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Chance Chapman rebounded with a super performance this afternoon against West Virginia on the road....The BlueClaws actually gave CC some run support and he left the game after 7 scoreless innings with a 7-0 lead....Chance had 8 SOs and only 1 walk and gave up 3 hits...his ERA dropped to 2.83 and Lakewood won 13-2 now having won 5 games in a row.... :-D

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theeagleman5

Chapman had another big outing and a victory last Saturday and was named Phillies minor league pitcher of the week last week for his 2 wins....chance is now 3-4 with an ERA of 2.81 fore the season...there is a chance he could be promoted to Clearwater Fla. before the end of the summer....i think Chapman could be in the majors by 2010 if he keep this pace....he's doing a great job and the Phils need starters.......or perhaps long relief!.... 8-)

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Chance had an up and down week at Lakewood....last sunday they staked him to a 6-2 lead early but it all came unraveled in the 6th inning and chance got pounded out of the game...Lakewood rallied to tie the game but lost in the 9th..he did not take the loss but is ERA ballooned up to 3.50...however, last night, Chapman pitched 6 outstanding shutout innings...2 hits, 2 Walks and 9 Ks....and Lakewood went on to a 4-0 win....Chance evens his record at 4-4 with and ERA of 3.12.....he is the #2 starter on the staff..... :-)

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Lakewood is in 3rd place in their division but only 1 game out of first after winning 2 straight from first place Lake County....Chapman will be pitching tonight or sunday....he is currently 4-4 with a team best 3.15 ERA amongst the starters....in 74 innings he has 64 SO and only 20 walks....so far, so good for Chance...it is possible he could get a call up to High Class A Clearwater before the end of the season but if not, I would expect him there or AA Reading next year...... :-)

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Chance got another no decision today....he went 5+ strong innings giving up only 3 hits and 2 runs and left with a 3-2 lead....but, the blueclaws bullpen blew it and they lost....chapman had 3 SOs and 2 Walks...his ERA dropped to 3.06.....so he is still 4-4 for the season.... :-P

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Chance scattered 9 hits and 2 walks in seven scoreless innings last night as the BlueClaws won big, 11-2. Chapman got the win to go 5-4 and lower his ERA to 2.81...he had 4 SOs.....one of his best efforts of the season to bring Lakewood within 3 games of first place....the top 2 pitchers on this staff have now been promoted to Clearwater so Chance is now the ace....he could also be the next pitcher promoted depending on his performance and possible injures at the next level......

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Chapman got no run support yesterday as he took the loss in a 3-2 Blue Claws defeat....Chance went 7 innings...gave up 2 runs and scattered 10 hits....walked 3 and had 4 Ks.....his record drops to 5-5 with an ERA of 2.81...

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A strong outing by Chapman last night as the BlueClaws won 3-2 vs. Augusta, GA....Chance went 8 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs and 7 hits...he had 2 walks and 7 Ks...he was unable to get the final out but still a great game for chaps who is now 6-5 with a 2.74 ERA....TheEagleman is going to get down to Lakewood, NJ and watch a game later this month.... :-D

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Mike Minyard

BlueClaws' Chapman outduels Giants' phenom

bilde?Site=B3&Date=20080710&Category=SPORTS0301&ArtNo=80710104&Ref=AR&Profile=1002&MaxW=550&MaxH=650&title=0

Thursday's starters Chance Chapman of Lakewood and Madison Bumgarner of Augusta were both selected in the 2007 Major League Baseball First Year Players Draft, and the similarities end there.

Bumgarner, a first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants, has taken the South Atlantic League by storm as an 18-year-old. Entering Thursday night's game against the BlueClaws, the left-hander from North Carolina was 8-2 with a 1.77 ERA and 91 strikeouts to just 15 walks in 81 1/3 innings.

Chapman was an eighth-round selection of the Phillies out of Oral Roberts University and while he has been one of Lakewood's most reliable arms, the 24-year-old has not generated the kind of buzz among scouts and players that Bumgarner has.

Full Story: http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080710/SPORTS0301/80710104/1002/SPORTS

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theeagleman5

Good stuff, mike....Chance Chapman is now the top starter on this staff since the #1 and #2 guys have been promoted to Clearwater, FL....i thinks Chapman has a shot to be in the majors in a couple years....last year the Phillies were desperate for a starter due to injuries a couple months into the season and they brought up an unhearalded 9th round pick from Reading named Kyle Kendrick who was 23 at the time....all the kid did was be consistant all season and stuck in the roatation...so far in 2008 he has been the phils' #2 pictcher with a 9-4 record and an ERA around 4.00.....he just throws strikes and keeps the ball down...throws maybe 91-92....i see chance as being that type of pitcher for the phils who need starting pitching badly.... :-P

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Chapman pitched 6 decent innings last night in Lakewood's 5-4 victory but did not factor in the decision....he gave up 8 hits and 3 runs (2 earned)...had 4 Ks and 1 walk...Chance is still 6-5 with a 2.76 ERA for the season.... :-)....theEagleman is planning on heading over to Lakewood on 7/31 to catch a BlueClaws game with his buds from work....no doubt many Buds will be consumed.... :-D

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Another good performance last night for CC but again he did not factor in the decision....Chance went 7 innings giving up 5 hits and 3 runs (2 earned)....he had 7 Ks and 0 walks....he left with a 5-3 lead but the bullpen blew it....Blueclaws still won, 6-5.....Chapman still has a 6-5 record and his ERA is down to 2.75...... :-)

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theeagleman5

Chance's start today was rained out so he'll be going monday night instead...TheEagleman and buds are heading down to Lakewood on Thursday night to watch the BlueClaws take on West Virginia but Chapman will likely not be on the mound...i am going to try to get down to the field pre-game and say hello.... 8-)

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ron

If you just turn on the eagleman charm, I'm sure you'll get to see the young man. Just don't walk through any opposition seating areas. Judging by your writing here on the board, you're likely to get yourself into trouble. :-D

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theeagleman5

Thanks for the advice, ron....but i doubt there will be many West Virginia fans in attendence....not sure if they have cars yet in WVA and it would be a bit too far to ride a cow from down there to Lakewood, NJ.... :-D

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ron

Thanks for the advice, ron....but i doubt there will be many West Virginia fans in attendence....not sure if they have cars yet in WVA and it would be a bit too far to ride a cow from down there to Lakewood, NJ.... :-D

Exactly what I'm talking about eagleman! I'm glad you've got the odds covered but watch out for the one or two. :-D

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theeagleman5

Not to worry...i will have 4 sizeable buddies with me who will be quite liquored up........ 8-)

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theeagleman5

Well, TheEagleman and pals visited Lakewood tonight and as luck would have it, Chance Chapman was sitting only a few rows in front of us behind the plate in street clothes charting pitches...i was able to sit and chat with him for a few minutes pre-game and he said to pass along a hello to all his friends back at ORU....he's doing well and hopes to be in the majors within a couple years....Chance is having a pretty good year although he only lasted 4 innings on monday getting touched up for 4 runs and 5 hits....he got a no-decision as the BlueClaws came back to win the game...tonight they were getting pounded when we left in the 7th inning, 8-3....i had to leave early because it's about an hour drive home and TheEagleman does have to get for work early in the AM...Chaps seems like a very nice fellow and i offered to buy him a beer but he politely declined.....i sure hope he makes it up to the Phillies some day soon....he was very nice to all fans asking for autographs and signed a ball for my buddy...... :-)

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tmh8286

Nice job, Eagleman.  Thanks for making the road trip to support our guy :-).

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theeagleman5

By the way, Lakewood does not appear to have a whole lot of potential major league talent on this team...but, you never know...Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels were both playing for the BlueClaws just a few years ago....i could see Chance Chapman as a middle inning or set up reliever in a couple years...he has good size.....he seems like a very nice young man and was pleasant with TheEagleman....the best of luck to him!.... :-)

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Lakewood staked Chapman to a 12-0 lead after 2 innings on the way to a 14-5 rout in Greensboro, NC last night...Chance went 6 innings giving up 9 hits and 4 runs....he had 7 Ks and only 1 BB.....for the season CC is now 7-5 with an ERA of 3.05 which is not bad for A ball....looks like Chance will finish the season in Lakewood and hopefully move up to AA Reading Phillies next season which is also only about an hour drive for TheEagleman....but i am going to try to get down to Lakewood this month on a night when he actually pitches.... :-)

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Irish333

Hey,

We got a Chance Chapman baseball card on Ebay! Maybe we can go and see him play.

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theeagleman5

cool...are you in south jersey or eastern PA?...chapman will certainly be pitching on the next homestand against Savannah or Charleston...he will have one more start near the end of the current road trip..... 8-)

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tmh8286

Hey,

We got a Chance Chapman baseball card on Ebay! Maybe we can go and see him play.

Hey Irish, can you post a pic of the card?  Did you see this oneof Chance I posted earlier in this thread that I got a while back on Ebay?

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theeagleman5

chance has not pitched since last weekend.....not sure what is going on there...no info on the website....perhaps he has a sore arm or something....i'll try to find out more............ :-P

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