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Spring Training Underway!!

Finally! Spring training is underway. The Minor Leaguers dont report until next weekends and games featuring 2011 Chiefs players are still 2 weeks away.But that doesnt mean there aren’t former Chiefs in action every day and this is your place to get those updates. Searching every 40 man & Non-Roster invitee list has given the following former Chiefs involved in ST games. Keep in mind that many teams will call up even more minor leaguers for Split Squad games so even some that aren’t listed here will see Cactus League and Grapefruit League action.

Saturday action: Sam Fuld (TB) 0-3, Brandon Guyer (TB) 1-2, r, Chris Archer (TB) 1ip, 0h, 0er, 2bb, Mike McCoy (Tor) 0-1, Al Alburquerque (Det) 1ip, 1h, 2bb, 1k, Joe Mather (Atl) 0-2, k, Stu Pomeranz (LAD) 0.2ip, k, Rich Hill (Bos) 1ip, 1h, 1r, 1k Win.

Former Chiefs on 40 Man Rosters
40 Man Rosters

Cubs – Justin Berg, Casey Coleman, James Russell, Jeff Samardzija, Darwin Barney, Wellington Castillo, Marcos Mateo, Rafael Dolis, Alberto Cabrera
Atlanta – Joe Mather
Detroit – Al Albuquerque
Florida – Adalberto Mendez, Jose Ceda
LA Angels – Danny Haren
LA Dodgers – Blake Hawksworth
Milwaukee – Chris Narveson
Oakland – Daric Barton, Jerry Blevins, Josh Donaldson, Coco Crisp
Philadelphia – Placido Polanco
Pittsburgh – Kevin Hart
St. Louis – Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, Jason Motte, Kyle McClellan
SD – Eric Patterson, Jarrett Hoffpauir
Seattle – Jack Wilson, Brendan Ryan
TB – Sam Fuld, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos
Toronto – Mike McCoy, Jose Molina
Washington – Rick Ankiel

Non Roster Invitees
Cubs – Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Trey McNutt, Marquez Smith, Josh Vitters, Lou Montanez, James Adduci, Matt Camp, Brett Jackson
Baltimore – Mitch Atkins
Boston – Rich Hill
Colorado – Matt Pagnozzi
Florida – Darin Downs
Pittsburgh – Sean Gallagher, Donnie Veal
SF – Terry Evans
TB – Russ Canzler

Players who Rehabbed with Chiefs
 Cubs – Carlos Silva, Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Reed Johnson, Angel Guzman
Arizona – Henry Blanco
Boston – JD Drew
LA Dodgers – Ted Lilly
NY Yankees – Mark Prior

Minors
Baltimore – Jake Renshaw
Boston – Ryan Harvey
LA Dodgers – Stuart Pomeranz
NY Mets – Ronny Morla
Pittsburgh – Josh Harrison
Oakland -  Yusuf Carter, Josh Lansford, Jose Pina
TB – Hak-Ju Lee

Friday Lineup & Game Notes

Made it to Grand Rapids, chance of rain tonight and the tarp is on the field at the moment. It just rained for about 5 minutes at 5:15 Eastern time. We face a lefty tonight, haven’t beat a lefty since May 3.

Lee ss
Cerda 2b
Fitzgerald dh
Bour 1b
Ha rf
Perez lf
Mota c
Thomas 3b
Guzman cf
Struck sp

Game Notes:
June4GameNotes.pdf

Tuesday Lineup & Game Notes in South Bend

What a homestand, little bit of everything: Good wins, Tough losses, long days, early mornings, rain, tarp pulls and a Memorial Day race.

We made it to South Bend safe and sound. First trip to the Eastern Time Zone and Eastern Division. 6:00 central start tonight with a change to the lineup:

Lee SS
Watkins 2B
Rohan LF
Bour 1B
Fitzgerald DH
Cerda 3B
Ha RF
Mercedes C
Guzman CF
Searle SP

With yesterday’s rainout all starting pitchers were bumped back a day. Jung will follow Searle tonight. Then we will have Antigua and Whitenack in South Bend with Struck, McNutt and Searle/Jung in West Michigan. Also hoping Nelson Perez is healthy and ready to go possibly tomorrow against the SilverHawks.

