July 23, 2010: Game Notes

Below find some new stuff. Here is a link to catch you up on the notes from yesterday.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The Timber Rattlers had a 2-0 lead on the Whitecaps heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. West Michigan got a pair of singles and a walk to start the bottom of the fifth, when lightning flashed across the sky and the umpires cleared the field. Moments later a heavy downpour hit the area and forced a suspension of the game.

EARLY ON: Wisconsin grabbed the early lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Hunter Morris scored from second on an RBI single by Cameron Garfield. Joey Paciorek followed with an RBI single and the Rattlers were up 2-0.

NO PADDING: Morris tried to score from second on a two-out single by Chris Dennis in the third inning, but right fielder Avisail Garcia’s throw to the plate got Morris to keep the Rattlers up 2-0.

CRUISIN’: Rattlers starter Del Howell allowed one hit in the first four innings. He walked three and struck out one.

SPEED BUMP: Garcia singled to start the fifth inning. Michael Rockett followed with a single. Then, Howell walked Clay Jones on four pitches to load the bases. Howell threw a ball to Luis Alberto Sanz just before the game was halted.

NOT THE FIRST RODEO: Last night was the fourth Timber Rattlers game this season to be suspended by rain. The other three were: May 4 v. Quad Cities; June 5 at Lake County; and July 4 at Cedar Rapids. The Rattlers are 2-1 in suspended games this season.

GROUND RULES: Caleb Thielbar takes over on the hill on the restart of the game. Richard Zumaya will take over on the mound for the Whitecaps in the top of the sixth. The resumption of the suspended game will be played to its conclusion. There will be approximately a 30 minute break at the conclusion of the suspended game before the start of the regularly scheduled game. The regularly scheduled game is set for seven innings.

WEST MICHIGAN STARTING PITCHER (GAME TWO): LHP Giovanni Soto was a 21st round pick of the Tigers in the 2009 draft out of Advanced Central High School in Puerto Rico. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Tigers last season and went 4-0 in 13 games (eight starts) with a 1.18ERA. The Tigers named him the pitcher of the year for the GCL Tigers at the end of the season. In his start prior to this evening, Soto took the loss at Kane County on July 17. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over 3-1/3 innings. Soto is 0-2 in four starts since he tossed a 9-inning, complete game, 3-hit shutout against Lake County on June 16. Tonight is the first time Soto will face the Timber Rattlers. It is also the first time he is making an appearance against an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

No comments:

Site Meter