Midwest League Championship Series

JMB · September 13, 2005 at 12:20 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers vs. South Bend Silver Hawks

GAME ONE, today: Wisconsin (RHP Mark Lowe) @ South Bend (LHP Kellen Raab) 7pm

GAME TWO, WED 9/14: Wisconsin (RHP Aaron Jensen) @ South Bend (RHP Ross Ohlendorf) 7pm

GAME THREE, THU 9/15: South Bend (RHP Koley Kohlberg) @ Wisconsin (LHP Shawn Nottingham) 6:35pm

*GAME FOUR, FRI 9/16: South Bend (RHP Chris Kinsey) @ Wisconsin (LHP Robert Rohrbaugh) 6:35pm

*GAME FIVE, SAT 9/17: South Bend (RHP Steven Jackson) @ Wisconsin (RHP Cibney Bello) 1:05pm

*If neccessary. All times local.

The Silver Hawks have something of a juggernaut offense, having finished first in the Midwest League in batting average, runs scored, and homers. They were 7th in ERA and 2nd in strikeouts by their pitchers.

Wisconsin, meanwhile… well, you look at the team stats and wonder how they got here. Second in team batting average and runs scored, seventh in homers, OK. But 13th in ERA, 14th in strikeouts, and second-worst in walks allowed.


11 Responses to “Midwest League Championship Series”

  1. ajp on September 13th, 2005 12:55 pm

    I was looking at the starting pitcher matchups wondering, “who are these guys…”

    Your last paragraph took care of that question.

  2. Peter on September 13th, 2005 1:14 pm

    Rohrbaugh got the call up to Wisconsin? He’s been pitching well in Everett, fairly encouraging.

  3. MarinerDan on September 13th, 2005 1:44 pm

    Go Jeff Clement!

  4. VB1138 on September 13th, 2005 1:56 pm

    Any chance any of the games will be on radio around Seattle? Any way to watch/listen to any of them?

  5. troy on September 13th, 2005 2:24 pm

    Peter, Rohrbaugh has pitched once for the T-Rats so far (September 9 vs Beloit). He went 6.1, walked 1, yielded a homer, and K’d 5. Less pertinent totals of 7 hits and 2 runs. Not bad – his K:BB and K:9 rates were very solid in Everett. If he can repeat those as he goes up the ladder, he may be worth something.

  6. doubter on September 13th, 2005 2:43 pm

    Anyone have Clement numbers up to date for season? (by the way, nice disclaimer… yeah — a Mariners website would be NO PLACE for rampant steroid speculation, that’s for sure.. nobody would want to even imply there’s any of THAT kind of stuff in this organization!)

  7. JasonAChurchill on September 13th, 2005 3:21 pm

    You can’t look at a minor league’s team stats and take them for face value.

    The turn over is too high for that.

    Injuries to Lowe and Snyder have hindered the pitching, Rohrbaugh, who’s on the staff now did not pitch a single inning for them in the regular season.

    Clement hasn’t been there very long, and the additions outweigh the mid-season subtractions, especially on the mound.

    Losing Cabrera hurt… but Clement more than replaces Johnson’s offense.

  8. JMB on September 13th, 2005 3:25 pm
  9. mike on September 13th, 2005 3:56 pm

    I just heard that there will be a major league-style pitch-by-pitch “gamecast” of all five Tacoma-Nashville games, starting tonight at 5:00 PDT…. there will be links to it on the mariners official site, and on the minor league baseball front page. Don’t know if they are doing this for the Midwest League, also….

  10. PaulMarrottWeaver on September 13th, 2005 4:58 pm

    Clement’s stats look encouraging so far.

  11. Chris on September 13th, 2005 5:05 pm

    There are links to audio for all of the minor league teams remaining at this link from MILB: