Rochester won 4-1.Wilkin Ramirez(.250) went 1-3 with a HR(2).Lester Oliveros(1-1, 1.72) pitched 2 hitless innings and got the save(3). He walked 1 and struck out 2.
New Britain lost 6-4.Bruce Pugh pitched a flawless innings and had 2 strike outs.
Fort Myers made up thier game from yesterday and won 3-0. Cole Nelson(2-0, 3.20) gave up 2 hits, walked 3 and struck out 9 over 5 innings.The second game was suspended after 4 innings with Fort Myers up 2-0.Oswaldo Arcia(.326) went 0-4 in the 1st game but was 1-1 with a walk in the 2nd.
Beloit lost 5-0.Tim Atherton(0-0, 0.82) struck out 6 over 3 scoreless innings of relief. He gave up a hit and a walk.
Rochester won 2-1 in 13 innings.Nishioka(.226) went 2-5 with a double(2).
New Britain lost 2-1.
Fort Myers was rained out (again).
Beloit won 4-3.Eddie Rosario(.304) went 3-4 with a double(19) and an RBI(39).Miguel Sano(.248) went 1-4 with and RBI(45) and 2 strike outs.Michael Tonkin(3-0, 1.62) got the save(4). He faced 4 batters and had 4 strike outs.
Rochester won 9-6.Sean Burroughs(.316) went 4-5 with 2 doubles(6).
New Britain lost 9-7.James Beresford(.289) went 3-4 with a triple(2) and a double(3).
Fort Myers had 2 games schedule. 1 was postponed and the other was cancelled.
Beloit won 7-0.Adam Bryant(.280) went 2-4 with 2 RBI's(22).Miguel Sano(.249) went 1-4 with a double(14).
Rochester won 2-0.Liam Hendriks(5-0, 1.94) was 1 out short of a CG shutout. He gave up 3 hits and struck out 10.
New Britain won 6-0.Chris Colabello(.229) went 3-4 with a HR(10).Chris Herrmann(.263) went 4-5 with a double(15).
Fort Myers lost 3-2.Oswaldo Arcia(.325) went 1-2 with a double(15) and a walk. Not sure why he was pulled before his 4th Plate Appearance.
Beloit lost 4-0.Drew Leachman(.308) went 2-4 with a double(3).Tyler Jones(0-2, 2.37) gave up 3 runs on 4 hits with 9 strike outs over 6 innings.
Just got checked in here in Appleton. We left at 6:30 this morning. A few hundred miles and a couple pit stops later and we were at the Fox Cities field parking lot about 15 minutes before game time.
The wife and kids were with me so not only did I not make as many obsevations as I would have liked, but we ended up leaving after the 7th inning. Tomorrow I will be atteding the game by myself.
Very nice stadium the Timber Rattlers have. A good crowd too. I'm sure tomorrow being a weekday game won't bring as many people.
Obviously Sano is a star attraction. He did not do much. My suspicions were right about how he is being pitched, I would say about 75% breaking balls today. The 1st AB he went down 0-2, a couple waste pitches later and a curve in the dirt he had a full count. He swung at another curve that would've been ball 4 and struck out. The next time up he struck out on 3 pitches, a fastball and 2 curveballs. He ended up poping out and grounding out his next couple at bats.
The Snappers didn't have a lot of really hard hit balls today. The hardest hit was a foul by Adam Bryant. It had the distance but it hooked foul by about 10 feet or less. It was too bad they couldn't take advantage of that strong wind blowing out to left field.
Anyway, the Timber Rattlers won on a walkoff HR in extra innings. I heard that part on the radio in a Wallmart parking lot as I was waiting for my wife to get a couple cheap toothbrushes (It wouldn't be a vacation if we didn't forget a thing or 2).
Rochester lost 8-1.Danny Valencia(.229) went 2-3 with a triple(1) and a double(6).Cole DeVries(1-5, 5.18) lasted just 2 innings. He gave up 6 runs on 6 hits.
New Britain won 6-0.Evan bigley(.243) went 3-5 with a HR(7) and a double(12.BJ Hermsen(4-2, 2.59) gave up 5 hits and struck out 5 over innings.
Fort Myers won 8-5.Jairo Perez(.249) went 2-5 with a HR(4).
