Home Opener!  The Season is Coming:

Season is Coming

Rattler Radio Podcast with Rob Zerjav and Aaron Hahn – December 15, 2015

Rob Zerjav and Aaron Hahn are the guests on this week’s podcast.  They talk about the winter meetings from the perspective of minor league teams, protective netting, drones, some upcoming promotions for the 2016 season, the condition of the new playing surface at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, and a host of other topics.

Since I don’t have pictures of the other stuff, here are some photos of the field as of yesterday.  To put their comments in perspective, we had well over 2 inches of rain.  Normally, the outfield would be a lake and the warning track would be at least a tidal pool.  The new drainage worked perfectly and just look at the lack of water!

Green Grass and no puddles 2

 

Green Grass and no puddles

To the Podcast!

A look at now and a look at the future

A look at a – for all intents and purposes – snow-free field with 30 days to the home opener!

March 13a

March 13b
Now….through the magic of forecasting:

First pitch is at 4pm.  Looking good!

First pitch is at 4pm. Looking good!

It’s a weather forecast…..how could it possibly be wrong!

Alumni Birthdays for March 13:
Jason Rogers (’11, ’12) – 27
Dan Britt (’11) – 27
Alejandro Cadena (’02) – 35
Denny O’Toole (’69) – 66
Carlos Pascual (’58, ’59) – Would have been 84

Carlos Pascual as a Fox Cities Fox in the late 50's.

Carlos Pascual as a Fox Cities Fox in the late 50’s.

Alumni Birthdays for March 14:
Erik O’Donnell (’93) – 45
Chris Garibaldo (’88, ’89) – 46
Richard Yencha (’61) – 73
Chris Garibaldo 1989

Alumni Birthdays for March 15:
Guy Welsh (’07) – 30
Denys Bonilla (’96) – 41
Grant Griesser (’90) – 48
Joe Skodny (’87) – 52
Harold Baines (’77) – 56
Joe Sparks (Manager, ’71) – 77

Harold Baines. Great player...horrible uniform.

Harold Baines. Great player…horrible uniform.

Alumni Report – November 17, 2014

A thin blanket of snow on the field at the stadium greets you on Monday morning.
November 17 2014 Snow

Arizona Fall League:
Glendale Desert Dogs (14-15-2, 3rd place West):
Clint Coulter (’13): 7 games, .174/.269/.304; 1HR, 3RBI
Nick Ramirez (’12): 19 games, .214/.286/.317, 3HR, 8RBI
Tyrone Taylor (’13): 21 games, .271/.315/.306, 0HR, 7RBI
Shawn Zarraga (’09): 9 games, .355/.444/.355, 0HR, 5RBI
Brooks Hall (’11): 8 games, 2 starts, 1-0, 3.38ERA, 18.2IP, 3BB, 13K
Mike Strong (’13): 11 games, 1-0, 2 saves, 1.98ERA, 13.2IP, 3BB, 14K
Tyler Wagner (’13): 9 games, 0-1, 1 save, 7.43ERA, 13.1IP, 7BB, 7K
Wei-Chung Wang (’14): 6 games, 6 starts, 2-0, 2.74ERA, 23.0IP, 2BB, 12K

The Arizona Fall League ended on Saturday.  I’ll have a link tomorrow on how some of the Brewers prospects did down there.

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (7-5, 2nd):
Craig Anderson (’00): 3 games, 3 starts, 2-1, 2.14ERA, 21.0IP, 7BB, 17K

Melbourne Aces (2-6, 6th):
Kyle Heckathorn (’11) 3 games, 0-2, 8.10ERA, 3.1IP, 4BB, 3K

Dominican Republic:
Aguilas Cibaenas (14-9, 1st):
Edward Paredes (’08): 9 games, 0-1, 0.00ERA, 3.2IP, 2BB, 4K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 11 games, 0-0, 3.09ERA, 11.2IP, 4BB, 10K

Estrellas de Oriente (12-10, 3rd):
Juan Diaz (’08): 14 games, .286/.333/.333, 0HR, 6RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 5 games, 4 starts, 1-1, 4.50ERA, 16.0IP, 6BB, 7K

Gigantes del Cibao (12-12, 4th):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 13 games, .326/.474/.744, 6HR, 8RBI

Tigres del Licey (10-14, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 9 games, .091/.167/.182, 0HR, RBI

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (7-4, 1st):
Omar Garcia (’14): 7 games, .125/.222/.125, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 11 games, .216/.231/.432, 2HR, 11RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 3.24ERA, 16.2IP, 0BB, 7K

Criollos de Caguas (6-6, 4th):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 5.40, 13.1IP, 3BB, 7K

