Good to be back with baseball on this Sunday afternoon after back to back rain/snow/cold outs here in Appleton. It has been absolutely freezing and there was a little snow that stuck to the ground yesterday. Thankfully the Fox River Mall is directly across the street from our hotel and there are plenty of restaurant options. The players got a workout in at Gold’s Gym yesterday as well and now we are ready for a Sunday Doubleheader.
In the MWL 6 of 8 games were rained out on Friday and 5 of 8 were canceled on Saturday. Quad Cities had both games washed out at home so their rotation for this week’s series is full of question marks and now we may not see Rock Falls, IL native Seth Blair who is tentatively scheduled to pitch today against Burlington instead of tomorrow against the Chiefs.
There is a chance of rain in Quad Cities for each of the next two days but here is our updated rotation through Saturday with Sunday being a league wide off day for Easter.
Monday at QC 7 pm RH Hayden Simpson/LH Eric Jokisch
Tuesday at QC 7 pm LH Austin Kirk
Wednesday at QC 1pm RH Robinson Lopez
Thursday vs. Beloit 6:30 pm RH Dallas Beeler
Friday vs. Beloit 1pm LH Cam Greathouse
Saturday vs. Beloit 1pm LH Graham Hicks
Sunday OFF DAY
Today the Chiefs face LH Del Howell and RH Tyler Thornburg. Howell was with Wisconsin last season and was a 15th round pick out of Alabama in 2009. He was 3-7 with a 4.68 ERA in the MWL in 2010 and 0-1 with a save against the Chiefs. Thornburg is the Brewers #8 prospect a 2010 3rd round pick out of Charleston Southern and he was 1-0 in nine games and six starts in Rookie Ball last season.
Today’s Game 1 lineup is the same as Friday’s was going to be:
Sunday’s Game Notes: April17GameNotes