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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 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.
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
BATTER OF THE WEEK: Chiefs OF Michael Vento earns the knod this week after putting together a 7-for-21 week (.333). Vento hit safely in the first four games he played of the week to run his hit streak to a personal season-high seven games. He began the week with a 3-for-6 day in Ottawa scoring two runs while smacking a double.
HONORABLE MENTION: C Robinzon Diaz had a team-high .357 batting average (5-for-14) with two doubles and a RBI.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: The bullpen was terrific for the Chiefs over the past seven days so it only makes sense that a reliever takes home the honor this week. RHP Lee Gronkiewicz posted a 1-0 record in two games throwing four shutout frames. Gronkiewicz gave up only two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
HONORABLE MENTION: A pair of relievers gave Gronkiewicz a run for his money this week. RHP Jordan De Jong went 1-0 in three appearances throwing 3.1 innings. He surrendered no runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts. RHP Justin James threw five innings without giving up an earned run in two appearances.
Kevin Gray, who covers the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats for The New Hampshire Union Leader had a nice article Friday summarizing the Fisher Cats recent homestand.
During a eight game homestand New Hampshire won six games including four comeback wins. Including games this weekend the Fisher Cats are 12-7 and in second place in the Northern Division of the Eastern League, five games behind Trenton.
After a slow start Sergio Santos has heated things up. Over his last 10 games Santos is hitting .316 with 7 doubles, 5 HR and 10 RBI and now leads the Eastern League with 6 HR on the season. Santos has committed 5 errors in 17 games at shortstop. Arizona Fall League MVP Chip Cannon is hitting just .194 with 3 HR and 8 RBI.
David Purcey is off to a strong start on the mound with a 3-1 record a 2.81 ERA. Purcey ranks second in the Eastern League with 28 strikeouts and has show increased control this season, walking just four batters. Two other Fisher Cat hurlers also have 3 wins, Mike MacDonald (3-0, 2.19) and Jesse Litsch (3-1, 1.19).
In the bullpen 36 year old Rookie Jo Matumoto, a side-arming lefty, started the season with nine plus scoreless innings and currently boasts a 1-0 record and a 2.53 ERA while allowing just five hits in 10-plus innings. Jordan De Jong has allowed just six hits and one earned run in over 14 innings while striking out 18 opponents. Former Chiefs closer Lee Gronkiewicz (1-0, 2.25)has 3 saves in 9 appearances.
It’s a busy day for the SkyChiefs today. This afternoon the team will hold it’s Annual Meeting of Stockholder’s in the Hank Sauer Room. Also today the Blue Jays made it official that Doug Davis will be Syracuse’s manager in 2007.
Davis brings Championship experience at both the Major League and Minor League level. He was Jack McKeon’s bench coach when the Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees to win the 2003 World Series. Davis also led the Pittsfield Mets to the 1997 New York Penn League Championship and the Mets Single-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, Columbia, to the 1998 League Championship.
Speaking of Championships, the Phoenix Desert Dogs captured the Arizona Fall League Championship with a 6-2 victory over the Grand Canyon Rafters. The Desert Dogs included seven players who are Blue Jays property, pitchers Dustin McGowan, Kyle Yates, Jordan DeJong, Tracey Thorpe, infielders Chip Cannon and Ryan Klosterman and catcher Curtis Thigpen.
Cannon and Yates were named to the Arizona Fall League All Prospects Team. Cannon led the league in HR (11) and RBI (29) while Yates led the league in strikeouts (25) while posting a 2-0 record and a 1.13 ERA in 24 innings pitched.
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to load up on pitching by adding righthander Matt Rooney to their 40-man roster. Rooney, 26, signed as a free agent after spending most of the 2006 season at Sacremento (PCL) when he recorded a 2.95 ERA in 47-relief appearances. He also appeared in 3-games with Oakland. Rooney pitched in the IL with Toledo in 2004 and 2005. Rooney joins a group of off-season free agent pitching help that includes Germi Gonzalez, Beau Kemp, Blaine Neal, Jason Scobie and Jean Machi.
That list will join Blue Jays prospects (starters) Josh Banks, Casey Janssen, Dustin McGowan, Ty Taubenheim, Ismael Ramirez, David Purcey, Michael MacDonald, Kyle Yates, Ricky Romero and veteran Josh Towers and relievers Ryan Houston, Davis Romero, Francisco Rosario, Jamie Vermilyea, Lee Gronkiewicz, Jordan DeJong, Tracey Thorpe and possibly late season acquision Jermey Accardo.
That’s alot of pitching to choose from with a whole off-season to go.
For more information on Free Agent signings make sure to listen to “INSIDE PITCH” this Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 AM on ESPN Radio 1260 AM when Chiefs GM John Simone and Bob McElligott talk to Chad Mottola and Kevin Barker who will both return to Syracuse in 2007 and take your calls on anything baseball.
Baseball America has announced their list of Top 10 Blue Jays Prospects for next season. Adam Lind, who SkyChiefs fans got a got look at in the month of August, has been named the Blue Jays #1 Prospect. Other SkyChiefs on the list include catcher Curtis Thigpen #5, pitcher Francisco Rosario #6 and David Purcey #9.
Speaking of Thigpen fans can catch up with Curtis in a live chat on mlb.com, tomorrow, Thursday November 16th at 11:00AM.
Entering play today Thigpen is hitting .284 with two home runs and 19 RBI for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League. The Desert Dogs are leading the Eastern Division with a record of 19-10. Other Blue Jays prospects on the team include Chip Cannon who is hitting .366 with a league leading 11 HR and 29 RBI, Ryan Klosterman (.308 in just 8 games), Dustin McGowan (1-3, 5.59 in 5 starts), Kyle Yates (2-0, 1.13 in 6 games, 4 starts), Jordan DeJong (3-0, 3.00 in 12 games) and Tracy Thorpe (0-0, 4.76 in 11 games).
Geremi Gonzalez who the Blue Jays signed to a Minor League contract this week has pitched in 8 games for the Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League and is 0-0 with 4 saves and has not allowed a run in 8.1 innings.
Another free agent the Blue Jays signed this week, Beau Kemp is pitching for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League and is 3-1 with 4.19 ERA in 14 games. Kemp, a right-handed reliever pitched in 7 games for Rochester against the SkyChiefs this season and was 0-0, with a 0.84 ERA over 10.2 innings, walking one and striking out four. Nice to have Beau on our side now.
SkyChiefs catcher Curtis Thigpen had a huge day for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday driving home six runs, including a three-run homer. Fellow Jays prospect Chip Cannon collected four hits including his fifth home run of the fall season. Entering Play Thursday Cannon is tied for the AFL lead in HR and is fourth in the league with a .372 average. With Kevin Barker electing to become a free agent this week, Cannon will have a good shot at being the starting first-baseman in Syracuse. Thigpen is hitting .308 with 2 HR and 11 RBI. Dustin McGowan started the Fall season off losing his first two starts but was victorious in his most recent start on Monday tossing five innings and allowing two runs on six hits walking two and striking out one. Other Jays prospects in Arizona include pitchers Jordan DeJong (2-0, 3.38), Kyle Yates (1-0, 1.86) and Tracy Thorpe (0-0, 10.80) and infielder Ryan Klosterman (.308-0-3). To follow all the action in Arizona, including the GAMEDAY live feature, click here http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/index.jsp?sid=l119