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After some sloppy defense in the first inning, Brian Wolfe, Mike MacDonald and Davis Romero teamed up to do as good as you could possibly do – retiring the last 26 batters of the game in a 5-3 win at Dunn Tire Park. 26 consecutive outs! One short of a perfect game except there were those pesky three runs beforehand. The Chiefs go for the sweep of the short two game set in Buffalo and head home to start a four game series with Charlotte tomorrow. Full game notes are available here.
Today’s game will air starting at 1:10 on NOVA 105.1 FM with first pitch pushed back 20 minutes due to the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame pregame ceremonies.
The Chiefs and Bisons meet for their fourth series of the year. Syracuse swept a four game series in Buffalo April 15-18, Buffalo won two of three in Syracuse May 5th-8th and the Bisons won three of five in a home and home series July 6th-9th. The Chiefs lead the season series 8-5 while Buffalo leads the all-time series 464-395 (Chiefs have .460 winning percentage). In this year’s head to head matchups, Hector Luna has crushed Bisons pitching, going 23-52 with a homer and 9 RBI. Among active Bisons, Jason Cooper leads Buffalo with 2 HR and 9 RBI against Syracuse.
LYDON ONE AWAY
Wayne Lydon needs one more steal to tie Alex Infante for the second most career steals with the Chiefs. Infante stole 92 bases in his Syracuse career from 1984-1989. Lydon would also be the first Chief to steal 40 bases in one season since Eric Yelding swiped 59 bases in 1988. Lydon has been the leading base stealer for the Chiefs each of the last three seasons.. Lydon is the first Chiefs player to have stolen 20 bases three consecutive years.
TWO HITS ALLOWED
Chiefs pitchers had a very strong month of April, holding opponents to only two hits in three separate games, but hadn’t duplicated the feat since until yesterday. The last time Chiefs pitchers allowed just two base knocks was April 29th @ Lehigh Valley.
Brian Wolfe (4), Mike MacDonald (2) and Davis Romero (11) combined for 17 strikeouts in just nine innings–the most by Chiefs pitchers this year passing the previous high of 16 May 25th at Norfolk. The Chiefs did not have any games with more than 15 strikeouts pitching last season. The last time the Chiefs struck out 17 was June 16, 2006 at Toledo in a 16 inning game against the Mud Hens. Syracuse lost the game 2-0 at Fifth Third Field.
ROMERO PERFECT THRU FIVE
The five perfect innings by the Chiefs reliever are the most in the International League since JA Happ fired seven perfect innings against Scranton Wilkes Barre in a continuation of a game July 17th. Romero’s 11 strikeouts tied a career high that he had accomplished twice before–most recently on August 10th, 2005 against Sarasota in six innings of work (allowed four runs, no decision). Romero struck out eight consecutive batters at one point before a Jorge Velandia flyout. Chiefs pitchers retired 26 batters in a row from the first inning through the end of the game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.