The day after the storm, Saturday, May 28, veteran right-hander Craig Stammen beat Charlotte 8-3 by hurling a solid seven innings. Stammen induced ground balls from 13 of the 30 batters he faced including two which turned into rally-killing double-plays. He also sent down five Knights on strikes. Flame-thrower Adam Carr finished off Charlotte with three strikeouts and zero runs over the game's final two innings.
Designated hitter Mike Aubrey went 3 for 4 Saturday with a double to pace the Chiefs' batters, but third baseman Mike Antonelli and rookies Chris Marrero and Chris McConnell also hit two-baggers.
The Chiefs, the top farm club of the Washington Nationals, return home at 7 p.m. Tuesday June 7, to start a four-game series against the Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Games are at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday June 7-10, before the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees pull into Alliance Bank Stadium for a four-game set June 11-14. Field-level ticket prices range from $9 to $20, while upper-deck seats cost $8, and $4 for kids and seniors. Parking costs $5 per vehicle; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.