Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Rain suspends Snappers

Beloit Snappers

Beloit at Wisconsin

Monday's game between the Beloit Snappers and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was suspended by rain. Wisconsin was leading 2-1 at the bottom of the second inning when play was stopped.

The two teams will resume the game on Saturday July 16th and 4:00 PM and play it out to it's conclusion as a 9-inning game. The second regularly scheduled game will be a seven-inning afair.

The Snappers take Tuesday off and begin a four-game series agains the Fort Wayne Wizards on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:00 PM.

Timber Rattlers

From MiLB.com:

THE SEASON SO FAR: The Snappers have an 11-6 record in the second half and are tied with Cedar Rapids and Peoria for first place in the Western Division.

WHO'S HOT: RHP Mike McCardell threw a complete game June 29, allowing just one run on five hits in a 2-1 victory over Cedar Rapids. McCardell, who improved to 5-2 with a 2.97 ERA, retired 15 consecutive batters from the fifth through ninth innings.

WHO'S NOT: SS Estarlin De Los Santos is batting .143 (5-for-35) over his last 10 games. In 20 games this season, he's hitting .200 (14-for-70) with 21 strikeouts.

DID YOU KNOW: LHP Michael Tarsi struck out a team-high 11 batters and allowed just two runs over seven innings Thursday, but the Snappers fell to Clinton, 7-2. ... Despite batting just .239 (54-for-226), 1B Chris Parmelee is tied for third in the league with 14 home runs.

Elizabethton Twins - Idle

The Twins had Monday off. They begin a 2 games homestand against the Kingsport Mets on Tuesday, starting a 7:00 PM.

From MiLB.com:

WEEK IN REVIEW: What else is new? Elizabethton had the best week in the league, going 6-1 with a sweep in Burlington and wins over Greeneville and Bristol. The Twins improved to 15-4 and stretched their lead in the West to four games over the Sox.

WHO'S HOT: After two strong starts to open the season, Daniel Osterbrock finally got in the win column by throwing five two-hit innings in Burlington on Monday night. Osterbrock was even better Saturday in Bristol, going the distance on a three-hitter against the Sox. The southpaw gave up a lone run while striking out nine to move to 2-0 on the year.

DEEP IMPACT: The Twins' lineup can hurt you from anywhere -- Elizabethton is hitting an astounding .308 as a team through 19 games. The Twins have also hit a league-leading 30 home runs, helping them average nearly eight runs per contest.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "You're going to be on the delivering end of those types of games in the course of a 68-game season. You're going to be on the receiving end of those types of games in the course of a 68-game season. We could come out and get our tails handed to us [in the next game]." --Manager Ray Smith to the Burlington Times News after the Twins swept a doubleheader from the Royals by a combined score of 23-1 on Monday.

E-Star (Sunday)

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