Gigantes de Carolina (7-6, 3rd):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 13 games, .200/.310/.360, 2HR, 6RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 7 games, 0-1, 5.40ERA, 8.1IP, 2BB, 8K

Indios de Mayaguez (7-5, 2nd):
Jorge Lopez (’13): 3 games, 3 starts, 0-1, 2.38ERA, 11.1IP, 5BB, 10K

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (23-8, 2nd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 7 games, 5 starts, 2-0, 2.17ERA, 29.0IP, 2BB, 19K

Bravos de Margarita (10-22, 7th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 6 games, 6 starts, 0-4, 5.04ERA, 25.0IP, 6BB, 20K
Greg Holle (’11): 13 games, 0-2, 1 Save, 5.59ERA, 9.2IP, 5BB,2K

Cardenales de Lara (13-20, 6th):
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 8 games, 6 starts, 2-3, 11.57ERA, 25.1IP, 5BB, 26K

Caribes de Anzoategui (24-8, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 30 games, .294/.368/.571, 7HR, 22RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (14-15, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 14 games, .179/.319/.256, 0HR, 4RBI

Tigres de Aragua (19-11, 3rd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 12 games, 1-0, 0.82ERA, 11.0IP, 5BB, 4K

Alumni Birthdays for November 17:
Mike Strong (’12, ’13) – 26
Roy Wells (’01) – 36
Ty Kovach (’93) – 46
Don Lindsey (’90) – 47
Kent Torve (’84, ’85) – 52
Mike Maitland (’78-’80, ’82) – 55

Mike Strong

Mike Strong

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Postgame Post – June 22, 2014

Timber Rattlers 5
Burlington Bees 2
Boxscore | Game Story

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!

Two runs scored on this sac fly/error combo.

Two runs scored on this sac fly/error combo.

The eternal struggle between Williams & Cayones.

The eternal struggle between Williams & Cayones.

This picture was taken out the visiting radio booth door after the top of the sixth.

This picture was taken out the visiting radio booth door after the top of the sixth.

Mendoza flew out to right for the final out of the sixth on this pitch.

Mendoza flew out to right for the final out of the sixth on this pitch.

I ran down to the press box door to take this photo right after the end of the sixth inning.

I ran down to the press box door to take this photo right after the end of the sixth inning.

 

When I started to take this picture, the players were watching the clouds.  By the time I took it, they were watching the tarp crew.

When I started to take this picture, the players were watching the clouds. By the time I took it, they were watching the tarp crew.

 

Step 1.

Step 1.

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Step 2

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Step 3

 

And then it rained.

And then it rained.

And then it was over.

Enjoy the off day on Monday.

Doubleheader Notes & Game 1 Lineup – June 20, 2014

Hey, Ernie! What do you say?

That was some storm last night! Let's look at some pictures!

That was some storm last night! Let’s look at some pictures!

Not exactly what I had in mind…but, okay.

Here are a series of photos taken at Community Field between 3:45 and 4:30 on Thursday…That would be last night.

6 19 before the rain and tarp

6 19 before the rain and tarp 2

6 19 tarp

6 19 tarp 2

6 19 rain

Here’s what it looks like today!  To borrow Ernie’s Line: Let’s play TWO today!

6 20 Ballpark
First pitch for game one is at 5:00pm tonight

Broadcast Information:
Radio:
AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 4:40pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio
Internet Video: MiLB.TV

Timber Rattlers Game One Lineup:

6 20 Lineup Game 1

Timber Rattlers Game One Starting Pitcher: Anthony Banda
Burlington Bees Game One Starting Pitcher: Ryan Etsell

Timber Rattlers Game Two Starting Pitcher: Zach Quintana
Burlington Bees Game Two Starting Pitcher: Clint Sharp

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes June 20 2014

Lineup & Game Notes – June 7, 2014

UPDATE: Rained out on Saturday.  Two games on Sunday.  Game one starts at noon.

STARTERS:
WIS:
Anthony Banda
Victor Diaz

CLN:
Eddie Campbell
Rafael Pineda

Game time is supposed to be 6:30pm in Clinton tonight….But, there’s this:

As of 4pm.

As of 4pm.

Teams are preparing for the game and for a wait.

June 7 Walk

June 7 Ballpark

Broadcast Information:

Radio: AM1280, WNAM – Pregame 6:10pm
Internet Audio: IHeartRadio

Timber Rattlers Lineup:

June 7 Lineup

Timber Rattlers Starting Pitcher: Anthony Banda
LumberKings Starting Pitcher: Eddie Campbell

Timber Rattlers Game Notes: RattlersGameNotes June 7 2014
LumberKings Game Notes: Clinton 6.7.14

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