Today in Chiefsville: May 3rd, 2016 – For The Sweep

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What a start to May and what a homestand for the Chiefs. Winners of six straight overall and nine consecutive home games, Syracuse wraps up a three-game series with Rochester this morning with a chance for another sweep. The nine-game home winning streak is tied for the longest since Syracuse won nine straight home games in 2012. A win today would make it the longest since the Chiefs won 12 home games in a row between June 12th and 25th in 1999.

The Chiefs have spent an impressive 11 days in first place so far this year, achieving their 15th win 10 games faster than last year (game 24 vs. game 34).

Amazingly, over the last 58 I.L. regular season games (Aug 3rd, 2015), the Chiefs are 38-20, holding a league-best .655 winning percentage.

Today it’s breakfast, baseball, and a chance to sweep.


Game #25 – Syracuse Chiefs (15-9) vs. Rochester Red Wings (11-15)

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York

Pregame 10:20 p.m. // First Pitch 10:35 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP Taylor Hill (0-1, 2.91) vs. LHP Pat Dean (0-3, 3.00)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

None


Pregame Sound:

ICYMI: Kevin w/Mark Scialabba

Yesterday’s Highlights


Today’s Headlines:

First-Place Chiefs: The Chiefs have spent more days in first (11) than any other position in the I.L. North standings so far this year. Syracuse has won 13 home games this season (including nine straight), the most in the circuit. Syracuse’s 12-9 April record marked its first time with a record over .500 in April since 2010 (14-8).

No One Better: The Chiefs great start this season continues their last season success from a season ago. Since June 14th, 2015 (105 games) the Chiefs are 61-44 (.577), holding the best I.L. mark in that span. More specifically, dating back to August 3rd, The Chiefs are 38-20 (.655) in their last 58 games. Syracuse picked up its 15th win this season (game 24), ten games earlier into the season than they did last year (game 34).

Pitching In: Dating back to last year, the Chiefs’ 2.87 staff ERA in April marked the third straight month posting a sub-three ERA (2.96 in Sept ’15, 2.79 in Aug ’15). August ’15 and April ’16 marks the only time the Chiefs have achieved back-to-back full months of sub-three ERAs since at least 2005. Syracuse’s staff has allowed just four earned runs over the five-game win streak (0.78 ERA). To date, the Chiefs are tied for the league’s best ERA at 2.66 (Indianapolis).

By the Numbers: The Chiefs again took advantage of opponent mistakes yesterday. Syracuse is 13-1 in games where the opponent committed an error…The Chiefs won its eighth one-run game Monday night, holding an 8-3 record in those games…The Chiefs have won three games in a row when the opponent scored first.

Trea Bien: Trea Turner walked twice and scored two runs last night. Turner is first in the league in runs scored, tallying six more than anyone else (24). He is also tied for first in stolen bases (10), tied for second in hits (30), tied for fourth in total bases (43), and eighth in average (.333).

Skole Survivor: Matt Skole tallied two hits and a walk Tuesday. Over the last nine games, Skole has posted slashes of .382/.462/.529, with 13 hits, (10 1B, 2 2B, 1 HR), four runs, five walks and seven RBIs.

Chiefs Bites: Ben Revere finished five rehab games 3 for 16 with a walk, stolen base, and a run scored…Brian Goodwin has reached base in 21 of the 23 games he’s played…Isaac Ballou reached base twice Sunday. Dating back to last year, Ballou has reached base in eight of his nine career Triple-A games.

Today in Chiefsville: April 30th, 2016 – A Podcast and a Ballgame

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On Episode four of the Inside Pitch Podcast, we recap a week that’s ended in the Chiefs landing in first place. We hear from Billy Gardner, Jr, Matt Skole, Brendan Ryan, Brian Goodwin, Ben Revere, and Troy Gingrich in an action-packed podcast

Here are today’s game notes:


Game #21 – Syracuse Chiefs (11-9) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (11-10)

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York

Pregame 12:50 p.m. // First Pitch 1:05 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP Austin Voth (0-1, 2.00) vs. LHP Roenis Elias (0-1, 3.86)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

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Pregame Sound:

Yesterday’s Highlights


Today’s Headlines:

Backs Against the Wall: The Chiefs scored all three runs last night with two outs. That marks the second time in five games that all of Syracuse’s runs came with two outs. 24 of Syracuse’s last 34 runs scored have come with two outs in an inning (71%). The Chiefs hold a .333 average (11 for 33) with runners in scoring position and two outs over the last six games.

Due to Score Early?: Syracuse did not score in the first inning yesterday, and if history repeats itself, the Chiefs are due. Over the last 10 instances when the Chiefs did not score a first-inning run, six times the Chiefs scored in the first frame the next day. Syracuse has won three straight games the day after not scoring in the first inning. The Chiefs have scored a quarter of their runs this year in the first stanza (16) and hold a .368 first-inning OBP.

An Impressive Streak: After not reaching base for the first time all season Monday night, Brian Goodwin has bounced back by reaching in two straight. Goodwin is second in the I.L. in OBP (.438) and third in average (.349).

Offensive Catchers: Jhonatan Solano tallied his fourth straight game with a hit last night. The starting Chiefs catcher (Pedro Severino or Jhonatan Solano) has now tallied a hit in 11 of the last 13 games. Severino is currently up with the Nationals with Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list.

Skole Survivor: Despite not getting a hit yesterday, Matt Skole extended his on-base streak to five games. Skole has posted a .368 average and .455 OBP with seven hits and three walks over that stretch. Skole has been especially good when getting a chance to bat in the first inning, going five for 12 (.417), with a .500 OBP, .583 SLG, and five RBIs.

Austin Powers: Austin Voth has had an impressive start to his Triple-A career. The right-hander has gone six innings in each of his first three starts, posting 21 strikeouts and has still not walked a batter. Voth has allowed just seven hits in 12 scoreless innings at home this season. Voth’s nine strikeouts recorded last time out were his most since posting 11 with Auburn (NYP) in August of 2013.

Chiefs Bites: Ben Revere has gone 2 for 5 with a walk and a run scored in two rehab games so far…With last night’s win, the Chiefs are 14-2 in their last 16 games against the PawSox…Dating back to last year, Isaac Ballou has reached base in seven of his eight career Triple-A games…The Chiefs’ nine wins at home are second most in the league so far this year (Columbus, 10).

Today in Chiefsville: April 29, 2016

Game #20 – Syracuse Chiefs (10-9) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (11-9)

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York

Pregame 6:20 p.m. // First Pitch 6:35 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP Taylor Hill (0-1, 2.87) vs. LHP Brian Johnson (1-2, 2.51)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

RHP Juan Gutierrez promoted from Double-A Harrisburg


Pregame Sound:

Yesterday’s Highlights

Today’s Pregame Interview – Jason Martinson


Today’s Headlines:

Getting Back to Work: Ben Revere reached base twice with two singles, scored a run and drove in a run in his first rehab game with Syracuse. The Nationals outfielder has been out since the first game of the season with an oblique injury. Revere went 2 for 3, and played five innings in center field last night.

Backs Against the Wall: The Chiefs tallied another two- out run when Revere scored in the first inning last night. 21 of Syracuse’s last 31 runs scored have come with two outs in an inning (68%).

Early Bird Gets the Worm: In addition, the first-inning run was Syracuse’s 16th run scored in the first stanza this year. More than a quarter of the Chiefs runs scored this season have come in the first inning (27%). As a team, Syracuse has posted a .381 first-inning on-base percentage. The best example of the first-inning success is Matt Skole. On the year, Skole is five for 12 in the first inning (.417), with a .500 OBP and .583 SLG. Skole has two doubles, two walks, a run scored and five RBIs in the first inning.

An Impressive Streak: After not reaching base for the first time all season Monday night, Brian Goodwin bounced back with another solid performance Thursday. The outfielder reached base three times with a single and two walks. Goodwin is second in the I.L. in OBP (.435) and fifth in average (.350). Goodwin’s 13-game hit streak matched the longest Chiefs streak of last season, when Trea Turner and Matt den Dekker each posted 13-game hitting streaks.

Offensive Catchers: Chiefs catchers have posted impressive numbers at the plate the last few games. The starting Chiefs catcher (Pedro Severino or Jhonatan Solano) has tallied a hit in ten of the last 12 games, including a second-inning single last night. Solano and Severino have combined to post a .293 average (12 for 41) with six RBIs in that span. Severino is currently up with the Nationals with Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list.

Chiefs Bites: Syracuse doesn’t have three players in the top 10 in the I.L. in batting average today for the first time since April 17th…With last night’s win, the Chiefs are 13-2 in their last 15 games against the PawSox…Dating back to last year, Isaac Ballou has reached base in seven of his eight career Triple-A games…Scott Sizemore walked twice yesterday, extending his team lead to 14. Sizemore ranks second in the I.L. in walks…The Chiefs eight wins at home are second most in the league so far this year (Columbus, 10).

Today in Chiefsville: April 28, 2016 – Rehab Central

 

Game #19 – Syracuse Chiefs (9-9) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (11-8)

McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pregame 11:50 p.m. // First Pitch 12:05 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP A.J. Cole (1-1, 7.71) vs. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (0-0, -.–)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

C Pedro Severino recalled by Washington

LHP Sammy Solis recalled by Washington

C Nick Rickles added from Extended Spring Training

OF Ben Revere begins Major-League rehab assignment


Pregame Sound:

Today’s Pregame Interview – Ben Revere


Today’s Headlines:

Backs Against the Wall: Despite not scoring Monday, when the Chiefs have scored of late, the runs have come with two outs. 20 of Syracuse’s last 28 runs scored have come with two outs in an inning (71%). More specifically, in the three-game sweep of the RailRiders Friday-Sunday, 16 of the Chiefs’ 20 runs (80%) came with two outs. This included a stretch of 12 straight (last three runs Friday and all nine runs Saturday).

Trea Bien: Trea Turner singled in the eighth inning Monday, giving him an I.L.-leading 25 hits this season – after two days off, he now sits one off the league lead. Turner is also first in the league in runs scored (17), tied for third in stolen bases (6), tied for fifth in total bases (37), third in OBP (.430), fourth in AVG (.357) and fifth in SLG (.529). Turner holds the active Chiefs lead with an eight- game on-base streak.

Cole Mining: A.J. Cole looks to bounce back when he makes his fourth start of the season. Cole allowed eight earned runs in four and two-thirds innings pitched. That’s the most runs A.J. has allowed in his career. Before that outing, Cole had allowed two earned runs or less in his previous eight Triple-A outings dating back to last August 4th. The 12 hits allowed last time out were also a career high.

An Impressive Streak: Brian Goodwin’s impressive 13- game hit streak and 16-game on-base streak came to an end Monday. Goodwin posted slashes of .370/.443/.519 over the life of the on-base streak. The 13 games in a row with a hit is the longest streak of his career and ties the longest Chiefs streak of last season, when Trea Turner and Matt den Dekker each posted 13-game hitting streaks.

Offensive Catchers: Pedro Severino and Jhonatan Solano have posted impressive numbers at the plate the last few games. The starting Chiefs catcher has tallied a hit in nine of the last 11 games, including two from Severino last night. Solano and Severino have combined to post a .297 average (11 for 37) with six RBIs in that span. Severino is currently up with the Nationals with Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list.

Chiefs Bites: Syracuse still maintains three of the top 10 hitters in the I.L. with Trea Turner (4th in AVG), Brian Goodwin (7th) and Caleb Ramsey (10th)…Monday’s loss to Pawtucket snapped a 12-1 stretch (from last year’s final 13 games) against the PawSox…Dating back to last year, Isaac Ballou has reached base in seven of his eight career Triple- A games.

Today in Chiefsville: April 26th, 2016 – Chiefs and PawSox Postponed Tuesday

The Chiefs and PawSox short Ocean State portion of their week is now even shorter after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain. So after just one game Monday night, the Chiefs and PawSox will wait until Thursday to restart their series in Syracuse.

Tuesday’s game will be made up on Tuesday, June 21st at 5:35 p.m.

In the meantime, if you’ve missed anything so far this year there are two days to catch up…

This Week’s Podcast –

Also view this week’s highlights, pregame interviews, postgame thoughts, and turning points of the game.

We’ll talk to you Thursday.

Today in Chiefsville: April 25, 2016 – PawSox Week

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After a three-game sweep of the RailRiders over the weekend, the Chiefs have arrived in the Ocean State for the start of PawSox week. Syracuse and Pawtucket are scheduled to play two at McCoy Stadium, have an off day Wednesday, and then will play four at NBT Bank Stadium from Thursday-Sunday.

The Chiefs had great success against the PawSox last year, winning 14 of 19 games including 13 of the final 16 meetings between the clubs. That included a seven-game, home-and-home sweep last August to start the Chiefs season-high 11-game win streak.

Syracuse has been so effective with two outs of late, scoring 71% of its runs over the last six games in those spots. Yesterday, Brendan Ryan’s three-run first inning homer was part of four two out runs, after all nine runs Saturday came with two outs.

The Chiefs also continued its first-inning success yesterday, with five first stanza tallies. That gives Syracuse a quarter of its runs this year in the first inning.

Can the Chiefs continue these trends? We’ll find out tonight at McCoy. Hope you can join us.


Game #18 – Syracuse Chiefs (9-8) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (10-8)

McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pregame 6:00 p.m. // First Pitch 6:15 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP Paolo Espino (0-1, 4.09) vs. RHP William Cuevas (1-1, 6.17)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

None


Pregame Sound:

ICYMI: Sunday Conversation with Billy Gardner, Jr.

Yesterday’s Highlights

Yesterday’s Postgame Interview – Brendan Ryan

Today’s Pregame Interview – Brian Goodwin


Today’s Headlines:

Backs Against the Wall: The Chiefs scored four two-out runs in a 7-4 win over the RailRiders yesterday to sweep the series. This continues an impressive stretch for the Chiefs offense. Over the last six games, 20 of Syracuse’s last 28 runs scored have come with two outs in an inning (71%). More specifically in the last three games, 16 of the Chiefs’ 20 runs (80%) came with two outs. This included a stretch of 12 straight (last three runs Friday and all nine runs Saturday). Syracuse has increased its season average with runners in scoring position with two outs from .186 to .247 in the last two games.

Good Life: Brian Goodwin reached twice yesterday with a single and a walk, extending his hitting streak to 13 games and on-base streak to 16. Goodwin is off to a fine start to his year in his return to Triple-A, with 20 hits in his first 54 at- bats, good enough for the fourth-best average in the I.L. (.370). Goodwin has hits in 15 of 16 games and has reached base in all 16 he’s played. The former first-round pick’s 13- game hit streak is the longest of his professional career. Goodwin’s streak matches the longest Chiefs hitting streak from 2015. Matt den Dekker and Trea Turner each tallied 13-game hit streaks a season ago.

LOB City No More: The Chiefs have started to improve their offense with runners on base. Over the last five games, Syracuse has averaged 6.8 runners left on base per game, and is 20 for its last 62 with RISP over those five contests (.323). This comes after averaging 10 runners left on base per game over the previous eight contests and going 18 for 83 with RISP (.217).

Trea Bien: Trea Turner singled and scored twice yesterday, giving him a league leading 17 runs scored this year. Turner is also tied for first in hits (24), tied for second in total bases (36) and in stolen bases (6), fourth in on-base percentage (.440), and tied for sixth in average (.364). The Chiefs shortstop has reached base in six straight games.

Early Bird Gets the Worm: The Chiefs struck for five first-inning runs yesterday including Brendan Ryan’s first home run of the season. Syracuse has tallied a team .387 first-inning on-base-percentage this year, and has scored 15 runs in the opening stanza. Those 15 runs equal more than a quarter of the total runs scored by the Chiefs this year (25.9%)

Slump Buster: After a slow start offensively, Brendan Ryan is red hot. Ryan started just 2 for 25 at the plate, but he’s tallied six hits in his last 12 at-bats the last three games, with a 2B, HR, and three RBIs.

