McInnis Throws Six Shutout Innings in 5-1 Bandits WinApril 26, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Quad Cities River Bandits
McInnis (2-0) faced just three batters over the minimum and worked around two hits and four walks by inducing three double plays. He allowed just two runners to reach second base, and no Whitecaps reached third base in the first six innings.
He got all he needed in the first inning. Quad Cities shortstop Matt Williams led off the inning with a double to right-center field, immediately extending his hitting streak to five games. In pursuit of the ball, Whitecaps right fielder Steven Moya, the leading hitter in the Midwest League, appeared to injure his leg, and he walked off the field slowly beside a Whitecaps trainer after the play. River Bandits center fielder Nick Martini then hit a single to left field, and left fielder Colin Walsh drew a walk to load the bases with nobody out. First baseman David Medina followed with a sharp groundout to first that scored Williams. Catcher Juan Castillo singled to left field to put the River Bandits up 3-0.
The River Bandits (12-8) added a run in the fifth inning. Williams led off the fifth with a single, moved to second on a Martini groundout and went to third on a Walsh flyout to right. Medina then hit a grounder that took a late hop on West Michigan shortstop Eugenio Suarez and allowed Williams to score. The hit extended Medina's on-base streak to 19 games, which tied the Midwest League season high.
In the sixth, Quad Cities left fielder Anthony Garcia drew a one-out walk and went from first to third on third baseman Jeremy Patton's single to right. A sacrifice fly by second baseman Luis Mateo plated Garcia and brought an end to the night for Whitecaps right-hander Wilsen Palacios (0-2), who lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowed five runs, six hits and three walks, while striking out one batter.
West Michigan (9-11) broke onto the scoreboard in the top of the seventh again right-hander Brandon Creath. A one-out walk to second baseman Brandon Loy proved costly, as he advanced to third on Medina's throw that hit him in the back on a force-out attempt. Left fielder Danry Vasquez then hit a sacrifice fly that score Loy, making it 5-1.
Robert Stock and Danny Miranda threw scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively, although the Whitecaps loaded the bases before the final out. Quad Cities pitching tied a season high by issuing seven walks.
With a four-game home winning streak and one-and-a-half game lead in the Midwest League Western Division, the River Bandits will send left-hander Kyle Hald (0-2) against Whitecaps right-hander Josue Carreno (0-2) at 7 p.m. Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park.
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