Chiefs Fall on Late Ratters Rally Monday AfternoonMay 28, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Peoria Chiefs
The Cubs 2011 first round-draft pick, Javier Baez recorded his first hit as a Peoria Chief in the second inning in his Midwest League debut. Baez ripped an 0-2 pitch down the right-field line, but was thrown out trying to extend it to a double to end the inning.
Wisconsin got on the board first in the top of the second with a two-out rally against Rosario. Carlos George singled to center with two outs to keep the inning alive. Rafael Neda ripped a double to left-center field plating George and putting Wisconsin up, 1-0.
The Chiefs tied the game in the bottom of the sixth against Matt Miller. Zeke DeVoss put the tying run on base with a one-out walk before advancing to second on an errant pick-off throw from Miller. DeVoss stole third before being joined on the base paths by Taiwan Easterling who was hit by a pitch. Wes Darvill sent a sac fly to right allowing DeVoss to tag and score tying the game at 1-1.
Austin Reed took the mound out of the bullpen to start the top of the eighth. The right-hander hit Neda to lead off the inning. John Dishon ran for Neda and was sacrificed to second by Adrian Williams. After a fly out, Walla singled to right giving Wisconsin the 2-1 lead.
The Timber Rattlers got some insurance in the top of the ninth. Nick Ramirez led off, blasting a solo homerun over the batters-eye in the center field, extending Wisconsin's lead to 3-1.
The Chiefs made it interesting in the top of the ninth. Baez singled to start the inning for his second hit of the game. Oliver Zapata followed with a single to left before Yaniel Cabezas put both runners in scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Pin-Chieh Chen, with a chance to tie the game, laced a fly ball to shallow right that Walla dove for, making the catch and not allowing either runner to advance. The lineup turned over for DeVoss, who grounded out to short leaving both runners stranded and ending the ballgame.
Rosario turned in a career-high seven strong innings. He allowed one run on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Reed (2-3) pitched the final two innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with one strikeout.
Casey's General Store Player of the Game - Jose Rosario (SP) - The right-hander tossed a career-high seven innings in a no-decision Monday. Rosario allowed just one run on three hits, walking none and striking out five in the losing effort. He retired 14 in a row from the second to seventh innings and did not allow a hit after the second.
Notes: The Chiefs are now 10-7 in day games...The Chiefs were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position...Paul Hoilman was hitless for the second straight game marking the first time since April 12-13 he had two straight games without a hitThe April 12-13 games were also against Wisconsin...The Chiefs are 1-6 vs. first place Wisconsin in 2012...Rosario now has seven straight starts with at least five strikeouts...The seven innings pitched for Rosario is a new career-high...Monday was the second quality start of the season for Rosario...The steal of third for DeVoss was his team-leading 12th of the season...The Chiefs are now 7-3 in two-run ball games...Baez finished 2-for-4 in his Peoria Chiefs debut with two singles, a groundout and a fly out...Game four of the series will be Tuesday night with first pitch at 6:30...It will be another Taco Bell Tuesday at the Peoria Chiefs Stadium with a Buy One, Get One Free offer with a purchase of a Doritos Loco Taco...All fans 55 and over will get $6 tickets on Tuesday as well with box office purchases only...Peoria will send LH Kyler Burke (1-2, 2.31) to the mound against RH Drew Gagnon (3-1, 3.08)...The broadcast can be heard, starting with the pre-game show at 6:15 p.m. on www.peoriachiefs.com/listenlive which also has downloads for a free app on the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.
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