September 2, 2010: Game Notes

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The River Bandits beat the Timber Rattlers 6-1. Frederick Parejo drove in three runs for Quad Cities. Khris Davis and Chris Dennis both had two hits for Wisconsin. Kentrail Davis drove in the only run for the Rattlers.

TRADING RUNS: Quad Cities scored a run in the top of the second inning on a two-out RBI single by Colin Walsh. Kentrail Davis tied the game by driving in a run with a two-out double in the bottom of the third.

UNEARNED: Rainel Rosario reached on a one-out error in the top of the fifth inning. After a walk to Alan Ahmady, a wild pitch put two runners in scoring position. Edgar Lara drove in Rosario with a infield ground out and the Bandits went in front 2-1.

STEALING BASES: Wisconsin stole four bases last night. Cutter Dykstra and Scooter Gennett each had one steal. Khris Davis had two steals. Wisconsin is 21-for-34 in stolen bases against the River Bandits this season.

RUNNING OUT OF AN INNING: The Rattlers had four runners thrown out on the bases last night: One in the second, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.

ARMED: Hunter Morris threw out a Bandit at the plate in the top of the seventh. It was his third outfield assist of the season.

PULLING AWAY: Parejo doubled in a pair of runs in the top of the eighth and scored on a single by Ivan Castro. Parejo drove in the final run of the night with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.

ON THE CUSP: Khris Davis has 21 home runs this season. He is tied for the Timber Rattlers franchise record with Juan Silvestre (1999) and Matt Hagen (2003). Davis has three homers in 15 games against the River Bandits this season. He has hit homers off Eric Fornataro, Michael Blazek, and Dan Calhoun. Two of the three homers against the Bandits have been at Time Warner Cable Field.

ABOUT THE OPPONENTS: The Quad Cities River Bandits are the Midwest League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They qualified for the Midwest League playoffs as the Western Division Wild Card in the first half. They are 80-53 overall and 40-24 in the second half. The River Bandits are coming into this series against the Rattlers after winning three out of four games in a series with Cedar Rapids.

2010 SEASON SERIES: The Rattlers and River Bandits have met 15 times this season. Wisconsin is 6-9 against Quad Cities this season. The Rattlers are 2-5 in seven games against the Bandits at Time Warner Cable Field in 2010. Quad Cities took two of three from the Rattlers in Grand Chute during a series May 4-6. The River Bandits also took two of three from the Rattlers June 28-30.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST: The Timber Rattlers are hitting .256 as a team. They have scored 646 runs (4.9/game) and hit 77 home runs. The River Bandits are hitting .257 as a team. They have scored 711 runs (5.3/game) and hit 111 homers. Wisconsin pitchers have a team ERA of 4.81 while allowing a total of 710 runs (5.3/game) this season. Quad Cities pitchers have a team ERA of 3.94 while allowing a total of 621 runs (4.7/game). The Timber Rattler defense has committed 176 errors. The Bandits defense has committed 172 errors. Wisconsin is 30-38 at home this season. Quad Cities is 43-27 on the road in 2010.

QUAD CITIES STARTING PITCHER: RHP Shelby Miller was selected by the Cardinals with the 19th overall selection in the 2009 draft. St. Louis picked him out of Brownwood (TX) High School and Baseball America has rated him as the #1 prospect in the Cardinals’ organization. He had committed to play college baseball at Texas A&M, but signed with St. Louis at the August 17 deadline. In his start prior to tonight, Miller allowed two runs on four hits over four innings in a no decision against Cedar Rapids on August 28. He walked one and struck out five. Miller has made one start against the Timber Rattlers this season and beat them at Modern Woodmen Park on August 11. In that game, Miller allowed two runs on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over five innings.

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