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Chiefs back in town tonight

After 12 days away from home, the Chiefs are back at Alliance Bank Stadium tonight to open an eight-game homestand with a 7:15 pm contest against the Richmond Braves.

Tonight is Post-Standard Newspaper in Education Night and Volunteer Firefighter Night.  
Cannon_Chip.jpgThe Post-Standard will hand out special editions of the newspaper suitable for autographs and Chiefs infielder Chip Cannon will sign autographs at the Post-Standard kiosk from 6:15-6:30.
Fire trucks from local volunteer fire departments will be parked outside the main gates for public viewing.  The OCVFA will also hold a raffle on the concourse to win a bat autographed by the Chiefs, a baseball autographed by Chiefs outfielder Adam Lind, or a $20 gift certificate to the Whistlestop Souvenir Store.

Vote Chiefs!

SyracusePrimary.jpgThe Chiefs have plenty of All-Star worthy candidates but they need your help. Vote Syracuse on the AAA All-Star Game ballot. You can access it at ilbaseball.com (bottom or right side of the page) or at milb.com. The first week of voting was released and John Parrish had the most votes of any Chiefs player but was only 55th in the International League.

Some stats to consider when voting: Adam Lind is 2nd in the league in hitting, tied for 5th in RBI and doubles (and was in the big leagues for 2 weeks and missed a week out sick); Erik Kratz (write him in!) has 8 homers in the last three weeks, Wayne Lydon is 2nd in the league in steals and had a 15-game hit streak and David Purcey and John Parrish are both in the top in the league in ERA. Voting continues for another two weeks and you can vote up to 25 times. Right now the IronPigs and Mud Hens fans have been voting in droves but let’s get some Chiefs up near the top of the voting!

Today’s game (s): Doubleheader starting at 5:00, you can hear both games on Nova 105.1 FM. Kane Davis and Davis Romero are the probable starters for the Chiefs as they finish their four-game set with the streaking Columbus Clippers. Full game notes are available here.

ADAM LIND EXPECTED BACK

Syracuse Chiefs outfielder Adam Lind is expected back in the Chiefs line-up on Sunday after missing nearly a week with a viral infection. Lind was batting .328 with 5 HR’s and a team high 38 RBI before the set back.

The Chiefs also lost outfielder Matt Watson on the past road trip when he suffered a concussion while playing first base. Watson had raised his batting average to .272 after a 12 game hitting streak. He is also expected back from the disabled list during this current homestand.

Catcher Robinzon Diaz left the team in Richmond and went to Dunedin, Florida to begin his comeback from the ankle injury that has sidelined him since May 3rd. Diaz also could return in 10-days.

INGLETT RETURNS TO CHIEFS

With the call-up of Chiefs outfielder Adam Lind on Saturday the Blue Jays optioned infielder/outfielder Joe Inglett back to the Chiefs on Saturday.

With the Jays the super sub batted .303 with 4-RBI, during his two week plus stay in Toronto.

Inglett was batting .385 during the Chiefs in eight games before his call-up.  He is expected to return the Syracuse for the Chiefs series vs Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

 

ADAM LIND ERA OVER

Syracuse Chiefs outfielder Adam Lind never played a full season in Syracuse.  He came up late in 2006 after an MVP season at AA-New Hampshire, appeared in 46 games in 2007 during two visits and played in the first 18 games of the 2008 season before his most recent call-up.

During those three seasons he played in 98 games and batted .341 with 14 HR’s and 62 RBI’s.  Has there ever been a better hitter to come through Syracuse than Lind.

Derek Bell’s .346 in 1991, Shawn Green’s .344 in 1994, Robert Perez’s .343 in 1995 and Ossie Blanco’s .340 in 1969 were equally impressive.  But something tells me that Adam Lind will be a better major league hitter than any of those four.  Including Shawn Green. 

 

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE OPENER!

The Syracuse Chiefs hope you enjoyed the Home Opener on Thursday, April 3rd.  Some of our observations of the day:

* BJ Hayes and all the tailgaters in the parking lot (we tried to sample all the food)

* The Fab Cats out in front of the stadium giving us some great sound.

* Long lines at the ticket office (that’s a good thing)

* Chiefs players taking batting practice for the first time on grass in Syracuse (since 1996)

* Scooch and Pops back at their favorite spots.

* Gary Dunes in between innings

* Doug Logan the greatest M.C. ever announcing the starting line-ups.

* New County Executive Joanie Mahoney and her family on the pitchers mound.  And then announcing that the Chiefs and County are square and look forward to working with each other for the first time in years.

* Joe Whiting giving the anthem some flare.

*  Vince Speciale and American Fireworks giving us a tease of what’s to come this summer.

*  Bunting all over the stadium.

*  Schedule Magnets courtesy of Alliance Bank.

*  No ground rule doubles bouncing over the wall

*  Bullpens on the field

*  David Purcey throwing gas

*  Adam Lind’s bomb over the center field wall.

*  And of course a Chiefs win on Opening Day.

We hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to providing our fans with a great season on the field and in the stands.  2008 is going to be something special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHIEFS ROSTER ANNOUNCED

The Syracuse Chiefs announced their 24-man roster for the start of the 2008 baseball season today.  They include:

Lefthanded Pitchers:  David Purcey, Bill Murphy, John Parrish, Jesse Carlson, Mike Gosling and Davis Romero.  Righthanded Pitchers:  Josh Banks, Kane Davis, Shawn Camp, Jordan DeJong, Bubba Nelson and Tracy Thorpe.

Catchers:  Curtis Thigpen and Robinzon Diaz (Kevin Nelson will be placed on the disabled list).

Infielders:  Chip Cannon (1B), Joe Inglett, Hector Luna, Sergio Santos (3B), and Pedro Lopez.

Outfielders:  Russ Adams, Adam Lind, Wayne Lydon, David Smith, Matt Watson.

Coaching Staff:  Doug Davis, Mgr, Rick Langford, Pitching Coach, Al LeBoeuf, Hitting Coach, Charlie Poe, Coach, Robert Helmick, Strength Coach, Jon Woodworth, Trainer.

 

 

 

CHIEFS DEFEATED BY YANKEES 7-1

The Syracuse Chiefs were defeated in their final exhibition game of the spring 7-1 to the Scranton Yankees in Dunedin, Florida on Saturday.

The Chiefs line-up consisted of:  Joe Inglett 2B, Curtis Thigpen C, Adam Lind RF, Sergio Santos 3B, Russ Adams LF, Pedro Lopez SS, Josh Kreuzer 1B, Marcus Cabral SS, Chris Demons CF.

Chris Demons had two hits for the Chiefs while seven other players all had one hit a piece.

Blue Jays pitcher Shawn Marcum stayed behind and pitched for the Chiefs and went 7-innings giving up 11-hits and 7-runs (4 earned, but had 8-strikeouts.  Darryl Harrang pitched a scoreless 8th, while Sean Stidfole also pitched a scoreless ninth.

David Purcey pitched 5-innings in the AA-game and gave up 4-hits, 1-run and struckout 6 batters.

The Chiefs finished 7-8-1 during the Spring and will travel to Syracuse on Sunday.

 

 

 

IRON PIGS DEFEAT CHIEFS 7-2

The Syracuse Chiefs lost for only the second time this week 7-2 as the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs used two 3-run innings to post the victory.

The Chiefs line-up today consisted of: Joe Inglett 2B, Wayne Lydon CF, Adam Lind LF, Sergio Santos 3B, Russ Adams DH, Robinzon Diaz DH, Chip Cannon 1B, Curtis Thigpen C, Pedro Lopez SS, Matt Stairs RF.

Sergio Santos went 2 for 2 with a double and his third home run in as many days to lead the Chiefs 10-hit attack.  Curtis Thigpen also had two hits.

On the mound Brandon League pitched a scoreless 1st inning with 2-K’s before returning to the the major league club who left for Philadelphia later in the day.  Lefty Davis Romero gave up 3-runs in 3-innings of work, while Mike MacDonald followed him giving up with 3-earned runs as well in 3-innings on 5-hits.  Sean Stidfole pitched the final two frames giving up 1-run on 3-hits.

In the AA-game Armando Benitez stretched it out a bit by pitching 2-innings for the first time giving up 3-runs on 4-hits.  It was the first time Benitez pitched more than 1-inning in a game this spring after signing with the Blue Jays as a free agent on March 11th.

The Chiefs now 7-6-1 will take on the Scranton Yankees in Tampa on Friday and Saturday in Dunedin before returning to Syracuse on Sunday.

CHIEFS CONTINUE TO WIN

The Syracuse Chiefs continued to score runs as they defeated the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6-5 today in Clearwater, FL pounding out 14 more hits after yesterday’s 24.

The Chiefs line-up consisted of:  Wayne Lydon CF, Pedro Lopez SS, Sergio Santos SS, Russ Adams LF, Joe Inglett 2B, Chip Cannon 1B, Curtis Thigpen C, Robinzon Diaz C, Jose Diaz, RF, Adam Lind DH.

Sergio Santos led the Chiefs with 3-hits, while Wayne Lydon went 2 for 5 with 3-RBI, two triples and 2-runs scored.  Joe Inglett also had two hits, while Adam Lind belted a solo home run in the ninth inning that broke the tie and gave the Chiefs the win.

On the mound Gustavo Chacin went 3 1/3 innings giving up 4-hits, 3-walks and 2-runs.  Billy Murphy pitched 3-innings of shutout baseball striking out 2, while Joey Matumoto pitched 2-scoreless innings to earn the win.  Jordan DeJong gave up 2-hits and 3-walks in 1-inning of work and was touched up for 3-runs.

The AA-New Hamphisre Fisher Cats saw Ricky Romero toss 4-innings giving up 2-runs, while righty Jean Machi gave up 6-runs in 3-innings of work.

The Chiefs now 7-5-1 (5-1-1 this past week) will take on the Iron Pigs for the final time this spring on Thursday in Dunedin.

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