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Fall Sale items still available

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by the Fall Sale this past Saturday.
We’ve gotten a few phone calls, emails, and comments to ask us what we have left, so a list is below.
Batting practice jerseys – $20

#40 – Brian Wolfe
#21 – Sean Stidfole
#34 – Bill Murphy
#18 – Danny Sandoval
#13 – Mike Gallo
#4 – Jorge Velandia
#12 – Jordan De Jong
#3 – Davis Romero
#23 – Doug Davis
#17 – Shawn Camp
Game-worn hats – $5
Wayne Lydon – black primary hat
Kane Davis – black primary hat
Tracy Thorpe – black primary hat
Brian Wolfe – gray batting practice hat
Al LeBoeuf – gray batting practice hat
Many, many more Chiefs & SkyChiefs hats in different styles and sizes
Game-used cracked bats – $10
Mike Lamb
Kevin Melillo
Brooks Kieschnick
There are quite a few locker room name plates ($1) and uniform name plates ($5) left – let us know if you are interested in a particular player.
We also have a very limited quantity of the following items: new batting practice jerseys ($25), batting helmets ($10), skull caps ($10), catcher’s masks ($20), chest protectors ($20), shin guards ($20), and equipment bags ($25).
We still have a pretty good supply of game-worn pants ($15), belts ($1), and socks ($1/pair).
If you’re interested in stopping by the ballpark to take a look, our normal business hours are Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm, but we ask that you please call (315-474-7833) or email (baseball@syracusechiefs.com) to make an appointment.
Finally, there have been many recent inquiries about the availability of the white home jerseys that the team has worn for the last two years. Look for these jerseys and the black alternate jerseys to become available through our popular in-game jersey raffles during the 2009 season.

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.

 

 

 

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

IRON PIGS NIP CHIEFS 3-1

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs nipped the Syracuse Chiefs on Saturday 3-1, despite six strong innings from Jays starter Dustin McGowan who skipped the game in Tampa vs the Yankees.

McGowan who will make one more start before the 2008 season begins went 6-innings giving up only 3-hits, 2-runs (1 earned) and struck out 8 batters.  Bubba Nelson relieved McGowan and went 2-innings giving up 3-hits and 1-unearned run, but struck out 3.  Tracy Thorpe pitched another scoreless ninth inning.

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

The Chiefs had only 5-hits (Lydon, Diaz, Santos, Patterson, Patton) with Diaz providing the only RBI.

With McGowan pitching for the Chiefs, Mike MacDonald pitched in the AA-game vs Reading and gave up 8-runs on 6-hits and 3-walks in 2-innings of work.  He was relieved by lefty Joey Matumoto who was tagged for 3-runs on 3-hits in 2-innings in a 13-6 defeat.

The Chiefs are off today and will resume their final week of exhibition baseball on Monday before returning to Syracuse one week from today.

CHIEFS BEAT YANKEES IN 9TH INNING

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

IRON PIGS BEAT CHIEFS AGAIN

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.

AROUND THE FARM: DIAZ

Diaz Due to the holiday “The Farm” was closed yesterday so a day late here is this week’s “Around the Farm” report.  Today we take a look at the Blue Jays representative in the Futures Game, Robinzon Diaz of the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Diaz, who was signed as a non-drafted free-agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2000 at 17 years old, was selected as one of two catchers on the World Squad for this Sunday’s game which will be played in San Francisco.  The Manchester Union Leader has a nice article on were Diaz grew up and how far he has come in his seventh season in professional baseball.

The 22 year-old Diaz enters Thursday 7th in the Eastern League with a .323 Batting Average.  The right-handed hitter had a sizzling June during which he hit .392 (38-97) with 5 doubles a triple and 8 RBI and raised his season average from .277 to .321. 

In addition to the Futures Game Diaz will represent the Northern Division in the Eastern League All-Star Game to be played in Connecticut on Wednesday, July 11th. Diaz will be joined by fellow Fisher Cats Sergio Santos, Rob Cosby, Tracy Thorpe and Aaron Mathews.

All-Star selections are nothing new for Diaz, this will be the fourth straight season he has participated in the mid-season classic for his league (2004 South Atlantic League, 2005 and 2006 Florida State League) and he has also been named to his league’s post-season All-Star team every year since 2003 (Appalachian League).

Diaz was added to the Blue Jays 40-man roster before the 2007 season after finishing six professional seasons with a career Minor League average of .303.  The lowest he has hit along the way was .287 for Single-A Charleston is 2004.  He is more of a doubles hitter, 104 career doubles entering 2007, then a home run hitter, just 9 entering this season.  Diaz, like fellow catching prospect Curtis Thigpen, has also moved out from behind the plate for the first time this season appearing in 8 games at third base.

JAYS BEGIN TO DELETE ROSTER

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league camp opened last week and games for their four affiliates will begin on Wednesday vs the Philadelphia Phillies organization.  At the major league level, the parent club has begun sending down players including seven pitchers.  Lefty Jo Matumoto joins righthanders Beau Kemp, Josh Banks, Ismael Ramirez, and yesterday Ryan Houston, Jean Machi and Tracy Thorpe found their way back to the Englebert Complex.

Only shortstop Sergio Santos and catcher Erik Kratz have been assigned from the group of non-pitchers.

First glance at the Jays pitching staff only Roy Halladay, A.J. Burnett, Gustavo Chacin, B.J. Ryan, Scott Downs, Jason Frasor, and Brian Tallet seem to be locks.  That leaves probably five spots available and righthanders Jeremy Accardo and Brandon League if healthy will take up two of those.  The other three spots, two are starting pitchers and one long reliever. 

The candidates, Tomo Ohka, John Thomson, Josh Towers and Shaun Marcum are leading contenders with Victor Zambrano, Pete Walker and Geremi Gonzalez also in the mix.  Francisco Rosario is out of options and can’t return to Syracuse.

Pitchers most likely left out and headed back to Syracuse include Dustin McGowan, Davis Romero, who was injured early in camp, Matt Roney, Ty Taubenheim, Lee Gronkiewicz, Blaine Neal, and Brian Wolfe.

Busy Day

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. 

JAYS ADD ROONEY LOAD UP ON PITCHING

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.

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