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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.
The Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Scranton Yankees on Tuesday 6-4 with a two-run rally in the 9th inning capped by a Robinzon Diaz two-run single.
The Chiefs banged out 12-hits, two each by Buck Coats, Ryan Klosterman, Sergio Santos and Joe Inglett. Coats two hits were doubles.
The Chiefs line-up consisted of: Buck Coats CF, Curtis Thigpen C, Adam Lind LF, David Smith RF, Russ Adams ss, Chip Cannon 1B, Sergio Santos 3B, Joe Inglett 2B and Robinzon Diaz DH.
On the Mound RHP Kyle Yates pitched 3-innings giving up 1-earned run. he was followed by Jordan DeJong who pitched two innings giving up 1-unearned run and Jamie Vermilyea who tossed two shutout innings. Bubba Nelson gave up 1-run in 1-inning of work and Tracy Thorpe finished up with a scoreless inning.
The Chiefs will take on the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay) on Wednesday in Dunedin at 1:00 PM
The Syracuse Chiefs played another team on Monday – Scranton, but the result was the same as the Yankees defeated the Chiefs 7-3 in Dunedin. The Yankees jumped on starter Ricky Romero for 3-runs in the 1st inning and one more in the 2nd inning before he left.
Mike MacDonald and Jeremy Cummings limited the Yankees to 1-run on four hits for the next 5-innings before Jean Machi pitched the final two frames. He gave up 2-runs on 3-hits.
At the plate the Chiefs line-up included Joe Inglett-2B, Pedro Lopez-SS, Adam Lind-DH, Dave Smith-RF, Chip Cannon-1B, Ryan Patterson-LF, Robinzon Diaz-C, Sergio Santos-3B, Wayne Lydon-CF.
The Chiefs scored one run in the first inning on a double by Inglett and an RBI double by Smith. They tacked on another run in the third inning on a single by Wayne Lydon and an RBI single by Adam Lind after Lydon stole second base. They scored their third run in the 9th inning when David Smith doubled for the second time and scored on a RBI-single by Chip Cannon. The Chiefs had seven hits, 2 by David Smith.
The Chiefs travel to Tampa today to play the Yankees at 1:00 PM.
The Toronto Blue Jays have made a few roster cuts during the past week that allows us to take a closer look at the Chiefs potential roster for the start of the 2008 season.
Catchers Curtis Thigpen and Robinzon Diaz were optioned to Syracuse on Thursday and will share catching duties while also playing other positions when not behind the plate.
Infielders Joe Inglett, Pedro Lopez, Russ Adams will likely be joined by Hector Luna and Sergio Santos still in major league camp. Chip Cannon and Josh Kreuzer have been battling for playing tim at first base.
Outfielders Adam Lind, Wayne Lydon, Buck Coats and Ryan Patterson also joined the Chiefs this week and will push Aaron Matthews and David Smith in a crowded group that will also see non roster outfielder Matt Watson at some point make the move to the Chiefs.
The Jays have only 14 more days in the Florida sun before going north and starting the 2008 season. More moves are yet to come.
In this week’s look “Around the Farm” we take a look at New Hampshire Outfielder David Smith.
Smith is the reigning Eastern League Player of the Week after hitting .458 (11-24) with 3 doubles, 11 runs scored and 9 RBI and tied a New Hampshire franchise record connecting for a home run in four straight games last week.
Entering play today the West Virginia native is hitting .281 with 31 doubles, 20 HR and 62 RBI in his second season with the Fisher Cats. He currently is 3rd in the Eastern League with a .511 Slugging Percentage and is tied for 3rd with 52 extra base hits .
After a solid season with New Hampshire last season (.253-19-74) Smith actually began this season as the Fisher Cats fourth outfielder behind Wayne Lydon, Aaron Mathews and Dustin Majewski. Kevin Gray of the Manchester Union Leader has a nice article on how Fisher Cats Manager Billy Masse challenged Smith to become a better all around player.
The 6’1″ right-handed batter was drafted by the Jays in the 15th round of the 2002 draft out of West Virginia State after his junior season. He was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player and Hitter of the Year after finishing second in the conference in average (.445), third in RBI (48), first in doubles (18), third in home runs (12) and fourth in runs scored (44). Smith was also named to the Division II third-team All-American Team.
With four of the five outfielders currently on the Syracuse roster this season being free agents and the end of the season Smith will probably get a good shot and starting next season with the Chiefs.
The Toronto Blue Jays had two pitchers battling for a starting rotation spot pitching on Monday against the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguers. Righthander Tomo Ohka was solid as he shut down the Yankees over five innings allowing only 1-run in a 9-1 victory. Fellow righty John Thomson was not as sharp as he gave up 6-runs, in 5-innings of work against the Phillies AAA-Ottawa team that defeated the Syracuse Chiefs 7-2.
The Chiefs lineup today included: Ryan Klosterman 2B, Sal Fasano C, Adam Lind LF, John Hattig 3B, Chip Cannon DH, David Smith RF, Dustin Majewski CF, Erik Kratz 1B, Manny Mayorson SS.
The Chiefs scored single runs in the 4th on a RBI single by Chip Cannon and one-run in the 6th on a RBI single by Adam Lind. The Chiefs banged out 8-hits off of five Scranton pitchers. Sal Fasano and Adam Lind each had two hits, while Erik Kratz had a two-out double in the ninth.
After Thompson departed in the fifth, Dustin McGowan pitched three innings giving up 1-run (solo home run) in the sixth and righthander Beau Kempwho pitched for Rochester last season tossed one scoreless inning, striking out one.
The Chiefs are off to Tampa to face Scranton on Tuesday with Ty Taubenheim expected to pitch for the Chiefs.
Don’t forget to listen to “Inside Pitch” on 1260 AM ESPN Radio on Tuesday live from Dunedin, Florida as Chiefs radio announcer Bob McElligott moves over to the Blue Jays minor league complex and talks with Chiefs skipper Doug Davis and Director of Player Development **** Scott. Today Bob took in the Jays vs Yankees game at Knology Park and talked with Jays catcher Greg Zaun, Second Baseman Aaron Hill and pitcher Josh Towers and Brandon League.
The Syracuse Chiefs and Ottawa Lynx played to a 4-4 tie on Sunday in Dunedin, Florida. The Chiefs lineup included many players just sent down by the parent Toronto Blue Jays. They included: Russ Adams 2B, Sergio Santos SS, Adam Lind LF, John Hattig 3B, David Smith RF, Rob Cosby 1B, Chip Cannon DH, John Schneider C, Justin Singleton CF.
The Chiefs scored three runs in the first inning and one more in the sixth. Rob Cosby went 2 for 4 with an RBI and David Smith went 1 for 3 with an RBI double in the first inning. Manny Mayorson replaced Sergio Santos in the 6th inning and picked up two singles in his only two at bats.
Ismael Ramirez went three innings allowing only 1-run, while Josh Banks gave up three runs in 3-innings of work. Jason Scobie pitched two scoreless innings and struckout 3. Ryan Houston finished in the ninth with one scoreless inning.
Chiefs are off to Tampa today to take on Scranton at 1:00 PM.
Don’t forget to listen to “Inside Pitch” in drive time on 1260 AM ESPN Radio today and all week from Dunedin, FL. Bob McElligott will be at Knology Field today covering the Yankees vs Jays game and will have his report.