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After some sloppy defense in the first inning, Brian Wolfe, Mike MacDonald and Davis Romero teamed up to do as good as you could possibly do – retiring the last 26 batters of the game in a 5-3 win at Dunn Tire Park. 26 consecutive outs! One short of a perfect game except there were those pesky three runs beforehand. The Chiefs go for the sweep of the short two game set in Buffalo and head home to start a four game series with Charlotte tomorrow. Full game notes are available here.
Today’s game will air starting at 1:10 on NOVA 105.1 FM with first pitch pushed back 20 minutes due to the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame pregame ceremonies.
The Chiefs and Bisons meet for their fourth series of the year. Syracuse swept a four game series in Buffalo April 15-18, Buffalo won two of three in Syracuse May 5th-8th and the Bisons won three of five in a home and home series July 6th-9th. The Chiefs lead the season series 8-5 while Buffalo leads the all-time series 464-395 (Chiefs have .460 winning percentage). In this year’s head to head matchups, Hector Luna has crushed Bisons pitching, going 23-52 with a homer and 9 RBI. Among active Bisons, Jason Cooper leads Buffalo with 2 HR and 9 RBI against Syracuse.
LYDON ONE AWAY
Wayne Lydon needs one more steal to tie Alex Infante for the second most career steals with the Chiefs. Infante stole 92 bases in his Syracuse career from 1984-1989. Lydon would also be the first Chief to steal 40 bases in one season since Eric Yelding swiped 59 bases in 1988. Lydon has been the leading base stealer for the Chiefs each of the last three seasons.. Lydon is the first Chiefs player to have stolen 20 bases three consecutive years.
TWO HITS ALLOWED
Chiefs pitchers had a very strong month of April, holding opponents to only two hits in three separate games, but hadn’t duplicated the feat since until yesterday. The last time Chiefs pitchers allowed just two base knocks was April 29th @ Lehigh Valley.
Brian Wolfe (4), Mike MacDonald (2) and Davis Romero (11) combined for 17 strikeouts in just nine innings–the most by Chiefs pitchers this year passing the previous high of 16 May 25th at Norfolk. The Chiefs did not have any games with more than 15 strikeouts pitching last season. The last time the Chiefs struck out 17 was June 16, 2006 at Toledo in a 16 inning game against the Mud Hens. Syracuse lost the game 2-0 at Fifth Third Field.
ROMERO PERFECT THRU FIVE
The five perfect innings by the Chiefs reliever are the most in the International League since JA Happ fired seven perfect innings against Scranton Wilkes Barre in a continuation of a game July 17th. Romero’s 11 strikeouts tied a career high that he had accomplished twice before–most recently on August 10th, 2005 against Sarasota in six innings of work (allowed four runs, no decision). Romero struck out eight consecutive batters at one point before a Jorge Velandia flyout. Chiefs pitchers retired 26 batters in a row from the first inning through the end of the game.
The Chiefs open a four-game set with the IronPigs tonight at Alliance Bank Stadium. If you can’t make it to the ballpark, you can watch the game on Time Warner 26 or listen on NOVA 105.1 FM. Full game notes are available here. Here’s a rundown on the starting pitchers:
Chiefs: Davis Romero
This Season: Romero pitched for the first time since 2006 April 6th after missing all of 2007 with a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder. He fired three shutout innings before reaching his pitch count in 1st start….struck out season high six and scattered two hits in four shutout innings May 2nd against Pawtucket…lost May 8th allowing four home runs and seven runs total in 2.1 innings against Buffalo…won for the first time by going season high five innings and allowing three hits and one run May 13th at Charlotte…pitched two innings in Cooperstown May 18th before game stopped due to rain (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K); longest start of the year June 20th v. Richmond in win at home (7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K)…lost in last start at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing seven hits and three runs over 4.1 innings
Last Season: Romero started the 2006 year at AA New Hampshire, garnering a 6-5 record and 2.93 ERA in 12 starts for the Fisher Cats. The work earned him a promotion in mid-June to the Chiefs where he pitched primarily out of the bullpen.
Career Notes: Romero spent about half the 2006 season with the Chiefs.. Is the original 4th starter in the Chiefs rotation….Signed as a free agent from Panama at the age of 16 in July of 1999; made pro debut the following season in the Dominican League where he pitched for two years…3rd in Pioneer league in K’s in ’02 with 76 in only 50.1 IP even though he was primarily a reliever for Medicine Hat…led the New York-Penn league in games in ’03 with 30 for Auburn…has season ERA under 3.00 in 4 of 8 professional years…has had more strikeouts than Innings pitched in every year except 2006 (116K in 134 IP).
IronPigs: Travis Blackley
This Season: The IronPigs lefthander makes his 16th start…won five days ago at Pawtucket, scattering five hits and two runs over seven innings…lost in lone start against the Chiefs this year April 22nd, didn’t get out of the first inning (0.2 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 0 K)
Last Season: Spent most of the year with AAA Fresno (Giants) in the starting rotation and totaled a 10-8 record averaging less than one hit allowed per inning…made two starts in late September for the Giants with no record and 7.27 ERA in 8.2 innings pitched.
Career Notes: owns 1-3 major league record in eight starts…has made 151 career starts (149 starts) with 59-44 career record in the minor leagues…is pitching with a team in the Eastern time zone for the first time (teams in WA, CA, TX)
If you can’t make it to the ballpark tonight, you can check out the game on NOVA 105.1 FM.
Clay Buchholz is in town tonight. The Red Sox rookie phenom who took Boston by storm by throwing a no-hitter in his second career major league start last September 1st stumbled out of the gate this year and is pitching for Pawtucket. He’s been very good with the PawSox with an ERA of 1.87.
The Chiefs are trying to make up ground on the front-running PawSox. Davis Romero goes for the Chiefs tonight – he’s won two straight starts on the year. Syracuse is 6.5 games out – the furthest they’ve been out of first all year. Pawtucket’s won 13 of 15 to increase the gap. The Chiefs are still only one and a half games back of the wild card leading Scranton Yankees, but this four game set (two in Syracuse, two in Pawtucket) could go a long way towards making up ground in both races. More details in the full game notes are available here.
See you at the ballpark!
If you can’t make it to the ballpark tonight (fireworks!), check out the game on NOVA 105.1 FM or online at syracusechiefs.com. Tonight’s pitching matchup is Davis Romero vs. Richmond’s Jerome Gamble.
Gamble’s an interesting story. Drafted in 1998 by the Red Sox, Gamble never pitched above AA, but was out of baseball in 2006. He made a comeback in 2007 in the short-lived independent South Coast League with the South Georgia Peanuts and signed with the Braves before this season. Tonight’s is Gamble’s second career start in AAA.
The Chiefs walked 13 times last night – the most since April 27th, 1989 in a game against Toledo. Full game notes are available here.
Maybe we’ll get some baseball in today: Davis Romero is set to face Toledo’s Lauren Gagnier who started the season in single A. You can catch the game at 6:45 on Nova 105.1 FM or at nova1051.com. Full game notes are available here. A sampling:
The Chiefs and Mud Hens meet for the first of eight games to be played over the next 13 days. The Chiefs lead the all-time series 349-342 (.505 winning percentage). Toledo has won each of the last three season series including six wins last year. The Chiefs are only 8-16 all time at Fifth Third Field. Last year Mike Hessman hit three homers for Toledo to pace the Mud Hens to 58 runs over eight games against the Chiefs.
ISNT’ THIS GAME PLAYED EVERY DAY?
For the first time this season, the Chiefs have not played on consecutive days because of back to back rain outs at Cooper Stadium in Columbus. Syracuse and Columbus finish their season series tied at three and will not make up the two games rained out. The last time the Chiefs didn’t play for two or more days in a row (excluding the all-star break) was April 25-27th, 2007 with a rainout at Buffalo, an off day and rainout against Louisville.
The Blue Jays single A affiliate in Lansing (Midwest League) locked up a playoff berth yesterday with an extra inning win over Great Lakes. The Lugnuts have been paced by excellent relief pitching. Edgar Estanga is 6-1 with a 0.88 ERA, Tim Collins is 1-0 with 0.32 ERA and Cody Crowell is 0-2 with a 1.29 ERA and 9 saves. Lansing has a team ERA of 2.80 and 38-30 record.
THE REHABBING ZAUN
Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun joined the Chiefs for a rehab assignment Wednesday and homered in his first at-bat off Mike O’Connor. It’s Zaun’s third stint with Syracuse over the last five seasons–the homer was his first when playing at AAA for the Jays. The other rehabbing player that has suited up for the Chiefs in ’08 is Brian Wolfe, who made three appearances before being optioned to Syracuse and soon after recalled to Toronto to take Armando Benitez’ spot in the bullpen.
2008 IL HIGHS
The Chiefs have set several season team highs in the league this year with 18 runs (May 14 @ Charlotte), 12 walks while batting (May 26 @ Richmond) and six errors (May 22 @ Norfolk). The Mud Hens hit the most homers in a game with seven.
The 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.
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 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.
The Syracuse Chiefs shutout the Durham Bulls on Wednesday 8-0 behind the pitching of Shawn Marcum. The Blue Jays pitcher skipped the trip to Winter Haven where the major league team took on the Red Sox and pitched in the AAA-game in Dunedin.
The Blue Jays righty went 5-innings giving up only 2-hits and 8-strikeouts. Armando Benitez pitched one-shutout inning and was followed by Davis Romero who tossed two shutout innings with 3-strikeouts. Joey Matumoto finished with a perfect ninth inning.
The Chiefs line-up consisted of Buck Coats CF, Ryan Patterson RF, Adam Lind LF, Robinzon Diaz C, Russ Adams, 2B, Curtis Thigpen 1B, Sergio Santos 3B, Joe Inglett DH, Pedro Lopez SS.
The Chiefs banged out 9-hits, two by Ryan Patterson and scored runs a a two-run triple by Wayne Lydon in the 7th inning and a solo Home Run by Sergio Santos in the 5th.
In the AA-game vs Montgomery lefty David Purcey went 4-innings giving up 2-runs, but struck out 8 batters.
The Chiefs take on the Durham Bulls at St Petersbug at 1:00 PM