April 2012

Saturday Lineup & Game Notes

Its our first day game and a chance to win the first series of the season after a 6-1 loss last night. Let’s see how the Chiefs bounce back. We head home after today’s game since Sunday is an off day for Easter. It’s about a 2.5 hour ride and Jimmy John’s has already been ordered for the post-game/pre-ride meal. Hopefully a good movie too.

As for today’s game, Taylor Davis gets his first start behind the plate as Rafael Lopez & Taiwan Easterling get the afternoon off. Here is Casey’s Lineup:

Zeke DeVoss 2B
Wes Darvill DH

Marco Hernandez SS
Paul Hoilman 1B
Reggie Golden RF
Eduardo Gonzalez LF
Brad Zapenas 3B
Taylor Davis C
Pin-Chieh Chen CF
Jose Rosario RHP

DeVoss has hit safely in both games so far and we are still waiting for that first home run. Here are April7GameNotesand the pre-game show starts at 1:40 at peoriachiefs.com/listenlive

 

 

Friday Lineups and Game Notes

Thanks to all who tuned in last night for the opener. Tonight the Chiefs try to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2007 when Ryne Sandberg’s first squad won in Wisconsin and after two snow outs won the next two games against Burlington for a 3-0 start. The 2003 squad started with a perfect 7-0 homestand to give this and all future Chiefs teams something to shoot for.

Only one change in the lineup today as Eduardo Gonzalez replaces Brad Zapenas as the DH. Hope the guys all brought long sleeves, hats and hand warmers cause we are going to be treated to a Wisconsin Winter evening with a first pitch temperature expected to be in the mid 30s. Last night it was 48 at first pitch.

Zeke Devoss 2b
Marco Hernandez SS

Rafael Lopez C
Paul Hoilman 1B
Reggie Golden RF
Taiwan Easterling LF
Wes Darvill 3B
Eduardo Gonzalez DH
Pin-Chieh Chen CF
PJ Francescon RHP

And as usual here are the April6GameNotes, enjoy.

Broadcast starts at 6:10 central time, gametime is 6:30 on PeoriaChiefs.com/listenlive

Opening Day Lineups and Game Notes

Well day one has certainly been interesting! Our outstanding bus company tried to give us one of their newest buses. However the 3 trunks we have full of training equipment, first aid, extra jerseys, etc. wouldn’t fit in the compartments under the bus. So we had to unload everything else and wait for a new bus. But since Peoria Charter is awesome they got us a 2nd bus within 15 minutes and we re-packed and got on the road.

Then when we got to the hotel, only 5 of the 20 rooms were ready. Oops. Most the guys used the time to go get lunch while I walked around Wal Mart.

Now we are at the ballpark and once I get a phone line to work, I’ll be perfectly set. Until then, here is our Opening night lineup for Casey Kopitzke’s 3rd season opener as Chiefs manager

Zeke Devoss 2b
Marco Hernandez SS

Rafael Lopez C
Paul Hoilman 1B
Reggie Golden RF
Taiwan Easterling LF
Wes Darvill 3B
Brad Zapenas DH
Pin-Chieh Chen CF
Michael Jensen RHP

And as usual here are the April5GameNotes, enjoy.

Broadcast starts at 6:10 central time, gametime is 6:30 on PeoriaChiefs.com/listenlive

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