Wednesday Postgame Reaction & Coverage

The alternating of wins and losses continued as the Chiefs fell to Dayton 4-1 Wednesday night. At 3-3 the Chiefs will go after the series win Thursday night.

Here’s the Journal Star article from our beat writer Dave Eminian with quotes from starting pitcher Arturo Reyes and Manager Joe Kruzel.

Nine thoughts on tonight’s action with video highlights at the end:

  1. Nick Travieso was a first round pick for a reason and the Dragons pitcher showed it tonight keeping the Chiefs off balance through five innings. The 14th pick (5 selections before Michael Wacha) of the 2012 draft allowed just one run over five innings with six strikeouts and earned his first win of the season.
  2. Carson Kelly swung the bat well tonight with three hits and a double. He now has two extra-base hits and two multi-hit games this season.
  3. Again you see something new every night in baseball. Tonight it was both managers arguing the same play. As Dayton attempted a 1-6-3 DP, Jimmy Bosco was called safe at second and Michael Schulze out at first. Jor Kruzel argued that Schulze beat the throw to first. As he argued with the base ump. Dayton manager Juan Nieves waited by the third base line to change pitchers. As soon as the argument was over he changed pitchers and after handing the ball to his reliever went straight to the base ump to argue the safe call at second base. Bizarre indeed.
  4. Katz is a RBI machine, driving home his 7th run of the young season.
  5. The Chiefs didn’t do a good job holding runners on base tonight. Dayton stole three bases and twice got fantastic jumps to steal the bag without a good throw even helping.
  6. We’ve now seen all the Chiefs players in their defined roles for 2014 and start a second turn through the rotation Thursday with Jimmy Reed taking the ball for the second time.
  7. Tonight was the Chiefs turn to struggle with RISP but give Dayton credit for making good pitches. The Dragons were 0-for-12 Tuesday and the Chiefs 0-for-5 tonight.
  8. The Chiefs have only lost three season series to Dayton all-time: 2001, 2008 and 2011. Here’s hoping 2014 doesn’t get added to the list on Thursday.
  9. Speaking of Thursday, get 98 cent tickets for $1 beer/soda on Thirsty Thursday at Dozer Park. Thanks to KISS -FM 98.5 and Baumgarten for the sponsorship of the night!

Here are the video highlights from tonight. Great job by Matt and Brian of ScheffTech on the editing! Thanks for reading and I’ll have game notes and a lineup Thursday afternoon.

 

 

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