All posts by Satchel Perlowski

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Satchel Perlowski is a sophomore majoring in sports communication and minoring in journalism at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Satchel dreams of writing for a Major League Baseball team and is covering the Class A Peoria Chiefs this year.

Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 21

The Class-A Chiefs finished 4-3 last week to improve their second-half record to 21-42. In a week of numerous close games, the Chiefs dug out some hard-fought wins. Michael Brettell allowed just three runs in two starts, over 14 innings and reigning Midwest League Player of the Month Brendan Donovan batted .384 for the week.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 20

The Class-A Chiefs finished the week 3-3 for a second-half record of 17-39 and have been eliminated from the Midwest League playoff race. After a rough July, left fielder Leandro Cedeño is Peoria’s hottest hitter with a 1.017 OPS in August.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 18

The Class-A Chiefs went 3-3 for the week and now have a second-half record of 13-29. Peoria split a four-game set with division-leading Kane County, as the offense had a breakout week. Brendan Donovan is the Midwest League Player of the Month for July.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 17

Winning their first two series of the second half, the Class-A Peoria Chiefs went 4-2 for an overall post-break record of 10-26. The Chiefs mixed clutch hitting with timely pitching, led by Colin Schmid’s 12 innings with one earned run allowed.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 16

The Class-A Chiefs went 2-4 for an overall second half record of 6-24. The inconsistent offense had one big outburst of 11 runs, but also scored just three runs total over the other three losses. Infielder Brendan Donovan is the Midwest League Player of the Week.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 15

The Class-A Chiefs finished 1-5 last week for an overall second-half record of 4-20. The lone win broke their 12-game losing streak. Infielder Brendan Donovan is on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .348 with seven RBI in that span.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 14

At 0-7, the Chiefs had their first winless week of the season, for an overall second half record of 3-15. When the pitching did their part, the offense couldn’t pull through, scoring just 19 runs vs. 49 yielded for the week. Still, shortstop Delvin Perez hit .400 over the seven games.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 11

Heading into the All-Star break, the Chiefs went 3-3 for an overall record of 30-39 to finish the first half in seventh place in the Western Division. All-Star Game starters Nolan Gorman and Brady Whalen are slumping. Cole Aker, Evan Sisk and Parker Kelly are pitching well out of the bullpen.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 7

The Peoria Chiefs finished 3-5 last week for an overall record of 19-23 and dropped to sixth place in the Western Division. Brady Whalen and Nolan Gorman carried the offensive load but pitching emerged as an issue once again.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 6

The Peoria Chiefs finished 3-3 for the week. Their overall record of 16-18 has them in fifth place in the Western Division. Tommy Parsons, now promoted to the Palm Beach Cardinals, was named Midwest League Player of the Month for his fantastic April efforts.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 5

Last week, the Peoria Chiefs finished 5-2 for an overall record of 13-15 for fifth place in the Western Division, up three spots from last week. Wadye Ynfante and Brandon Riley put together long hitting streaks and Carlos Martinez came to town to pitch in rehab.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 4

In the fourth week of Peoria Chiefs baseball, the Chiefs fought the weather and their opponents. They finished 2-2 for an overall record of 8-13, keeping them last in the Western Division. The offense leads the division in home runs (22) and is second in OPS (.739), but slowed in two early-week losses. Brady Whalen is showing his power.

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Peoria Chiefs Notebook – 2019 Week 3

In the third week of Peoria Chiefs baseball, the team finished 2-4 for an overall record of 6-11 and last place in the Western Division. The offense tops the division in home runs (16), with Nolan Gorman and Lars Nootbaar leading the way with four each.

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