Hope everyone had as boring of an off day as I did. Great BlackHawks win! And now back to baseball. Here are Game Notes:
SP McNutt RHP
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Since the start of the 2002 season the Chiefs have had 55 games rained out total including yesterday, 19 at home and 36 on the road. Here is the breakdown of those games.
19 at home (1 Vonachen, 18 at O’Brien Field, no more than 5 a year which was in 2009)
12 at Quad Cities (6 at old stadium, 6 at new stadium)
4 at South Bend
4 at Kane County
3 at Wisconsin (2 snow outs)
3 at Clinton (2 before renovations in 2005)
2 at Dayton
2 at Cedar Rapids
2 at West Michigan (both snow outs)
1 at Ft Wayne (old stadium)
1 at Great Lakes
1 at Beloit
1 at Burlington (before renovations in 2004)
Here are game notes for today. April25GameNotes.pdf
Chiefs will start Nick Struck in the 1:00 game and Lefty Jeff Antigua in the night cap. I’m still looking up some stats but yesterday was our 11th rainout at the Quad Cities since the 2003 season began (i.e. my first year). Pretty sure no other stadiums are close.
Also when Wisconsin comes to Peoria this week we get a chance to see a couple of the Brewers best pitching prospects. Jake Odorizzi is their 9th best prospect and a native of Highland, Illinois. The right was drafted in the 1st round supplemental in 2008 (32nd pick) and was given over a million dollars out of high school. He will be the 2nd pitcher of the piggyback on Wednesday. Then on Thursday we will face the Brewers 1st round selection (26nd pick) from last June’s draft, Eric Arnett. Arnett, who pitched at Indiana Univeristy, is Milwaukee’s 4th best prospect (behind two guys with MLB experience Alcides Escobar/Mat Gamel and last year’s Wisconsin 2nd baseman Brett Lawrie who is at AA now).
Wisconsin was already rained out today at home against Beloit so they will have two straight off days before Tuesday’s 6:30 game at O’Brien Field.
Back in QC. Not as wet today but the forecast is awful for tonight. In fact now that its the Chiefs turn to get out on the field for stretch and throw they are putting the tarp on the field (and really struggling to get it on). Funny how they left it off for the Bandits early work…Watched Bad Boys II on the way over. Always a good flick. Any Given Sunday was the movie on the bus ride home last night.
Here is today’s lineup with our first 2010 look at DJ Fitzgerald.
SP – Nick Struck RHP
Chiefs face RHP Eric Fornataro who we beat 15-0 and 2-1 last August. The 15-0 game was here in Davenport and is the largest shutout in Chiefs history.
Here are Saturday’s Game Notes as I finally downloaded a new PDF writer that actually works!
Well we made it over to a soggy Quad Cities for the 2nd place vs. 1st place, Cubs vs. Cards showdown. Field still has puddles on the warning tracks 90 minutes before game time and it has pretty much been done raining since we got here 2 hours ago. Puddle behind 3rd base too. I thought they got new drainage here…
Hopefully we will stay dry and be ready to go. They only have 2 guys putting material on home and the mound right now so that’s not encouraging. We are not scheduled to face last year’s #1 pick Shelby Miller who started Wednesday in Beloit.
I’m having PDF Writer issues so sorry that there are no Game Notes today. I can’t PDF the word document and its been really frustrating. I’ll reinstall the software and try to get it ready for tomorrow.
Are you asking who Guzman is? Then you missed our roster moves this morning. 3 guys in, 3 guys out.
Good morning!! We are back at the ballpark and ready to go. Gates open at 9 after the Chiefs 8-7, 11 inning win last night. Quick turnaround for both teams for DARE Day with all our 5th grade DARE graduates, hopefully over 7,000 fans.
Mercedes a late addition for Rosa…
Tonight’s line up with a surprise #9 hitter.
1. Lee SS
2. Watkins 2B
3. Cerda 3B
4. Rohan LF
5. Bour 1B
6. Rosa C
7. Ramirez RF
8. Valdez CF
9. Lilly SP
Yep thats right, Ted Lilly is going to bat 9th. Last time a Chiefs pitcher batted was April 30, 2000 against Lansing when Matt Vincent drew a walk.
Today’s game notes: