June 27, 2010: Game Notes

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The Timber Rattlers beat the Bees 11-7.Jake Odorizzi struck out ten over six shutout innings to pick up the win. Chris Dennis and Khris Davis both hit homers to help the Rattlers build an 11-0 lead.

BIG JAKE: Odorizzi set a professional high for strikeouts in a single game with his 10 punch outs last night. Odorizzi caught five Burlington hitters looking at strike three. He ran his strikeout total for the season to 79 and he is fourth in the Midwest League in that category.

FIRST SINCE: Odorizzi’s 10K game last night was the first by a Timber Rattlers pitcher this season. The last time Wisconsin had a pitcher strikeout 10 in a game was Wily Peralta, who struck out 10 Peoria Chiefs on June 26, 2009…Exactly one year to the day before Odorizzi last night.

STINGING THE BEES: Odorizzi has made two starts against Burlington this season and is 2-0 against them. He has tossed 11 shutout innings, allowed four hits, and struck out 17 with only one walk.

UNLOADING: Scooter Gennett gave the Rattlers a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. His bases loaded double knocked in three runs. Gennett is 5-for-6 (.833) with three doubles, a homer, and 14 RBI when he bats with the bases loaded this season.

GOING DEEP: Chris Dennis hit a three-run homer during a six-run sixth inning for the Rattlers. It was his first home run since May 30.

SEVEN UP: Cameron Garfield had an RBI single in the sixth inning. That extended his current hitting streak to a season high seven games.

MAKE IT TWO: Khris Davis hit a solo homer in the seventh inning last night. He has homered in two straight games to start the second half.

LAST ONE HAS BEEN TOUGH: The Bees scored three runs in the eighth and three runs in the ninth last night. All seven of the runs were scored with two outs. All 10 of Burlington’s runs in this series have come with two outs in an inning.

2010 SEASON SERIES: The Rattlers lead the season series with the Bees 6-3. Burlington won two out of three from the Timber Rattlers at Community Field April 14-16. Burlington won 8-6 and 11-4 in the first two games of the series. Wisconsin won 9-0 in the series finale. The Rattlers went 3-1 against the Bees in a four game series at Time Warner Cable Field from May 21-24. Wisconsin has won five straight against the Bees.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST: The Timber Rattlers are hitting .248 as a team. They have scored 335 runs (4.8/game) and hit 34 home runs. The Bees are hitting .239 as a team. They have scored 301 runs (4.2/game) and hit 35 homers. Wisconsin pitchers have a team ERA of 4.38 while allowing a total of 344 runs (4.9/game) this season. Burlington pitchers have a team ERA of 5.30 while allowing 427 runs (6.0/game). The Timber Rattler defense has committed 108 errors. The Bees defense has committed 100 errors. Wisconsin is 15-22 at home this season. Burlington is 12-25 away from home this season.

BURLINGTON STARTING PITCHER: RHP Sugar Ray Marimon was signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Colombia in 2006. He was 3-3 with a 5.78ERA in 15 games (13 starts) for Idaho Falls, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Royals, in 2009. Marimon struck out 47 and walked 30 in 62-1/3 innings with the Chukars last year. Marimon has made two starts with the Bees this season. He won his first start with six shutout innings against Peoria at home on June 15. In his last start, Marimon took the loss at Cedar Rapids on June 20. The Kernels got to him for 10 runs on nine hits in just 2/3 of an inning. Marimon faced 12 batters in the first inning, hit one and did not walk or strike out a batter. Marimon is making his first appearance against the Timber Rattlers. However, in 2009, he faced Helena, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers twice as a starter. He was 0-2 in those starts. The Brewers got to him for eight runs on 10 hits over 6-1/3 innings. Marimon walked six and struck out five in the games against Helena.

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