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Feierabend (who?) vs. Atkins

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Beautiful but empty Alliance Bank Stadium

Syracuse, NY (June 8, 2012) - Another lovely evening for baseball...with not many buns in the seats. It being Friday night, I thought there might be more of a crowd than the previous day, but there really wasn't. Syracuse is missing Bryce Harper.

Lined up for "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Starting for the Bats was one Ryan Feierabend.

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The Bats were hurting for starting pitching, with Brett Tomko on the DL with shoulder tendinitis and Jeff Francis exercising his option and signing a big league contract with the Rockies. Ryan Feierabend was signed from the independent leagues to take Francis' spot in the rotation.

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Going for the Chiefs: former Cubs farmhard Mitch Atkins.

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Atkins stymied the hot-hitting Mike Costanzo, who went 0 for 4 for the night.

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Dioner Navarro had a great night: 2 for 3 with a walk, including this home run in the second:

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Joey Gathright also had a good game, going 2 for 4, including a double in the third.

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He was stranded.

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Mitch Atkins (yes, the pitcher) hit a home run in the third.

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According to the announcers, it was the first time a Chiefs pitcher hit a home run since 1975.

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Neftali Soto was 0 for 4.

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Feierabend got into trouble in the fourth. He walked Carlos Rivera, then picked him off.

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The reprieve was short-lived. He followed up by walking the next two batters, then giving up a single. Bases loaded for the pitcher, Mitch Atkins. Could he do it again? No. He flied out.

But Corey Brown got it done. He hit a grand slam to straightaway center.

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The Chiefs took the lead, and never looked back.

Mark Teahen, the former Royal, tried to steal home in the fifth.

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He's out!

Teahen, like Corky Miller and Matt Carson, is a product of Yucaipa High School. He's five years younger than Corky, though, so they probably weren't there at the same time.

Force out in the fifth: Carlos Rivero is out at second, but Cody Puckett's throw is late, and they don't get the double play.

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Bill Rhinehart is out at second in the 6th.

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Rhinehart went 3 for 4 with a double. He's been hitting very well lately, with an OPS on the right side of .800.

Corky Miller had been coaching first base, but when he had to go warm up the pen, Paul Janish took over. No brace, wrist looked good.

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Both bullpens did well; no scoring by either team in the last four innings. Josh Judy gave up one walk in 1.2 innings. Scott Carroll gave up one hit and one walk in 1 innings. Hassan Pena and Pat Lehman of the Chiefs were perfect.

Chiefs win, 7-3.

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