Thursday Game Notes, Wednesday Reaction

What a great Wednesday night for the Chiefs in Lake County. The team battled through the rain and snow then shut down the Captains bats with a pair of 4-0 wins last night for the sweep. How rare was the road sweep for the Chiefs? Well the last overall sweep on the road was in Clinton back in April 2011. The last road sweep over an Eastern Division team was at the end of July/early August in 2009. In that series, Brett Jackson made his Chiefs debut going 2-6 with 2 RBI in the opener, Ryan Flaherty (now with the Orioles) went 6-for-13 and DJ LeMahieu (now with the Rockies) was 6-for-12. This is also the first five-game win streak since June of 2012.

We are now in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Arrived about 2:30 am with a viewing of Super Troopers on the bus. Here are Thursday’s fixed Game Notes as Jimmy Reed will make start #3 on the season. I’ll have the lineup and some shots of Parkview Field when we head to the stadium this afternoon.

Wednesday night was about pitching for the Chiefs as Nick Petree (6ip, 4h, 0r, 5k) and Arturo Reyes (6ip, 2h, 0r, 8k) mixed their speeds, attacked the zone and dominated the Captains. Petree didn’t allow a runner past first base and Reyes didn’t allow a hit until the fifth. Both times he issued early walks he erased the runners by inducing double play balls. Both pitchers were outstanding Wednesday and fun to watch.

Ronald Castillo continues to swing a hot bat. He has now driven in runs in five straight games with a five-game hit streak. Here are his RBI from Wednesday:

Wednesday was also a big night at the plate for Steve Bean and Jimmy Bosco. Both had their first RBI of the season and each collected two hits in game two.

Bean got the Chiefs a run early with a 2-out single.

Here is Bosco’s 2-run 1b that made it 4-0. He also had a triple.

This team continues to get contributions from different players each game. That to me is a sign of a good team and a winning team. It starts with the strong pitching and good defense and the Chiefs had both in Lake County. Here’s hoping it continues in Fort Wayne where we will allegedly have temperatures in the 50s for this series.

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