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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