Friday Game Notes, Lineup & More

Nate's Stat Line FridayA great win for the Chiefs last night, check out the recap and the fantastic outing by Rob Kaminsky. Was nice to see the Chiefs bounce back as well with the two runs in the 9th. The Chiefs have won 15 road games, more than any other Midwest League team. The Chiefs have also won six straight road games for the first time since 2010. The last time the Chiefs won 7 straight road games was June 24-July 4, 2008, Ryne Sandberg’s second year as manager. That stretch was part of an overall 11-game win streak as the Chiefs started the 2008 second half 17-7.

Here are the longest road win streaks in team history

  • 9 – May 27-June 17, 2006: includes the Chiefs clinching the First Half Western Division title with a series win over 2nd place Kane County. The steak ended on the final day of the first half, the day after the Chiefs clinched the division
  • 8 – July 19 – August 8, 1992. Streak ended August 15 with a 4-1 loss at Burlington
  • 7 – June 24 – July 4, 2008. Streak ended July 5 with a 9-2 loss at Quad Cities as Cardinals first-round pick Brett Wallace hit his professional Home Run.
  • 6 – August 4-21, 2010. Streak ended August 22 with a 4-2 loss at Clinton
  • 6 – August 7-23, 1988. Streak ended August 23 with a  3-0 loss at Burlington in game 2 of a double header

Here are tonight’s Game Notes. Note that since the Game Notes were printed Burlington has changed starting pitchers from Garrett Nuss to Yancy Almonte. Nuss has left the team on paternity leave for the birth of his child. Tonight will mark Almonte’s Burlington debut and first start of the season. Burlington is also switching Saturday’s starter from Eliot Morris to Victor Alcantara. Here is tonight’s lineup with Vaughn Bryan in CF for the first time and both Carson Kelly and Juan Herrera back in the lineup.

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The Chiefs are currently taking BP (pic to the right) and below is a look at up to date standings after the Chiefs won here last night and Kane County took game one from Clinton lats night. Remember the top two teams when the half ends on June 15 make the playoffs. The Chiefs have nine games against Kane County (6 at home) and three at home against Clinton. Clinton and Kane County have eight games left head-to-head this half.

Kane County Cougars 31 16 .660
Peoria Chiefs   27 19 .587 3.5
Clinton LumberKings 24 21 .533 6.0
Quad Cities River Bandits 22 23 .489 8.0
Cedar Rapids Kernels 22 25 .468 9.0
Beloit Snappers 21 25 .457 9.5
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 21 25 .457 9.5
Burlington Bees 20 24 .455 9.5

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