Today in Chiefsville: April 24, 2016

Game #17 – Syracuse Chiefs (8-8) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-8)

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York

Pregame 12:35 p.m. // First Pitch 1:05 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

LHP Aaron Laffey (1-0, 1.00) vs. RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 0.57)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

None


Sunday Conversation with Billy Gardner, Jr.


Today’s Headlines:

Backs Against the Wall: The Chiefs scored all nine runs yesterday with two outs, including their seven-run eighth. Syracuse has now scored 12 runs in a row, and 16 of its last 21 runs with two outs. The Chiefs went four for eight yesterday with RISP and two outs.

Good Life: Brian Goodwin had just one plate appearance yesterday after coming in as a defensive replacement, but he made it count. Goodwin hit a two-run double with the bases loaded in the eighth, starting the Chiefs eighth- inning rally. With the hit, Goodwin extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Goodwin is off to a fine start to his year in his return to Triple-A, with 19 hits in his first 51 at-bats, tied for the fifth-best average in the I.L. (.373). Goodwin has hits in 14 of 15 games and has reached base in all 15 he’s played. The former first-round pick’s 12-game hit streak is now his longest as a Chief, surpassing his 11-game streak from April 10th-21st of 2014. Goodwin is now one-game short of matching the longest Chiefs hitting streak from 2015. Matt den Dekker and Trea Turner each tallied 13- game streaks a season ago.

LOB City No More: The Chiefs have started to improve their offense with runners on base. Over the last four games, Syracuse has averaged 6.6 runners left on base per game, and is 15 for its last 50 with RISP over those five contests (.300). This comes after averaging 10 runners left on base per game over the previous eight contests and going 18 for 83 with RISP (.217).

Trea Bien: Trea Turner hit his second home run of the season last night, part of a three for five day at the plate. Turner also doubled, drove in three and scored a run. Turner is fourth in the I.L. in average at .377, tied for first in hits (23), fourth in on-base percentage (.457), tied for second in stolen bases (6), first in runs scored (15), and third in total bases (35). The Chiefs shortstop has reached base in six straight games.

No Walks Allowed: Chiefs starter Austin Voth did not walk a batter yesterday. In the last turn of the rotation (Laffey, Espino, Cole, Hill, Voth), the Syracuse starter did not walk a batter in three of the five outings and walks one or fewer in four of five starts.

Marti Party: Jason Martinson reached base twice yesterday, extending an on-base streak to six games. Martinson, who had the game-winning hit against SWB two days ago, has posted an impressive .458 on-base percentage over the life of the streak, tallying five hits and six walks.

Inside Pitch Podcast Episode 3 – Prospect Watch

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On this week’s Inside Pitch podcast, we discuss some of the top prospects that played against and for the Chiefs this week. Plus we relive the week in Chiefsville with some of the plays and sounds of the week with Trea Turner, Sammy Solis, Billy Gardner, Jr. and more.

Today in Chiefsville: April 23, 2016

Game #16 – Syracuse Chiefs (7-8) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-7)

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York

Pregame 12:50 p.m. // First Pitch 1:05 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP Austin Voth (0-1, 3.00) vs. RHP Kyle Hayes (1-0, 4.50)


Today’s Lineup:

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Roster Moves:

None


Today’s Headlines:

Streak Busting: The Chiefs picked up a 4-3 victory over the RailRiders, snapping a three-game losing streak. While Scranton/Wilkes-Barre took the lead in the fifth on Nick Swisher’s home run, it was Jason Martinson whose fifth- inning triple plated the go-ahead run. Martinson leads the Chiefs with eight RBIs.

Good Life: Brian Goodwin reached base twice yesterday with a single and a walk, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Goodwin is off to a fine start to his year in his return to Triple-A, with 18 hits in his first 50 at-bats, good enough for the tenth-best average in the I.L. (.360). Goodwin has hits in 13 of 14 games and has reached base in all 14 he’s played. Goodwin’s 11-game hit streak ties his longest as a Chief. He also hit in 11 straight from April 10th-21st of 2014.

