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Since the start of the 2002 season the Chiefs have had 55 games rained out total including yesterday, 19 at home and 36 on the road. Here is the breakdown of those games.
19 at home (1 Vonachen, 18 at O’Brien Field, no more than 5 a year which was in 2009)
12 at Quad Cities (6 at old stadium, 6 at new stadium)
4 at South Bend
4 at Kane County
3 at Wisconsin (2 snow outs)
3 at Clinton (2 before renovations in 2005)
2 at Dayton
2 at Cedar Rapids
2 at West Michigan (both snow outs)
1 at Ft Wayne (old stadium)
1 at Great Lakes
1 at Beloit
1 at Burlington (before renovations in 2004)
Here are game notes for today. April25GameNotes.pdf
Chiefs will start Nick Struck in the 1:00 game and Lefty Jeff Antigua in the night cap. I’m still looking up some stats but yesterday was our 11th rainout at the Quad Cities since the 2003 season began (i.e. my first year). Pretty sure no other stadiums are close.
Also when Wisconsin comes to Peoria this week we get a chance to see a couple of the Brewers best pitching prospects. Jake Odorizzi is their 9th best prospect and a native of Highland, Illinois. The right was drafted in the 1st round supplemental in 2008 (32nd pick) and was given over a million dollars out of high school. He will be the 2nd pitcher of the piggyback on Wednesday. Then on Thursday we will face the Brewers 1st round selection (26nd pick) from last June’s draft, Eric Arnett. Arnett, who pitched at Indiana Univeristy, is Milwaukee’s 4th best prospect (behind two guys with MLB experience Alcides Escobar/Mat Gamel and last year’s Wisconsin 2nd baseman Brett Lawrie who is at AA now).
Wisconsin was already rained out today at home against Beloit so they will have two straight off days before Tuesday’s 6:30 game at O’Brien Field.