9/8/2000 Game One vs.
Seung Baek was getting ready to make his rehab start for the Timber Rattlers
late in the 2007 season, I wrote out the play-by-play of this game on Rattler
Rattlers had just eliminated the Kane County Cougars in the first round and it
was on to
have been one of the better pitched playoff games I have seen.
It was scoreless all the way to the ninth inning.
rolled through the
final inning, Justin Leone singled and Ryan Christianson dropped a sacrifice
bunt and wound up reaching on a fielder's choice.
A sac bunt by Orlando Hernandez moved both runners into scoring position.
The Snappers decided to walk pinch hitter Mike Abate to load the bases.
struck out Ariel
out and tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth inning for a complete-game, six-hit
shutout. He struck out three, walked
none, and tossed just over 100 pitches in the gem to give
first baseman Shawn McCorkle kept up his hot hitting in the playoffs with a
3-for-4 game. In the final two games
MAJOR LEAGUERS IN THE GAME: