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* It’s the start of an eight game homestand. You can catch the game on WHEN 620 AM or Time Warner 26 if you can’t make it to Alliance Bank Stadium. First pitch is at 7:15. Kane Davis goes against Jonathan Rouwenhorst. The two matched up on May 28th – a game the Chiefs won 9-1.
* There’s a couple of new players to look for tonight. #21 is Sean Stidfole. He was promoted from New Hampshire during the roadtrip and threw 5 shutout innings. #8 is a familiar face in Curtis Thigpen who’s back with the club after two weeks in Toronto. #15 is Kevin Melillo – he played once in Syracuse but is more regular in the lineup at 2nd or 3rd base now. And #44 Charlie Poe is now the hitting coach in Auburn so there’ll be a player coaching first base from now on.
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.
Some notes on today’s Chiefs starter Kane Davis:
This Season: The Chiefs innings leader looks to bounce back from his first loss in five starts. The righthander gave up eight hits and three runs in 5.2 IP losing to SWB five days ago…twice beat Norfolk in three starts May 23rd & June 2nd; also beat Richmond in between on May 28th (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R)….The righty made his first start since 2000 against the Bats in game two of a doubleheader April 5th. Davis picked up a tough luck loss, allowing only one run and four hits over five innings…won second start vs. Indy (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)..fired eight innings scattering five hits, one walk and one run in victory April 20th v. Lehigh Valley…Davis has had a losing streak of four games (April 25–May 12) and win streak of three (5/23-6/2)
Last Season: Davis pitched most of the season with AAA Ottawa in the Phillies organization completely out of the bullpen…he finished with a 3-3 record and 3.06 ERA in 41 appearances before being called up to Philadelphia for the last month of the year…with the Phillies, Davis totaled a 0-1 record and 5.56 ERA in 11.1 IP in eleven relief appearances.
Career Notes: Has made 333 minor league appearances including 145 starts dating back to rookie year of 1993 with the GCL Pirates…drafted in the 13th round of the 1993 draft by Pittsburgh…has also played in the Indians (twice), Brewers (twice–traded in Richie Sexson deal among other players), Rockies, Mets and Cubs organizations…twice pitched with the independent Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League…major league totals of 4-10 record and 5.53 ERA in 107 appearances and 125.1 Innings Pitched from 2000-2007 seasons…passed 1000 career minor league innings in eight inning win over Lehigh Valley April 20th.
* Gregg Zaun hit a homer yesterday – his first ever Chiefs home run despite having two other stints with Syracuse in the last couple of years
You can catch Thursday’s game at 6:45 on WHEN tonight or online at syracusechiefs.com. 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 crushed the Durham Bulls today 18-4 behind a 24 hit attack that saw seven players record two or more hits.
The Chiefs line-up today consisted of Joe Inglett 2B, Wayne Lydon CF, Russ Adams LF, Curtis Thigpen 1B, Adam Lind DH, Sergio Santos 3B, Robinzon Diaz C, Marcus Cabral, Fortier RF.
Three Chiefs players slugged home runs, Santos, Cabral, and Lind, while Russ Adams had three doubles among his 4-hits. Robinzon Diaz went 5 for 6 with a double and three RBI and scored 4-runs. Joe Inglett had two hits including a double and 4 RBI, while Wayne Lydon had four hits.
On the pitching mound, Armando Benitez pitched one scoreless inning with 2-K’s, Shawn Camp tossed a scoreless inning before Brian Wolfe surrendered 2-runs in one inning of work. Kane Davis pitched 4-innings and gave up 1-run on 4-hits and struck out 4. Bubba Nelson pitched a scoreless inning with 2-K’s and Tracy Thorpe pitched 2-innings giving up 1-run, but struck out 4 of the seven batters he faced.
At the AA-game, more big league pitchers needing innings work as Randy Wells pitched 2-innings giving up 2-runs, but struck out 4, Josh Banks went 4-innings giving up 10-hits, 5-runs with 6-strikeouts. Lefties Mike Gallo and John Parrish both pitched two scoreless innings to finish the game.
The Chiefs are now 6-5-1 and take on the Lehigh Valley iron Pigs on Wednesday in Dunedin
The Toronto Blue Jays began making moves this weekend on the pitching side by assigning non-roster pitchers Lance Carter and Kane Davis back to their minor league complex and the Syracuse Chiefs roster.
Davis, 32, appeared in 5-spring games and was 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA. He pitched 9-innings giving up 10-hits, 4-walks and 9-strikeouts.
Carter, 33, made only 3-appearances and was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in only 3-innings of work.
The Toronto Blue Jays are down to their final week of baseball in Dunedin, Florida before making the trip North to begin the season against the New York Yankees on March 31st and roster spots are due to be made.
Position players (catchers, infielders and outfielders) seem to be set with Gregg Zaun and Rod Barajas at catcher with non-roster invitee Sal Fasano likely to be released rather than sent to AAA-Syracuse.
Lyle Overbay, Aaron Hill, David Eckstein, Scott Rolen will start in the infield with Marcus Scutaro and John MacDonald providing back-up at every position. Frank Thomas is the Designated Hitter.
That leaves four outfield spots with Vernon Wells, Alex Rios and Matt Stairs all set. The Blue jays must make a decision on Reed Johnson or Shannon Stewart for the final spot. Many teams have inquired about the Jays surplus and a trade could help alleviate the situation.
Non-roster infielder Hector Luna and outfielder Matt Watson could be sent to AAA-Syracuse by the end of the week.
The pitching staff includes a rotation of Roy Halladay, A.J. Burnett, Dustin McGowan and Shawn Marcum. Righty Jesse Litsch is slated to be the number 5-guy in the rotation and the Blue Jays have done nothing to suggest he won’t, unless a late season trade occurs.
The Bullpen has Jeremy Accardo as the closer until B.J. Ryan returns, while Brandon League, Jason Frasor and Scott Downs appear set. That leaves three spots remaining for 10-remaining pitchers in camp.
The Jays will likely keep one additional lefty to Scott Downs and holdover Brian Tallet would seem to be the guy. But the Jays also brought to camp John Parrish, Mike Gosling and Jesse Carlson who have all pitched well. In addition, they picked up another lefty Billy Murphy last week from Arizona.
If Tallet makes the club look for the remainder to be sent to Syracuse.
That leaves two spots for righthanders with rule five selection Randy Wells and Brian Wolfe leading the pack. They are being challenged by free agent spring training pick-up Armando Benitez, Shawn Camp and Kane Davis.
Either way there are still 19 pitchers in camp with only 12 roster spots available. This week games will decide who wins jobs in April. Stay tuned.
The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs who lost to the Syracuse Chiefs 10-0 last week in the first spring training game, defeated the Chiefs for the third straight day on Sunday 9-1.
The Chiefs line-up consisted of Wayne Lydon, Adam Lind, Curtis Thigpen, Russ Adams, Robinzon Diaz, Chip Cannon, Joe Inglett, Sergio Santos and Pedro Lopez.
The Chiefs did bang our eight hits, two apiece by Adam Lind (RBI double) and Curtis Thigpen with Diaz, Cannon, Inglett and Santos also notching a single.
On the pitching mound there was good, Josh Banks three shutout innings and Kane Davis allowing only one run in 3 innings pitched with 5 strikeouts.
The bad Gustavo Chacin pitched 2 innings giving up 6 hits and 4 runs, while Lefty Joey Matumuto two innings, 3 hits and 3 runs and Tracey Thorpe 1 inning 1 run.
The AA-New Hampshire Fisher Cats also lost yesterday with two Chiefs pitchers on the mound. Lefties Mike Gosling pitched two innings giving up 1-run, while fellow lefty Ryan Ketchner gave up 4-runs (3 unearned) in two innings.
The Chiefs take on the Scranton Yankees today in Dunedin.
The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have invited 19 players to Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida that begins on February 16th.
Returning organizational players include Jesse Carlson (New Hampshire ’07), Jeremy Cummings (Syracuse ’07), Jamie Vermilyea (Syracuse ’07), Sal Fasano (Syracuse ’07), J.P. Arencibia (Auburn ’07), Brian Jeroloman (Lansing ’07), Chip Cannon (New Hampshire ’07), Hector Luna (Syracuse ’07), Wayne Lydon (Syracuse ’07), Ryan Patterson (New Hampshire ’07) and Travis Snider (Lansing ’07).
Players signed by the Blue Jays as minor league free agents include pitchers Shawn Camp, Lance Carter, Kane Davis, Mike Gosling, Ryan Ketchner, John Parrish, infielder Pedro Lopez and outfielder Matt Watson,
In addtion three Chiefs from last years squad have also been invited to big league camps. John-Ford Griffin (Dodgers), Ryan Roberts (Rangers), and Howie Clark (Twins).
Other former Chiefs in camps include Chad Hermansen (Angels), Tomas Perez and Jose Cruz (Astros), Scott Cassidy (Brewers), Josh Phelps, John Wasdin, and Hugo Castellanos (Cardinals), Mike Smith and Luis Figueroa (Cubs), Adam Melhuse (Rangers), Kevin Cash (Red Sox), Ken Huckaby (Royals) and Aquillino Lopez (Tigers).