Snakebitten at home

After being swept by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, it seems the West Michigan Whitecaps could be snakebitten at Fifth Third Ballpark. The ‘Caps seemed to be on a roll, after sweeping the Lake County Captains on the road in Eastlake, Ohio. The T-Rats didn’t return the favor, though, beating the ‘Caps in three straight games. It seemed that West Michigan had a great chance to steal a victory on Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t find the winning run and lost 3-2 in twelve innings. Eugenio Suarez had a good game at the plate, though, going 3-5 with a double and RBI. On another good note, ‘Caps relief pitcher Nick Avila pitched over four scoreless innings to keep his team in the game. The winning pitcher for Wisconsin was Tommy Toledo, who had one of the best baseball names I’ve ever heard. The Tigers need to trade for this guy and put him on the Mud Hens roster immediately. The 7-9 Whitecaps now must take on the Beloit Snappers in a three game set starting this afternoon, and hope they can give their fans something to cheer about with a victory or two, or three.

Photos courtesy of the Grand Rapids Press

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T-Rats. I think I have dated some of those.
–Jeff

And I don’t mean the baseball team, if ya know what I mean ;-)

I know what you mean, Jeff…I married one….
–Mike

Wins and losses are as inroptamt as the 25 man roster getting their work in and being ready for the regular season. But, some of the younger teams could probably use to win games to build some confidence that they can compete on a regular basis.Take teams like Tampa Bay or Kansas City, Pittsburgh, etc. I think for them, developing a winning attitude is inroptamt and it has to start in spring training. Your veteran teams look to stay healthy, get their work in, fine tune, and get ready for the season.

Kind of NASL retro.A couple of years ago, I went to the Whitecaps ltltie high school stadium as a Timbers supporter, and there was this cheesy ltltie USA 94′ soundtrack they piped through tiny megaphone like speakers. This was 2008-9. Swangard I think, middle of nowhere.This is a major upgrade compared to 2 years ago. I’d like to check this out.

The Whitecaps Fifth-Third Ballpark is one of the best minor league stadiums, especially compared to Wisconsin. They seat about 10,500 which is better than most Single-A and Double-A stadiums, and compares to some Triple-A.
-Mike

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