LOB City No More: The Chiefs have started to improve their offense with runners on base. Over the last four games, Syracuse has averaged 6.25 runners left on base per game, and is 10 for its last 36 with RISP over those four contests. This comes after averaging 10 runners left on base per game over the previous eight contests.

Austin Powers: Austin Voth tries to regain his form from his first Chiefs start in his third outing this afternoon. Voth did not allow a run in six three-hit innings on April 13th against Buffalo. Voth has posted an impressive 12 strikeouts and no walks in his first two career Triple-A outings.

Roster Roulette: After not having a roster move for a staggering 10 days, the Chiefs shuffled six pieces on the board Thursday, and each made an impact Friday. Isaac Ballou doubled and drove in a run in his first Triple-A start of the season. Dating back to last year, Ballou is now seven for 23 in his Triple-A career (.304 average). Abel De Los Santos made his Triple-A debut last night throwing a scoreless inning and a third. De Los Santos, who threw two games in the majors last July, struck out one and walked one last night. Kevin Keyes started at first base in his return to the Chiefs.

Backs Against the Wall: RBI hits by Isaac Ballou and Jason Martinson yesterday both came with two outs. Over the last four games, seven of the Chiefs 12 runs scored have come with two outs.

Today in Chiefsville: April 22, 2016

Game #15 – Syracuse Chiefs (6-8) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-6)

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York

Pregame 6:20 p.m. // First Pitch 6:35 p.m.

Coverage: The Score 1260 // SyracuseChiefs.com

RHP Taylor Hill (0-1, 1.64) vs. RHP Chad Green (0-1, 1.32)


Today’s Lineup:

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Pregame Sound:

Yesterday’s Highlights

Today’s Interview – Kevin Keyes


Roster Moves:

None


Today’s Headlines:

Leading the Way: Through the first 14 games of the season, three Chiefs hitters have stood above the rest. Caleb Ramsey, Trea Turner, and Brian Goodwin have combined to start the year 53 for 138, good enough for a .384 average.

Multi-Hit Caleb: Despite an 0 for 3 performance yesterday, Caleb Ramsey has starred with the Chiefs so far this year. Ramsey holds the circuit’s third-best season average at .421. Ramsey is also second in the I.L. in on-base percentage (.476).

Good Life: Not to be outdone, Brian Goodwin extended his hitting streak to ten games with an infield single in the fourth inning. Goodwin is off to a fine start to his year in his return to Triple-A, with 17 hits in his first 47 at-bats, good enough for the eight-best average in the I.L. (.362). Goodwin has hits in 12 of 13 games and has reached base in all 13 he’s played.

Trea Bien: Trea Turner walked in the first inning yesterday and came around to score his league-leading 13th run of the year. The I.L. Batter of the Week for April 11-17, Turner is second in the league in stolen bases, tied for second in hits, fifth in on-base percentage and average.

Early Bird Gets the Worm: The Chiefs have had great success offensively in the first inning so far this year. After a walk and single in the first yesterday, Syracuse holds a .400 team on-base percentage in the first inning this year. The first-inning run yesterday was the Chiefs’ 10th in the frame this year, totaling more than a quarter of the teams total runs (26%).

King of the Hill: Taylor Hill faces SWB for the second straight start today. Five days ago, Hill retired the final 13 batters he faced in a six-inning, one-run (unearned) outing. Hill had just a single start in 2015 where he didn’t allow an earned run – his first start of the season (4/11 @ SWB, 6 IP, 2 R, 0 ER).

Roster Roulette: After not having a roster move for a staggering 10 days, the Chiefs shuffled six pieces on the board yesterday. Syracuse added former Chiefs Kevin Keyes and Isaac Ballou and new Chief Abel De Los Santos. Keyes played 76 games with Syracuse last year, holding a .256 average. Though only with Syracuse briefly last year, Ballou made a big impact with a walkoff hit in the season’s third-to-last game. De Los Santos spent the majority of last season with Harrisburg. In addition, Taylor Jordan and Tony Campana were placed on the DL, and Nate Freiman was released.

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