Beloit came up short again today but this was a much more exciting game. The wind was blowing out again. Out of the 4 total HR's that were hit, only one would have stayed in the park if not for the wind. The other 3 were bombs, including the grand slam by Sano and the solo shot by Goncalves.
More about the Sano shot, he fell behind 0-2 so I was not optimistic at that point. He took a curveball in the dirt and fastball high to even the count. Thats when the pitcher hung a breaking ball and Sano made him pay. As soon as the ball was hit, there was a gasp, like everyone was saying "oh no!" Meanwhile I stood up with my fist in the air saying "SEE YA!!!" The leftfielder took a couple courtisy steps toward the wall but then just watched it sail.
Unfortunately Sano could not come through later in the game. With the game tied in the 9th and 2 on, he hit into a 1-6-3 DP. The Timber Rattlers scored and won in the bottom of the inning.
Rochester lost 16-0.Lester Oliveros(1-1, 4.08) gave up 5 runs on 3 hits. He was only able to get 2 outs.All 5 pitchers for Rochester gave up at least a run.
Fort Myers won 8-4.Daniel Santana(.310) went 3-5.Jairo Perez(.254) went 2-4.
Beloit lost 8-7.Nate Roberts(.283) went 3-5 with a stolen base(2).Miguel Sano(.243) went 2-5 with a HR(15) and 4 RBI's(49).Matt Koch(.299) went 2-4.Jairo Rodriguez(.293) went 3-4.John Goncalves(.284) went 1-3 with a HR(2).
Rochester lost 2-0.Danny Valencia(.231) and Wilkin Ramirez(.243) both went 2-4.
New Britain was postponed.
Fort Myers won 5-3.Danny Rams(.105) has pretty much lost his prospect status. He did hit a grand slam today though.Dakota Watts(0-0, 1.23) gave up a hit in 2 scoreless innings of relief with 3 strike outs.
Beloit won 5-4.Matt Koch(.300) went 1-3 with a double(12).Matt Summers(6-3, 4.01) gave up 4 runs(3 earned) on 5 hits with 7 strike outs over 6.2 innings.Michael Tonkin(3-0, 1.42) struck out ALL SIX batters he faced and got the save(5)! He now has 50 strike outs in 38 innings. He should be promoted right now.
New Britain split. They won game one 3-1 and lost game two 4-1.Steve Hirschfeld(5-4, 3.06) gave up a run on 3 hits with 8 strike outs over 6 innings.Caleb Thielbar(2-0, 1.96) pitched a perfect inning with 2 strike outs for the save(4).
Fort Myers won 8-4.Angel Morales(.210) went 1-4 with a HR(2).Matt Hauser(1-1, 2.23) gave up a hit and struck out 3 in 3 scoreless innings.
Beloit lost 7-1.
Rochester won 8-6.Danny Valencia(.250) went 3-3 with 2 doubles(8) and 3 RBI's(15).
New Britain lost 3-2 in 12 innings.Nate Hanson(.274) went 5-6 with a triple(1) and a double(7).Bruce Pugh(0-0, 0.00) walked 2 and struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings.
Fort Myers lost 6-0.Danny Ortiz(.254) went 3-4 with a double(9).
Beloit won 5-3.Adam Bryant(.263) went 1-3 with a HR(1) and 3 RBI's(25).Tyler Jones(2-0, 2.88) gave up 3 runs on 3 hits with 9 strike outs over 6 innings.Tim Atherton(1-0, 0.63) gave up a hit and struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings.Michael Tonkin(3-0, 1.42) struck out all 3 batters in the 9th for the save(6).
Rochester won 4-1.Wilkin Ramirez(.241) went 2-4 with a HR(3) and a double(6).Sean Burroughs(.286) went 2-3 with a double(7).
New Britain lost 5-2.Chris Herrmann(.262) went 2-4 with a double(16).Caleb Thielbar(1-1, 1.80) gave up a hit and struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings.
Beloit won 6-3.Nate Roberts(.310) went 3-5 with a double(3).Matt Koch(.304) went 1-1 with 3 walks and an RBI(23).AJ Achter(3-1, 2.48) gave up 2 hits and struck out 6 in 3 scoreless innings of relief.Corey Williams(2-2, 3.16) gave up no hits, walked 1 and struck out 2 in 2 innings for the save(8).