Today’s Chiefs lineup:
Eury Perez CF
Will Rhymes 2B
Corey Brown RF
Chris Marrero 1B
Micah Owings LF
Mike Costanzo 3B
Zach Walters SS
Brian Jeroloman C
Ross Ohlendorf P
*Ross Ohlendorf picked up his first hit in the minors September 2nd of last year while with the Tucson Padres against at Reno.
*Chris Marrero has put together a seven-game hit streak. He’s driven in ten runs over that time.
*Eury Perez has gone two games without a hit for just the second time all season in Syracuse.
*Will Rhymes has five walks in his last six games.
Join us tonight at 6:45 for the Clubhouse Show, 7:00 first pitch on the Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Network.
Happy Thursday from NBT Bank Stadium. The Chiefs are hoping to avoid a four-game sweep today against the Gwinnett Braves. They’ll do so with Ross Ohlendorf on the mound for the first time after tying a career high with 11 strikeouts.
- Here’s the game story from Ohlendorf’s last 11-K game…complete with some Albert Pujols heroics.
- Partially thanks to Jason Grilli, there are sharks in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ clubhouse. Seriously- And.
- Speaking of…are those Pirates finally for real? Really for real?
- A look at how Gus Johnson’s learning on the job for the 2018 World Cup.
- Today’s Song of the Day comes from one of my favorite albums of 2013 – the self-titled album from Jake Bugg, a 19-year-old British singer-songwriter. Here’s “Lightning Bolt”, which you may have heard in a Gatorade commercial…
- And today’s Chief of the Day gets awarded to Alex Rios! Some fun facts…
- Rios is off to a red-hot start with the White Sox, posting a .284/.344/.505 line in 51 games. He’s swatted 10 homers and stolen eight bases. He’s 16th in the American league in slugging percentage and 17th in WAR (according to ESPN).
- In 46 games with the 2004 Chiefs, he sported a .259/.292/.373 line – not great, but good enough to get him up to Toronto that season.
- He inspired this from Hawk Harrelson.
Chiefs and G-Braves at 7:00 tonight. See you there.
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.
All good things come to an end. So it went for the Chiefs’ six-game win streak yesterday because of a Gwinnett Braves comeback. Some links for you:
*Columbus and Louisville played an eye-popping game yesterday.
*Highlights from yesterday’s bizarre Chiefs game.
*A beautiful read on second chances, from nj.com’s Steve Politi.
*Today’s a special day for Nathan Karns in D.C.
Chiefs of the Day: Carlos Delgado, who led the Chiefs in 1994 with 19 home runs. He’s the subject of our first Chiefs Stumper on our new weekly show, Chiefs Digest. Here’s the first episode:
Chiefs and Braves tonight at 6:45. Hope you can join us.
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…
Good afternoon from Huntington Park, where the Chiefs try to win their fifth game in a row. Here are some things you’ll enjoy:
*Congrats to the newest National, Jeff Kobernus.
*Why the Chiefs planted dandelions on Trevor Bauer’s mound last night.
*Welcome back, Arrested Development.
*Welcome back, Hawk Harrelson’s temper.
The Chiefs play tonight at 7:15. Hope you can join us at 7 o’clock for our Clubhouse Show.
Live from the Hyatt in Columbus, it’s today’s edition of Stuff You’ll Like…the first of which, for my allergies’ sake, is hopefully Claritin.
- In case you missed it yesterday: our first episode of Where Have You Been?, starring guest contestant Brent Axe.
- A look at the night Ted Turner managed the Braves.
- Why the Astros and Marlins are chasing history.
- For SNL fans: a comprehensive list of guests at Stefon’s wedding.
- The story behind some classic Arrested Development gags.
- Song of the Day: British singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore’s acoustic take on “Bad Moon Rising”.
- And finally, today’s Chief of the Day is Kevin Brown!
No, not me.
And not that one either…
That’s the one! Kevin’s a former Chiefs catcher who played 141 games for Syracuse from 1998 to 2000. Some other fun facts…
- He played parts of seven seasons in the major leagues, from 1996 to 2002, with Texas, Toronto, Milwaukee and Boston.
- He ranked fifth on the 1999 SkyChiefs with 13 home runs. (Kevin Witt’s 24 led the team.)
- He’s the highest draft pick ever from the University of Southern Indiana, as a second-rounder from 1994. (Darin Mastroianni, currently on the Twins, was a 2007 16th-rounder.)
- He never actually faced pitcher Kevin Brown. That’s really sad.
Chiefs and Clippers at 7:15 tonight. See you there.
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.
After a rare off day, the Chiefs return to the field in Columbus tonight at 7:00. Right-hander Ryan Perry is set to go for Syracuse against Columbus’s T.J. House. Now lets get to the good stuff…
-A wild day of roster moves for the Washington Nationals organization.
–Only one playoff team left in New York. Watch the Rangers try to avoid elimination against the Bruins at 7:00.
-You gotta love all the wacky sports fans out there.
-This Day in Sports: In 1926, Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off of the Wrigley Field scoreboard.
-Song of the Day: This song comes off the new album “Random Access Memories” from Daft Punk…Lose Yourself to Dance