Wednesday Lineup, Game Notes & Interview
Pretty quick bus ride last night. Russ can really put it down and get us from point A to point B better than any bus driver I’ve been with. I didn’t get any reading done as Casey put in 2012 which was much more enjoyable than I had expected so I watched it. John Cusack was very good. Then we watched the first 30 minutes of Office Space and you can never pass that up!
The hotel at Cedar Rapids is by far the best of the three we have been to this season and the Coopers Mill restaurant on the ground floor is finally back in business after the tragic 2008 floods that ravaged downtown Cedar Rapids. And that’s super good news cause there are no other places to eat near the hotel and they stay open til after midnight so we can get dinner after the game.
This could be quite the series…Cedar Rapids just allowed 5 runs in 3 games total at Quad Cities…and got swept 1-0, 2-1 and 2-0. They have scored 14 runs in 6 games this season, have not homered and are batting .223. The Chiefs of course have their own problems offensively batting .210 as a team with 14 runs scored in 6 games and one homer. Cedar Rapids leads the MWL with a 1.84 team ERA and 56 strikeouts while the Chiefs staff has a 3.18 ERA and 51 strikeouts.
You can read more about him in game notes but tonight’s starter for Cedar Rapids, Fabio Martinez is the Angels #6 prospect. He struck out 11 Beloit Snappers in 5 innings on Friday, throws 94-96 fastball and has the best slider in the Angels system. Yikes!
Tonights Chiefs Lineup
1. Lee SS
2. Watkins 2B
3. Cerda 3B
4. Rohan 1B
5. Bour DH
6. Rosa C
7. Jones LF
8. Morelli RF
9. Ramirez CF
SP Antigua LHP
First day off for Valdez. Game Notes:
And in case you missed it, here is yesterday’s pregame interview with Logan Watkins: