Results tagged ‘ Mike Vento ’

CHIEFS DEFEAT ROUND ROCK

The Syracuse Chiefs behind excellent pitching and a two-run home run defeated Round Rock (Houston) on Thursday 3-0,

 

Jordan Zimmerman went 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit and recorded 8 strikouts.  Former Toledo Mud Hen Preston Larrison also tossed two shutout innings in relief.

Outfielder Ryan Langerhans hit a solo home run in the 4th inning and Jorge Padilla drove in two runs with a single in the sixth.

Chiefs Lineup:

Ryan Langerhans RF

Pete Orr 2B

Brad Eldred 1B

Justin Maxwell CF

Joel Guzman 3B

Jorge Padilla DH

Leonard Davis LF

Freddie Bynum SS

Mike Vento PH

Javier Herrera C

The Chiefs are home vs the Gwinnett Braves today in Vierra, FL.

 

ROUND ROCK NIPS CHIEFS 4-3

The Round Rock Express (Houston Astros) defeated the Syracuse Chiefs on Monday 4-3 in Kissimmee, FL.

The Chiefs lineup consisted of:

Roger Bernadina CF

Mike Vento 2B

Justin Maxwell RF

Brad Eldred DH

Leonard Davis LF

Joel Guzman 3B

Mark Whitney 1B

Jemel Spearman SS

Javier Herrera C

Luke Montz C

Brad Eldred went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Joel Guzman was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Mike Vento had an RBI single. Mark Whitney and Jemel Spearman had the other two hits.

On the Mound Tyler Clippard started and pitched 3 shutout innings allowing only 1 hit. Righthander Bobby Brownlie pitched the ninth giving up the winning run.

The Chiefs take on the Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) in Lakeland, FL on Wednesday.

CHIEFS OPENER THURSDAY

The Chiefs open the 2007 season tomorrow night in Durham.  Dustin McGowan will take the ball for Syracuse against Jason Hammel for the Bulls. 

Chiefs’ GM John Simone traveled to Durham for the Opener and to take the team out to dinner tonight.  John reports that the team is a good bunch of guys and especially commented on how nice veteran catcher Sal Fasano is. 

John will be calling the Chiefs Office tomorrow once the Opening Day lineup is posted and we’ll have it for you right here on Inside the Chiefs blog as soon as we receive the call.

It seems the only major decisions new Manager Doug Davis will have to make will be in RF and DH.  He will have to choose from John-Ford Griffin, Mike Vento and Chad Mottola in right with the other two will be candidates for DH along with extra infielder Ryan Roberts.

While plans continue for the Chiefs home opener on Saturday April 14th, we would like to hear what you the fans would like to hear for music played at the stadium this season.  If you have a song that you think should be played at the stadium this season, email us at baseball@syracusechiefs.com.

FINAL ROSTER DECISIONS MADE

The Toronto Blue Jays made their final few decisions and the result caused a ripple effect on their minor league system.  The Blue Jays decided to send down to the Chiefs pitchers Geremi Gonzalez and Brian Tallet, catcher Sal Fasano and designate pitcher Francisco Rosario for assignment.

The Chiefs roster currently looks like this with still a few decisions to be made:
STARTING ROTATION:  Four kids and a veteran.  Dustin McGowan, Josh Banks, Ty Taubenheim and Ismael Ramirez made 60 AAA-starts in 2006.  They all should be improved in their second season.  Gonzalez a veteran will anchor the staff with Jamie Vermilyea and Jason Scobie also available for long relief or spot staring.

BULLPEN:  Tallet is the lone lefty and will be used in situational roles, while newcomer Blaine Neal assumes the closer role.  Set-up men include former Red Wing Beau Kemp, who helped Rochester to the I.L. Governors Cup Finals, Matt Roney who recorded an ERA under 3.00 with Sacramento last season, Ryan Houston who pitched exceptional from April-June last year before a terrible month of July balooned his ERA and newcomer Brain Wolfe, who was acquired in the Corey Koskie trade last season and bounced around from A-Dunedin and AA-New Hampshire in 2006.  Wolfe could be the sleeper in this group.

CATCHING:  Veteran Sal Fasano backs up big league catching prospect Curtis Thigpen.  A major improvement over last seasons defensively challenged duo of Mike Mahoney and Jason Phillips.

INFIELDERS:    Kevin Barker returns for his third season at 1B, Russ Adams returns to Syracuse this time to play second base, Slick fielding Ray Olmedo takes over at shortstop while John Hattig returns for his third season at 3B.  Ryan Roberts will man the utility role and is very good at all three positions 2B, SS and 3B.   The Chiefs should be very much improved up the middle with Olmedo and Adams, both have played in the major leagues, while Barker is very good around the bag at first.  Hattig’s range is average at best, but should make up for it with his bat (.277 with 30 doubles last season).  Roberts had a great spring and will see plenty of action.

OUTFIELDERS:  Three spots with five quality players.  Jeff Duncan will see most of the action in center field and can play defence.  His speed on the turf at home should make him a .300 hitter.  Super prospect Adam Lind will play left field while veterans Mike Vento (AAA All-Star at Columbus two years ago) and Chiefs Fan Favorite Chad Mottola share time in rightfield.  2005 MVP John-Ford Griffin is healthy and will get most of the DH at bats.

The Chiefs still need to drop one pitcher and will add Francisco Rosario and Brandon League at some point in early April with more changes yet to be made.

WAYNE LYDON IN CAMP

2006 Chiefs outfielder Wayne Lydon was in camp today after being released by the Washington Nationals last week.  Lydon played center field for the Chiefs all of last season leading the team in runs scored, triples and stolen bases.  After the season Lydon became a free agent and elected to sign with the Nationals despite an offer to return to the Blue Jays organization.  Pending a physical, Lydon will likely begin the 2007 season with AA-New Hampshire.  The Chiefs currently have a wealth of outfielders that include Adam Lind, Mike Vento, Chad Mottola, John-Ford Griffin, Justin Singleton and Jeff Duncan, who is still in major league camp with the Blue Jays.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 10,893 other followers