Bandits extra bases

Posted Online: May 05, 2013, 8:30 pm
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Bandits this week: at West Michigan (today); vs. Cedar Rapids (Wednesday-Friday); vs. Peoria (Saturday-Sunday)

Bandits news and notes: Teoscar Hernandez enters today's series finale at West Michigan on an eight-game hitting streak. He is 11-for-34 (.323 batting average) in that stretch. ... Shortstop Carlos Correa has not played since getting hit on the right hand on Tuesday. Correa had not been put on the disabled list as of Sunday. ... This week's schedule provides some challenges, with West Division-leading Cedar Rapids starting a three-game series at Modern Woodmen Park on Wednesday. After that comes a four-game home set with Peoria, including a doubleheader on Saturday. Starting on Wednesday, the Bandits play 14 times in 13 days. ... Major League Baseball recently released its draft order. The Houston Astros will have the top pick for the second consecutive season, two more in the first 74 selections. ... Hernandez was named the Bandits' Player of the Month and Vincent Velasquez earned the Pitcher of the Month.

QC alumni: Despite earning a no-decision in the Baltimore Orioles' 5-4 win at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday, Freddy Garcia took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The Baltimore right-hander allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. Garcia spent the 1995 season with the Quad City River Bandits, going 5-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 13 starts.

FYI: Oklahoma City RedHawks pitcher Kyle Hallock started Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Iowa Cubs on Sunday. It was Hallock's first start in nine appearances with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate. Hallock started the season with the Bandits, throwing one inning.

Around the Midwest League: Justin Jackson, a former shortstop and the 45th pick in the 2007 MLB Draft, made his pitching debut on Saturday for the Lansing Lugnuts. In 2 2/3 innings, Jackson allowed one run on two hits with a strikeout and no walks. ... Kane County Cougars infielder Rock Shoulders was named the Chicago Cubs' Minor League Player of the Month on Friday. ... In his last 10 games, Peoria Chiefs infielder Carson Kelly is batting .303 with five doubles, two RBIs and a .378 on-base percentage. Kelly was the St. Louis Cardinals' second-round selection last year.


Local events heading

  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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