Ready for the final First Half push

The push for a playoff spot starts today for the Peoria Chiefs and the rest of the Western Division. Beloit and Burlington have 13 games left (Completing a suspended game from April this Sunday) while the other six teams have 12 games left. Here are the standings heading into Tuesday’s game. The first half ends Sunday, June 15 and the top two teams will make the playoffs.

Team W L Pct GB
Kane County 38 20 .655
Peoria 31 26 .544 6.5
Quad Cities 30 27 .526 7.5
Clinton 29 27 .518 8
Burlington 28 28 .500 9
Cedar Rapids 27 31 .466 11
Wisconsin 26 31 .456 11.5
Beloit 24 33 .421 13.5

And here are the remaining schedules:

Team Ju 4-6 Ju 7-9 Ju 10-12 Ju 13-15
Kane County vs. CLI vs. CR at PEO at BEL
Peoria at BEL at QC vs. KC vs. CLI
Quad Cities at BUR vs. PEO at CR vs. WIS
Clinton at KC vs. WIS vs. BUR at PEO
Burlington vs. QC vs. BEL (4) at CLI at CR
Cedar Rapids at WIS at KC vs. QC vs BUR
Wisconsin vs. CR at CLI vs. BEL at QC
Beloit vs. PEO at BUR (4) at WIS vs. KC

So as you can see the Chiefs are one of only two teams in the league to play their final six games IMG_3112at home. On the downside, Quad Cities only plays teams below them in the standings with the exception of the three head-to-head games against us this weekend.

On the news side, the Chiefs landed five players on the Midwest League All-Star team Wednesday. Check out who made the team on our website. Congrats to Chris Perry on being named the Cardinals Pitcher of the Month for May after going 2-0 with a sub-1 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings with just three walks. Also we made two Roster Moves today. Congrats to Jimmy Bosco on his promotion. Today’s lineup is to the right and here is the upcoming rotation:

Tonight: LH Chase Brookshire
Thursday: RH Alex Reyes
Friday: LH Jimmy Reed
Saturday: RH Blake McKnight
Sunday: LH Rob Kaminsky
Monday: RH Arturo Reyes

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