But Will Peoria Play in Phoenix?

Kyler Burke had three hits including a solo HR and an RBI single, but it wasn't enough, as the Peoria Chiefs were defeated by the Kane County Cougars (Oakland A's "Lo-A" affiliate) 9-5 at the Papago Park Sports Complex in Phoenix today (and yes, I did watch both games simultaneously)...

Here is today's abridged box score (Peoria Chiefs players only)...  

PEORIA CHIEFS

LINEUP:
1a. Josh Harrison, LF: 0-2 (BB, 6-3, F-8 - 1 R, 2 SB)
1b. Luis Flores, C: 0-1 (K) 
2. David Macias, CF: 0-3 (BB, K, P-6, K - 1 R, 1 SB)
3a. Junior Lake, 2B: 0-3 (K, K, 3-1)
3b. Cliff Andersen, LF: 0-1 (K)
4a. Luis Bautista, 1B: 1-3 (1B, P-1, P-5 - 1 RBI)
4b. Tony Campana, RF: 1-1 (1B - 1 R)
5a. Nelson Perez, DH: 1-3 (1B, E-1, 1-3 - 1 RBI)
5b. Rebel Ridling, 1B: 1-1 (1B)
6. Josh Vitters, 3B: 1-4 (P-6, K, 1B, P-5)
7. Ryan Flaherty, SS: 0-3 (BB, K, 4-3, 4-3 - 1 R, 1 RBI)
8a. Carlos Perez, C: 0-2 (E-4, K)
8b. Jake Opitz, 2B: 0-2 (F-8, K)
9. Kyler Burke, RF: 3-3 (1B, 1B, HR - 1 R, 2 RBI)    

PITCHERS:
1. Jeffrey Beliveau - 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 PO, 3/2 GO/FO
2. Jose Pina - 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 1 K, 0/4 GO/FO
3. Rogelio Carmona - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO
4. Andres Quezada - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/FO
5. Eduardo Figueroa - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP

ERRORS:
NONE

CATCHERS DEFENSE:
Carlos Perez 0-1 CS

OUTFIELD ASSIST (1):
LF Josh Harrison - threw out runner at 3rd 7-5

Comments

Two games at once with accurate score books - pure awesomeness!

Finally, the myth is solved. AZ Phil is really Vishnu.

Negative. AZ Phil is an actual person. He's Keyser Soze.

That's only partly true. Keyser Soze is one of the Avatars of Vishnu.

Whoa

Thanks for the updates Phil! Great stuff as usual!

Unrelated to the thread... but tonight I learned, courtesy of YES network, that:
- The Cubs may have led the NL Central in runs scored
- The Cubs had a great bullpen last year
- The Cubs just need to shore up their starting rotation, and they will be in every game

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs...

not much interest in Gaudin, plenty in Guzman...

meh...i sense a guzman trade and a long-man gaudy in our future.

guzman's crappy spring, injury history, lack of options, and only having 2 days to trade him won't help, either. there's no way a guy with his stuff passes through waivers.

I live in the small town Midwest and am very glad I'll hopefully get to see Vitters in the flesh a few times before he jumps classes.

There once was a spring training from nantucket
Who's schedule was so long Chad would suck it
Goodbye, Hohokam Park
Rob, why do you hate the Shark?
I'm ready for real baseball, let's start it!

555. Nice.

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  • The comparison isn't Chapman replacing Rondon. It's Chapman replacing Richard (hopefully) in the pen. Chapman's better.

    billybucks 43 min 53 sec ago view
  • I'm with you, Rob. You pretty much summed up how I feel about it.

    JoePepitone 3 hours 3 min ago view
  • Been quite the roller-coaster the past two days -- both games, plus the Chapman kerfuffel. How about a couple of nice, comfortable wins before facing Sale? Cubs should definitely wear throwbacks for that game.

    billybucks 3 hours 59 min ago view
  • The Cubs are stronger defensively than most of the teams they play. In order to capitalize on that, they have to a) put the ball in play and b) run the bases aggressively.

    That said, Cabrera has a strong, accurate arm, as witnessed by his 97 outfield assists over 12 seasons--mostly left field but also a lot of center. Bryant is rarely thrown out, but I guess you have to know who's throwing the ball.

    VirginiaPhil 4 hours 52 min ago view
  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 14 hours 51 sec ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 14 hours 16 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 14 hours 30 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 14 hours 31 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 14 hours 32 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 14 hours 45 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 14 hours 46 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 14 hours 50 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 14 hours 51 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 14 hours 54 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 16 hours 2 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 16 hours 7 min ago view