Game Notes:
June1GameNotes.pdf

Wednesday Lineup, Game Notes

Chiefs looking for their second straight home win against Cedar Rapids. Ryan Searle has a blister on the middle finger of his right hand so Su-Min Jung gets the start.

Lee SS
Watkins CF
Cerda 2B
Rohan 3B
Bour 1B
Fitzgerald DH
Mota C
Jones LF
Guzman RF
Jung SP

Game Notes:
May26GameNotes.pdf

Monday Lineup and Game Notes

Early morning wakeup call with a 7:15 pickup and 7:45 bus to Davenport. Most everyone slept the entire way over. Here is the early morning lineup.

Watkins SS
Cerda 2B
Rohan DH
Bour 1B
Fitzgerald LF
Perez RF
Mota C
Thomas 3B
Guzman CF
Struck SP (Seems like he starts ALL the day games) Nagel will follow.

Game Notes:
May24GameNotes.pdf

Sunday Game Notes & Lineup

Its a hot and sunny day in Davenport. Looks like a great day for baseball!!

Chiefs Lineup
Lee SS
Watkins 2B
Rohan 3B
Bour 1B
Fitzgerald LF
Perez RF
Mercedes C
Jones DH
Guzman CF
Whitenack SP

Matt Cerda is feeling better but still under the weather as he misses his second straight game.

Game Notes:
May23GameNotesQC.pdf

Saturday Lineup and Game Notes

Ready for game 2 of more here in Quad Cities. Hopefully everyone is more rested and ready to go tonight than last night. Jeff Antigua is on the hill for the Chiefs against RH Eric Fornataro who we beat twice last year, but he beat us April 25.

Lineup:
Lee SS
Watkins 2B
Rohan LF
Perez RF
Fitzgerald DH
Mota C
Jones 1B
Thomas 3B
Guzman CF
Antigua LHP

Rare off day for Justin Bour. Cerda also gets the day off. 6:00 start here tonight. Cubs roving hitting instructor Dave Keller is in the house and will also see the first couple of games in the Cedar Rapids series that starts at home Tuesday.

Game Notes:
May22GameNotes.pdf

Friday Lineup & Game Notes

Wow that was an adventure. 5 hr 6 min game (my longest), about 45 minutes to pack the bus. 20 minutes looking for any fast food place that was still open (and not drive thru only!) before we gave up and hit a truck stop gas station. They only had one guy working so it took the 30 of us a while to get chips, sandwiches, candy, soda, etc. Then a five hour bus ride home, which was much better cause of the win. Got back to the stadium at 6:10 but then we had to unload the bus cause that bus couldn’t travel again today with all the mileage on it yesterday. I walked into the apartment at 6:30 and the players were probably about 20 minutes later.

No BP here today we left at 3 for the Quad Cities.Warming up in field right now.

here is the lineup against the 4th place Bandits (1.5 games behind 2nd place Chiefs).
Lee ss
Watkins cf
Cerda 2b
Rohan 3b
Bour 1b
Perez dh
Mercedes C (not pitch!)
Jones lf
Guzman rf
Searle SP followed by Jung

And Game Notes:
May21GameNotes.pdf

Thursday Game Notes & Lineup

Last game in Wisconsin tonight before a loooong bus ride home and a late night. Commute to Quad Cities for the weekend. Big pitching matchup tonight between Trey McNutt the Cubs #16 prospect and Illinois native Jake Odorizzi the Brewers #9 prospect.

Lineup
Lee SS
Watkins 2B
Rohan DH
Bour 1B
Fitzgerald LF
Perez RF
Mota C
Thomas 3B
Guzman CF

McNutt SP

Game Notes:
May20GameNotes.pdf

Time Warner Cable Field Photos

photos from my tour of the renovations at the Rattlers stadium. Very well done.

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photos from my tour of the renovations at the Rattlers stadium. Very well done.

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