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Media Roundup from Thursday

The Chiefs started a weekend series against Wisconsin with a 3-0 shutout win on Thursday night. Right-hander Sandy Alcantara pitched out of three bases loaded jams and threw six shutout innings while Steven Gallardo earned his first professional save. Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak was at the game and joined Nathan Baliva on the Chiefs Broadcast:

WMBD 31 got some footage as well and the Peoria Journal Star had their game recap plus a very cool photo gallery.

Finally here are the Chiefs highlights from our YouTube page:

Chiefs Sweep Bees in Home Opening Weeked

The 2016 season is finally here and while the weather didn’t completely cooperate, the Chiefs did win both games at home over the weekend in opposite fashion. After dropping the opener in Burlington on Thursday and having the Friday game postponed due to cold and wind, the home opener Saturday resulted in an 8-6 Chiefs win. Some notes from Saturday’s contest.

  • The announced attendance of 4299 is the second largest home opener at Dozer Park (opened May 2002) behind the 4322 from 2013
  • The 42 degrees first pitch temperature is the coldest home opener in Dozer Park history and the third coldest in team history (35 in 1990, 38 in 2002 at Vonachen Stadium)
  • The Chiefs are now 5-9 in home openers at Dozer Park

Here’s some video from the home opener:

The Peoria Journal Star covered the game in full force with beat writer Dave Eminian’s game recap and a cool photo gallery. Vince Lara of Baseball America came to the game and filed this report on Sandy Alcantara. WMBD TV came out to cover the festivities as well plus thier sports report includes part of Jim Cornelison’s great National Anthem.

Chiefs Walk Off Bees Sunday

The Chiefs celebrate with Thomas Spitz after his walk off single Sunday (Dennis Sievers Photography)

The Chiefs celebrate with Thomas Spitz after his walk off single Sunday (Dennis Sievers Photography)

The Chiefs hit their first home run (Eli Alvarez) on Sunday, then fell behind before rallying to tie the game in the 7th and win it on a Thomas Spitz walk off single. Last season the Chiefs didn’t get a walk off win until the middle of June. The win gives Peoria their first 2-0 start at home since the 2010 team won a team-record 11 straight home games to start the season.

In the media roundup we have coverage from the Peoria Journal Star as Johnny Campos filled in for Dave Eminian Sunday.

The Chiefs welcome the Quad Cities River Bandits to town to finish the homestand Monday – Wednesday with each game at 6:30 p.m. Peoria is scheduled to start Junior Fernandez, Brennan Leitao and Derian Gonzalez in the three games. Tickets are available online or at the Dozer Park box office (open at 10 am). You can follow along with the games on twitter via @PeoriaChiefs or in-game @PeoChiefsGame plus get more information on our Facebook page.  Fans can also listen live to every pitch this season with the MILB Inside the Park app (It is FREE!) or on the Tune-In Radio App on your smartphones.

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

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