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Robinzon Diaz Traded

Before tonight’s game against the Red Wings, the Blue Jays dealt catcher Robinzon Diaz to the Pirates as the player to be named later in the Jose Bautista trade completed a few days ago. So the Chiefs will be with just ten position players as they take the field against Rochester tonight. Full game notes are available here.

If you can’t make it to the ballpark, you can watch the game on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 26 or listen on Nova 105.1 FM at 7:00. Anthony Swarzak (4-0) takes on the Chiefs’ Brian Wolfe. Also Shaun Marcum’s first start has been scheduled for Wednesday in Rochester so if you want to see the former Chief back in a Syracuse uniform, you should take the short drive to Frontier Field or you can also watch that game on Time Warner 26 live from Rochester.

See you at the ballpark!

Welcome Back Robby!

Robinzon Diaz is back with the Chiefs – in his first game yesterday he had two hits and an RBI single. Here are some other notes from the Chiefs game tonight in Indianapolis: You can hear the game on NOVA 105.1 FM starting at 7 PM. Full game notes are available here.

SERIES HISTORY

The Chiefs and Indians meet for their second and final series of the year. Indianapolis won three of four games from the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium April 7-10. The Indians lead the season series 3-1, but the Chiefs have the slight edge in the all-time series 61-60 (.504 winning percentage). In this year’s head to head matchups, Adam Lind drove in 5 of the Chiefs 13 runs. Among active Syracuse players, Robinzon Diaz leads the Chiefs with 2 RBI (1-7). For the Indians, Josh Wilson leads the offense (.364, 4-11, 2 HR, 3 RBI)

 

UNDER .500?

The Chiefs had not been under .500 since they were 6-7 after the game of April 15th. The team had been over .500 every day from April 17th until July 20th. With the loss yesterday, the Chiefs fell to 6-15 in the month of July and 1-7 since the All Star Break. The Chiefs have not entered a game against the Indians this year with a winning record.

 

ROSTER SHAKEUP

The Chiefs, Jays and AA New Hampshire shuffled several players the past two days. On the pitching side, Jesse Litsch was optioned to Syracuse while lefty AAA All Star David Purcey took his spot in the Jays rotation. Three catchers moved around. Erik Kratz was moved from Syracuse to New Hampshire while Brian Jeroloman was promoted from New Hampshire and Robinzon Diaz rejoined the Chiefs after not seeing action for the Chiefs since May 2nd. Chip Cannon was placed on the disabled list to keep the roster at the maximum 24.

 

STOP THE TREND

The Chiefs lost their fourth straight series by losing three out of four in Louisville. The Chiefs have not a won series since taking three of four games against Richmond June 19-22. Since, Syracuse has lost seven series and split two. The Chiefs haven’t won a road series since May 13-16 when they won three of four games at Knights Stadium.

 

LATE LEADS, LATE CHANCES

Of the seven losses after the All Star Break to Durham and Louisville, the Chiefs have either had the lead or the tying run in scoring position in the last three innings in five of them. Syracuse has three blown saves after the all-star break in eight games after having only three in 96 games before the break.

 

Happy 4th of July! in Scranton Tonight

If you’re not making the two hour drive down to Scranton, bring the radio along to the fireworks and have a listen to the game on WHEN 620 AM. Here are some notes on tonight’s matchup (Kei Igawa v. Mike MacDonald). Full game notes are available here.

SERIES HISTORY

The Chiefs and Yankees meet for their third series of the year. The two split a doubleheader in late April at Alliance Bank Stadium while Scranton won two of three at home in June. The Yankees lead the season series 3-2 and the Scranton franchise leads the all-time series 188-144 (Chiefs have .434 winning percentage). Scranton is 14-7 against the Chiefs since becoming a Yankees affiliate in 2007. In the 2008 head to head matchups, Buck Coats is pacing the Chiefs offense (6-14, 2 RBI) while Alberto Gonzalex leads the Yankees (4-10, 2 RBI). There has been only one homer hit in the five games (Erik Kratz). The Chiefs have 12 of the 14 extra base hits in the season series as well.

