The Chiefs open up a three game, two day series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Happy 4th of July! Here’s todays starting lineup in Game 1 of a doubleheader…
1. Jeff Kobernus LF
2. Danny Espinosa SS
3. Will Rhymes 2B
4. Chris Marrero 1B
5. Corey Brown CF
6. Zach Walters 3B
7. Chris Rahl RF
8. Brian Jeroloman C
9. Tanner Roark P
Some news and notes…
1. Tanner Roark enters today’s game with a streak of 16 consecutive scoreless innings. Since May 6 – a span of 19 games and 42.2 innings- Roark has allowed just two earned runs, both of which came on an Argenis Diaz double June 11th vs. Pawtucket. He’s sported a 0.42 ERA over that time span.
2. The International League announced its 2013 All-Star team yesterday, with Zach Walters being elected for the Chiefs. The Syracuse shortstop is three off the International League lead with 40 extra-base hits this season.
3. Today marks the Chiefs’ fifth doubleheader in 12 days. Syracuse will play a sixth twin bill in 15 days at Buffalo on Sunday. The Chiefs are currently 5-7 in official double-header games this season.
Syracuse and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s game last night was suspended after three-and-a-half innings. The game will be completed today at five with a seven-inning game to follow.
-Nobody likes weather like last night’s, right Blind Melon?
-Happy sweet 16 to Evander Holyfield’s ear…or what’s left of it.
-Anthony Rendon is killing it with the Nats.
Thank god it’s Friday and for once it is not raining at NBT Bank Stadium. The Chiefs look to bounce back after Thursday’s 9-7 loss to the Toledo Mud Hens. Syracuse sends right-hander Matt Torra to the mound against Toledo’s Jose Alvarez at 7:05.
Now, to the good stuff…
-Here’s a recap from yesterday’s heartbreaking loss by Mike Kramer
-You guys love Arrested Development? SAME!
-Hey New York Giants fans, break out the chips because the salsa dance is back
-Long Island native Danny Green has been on fire for the Spurs in the NBA Finals. How ’bout this shot?!?
-June 14, 1994…
–Song of the Day: Well it’s that time of year again when everyone rushes to the gym because the weather is nice (not in syracuse) and its BEACH SEASON. This song comes from a little known band named Blondfire and the song is appropriately named “Waves”…
Today’s Chiefs Lineup
Eury Perez CF
Chris Rahl RF
Will Rhymes 2B
Chris Marrero 1B
Corey Brown LF
Micah Owings DH
Zach Walters SS
Carlos Rivero 3B
Kris Watts C
Yunesky Maya P
*Chris Marrero can extend his hitting streak to nine with a hit tonight.
*Micah Owings is coming off of a big game last time out against Gwinnett. He went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. His had two doubles and a single.
*Eury Perez homered for just the second time all season last night.
*Will Rhymes has struck out just 13 times in 180 at-bats this season.
Game time at 7:05, the Clubhouse Report starts at 6:50 on the Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Network.
Syracuse and Gwinnett are back in action on Wednesday. Come down to NBT and enjoy the game, after all baseball might not be played everywhere…
*…on the other hand wrestling still has a shot.
*Happy Birthday JFK. Why does Rice play Texas?
*Former Chiefs Tyler Moore homers, Zach Duke gets the win for the Nats.
*You may have been playing Monopoly wrong.
The Chiefs and the Braves get going at 7:00. Listen via the Syracuse Chiefs app on your smart phone, tablet or computer!
The Chiefs and Braves return to NBT Bank stadium for the second of a four-game series at 7:00. Here’s todays Chiefs lineup…
1. Eury Perez looks to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. He holds the franchise record with a 23-game hit streak (over two seasons). Perez also has owned hit streaks of 14 and 19 in his Syracuse tenure. 82.4% of his Syracuse games to date have fallen within one of those three hit streaks.
2. Zach Walters hit his 10th home run last night, tying Chris Marrero for the Syracuse lead. That homer made the Chiefs just one of two International League teams with a pair of 10-homer batters this season, along with Buffalo (Mauro Gomez and Luis Jiminez).
3. Chris Rahl is back in the starting lineup after his 17-game hit streak came to an end during a pinch-hit appearance last night.
Happy Memorial Day from NBT Bank Stadium on a beautiful Monday afternoon. After everyone’s done eating hamburgers and hot dogs, the Chiefs open up a four-game home stand against the Gwinett Braves. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 and a fireworks show will follow the ending of the game.
Lets get down to business…
-A recap of the Chiefs’ sixth straight win and four-game sweep of the Columbus Clippers
-Arrested Development is back and look who’s making a surprise appearance (p.s. its the guys from WORKAHOLICS!)
-A look at some really cool behind the scenes pictures from famous movies
–Play of the Day: To be fair the play isn’t the highlight here. The post-game interview may be the best one I’ve ever seen. Here’s Munenori Kawasaki…
After a day off, the Chiefs continue their Ohio tour in Columbus. Here’s what to look for in the lineup for game one of this four-game series.
1. Eury Perez returns to the team after spending 12 games with Washington. He’s batting .346 in 23 games with the Chiefs this season.
2. Brian Jeroloman in the 8-hole has been good for Syracuse in his short time here. The team is 3-0 when he is in that position.
3. Chris Rahl can extend his hitting streak to 15 games tonight. The franchise record is 22 games.