Lineup for May 16, 2012 Burlington Bees at Wisconsin TimberRattlers
On-screen tribute to an institution at Time Warner Field, vendor Brock Calmes. Sorry I caught the pictures changing. A moment of silence followed and then a recording of Brock's famous, booming call. It was a very moving moment.
This one's for me, really, as two Bees were wearing stirrups.
Carlos Gomez at the plate in the first. He hit in the two hole.
Gomez at the plate.
Gomez makes it to first safely on a Fielder's Choice. They took the out at second and never tried for the double play. Gomez did not show any speed this game.
Gomez went from first to third on Jason Rogers single. He seemed very tentative, but did slide into third base.
And slid again to cross home plate for the Rattlers first run on Nick Ramirez's sac fly.
Greg Hopkins showed a lot of aggressiveness on the basepaths. Make sure to read my interview with manager Matt Erickson about the team's baserunning philosophy. Here Hopkins is thrown out on an 8-6-4-3 rundown.
Notice where the ball is and how Gomez isn't really near it. In a Brewers game when he's healthy, he makes this catch no problem. Indicative of his tentative approach tonight.
I know, but I really, really like stirrups.
Andy Moye went 6 IP with 3H and 1R. His ERA is 1.45 and he was called up to Brevard County after this game.
Greg Hopkins completes a strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play in the second inning.
Bee Wade Kirkland (and his stirrups) triple in the second, but Moye doesn't let him score.
Chadwin Stang singled in the third and stole both second and third, but Yadiel Rivera and Carlos Gomez struck out to end the threat.
Here's Gomez striking out in the third.
I think this is Rogers flying out in the third - not exciting, but it's a good picture, so it stays.
In a recurring theme, Hopkins got caught in a rundown - this time trying to steal second.
Hopkins managed to make an awkward slide and it looked like he might have eluded the second baseman's glove, but the ump called him out.
This is Bees' SS Sean Jamieson writing notes, which I thought was interesting. Came after he helped pick off Hopkins. Wanted to see if he was the only one or if it was a team thing, but never saw anyone else do it.
Ben McMahan hit his homerun while I was switching dugouts, so sadly this is all the attention he gets.
Carlos Gomez strolls the dugout.
Gomez trots to the dugout. Last guy off the field.
Carlos Gomez's final at-bat of the night, in the fifth inning.
Gomez struck out. He went 0-for-3 with a run scored. He promptly exited the dugout, his night over.
Jason Rogers home run swing in the fifth inning. Made the score 4-0 TimberRattlers.
Rogers' home run trot.
And crossing home.
Ben McMahan watches the Sean Jamieson's solo home run leave the yard. It was the only run Andy Moye allowed, but ended a 17 2/3 innings scoreless streak for Moye.
Stephen Peterson had a rough night. He cruised through the seventh, but a double and three walks in the eighth led to a run, the bases loaded with no outs and Peterson's exit from the game.
Seth Harvey struggled a bit when he came in to clean up Peterson's jam. He walked in a run and gave up another on a sac fly, but ended the inning with a strikeout.
Tommy Toledo has a fabulous name and also the ability get himself out of jams. Not for the first time, he loaded the bases but escaped with no runs scored by inducing a double-play ball.
Max Walla makes a diving catch in right in the top of the 9th inning. Walla came in in the sixth inning when Carlos Gomez left the game. Walla made his presence felt in a few short innings. Love Jason Rogers reaction here.
Max Walla starts the threat in the 10th with a one-out double.
Jason Rogers shows a lot of patience at the plate and takes a walk.
Walla is ready to head home with Nick Ramirez at the plate.
The swing isn't pretty, but it go the job done. Nick Ramirez hits a walk-off single to win the game for the TRats in the bottom of the 10th.
Max Walla crosses home plate as the winning run as the dugout starts to clear.
And the team swarms Ramirez, playing in just his sixth game of the season.