 

LYDON STEALING AT WILL

Wayne Lydon has stolen 35 bases on the year after a ninth inning theft Wednesday which puts him on pace for 58. That would be the most since Eric Yelding stole 59 in 1988. The all-time record for a Chiefs player in a season is Walt Cazen with 74 stolen bases in 1945. Cazen is also the all-time leader with 140 stolen bases. Lydon sits in third place with 87–five behind Alex Infante.

 

AVOID THE 3-0 SCORE

The Chiefs have been shut out four times this year. All four shutouts have been by a 3-0 nothing final including the previous time they matched up against Kei Igawa on June 7th. On the other side, the Chiefs have won seven games via shutout–three of them have been by a 2-0 final including opening day.

 

SLUMPING

Russ Adams is just 6-69 (.087 batting average) since June 1st with only 3 RBI after he had 31 in the first two months of the season. Catcher Curtis Thigpen is 6-42 (.143 batting average) since June 1st. Chip Cannon is 10-69 (.145 batting average) since June 1st and hasn’t hit a home run since May 28th at Richmond.

 

STREAKING

Outfielder/First Baseman Matt Watson has a ten game hitting streak entering Independence Day. He’s 14-35 (.400) over the stretch. Watson is hitting .361 since June 1st. Danny Sandoval has driven in 21 runs since the first day of June–the most among any Chiefs player.

Also, Robinzon Diaz is on the comeback trail – he’s playing for the GCL Rookie League Blue Jays on rehab and has 10 hits in 19 at-bats.

ADAM LIND EXPECTED BACK

Syracuse Chiefs outfielder Adam Lind is expected back in the Chiefs line-up on Sunday after missing nearly a week with a viral infection. Lind was batting .328 with 5 HR’s and a team high 38 RBI before the set back.

The Chiefs also lost outfielder Matt Watson on the past road trip when he suffered a concussion while playing first base. Watson had raised his batting average to .272 after a 12 game hitting streak. He is also expected back from the disabled list during this current homestand.

Catcher Robinzon Diaz left the team in Richmond and went to Dunedin, Florida to begin his comeback from the ankle injury that has sidelined him since May 3rd. Diaz also could return in 10-days.

ROLEN SET TO REJOIN JAYS

The Toronto Blue Jays have decided that 3rd baseman Scott Rolen is ready to be activated on Friday at Kansas City after being out nearly 4-weeks with a broken finger. 

The Jays will likely option catcher Robinzon Diaz or infielder Joe Inglett back to the Chiefs later today.  Diaz called up last week when Toronto released Frank Thomas has yet to appear in a game, while Inglett who was called up after playing only 8-games with the Chiefs has batted .290 in a utility role.

CHIEFS ROSTER ANNOUNCED

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.

 

 

 

IRON PIGS DEFEAT CHIEFS 7-2

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.

CHIEFS CONTINUE TO WIN

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.

CHIEFS CRUSH DURHAM 18-4

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

CHIEFS EDGE BULLS

The Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Durham Bulls this afternoon in St. Petersburg, FL 8-7 behind a 12-hit attack.  With the win the Chiefs are now 5-5-1 (4-1-1 this week).

The Chiefs line-up consisted of:  Wayne Lydon CF, Curtis Thigpen 1B, Adam Lind RF, Russ Adams LF, Sergio Santos 3B, Joe Inglett DH, Robizon Diaz C, Ryan Klosterman 2B, Marcus Cabarl SS.

Sergio Santos and Russ Adams each homered and drove in two runs in the game, while Curtis Thigpen had two hits including a triple and two RBI’s.  Joe Inglett had three hits including a double and Ryan Klosterman also had two hits.

On the mound David Purcey started and went 3 1/3 innings and gave up 6-hits, 4-runs (2 earned) and struck out 4.  Kyle Yates pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up 3-runs.

Sean Stidfole came on to pitch 2-scorless innings with 2-strikeouts and Cody Crowell pitched a perfect ninth to nail down the win.

The Chiefs and Bulls battle for the final time this spring on Tuesday in Dunedin.

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