Opener of key Bandits-Chiefs series postponed; twinbill set for today


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Posted Online: June 07, 2014, 11:20 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
DAVENPORT -- With nine games left in the first half of the Midwest League's regular season, the Quad Cities River Bandits were looking to Saturday as the chance to begin their playoff push.

However, that push will have to wait until this afternoon, as the opener of a key three-game series with Western Division rival Peoria was postponed Saturday evening due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader, with two seven-inning games slated to begin at 1:15 p.m.

Looking to punch an early postseason ticket and earn the chance to defend last year's league championship, the River Bandits sit in third place with a 31-29 record, one game behind Peoria (32-28) for the Western Division's first-half, wild-card playoff berth.

Back in late April, the teams met up for a three-game set at Peoria's Dozer Park, with the Chiefs taking two out of three games. This series is the first time Peoria has visited Modern Woodmen Park, and the first games between the teams since that April 25-27 series.

QC still has a three-game set at Cedar Rapids and then three more home games with Wisconsin before the season's first half ends, while Peoria finishes the half with three-game home series against division leader Kane County and Clinton.

Barring any changes, Kevin Comer will pitch today's opener for the Bandits, with Blake McKnight getting the ball for the Chiefs.



















 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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