Chiefs Pound Bees Wednesday
Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs crushed the Burlington Bees 13-4 in the third game of the series on Wednesday night in front of 6692, the largest crowd of the season. The Chiefs snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 8-5 in the second half and 47-46 overall with
Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs crushed the Burlington Bees 13-4 in the third game of the series on Wednesday night in front of 6692, the largest crowd of the season. The Chiefs snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 8-5 in the second half and 47-46 overall with the series finale set for Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.
The Chiefs jumped out to another early lead in the bottom of the first on Bees starter
With the game tied 1-1, Peoria batted around for a comfortable lead in bottom of the third. Back-to-back walks were issued to
Up 7-2, the Chiefs tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Nick Plummer led off with a solo shot to dead center for his fifth of the season and an 8-2 lead. Irving Lopez smashed a double to the gap in right center and Montero singled to put runners at the corners. Del Rosario exited the game and was replaced by
Up 9-3, Peoria poured it on the bottom of the seventh inning.
Cruz took a no-decision throwing 4 2/3 innings allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. Balestrieri (5-3) earned the win tossing 4 1/3 innings allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Notes… Peoria is 11-3 against the Bees this season with one game left…Cruz recorded a career high nine strikeouts…Myers collected his first hit of the Midwest League season…The Chiefs matched their season high of six runs in an inning dating back to June 17 at Cedar Rapids…Peoria tied a season-high in runs with 13 and hits with 15…At 3:09 the game is the 12th straight 9-inning game the Chiefs have played over 2:45 and the 18th in the last 20 games to last that long…The 6,692 is a season-high in attendance at Dozer Park…The Chiefs are 3-1 in specialty jerseys at home…Montero has a 10-game hit streak which is tied for second longest on the team this season…He has a team-high 52 RBI…Davis has a 8-game hit streak…Rodriguez has three straight multi-RBI games and hit his first triple of the season…The Chiefs are 30-11 when scoring at least five runs…The series concludes at 7:00 p.m. Thursday as the Chiefs start RH